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Celebrate 32 Years of Rich-Uncle Skelleton

Posted by Stacy / December 28, 2013

2013-12-28-richuncle.jpgMontreal's most enigmatic taste-maker, Rich Uncle-Skelleton had a huge 2013 - what with the premier of his digital baroque opera, Party Like it's 1699, a three-show partnership with M Pour Montreal and the launch of his new video series, 'Rich Uncle Presents,' it's as though everything he touches turns to gold.

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Toronto's Mad Ones talk guitar amps, bass players, and NBA Jam

Posted by Greg / December 11, 2013

Mad OnesToronto's Mad Ones are not your average guitar/drums duo. They have no schtick going on like The White Stripes and hit way harder than Japandroids. Instead, Phil Wilson (drums) and Andrew DeVillers (vocals, guitar) user their instrumentation and best-buds dynamic to throw down pop-meets-hardcore riffs that recall the small, sweaty basement shows of punk past. They're also damn loud: DeVillers rounds out his guitar tone by playing through multiple amps at the same time, while Wilson pounds the hell out of his drums to propel things forward. Their debut album, Behaviour, and followup EP, Burning Window, offer one blistering and fun song after another, like the soundtrack for the best rowdy party ever.

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Ask Hua Li #2: The Ins and Outs of Spooning and Graduate Student Dating

Posted by Hua_Li / December 4, 2013

Ask hua liHua Li is Midnight Poutine's sex writer. Ask her an anonymous question in the box at the bottom of this post and she'll answer it in this column, appearing every other Hump Day (aka, Wednesday).

Hi Hua Li,
I'm a grad student and quite busy. I don't have a bf (btw, I'm a woman) and neither an f-buddy. I used to be quite wild back few years ago but since I came to Montreal my sex life seems to have vanished away. I sometimes wonder if it's me, or it's the city. Is there any place, like a bar or club or whatever, to meet some people for casual dating at least? I find guys so shy here and I think they're sort of afraid to approach girls. I heard it's because they find Quebecois girls so aggressive. Don't know how much it is true but I've heard it from several people. Anyways, can you tell me where I should go? What should I do? I feel so odd asking this!
Artemis

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Baroque Bonanza: Catch the Last Few Concerts of the Montreal Bach Festival

Posted by Bryan / December 3, 2013

The 7th annual edition of the annual Montreal Bach Festival has been in full swing since November 23rd. If you didn't get a chance to see the Brandenburg Concertos or the Goldberg Variations, fear not! There are still a few amazing performances you can see before the festival is over.

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Call & Response: Mekele

Posted by Theo / November 28, 2013

20131128-Mekele.jpgMekele, a Montreal native now based in Toronto, returns home for a show with Jacques Greene and Wy Wy celebrating the end of the Rad Hourani: Seamless exhibition at the PHI Centre. He took some time out of his schedule to talk with Midnight Poutine about healing frequencies, video shoots and This Mortal Coil. You can check out Mekele's ethereal synthetic soundscapes and experimental dream pop here and buy it here. Oh, and head over to the PHI Centre this Friday, November 29th for the show.

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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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