Looking back at the shows, the secret showcases, the parties and the vibes at M for Montreal 2013.
Kraftwerk, Savages, Fucked Up and way too many wieners in the exciting conclusion of Mikey’s report from the music festival in Reykjavik.
M for Mikey reports from the Great Escape music festival in the (alleged) lesbian capital of England: Brighton. Read about the festival’s excess of bands, booze and blondes, and what it feels like to pass out on a rocky beach with a God-awful chicken salad sandwich in your face.
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.
In a year full of free blowing and intricately composed heads (that’s jazz talk, folks), 2012 produced one particularly fine out-jazz record: Emergent, by Paul Giallorenzo’s Gitgo. Also, hear the latest track by Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich’s Atoms for Peace, and watch Mac DeMarco model 18th century duds.
Our critics present their year-end Top 10 Albums lists.
Here are the very best songs Montreal had to offer this year. This list is completely arbitrary and based on the whims of those who assembled it, as is the case with any list. Song preferences subject to the ever-changing moods of chief compiler/commentator Erik Leijon.
* Get your shop on at Puces Pop
* Check out the FUSE Magazinestudent strike issue launch
* Go see Mac DeMarco
* Nod your head to DJ Nu-Mark
The new record by Femminielli, via Craigslist Missed Connections, plus a track by understated British singer/producer Kwes and a celebration of cheap cigarettes and no-fi VHS visuals.
A report on the first full-on day of the M for Montreal music fest, with a photo gallery by Cindy Lopez.