The 2024 edition of this exceptional winter concert series is happening this week, from Feb. 8 to 10.
“While artists are reduced to licking their lips in anticipation of corporate gruel — the average payment from Spotify is $0.004 per play — smug CEO Daniel Ek slashed 17% of Spotify staff three weeks before Xmas to increase profits.”
Death metal veterans Incantation and the rifftastic Baroness are two examples of the level of metal mayhem happening in the latter half of this month.
“If you’re ready to drink your weight in beer next Sunday, Down Under brats the Chats are playing with one of the dumbest bands of all time, Cosmic Psychos.”
“If you want blazing, stripped-down, Detroit-style rock, pick up Killers. If you want theatre-tinged street-gang drama, pick up School’s Out. But really, you should just pick up both.”
Batushka, Sheer Mag and Johnson’s favourite live band of all time are just some of the mind-blowing bands that are Montreal-bound.
The best damned festival in the city is upon us.
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“If you’re looking for politically charged, call-to-arms hardcore, this is as good as it gets.”
February may have us within its firm, cold grip, but a couple of upcoming festivals will help turn up the heat.