Tuesday, Nov. 24

* A talk at McGill about Egypt post-Arab Spring
* Studio Beluga vernissage & live music
* Résonance Reading Series poetry & live music
* The Weeknd plays the Bell Centre
* Trivia Tuesday at Blue Dog
* Leif Vollebekk and Harris Shper play l’Escogriffe

Black Atlass aims to be Montreal’s Kanye

Ontario’s other indie R&B wunderkind Black Atlass, aka Alex Fleming, talks about his American idol, his plans to move to la belle province and the pros and cons of working in the shadow of the Weeknd.

Boo meaning boo

Five tips for your hip hop Halloween experience, and a push to the right parties and shows (Halloween and otherwise) that the coming week has to offer.

Today’s Sounds: Race Horses

The sophomore record by Welsh pop band Race Horses, a new track by L.A. indie rockers Local Natives and a new video for an “old” song by Canadian R&B wunderkind the Weeknd.

Today’s Sounds: Divine Fits

The first two Divine Fits tunes to be revealed to the world this summer were the debut single, “My Love Is Real,” and “Would That Not Be Nice,” sung by Boeckner and Daniel, respectively. They sound a lot like what you’d think a mash-up of their bands would produce: electro-fried glam rock bones wrapped tightly in a tense funk gristle.

Through a glass, party

For the last two-and-a-half years, I happily scrambled, late, late into Sunday nights to meet Monday deadlines for the Mirror. It was never hard to find ill local shit to get excited about, and that others would be down for, in those last seconds.
Granted, it is my job as a reporter to go out and find. So I do.