Last Saturday, FTB went to see the 25 year old Jersey rapper Cakes da Killa at PHI Center. The show opened with WASIU ft. Dear Lola & KD II Times. It started off with a small crowd until Cakes took over, dressed in Rad Hourani and ready to turn the heat up. His performance was strong, carefree and […]
Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def) took Phi Centre’s stage last night for his standup comedy debut. The show was called Happy Birthday – SHUT UP, inspired by Kanye being Kanye. It was announced earlier this week and sold out a few hours after the tickets went online. Kaytranada warmed up the crowd to […]
The first time I saw Takami Nakamoto, was at last years Mutek Montreal. He was presenting his another project Late Speculations by Nonotak Studio, co-founded by Noemi Schipfer. I was immediately drawn in by the visual quality of the light installation, see-trough textiles and two projectors. Interesting to see, yet a bit more challenging to photograph. This year, the artist […]
La Nuit Tribe | Dévoilement de la programmation from Centre Phi | Phi Centre on Vimeo. In the mist of all festivities taking place during La Nuit Blanche, Centre Phi will be hosting La Nuit Tribe, a series of live shows, visual arts and comfort food, in other words the place to be. Headliners will […]
While M1 from Dead Prez may have been stopped at the border, he will still be part of the premier of The Rebel Beat on CKUT
On Sunday night, while some of you were in the comfort of your home mesmerized by how Missy Elliott stole the Super Bowl half-time show or getting ready for the start of the week, a small crowd of courageous Montrealers headed to the Igloofest. With a similar amount of layers to an astronaut suit we headed […]
Bianca Lecompte reports on the International Pubic Art Festival happening in Paradise this year.
Zola Jesus delivered a memorable performance at Centre Phi last Friday with openers Deradoorian. Review and photos by Bianca Lecompte.
Igloofest was awesome, but freezing. They don’t call it ‘Igloo’fest for nothing!
Igloofest 2015 has started. Prepare for cold nights of crazy dancing.
I would like to start this post with two simple words: I accuse. “I accuse” as the title of an article is odd, isn’t it? But it’s not mine to take credit for. Émile Zola had used such words to lecture the ghosts of anti-semitism that were creeping out of every pore of French society […]
They say that a single photo is worth a thousand words, and 2014 has been a year of many photos! To celebrate the new year, here’s a review of the old one through the lenses of FTB’s photographers. Enjoy this beautiful gallery that will show to you 2014 in photos! Click on the photo above […]
It’s not every day you get to see such a well-known artist in such an intimate setting. Last Thursday, Montreal’s own Coeur de Pirate, who is used to playing arenas, came home to give a private, secret concert for 100 or so of her local fans. She was invited by Google who are launching their new […]
Recently, I trekked northwards to The Plant, for a pre-show interview with fuzzy dirty pop band Nancy Pants, who were launching their full length album Total Nancy Pants. When I arrived, members of the opening acts (Heathers and Special Noise) were hanging out, eating some grub, setting up merch and blowing up and strewing up […]
Last Tuesday on November 11, 2014, more than thirty people gathered in front of the Mexican Consulate in Montreal to hold a solidarity vigil for the 43 students who went missing on September 26 in Ayotzinapa. The students were protesting against what they considered discriminatory hiring and funding practices from the government. This was followed by a […]
Last Saturday, September 13 The Growlers performed at the newly opened Bar le “Ritz” P.D.B., formerly Il Motore. They’re on tour with West Coast duo (and twin brothers) The Garden. Opening up the show was local band Nancy Pants, a new project by Ohara Hale (Nanimal, Mori), Jeremy MacCuish (The Luggernauts, Shamus, General Rudie, Sugarfoot) and Adam […]