International Balloon Festival

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Driving down the road I had to stop and take a second look. The sky was filled with a bunch of little dots. As we got closer, the dots became larger and larger, and forms started taking shape. Like someone took a handful of coloured jelly beans and threw them…

The Flaming Lips In Montreal

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After a nine year hiatus from Montreal The Flaming Lips finally returned. Some of the Band's fans traveled from as far away as New Jersey, New York and o­ntario to be part of last night's merriment at the Metropolis. Hailing from Okalahoma City, The Flaming Lips are not your ordinary…

Mick Taylor / Café Campus

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Despite last night's pouring rain hundreds jammed into the friendly confines of the Café Campus to witness a truly unforgettable show. The mostly middle-aged crowd was treated to a very intimate night from o­ne of the greatest blues slide guitarist's in the world. Taylor didn't need flashy lights and special…

A Fantasia Round-up

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This year Fantasia boasts an impressive lineup of international cinema so diverse there's sure to be something for everyone. My first exposure to the art of infamous Japanese director Takashi Miike was the gangster movie The Man in White . Far from being shocked, I found myself relatively uninterested in…

Alpha YaYa Diallo / Nuits D’Afriques

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 Straight off the plane from his show the night before in Munich, Alpha Yaya Diallo graced Montreal with a performance that was well worth the wait. Playing to a fully packed Club Balattou, Alpha managed to heat up the crowd and got everyone's feet dancing  Diallo and his Afro-funk band…