The Queb-billionaire is being detained in Tahiti.
* Boucle Magazine launch issue two
* Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal
* Drunken Cinema MTL screens Batman Returns
* Canailles with the Blaze Velluto Collection and DJ Raven
See a report and photo gallery shot backstage and during the show at the Cirque big top in the Old Port.
The adult playground/capitalism theme park has to be seen to be believed.
We spoke to Montreal designer Paulina Wonders about how her upstart local label, fairly unique on the Canadian fashion landscape, made it to major runways.
The SPVM classes it up, condos overwhelm the city, James Cameron joins the circus & more in our news round-up.
If you had to place Slim Twig geographically, based solely on his sound, you’d certainly choose Montreal over Toronto. Much more specifically, he sounds like a Prairies refugee in a decrepit Mile End apartment building, sharing paper-thin walls with Sean Nicholas Savage and ¡Flist!
He’s always sounded a lot like a belle provincer. Back in 2008, he was making the kind of strobe-lit electro-rockabilly that got him booked (by me, incidentally) at a local David Lynch theme night. Now he’s audibly backed by an actual band — guitars, organ, piano, drums, back-up vocals — and while the whole package is somehow tighter, more focused and more accessible, it’s also deliberately, gleefully weird and as loose as a wizard sleeve.
By now, most of us are familiar with Yelp, the site that offers user-penned reviews of all manner of businesses and services, from barbers to bail bondsmen. Now 10 months old, the service’s local arm, Yelp Montreal,, is off to a healthy start. Community manager Risa Dickens, who handles the English side of the site’s affairs, is throwing her baby a birthday party this Saturday, with the aim of helping 11 non-profit organizations.