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Tonight at M for Montreal: We Are Wolves and Duchess Says

Posted by Mike_Z / November 22, 2013

We Are WolvesOnce upon a time according to my clouded memory, We Are Wolves opened up for every act that came through Montreal (figuratively, of course). I remember them as a guitar/synth/drums trio who all stood side by side and played like they were manually linked up in an electro daisy chain. Checking out some of their latest stuff (see the videos below), these guys have matured a little in the way of song structure and variety, which is why today they're much more of a main act. But make no mistake that their expansion doesn't mean they've grown too big for their dancing pants. They will move you (literally, of course).

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Tonight at M for Montreal: Yamantaka//Sonic Titan And The Icy Storm of Noh-Wave

Posted by Mike_Z / November 20, 2013

Yamantaka Sonic TitanOne thing that stands out about Yamantaka//Sonic Titan --and is it a band or an art collective?--is the fusion of music and performance. Or is it art and philosophy? Or theater and symphony? But that's the point. The band with two names, separated by the signature double slash, is all about the refusal to sit neatly within a category.

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