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Fringe Review: A Room of Wolves

60 minutes |Comedy | PG A show was featured at the Preview Night that excited me. Two talented young people went out on stage and made the audience laugh. Like Laurel and Hardy, this up-and-coming playwright and clearly his acting soul mate used their two minutes to show a simply contest of personalities. Type-A neurotic […]

BRAIDS kick off banner year at Ritual this Saturday

Nearly one year after their celebrated show at Arboretum Festival, Montreal synth trio BRAIDS is returning to Ottawa. On Saturday June 4, they’ll be playing at Ritual, colloquially known as “Ottawa’s most cocktail-filled basement” (a title the Manx is currently contesting). In between the two shows, so much has happened to the band, one would be forgiven […]

The Dears bring noir-ish orchestral pop to the NAC

There are some things that simply cannot be explained, like why Montreal’s art-rock outfit The Dears remain a best-kept secret. They have the songs you want to hold close, the history and they put on an intense live show. Thanks to NAC Presents though, we have the chance to get in on the secret when […]

Jazzfest: Groenland

Five years ago in Montreal, Sabrina Halde and Jean-Vivier Lévesque started a project that would soon become Groenland. Halde describes the six-person group including her, Lévesque, Gabrielle Girard-Charest, Ariane Gruet-Pelchat, Simon Gosselin and Jonathan Charette, as an indie pop orchestra. “It was my first original project and I kind of wanted it to be big,” […]

Summer sun and Boogat’s beats

The sun is shining something fierce as I bike over to the NAC to meet up with Boogat, the Montreal-based hip-hop artist who has recently released his latest album Neo-Reconquista and who will be performing the venue this upcoming Friday.  Walking with Boogat to the NAC’s café, where we’ll sit by the canal for a […]

Impressions of Fringe de Montréal 2013

For the last four years Apt613 has run the Fully Fringed initiative, where an intrepid team tries to review every single Fringe play within 24 hours of opening night. This year we sent two of our Fully Fringed veterans, Barbara Popel and Brian M. Carroll, to see how they fringe in la belle province. Check […]