Barista Crushes: Because You’ve Had One

In 2008, I was offered the lucrative position as a barista at Starbucks in downtown Montreal, though I would soon learn that pressing buttons and yelling at people does not actually qualify as being a barista, but that’s neither here…

Fantasia Fest Unleashes Initial Rundown

The Fantasia International Film Festival (July 17th – August 5th 2014) has recently revealed some of the ghouls and gore it will unleash upon the city, as well as some truly wakko poster art. The cover art, by Quebec illustrator Donald…

World Pride Comes to Toronto

This week in Toronto marks a special event, it is World Pride week from June 20th to June 29th. Toronto is known for being a city with a strong gay culture, and an open heart to anyone who wants to…

Sons of York

One of the best things about a good music festival is being introduced to upcoming bands. This NXNE I met rockers Sons of York who were a part of the Manitoba Music Night at the Cameron House. Sons of York…

The Best of NXNE

NXNE 2014 just came to a close after a full week of a bands, music, boats, beers and hipsters.  I’ve started to dream of a world without hangovers but what I couldn’t live with is a world without NXNE.  I…

Toronto Events: Summer In The City

It’s June and summer is in full swing. This past weekend alone kicked off NXNE and was the College Street Taste of Little Italy Festival, along with a Beer Festival in Yonge & Dundas Square, a RibFest family BBQ in the east end…

N_ Goes on a Field Trip

My Field Trip  Last weekend, the cool kids of Toronto flocked to Fort York for good music, sunshine, and slightly overpriced beer. Now in its second year, Field Trip Music Festival proved that the powers that be behind Toronto based…

The Kills Play a Desolate L’Olympia

I’ve always felt cool for knowing who The Kills were, because they are the epitome of rock and roll cool. They’ve got the look, they’ve got the sound, and they’ve definitely got two front row charismatic musicians to hold it all together….

A Guide to Your Field Trip This Weekend

Field Trip. No this isn’t school and no there isn’t a school bus, but Field Trip Music Festival is back this weekend, Saturday June 7th and Sunday June 8th . Only in it’s second year,  this Toronto music festival was created in 2013…

A Conversation With Motel Raphael

What most people know about Motel Raphaël is that about a year ago, the band emerged on top of the Montreal music scene through CBC’s Searchlight competition. Lead by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin, the oh so young and appealing…