Author Cecil Castellucci on channeling the drama of sports and opera.
* Montreal North street gang film Noir at Cinema Excentris
* Bud Rice plays with his 12-piece band at la Vitrola
* T-Dance with DJ Plastik Patrik at Felix
* Comedy Abroad stand-up showcase at M Bar
Noir is a grim ghetto tale about lives of crime in Montreal North, minus the usual gangster glamour.
* Roméo Onze and Rebelle
* Media doc Shadows of Liberty
* Dream Affair, Automelodi, Tiers and Police des moeurs at Katacombes
* En Cachette’s first b-day, w/ DJ Godfather D and more
* Mouse on Mars, Femminielli, Noir and DJ CFCF at Il Motore
Usually I count down the days until the annual Heavy MTL festival, which gets underway early Saturday and ends late on Sunday. Having seen some incredible sets there by Voivod, Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, High on Fire, Slayer and more, I’m truly thankful for the organizers who plant this annual two-day event in my backyard. […]