The Southwest festival has a new outdoor site with more stages and more venues than ever in its eighth year.
A report from the 12th edition of the Emerging Music Festival in Rouyn-Noranda, site of an annual explosion of fresh sounds and cross-linguistic artistic harmony.
* Miracles launch Motels at the Holiday Inn
* Indie Filmmakers Booze n’ Schmooze at Brutopia
* Cinema Politica screen Dangerous Acts
* Nouveau Zodiaque play la Sala Rossa
Local bands launch records, close chapters, occupy new venues and play for the benefit of a hurricane-ravaged record label. Plus: the DJ debut of a former Mirror colleague and MTL punk legend and 2013’s first truly stacked Saturday night.
Hitting bookshelves this week is What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points, 192 pp, $16.95) by Toronto author, cultural critic and blogger Laina Dawes. Dawes blurs lines and blows up misconceptions from a perspective of being a woman of colour entrenched in the white-male-dominated world of […]