POP Montreal 2014 Festival Highlights

Another POP Montreal festival has come and gone, and this year’s was as good as any. Taking over venues and taverns around town from last Wednesday to Sunday, the festival presented over 600 artists in just five days, making for one crazy schedule. While the talent at this year’s edition was endless, here are some…

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17 Awesome Photos of Montreal’s Art Alley

Montreal’s Art Alley When Montreal Artist Kevin Ledo told us about this incredible hidden mural he’d been involved in, we couldn’t resist the urge to check it out for ourselves. The project was created by 42 Montreal artists who took over the back alley of an abandoned building near the Quartier des Spectacles. Unfortunately, the…

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NXNE: Why This Year Was Different

There’s so much more that goes into organizing a festival than booking a solid lineup. Finding venues, organizing schedules and acquiring sponsors are amongst the many issues that any festival organizer must deal with in order to make an event a success. When a given festival increases in popularity, however, a new infrastructural problem emerges: crowd control. This was…

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A Neighbourhood on the Rise: Your Guide to Montreal’s Mile-Ex

The identity and location of Mile-Ex, and certainly its name, is a complicated investigation. For some, Mile-Ex may simply be a trendier nickname for the neighbourhood of Marconi-Alexandra. Others may see it as the no-man’s land portmanteau of two bordering neighbourhoods. Not quite the residential melting-pot of Parc-Ex, yet not quite the hip Mile-End, Mile-Ex falls in-between…

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