Their new song "Look At Those Skinny Legs" is a perfect amuse-bouche to the group's musical style(s)--it's catchy, irreverent, and a little addictive. It's also the perfect antidote to the sometimes overwhelmingly serious indie music scene. New Apple Taste are fun, fresh, and too busy being great to take themselves seriously.
New Apple Taste's full lineup is Charles-Éric Lavoie (guitar/noise), Eliott Durocher Bundock (guitar/synth/noise), Elyze Venne-Deshaies (saxophones/clarinets), Vincent Lévesque (bass), Julien Daoust (drums), and Christopher Mancini and Luis Rotondaro on vocals.
Igloofest is right around the corner! This year it happens to start Thursday, January 12th and lasts until Saturday, Feburary 4th. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday between those dates are filled with superb DJs! But, there are specific DJs you should definitely look out for in 2017 at Igloofest!
The list below composes of some of the most popular DJs performing at Igloofest and some local upcoming home favourites! So, be sure to pick and choose your dates wisely! Or hey, why not just go see them all!
Montreal is constantly stepping it up with new events for everyone. This time, one of the hottest Hip Hop/RnB festivals is making its debut in Montreal, straight out of Miami.
MTL Summer Bash '16aims to take some of the greatest names in Hip Hop and bring them right to your doorstep. Highlighting international and local artists, it may be your one chance to check out some big names performing alongside some homegrown talent.
The headliners this year for the inaugural edition of the festival are Yo Gotti and OT Genasis. If you haven't been banging "Down In The DM" or "Cut It," then those are two tracks you need to get on right now. If that's not enough to hype you up for this event, this will be a first time performance in Montreal for both of the headliners, so you definitely won't want to miss it!
The festival will take place at Theatre Berri and is hosted by Claudette Amin,one of the hottest up and coming international models, from right here in Montreal. The event is also being co-hosted by the Miami comedian Justin Elliott with DJ D@X spinning behind the table. As an added bonus, be sure to follow Claudette and @mtlsummerbash16 on Instagram for your chance to win tickets in a giveaway this Sunday, July 17th.
Alongside two huge headliners, get ready for some other solid acts. The festival will also feature Harvey Stripes, L!NGO, Kay Bandz, Bizerk, Redlyte, and Ynot Tony. It's guaranteed to be lit ?. If that's still not enough for you, also performing will be Frap Boyz, a local act you definitely want to see, certified legit by the Six God Drake himself.
Popular nightclub Muzique has been in some seriously hot water this past week, after Michael Duchard was shot right outside of the club on the corner of Roy and Saint Laurent last Thursday. The assault is likely linked to gang violence.
Fearing retaliation from Duchard's acquaintances, potentially putting other citizens at risk, the SPVM called an emergency hearing with Quebec's Liquor Control Board to have Muzique forcibly shut down in order to prevent any further incidents.
Once the hearings finished, it was ruled that Muzique would be able to stay open, but with some rather strange (and arguably offensive) conditions.
One of suchconditions is, if Muzique hopes to remain in operation, hip-hop music can't be played at the venue, reports Metro. UPDATE: Muzique clarified that the "no hip-hop" rule will only be enforced on Sundays.
Yes,the SPVM have pretty much led to the banning of hip-hop music in Montreal. Cue Footloose jokes.
Another condition the venue must follow is an increase in security guards, which actually makes sense, to help diffuse dangerous situations. So, those heading the hearings obviously have a sensible mind, and yet still couldn't realize the notion that "hip-hop increases crime" is inherently ridiculous.
And that's pretty much what the "no hip-hop" condition says, even if not blatantly. I'm sure those who created this condition feel justified in their decision, but to say that the banning of hip-hop is simultaneously silly, unjustified, and mildly racist is an understatement.
Obviously the SPVM and Quebec’s Liquor Control Board have a very negative perception of hip-hop, and subsequently those who listen to the style of music. And because of this bias, a club is actually forced to remove an entire genre of music from its playlists.
How long Muzique will be banned from playing hip-hop remains to be seen, but the increased security will be a probable mainstay from now on. But will Muzique now be violence-free without hip-hop? The short answer is no, because music doesn't hurt people, humans do that just fine on their own.