The End. – Al’s final 2014 Fringe Tour Blog post.

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Well, we did it. 44 shows in 6 cities, over 1600 attendees, a bunch of great reviews (and one bad one. Meh.), and a lot of kilometres travelled. New friendships formed, old friendships… Continue reading

The Clawfoot and Hot Tub Interviews @ MainLine Theatre

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The Clawfoot and Hot Tub Interviews is a very cute play about love, strangers and hot water. A lone woman is looking to sell her clawfoot bathtub, the symbol of a relationship which… Continue reading

BUMP: Forgotten Fix’s Sans Bateau

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Sans Bateau, the latest EP from Montreal’s Forgotten Fix is dark, dance-y and only slightly disappointing. As a listening experience, I was reminded of The Faint’s first record, Media. There are hints of… Continue reading

D-Tales: The Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

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It was said in 1878 that certain physiological traits defined a criminal – “a forward thrust of the lower face, broad cheekbones, low forehead, and dark, abundant hair.” By that logic, Marie van… Continue reading

POP Montreal 2014: BU’s Festival Cheat Sheet

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POP Montreal is almost upon us, friends. Starting this Wednesday, September 17, over 400 bands will descend upon our fair city. There will be shows upon shows, late-night dance parties at Little Burgundy,… Continue reading

The Graduate @ Segal Centre

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Brigitte Robinson as Mrs. Robinson – Photo by Andrée Lanthier Currently running at the Segal Centre, director Andrew Shaver’s re-imagining of the modern classic The Graduate is an enchanting piece of theatre. The… Continue reading

Festival Quartiers Danses

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Who says festival season is over? Proving that summer doesn’t have to be over quite yet, the 12th edition of the Festival Quartiers Danses launches this week. The festival aims to democratize contemporary… Continue reading

BUMP: Heavy Medicine Band and Heartcopy

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Last week I attended a show celebrating the launch of Forgotten Fix’s latest EP, Sans Bateau, at Casa Del Popolo. Unfortunately, I had to leave before their set but the band generously hooked… Continue reading

Montreal Improv’s 4th Anniversary featuring Hawkins

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It’s Montreal Improv’s 4th anniversary this weekend, and they are celebrating with a string of competitive improv shows, inviting Toronto supergroup Hawkins to play in a 3-day Smackdown tournament featuring local favourites Easy… Continue reading