A long weekend of “emerging music” shows is well worth the northwest trek to Rouyn-Noranda.
The days of singer/rapper Zach Zoya being a well-kept Montreal secret are about to be over. This kid is a real one and he’s going places.
The 16th edition of the Festival de musique émergente promises to be a special time in a special place.
A report from Labour Day weekend’s 15th annual music festival in Rouyn-Noranda.
We spoke to cofounder Jenny Thibault about the annual summer’s-end rager in Rouyn.
Bands from Montreal and elsewhere in Quebec are heading north next week for the first ever winter edition of FME.
When it comes to music festivals, the prevailing notion is that bigger is always better. After all, Osheaga made the switch from two to three days, while Coachella is now over two weekends, and both seem to be better for it in the court of public opinion.
Thankfully, the Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (better known as FMEAT or FME) is a different beast altogether. The annual fest, which this year celebrated its 10th birthday from Aug. 30–Sept. 2, is a defacto-retreat into cottage country for summer festival-fatigued Quebec music industry-types and artists, so instead of feeling like yet another pit stop on the estival festival itinerary, FME is an invigorating deep exhale in the crisp, dewey woods after three months of holding in particulate urban smog.