Our Music Team reports from the mighty summer music festival.
Masseduction is a good example of art thriving during bad times.
St. Vincent seems tailor-made for awards season. That’s not a good thing.
See Aretha Franklin, St. Vincent, Maxwell, the Stephen Barry Band, the Posterz, Deltron 3030 & many more, shot by Cindy Lopez.
We’ve told you where to find the jazz, now here’s what’s good in pop, rock, electronic & hip hop at the 35th edition of FIJM.
New tracks and videos to hear and see today.
Local photographer to the stars Susan Moss was all over the Pop Montreal festival, from the electro and indie pop spectacles to the no-frills rawk shows, from the daytime charity basketball game to the rival rock operas after dark. Here’s the view from her lens…
Whether you’re navigating the sea of fab sounds at POP Montreal with a festival pass or trying to choose which shows to shell out for, making sense of the program is tough as fake tits. The good kind of tough, then. So let Cult MTL throw you a compass, bro.
If you swing toward indie pop, art rock and electronic music, here’s what’s hot at Pop 2012:
From the first notes of “Who,” the lead track of this curious collaboration bridging NYC art rock past and present, the distinct musical personas of St. Vincent and David Byrne are front and centre. Knees-and-elbows rhythms jut out in a fashion that feels refreshingly akimbo but is actually all neat and clean, not to mention brassy. After the distinctive vocals – David Byrne’s iconic geek speak and St. Vincent’s sinister seduction – trumpets and saxes get top billing, feeding the rhythm and punctuating the smooth interplay.
Ah, analog. Cheap, cheap-ass analog. I’m not really down with the revival of the audio cassette, despite having hauled a Walkman around town as late as 2008.