Thursday, Jan. 22

* Robotis Personae vernissage at Eastern Bloc
* Frank & Oak one-year anniversary Windsor Social
* University of the Streets Café hosts a talk on The Ethics of Virtual Choice
* The Wiggle Room screens a pair of fun films from the 1950s
* James Irwin launches his new LP Unreal at la Sala Rossa
* Jef Barbara plays a rare DJ set at Datcha

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Saturday, Nov. 22

* Anti-war/racism/austerity demo downtown
* Free guided tour of Station 16’s #NYCmeetsMTL exhibition
* Awesome M for Montreal free afternoon show feat. Bernhari, Essaie Pas, Eman & Vlooper
* Epic Passovah Productions/ M for Montreal show at la Sala Rossa
* Sick of It All & Negative Approach at Foufs
* La Gêne Collective’s porn/insane-music party at Playhouse

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PHOTO GALLERY: Passovah fest 2013

See some of the 50+ local bands that played the Passovah summer fest this past weekend, from new groups to comeback kids to familiar faces in fresh combos.

Good old fashioned love song

On this most romantic of days, we conducted an unofficial straw poll of 15 Montreal artists (and one from Quebec) to find out what their favourite love songs are. So line these videos up back to back and prepare for a sure-to-be fascinating night of babymaking.

Friday, Dec. 21

* Eat and drink your way through the apocalypse at Foodlab
* See Tango’s Revenge
* Peep the lantern parade in Mile End
* Get set for the Les Mis flick with the O.G. French version
* Check James Irwin and more at the Passovah Holiday Special
* Crash the Dare to Care Records Xmas party

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Pop Montreal day 4

Well, daytime rain put the kibosh on Audioblood’s Cult MTL-co-sponsored showcase, Bonsound’s Ubisoft rooftop gig and the Arbutus BBQ (did Kids Pop get cancelled too?), but at least the latter two were moved indoors and there were cool bands playing at Divan Orange, not to mention basketball with records, organ, a two-song halftime set with David Byrne backed by Arcade Fire at Pop vs. Jock. (The jocks won, just barely. Win Butler totally bitched out the ref.)
Here’s what Lorraine Carpenter, Erik Leijon, Darcy MacDonald and Emily Raine got up to after dark.