Gigs broadcast for the poor, lazy & remote

If you dug Couchella, Boiler Room TV invites you to party with hipsters around the world — and now even here in Montreal — from the comfort of home. Here’s how last night’s local debut went over.

Wednesday, May 15

* Launch party for Vintage Pop
* Greek Night on the Terrace with Oenopole wines
* See Parc Avenue Tonight live
* Diner food with DJ Noah Bick at Bick and Bites
* Socalled launches recording of The Season
* Happy Trendy play Kathy & Kimy

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Mikey B Trippin, SXSW round 3

Follow Mikey’s full-throttle third day of the Austin music festival, when he co-hosted M for Montreal showcases and parties with Brooklyn Vegan, Arbutus Records and Invisible Oranges and met up with some Stockton, CA legends (not Pavement, but close). And as a bonus for all festival-going dudes, Mikey shares his secret to staying drunk and avoiding bathroom queues.

Mikey B Trippin: SXSW round one

M for Montreal’s M for Mikey arrives in Austin, where he’s greeted by a bounty of tanned skin and butt cheeks, Dick Linklater vibes, Thurston “Thursty” Moore, bands galore and more molestation from the friendly 5-0.

Jerks at work

Assessing My Career as a Jerk, a documentary about oh-so seminal punk band Circle Jerks. PLUS the shows you need to see this week, starting tonight. That’s right, it’s time to leave the apartment.

Pop Montreal day 2

Pop Montreal’s second day came in like a lamb, with some sparsely attended afternoon showcases, peaked with spectacular sets by some of this city’s hottest acts, and went out like a lion with the cops busting the Grimes afterparty before the little lady could even hit play. Here’s what Lorraine Carpenter, Brian Hastie, Erik Leijon and Emily Raine witnessed.