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(Telegraph)   Is Montreal the new Brooklyn, music-wise?   (blogs.telegraph.co.uk) divider line 55
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mjg
2012-03-17 09:59:34 PM
If Toronto =s Manhattan, then Montreal =s Brooklyn

/seems about right
//flame away kids
 
2012-03-17 10:01:15 PM
It's _the_ place for French rap.
 
2012-03-17 10:01:54 PM
Montreal was cool 5 years ago, Moose Jaw is where it's at now.
 
2012-03-17 10:08:39 PM
White males in their 20s are making bland music everywhere- even in your imagination.
 
2012-03-17 10:31:54 PM
Montreal is the new Mexico, going by the corruption, crumbling infrastructure, riots and criminally high taxes. Oh, without the nice weather.
 
2012-03-17 10:34:39 PM
If so, then Saskatoon is the new Seattle.
 
2012-03-17 10:41:07 PM

Mr.Tangent: Montreal was cool 5 years ago, Moose Jaw is where it's at now.


Pff, when are you living, 2011? The new scene's in Charlottetown.
 
2012-03-17 10:51:36 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Montreal is the new Mexico, going by the corruption, crumbling infrastructure, riots and criminally high taxes. Oh, without the nice weather.


Well, you need social rot for creativity to feed on. That's why New York in the '70s was the highpoint of civilization.
 
2012-03-17 10:52:16 PM
What do you mean new? It's been a hotbed of Canadian indie for a long time.
 
2012-03-17 10:58:30 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: White males in their 20s are making bland music everywhere- even in your imagination.


I'm wearing a Maps and Atlases T-Shirt so I'm getting a kick out of this reply.
 
2012-03-17 10:58:38 PM
God I farking hope so. Get these farking SXSW assholes out of my farking city and over there. Please? In fact take all the new downtown people and their farking condos too.
 
2012-03-17 11:11:33 PM
Memphis.
 
2012-03-17 11:20:20 PM
i have a good friend from there who is always sending me music that sounds like Indie kids farked Emo kids from 10 years ago trying to emulate the smiths.
 
2012-03-17 11:25:45 PM
Is Akron the new Marina del Rey? No, I do not think so.
 
2012-03-17 11:54:55 PM
Only if the Brookland has the shaitty mussak!
 
2012-03-17 11:59:51 PM
Huey Lewis recorded a special version of Heart of Rock and Roll where he says Toronto and Montreal at the end in response to outcries from millions of Canadians. This is when Canada was truly put on the musical map.
 
2012-03-18 12:19:10 AM
Roto-Rot: Huey Lewis recorded a special version of Heart of Rock and Roll where he says Toronto and Montreal at the end in response to outcries from millions of Canadians. This is when Canada was truly put on the musical map.

Huh. Here all along I thought that Canada first made the musical map when Loverboy sang plaintively about working for the weekend.
 
mjg
2012-03-18 12:25:10 AM
MAYORBOB:
Huh. Here all along I thought that Canada first made the musical map when Loverboy Drake sang plaintively about working for the weekend got out of his wheelchair.

/ftfy
 
2012-03-18 12:32:49 AM
The only proper response is "who cares"
 
2012-03-18 12:35:59 AM

Mr.Tangent: Montreal was cool 5 years ago, Moose Jaw is where it's at now.


Come see me in Moose Jaw, if you don't believe me,

You will see that for miles there's nothing to see......

Calgary's unfinished, Toronto's a joke,
Vancouver's a hellhole, Montreal is broke,
Saskatoon is freezing all year 'round,
and Regina smells just like it sounds....

See the light that says go, the sign that says stop...

Now I've seen Moose Jaw, now I can die....

/Obligitory John Wing bit/
 
2012-03-18 12:38:46 AM

Flogster: What do you mean new? It's been a hotbed of Canadian indie for a long time.


Well I dont know of any band that has come out of brooklyn thats "indie", maybe bands have ended up there while playing NY but thats only to try and get noticed by labels, its NY or LA.

Just because a band is discovered there wouldnt necessarily mean they are brooklyn music.

Roto-Rot: Huey Lewis recorded a special version of Heart of Rock and Roll where he says Toronto and Montreal at the end in response to outcries from millions of Canadians. This is when Canada was truly put on the musical map.


Roto-Rot: Huey Lewis recorded a special version of Heart of Rock and Roll where he says Toronto and Montreal at the end in response to outcries from millions of Canadians. This is when Canada was truly put on the musical map.


Did canada get a special version of "we built this city"? I remember somebody telling me there was a different version for every city.
 
2012-03-18 12:40:05 AM
I've only heard of of montreal.
 
2012-03-18 12:44:10 AM
subby, please.

Montreal has been the new 'it city' since like 2004/2005, circa Arcade Fire's debut and Wolf Parade's debut.
 
2012-03-18 12:56:27 AM
SXSW is the new SXSW.

You can keep your hipster bands, twentysomethings of Bedford Ave and Rue St Denis. The rest of your cities don't care, which is why you have to road trip to Austin for people to think you're a big deal.
 
2012-03-18 01:08:40 AM
METALIAN!
 
2012-03-18 02:31:41 AM
Damn you, Global Warming!
 
2012-03-18 03:10:05 AM
Welcome to 2007, Daily Fail.

/old news is old
 
2012-03-18 03:10:24 AM
Wow-[ Grimes is hot!
 
2012-03-18 03:56:14 AM
www.albumoftheyear.org

A1 Caladan 2:26
A2 Sardaukar Levenbrech 2:06
A3 Zoal, Face Dancer 2:36
A4 Rosa 3:13
A5 avi 2:36
A6 Feyd Rautha Dark Heart 3:42
B1 Gambang 1:34
B2 Venus in Fleurs 2:43
B3 Grisgris 2:23
B4 Shadout Mapes 4:33
B5 Beast Infection 2:21
 
2012-03-18 04:57:40 AM
We need a final solution to the hipster problem. We should concentrate them all in the same location while we figure it out.
 
2012-03-18 05:05:32 AM

MontyBurns: We need a final solution to the hipster problem. We should concentrate them all in the same location while we figure it out.


Link (new window)
 
2012-03-18 05:19:46 AM
I had no idea Brooklyn had anything to do with music.
 
2012-03-18 06:06:56 AM
.on
Link/Link (new window)
Link/Link (new window)
 
2012-03-18 07:27:01 AM

Third_Uncle_Eno: subby, please.

Montreal has been the new 'it city' since like 2004/2005, circa Arcade Fire's debut and Wolf Parade's debut.


This. Came for arcade fire/wolf parade, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-03-18 08:10:33 AM
This is not a repeat from the disco era.
 
2012-03-18 08:21:43 AM

mjg: MAYORBOB:
Huh. Here all along I thought that Canada first made the musical map when Loverboy Drake sang plaintively about working for the weekend got out of his wheelchair.

/ftfy


I like Drake, but the desecration of 'Back that Ass Up' is kinda unforgiveable. It sounds like something a 50 year old jewish lounge singer would come up with to try to be cool with the kids. It sounds a little like Pat Boone. Like I said, I like Drake................ but what he did to 'Back that Ass Up'.......... I don't know what's going on with him.

Him and Nikki Minaj should just sing insteaed of rap on the next album and call it a day. They have some skills singing, and they wouldn't have to put out whack raps.
 
2012-03-18 08:59:51 AM
Your kitchen is the new bedroom. Bathroom is still the same old bathroom but you ain't with it unless you have a towel stolen from the Chelsea with realistic junkie battle damage tear off parts.
 
2012-03-18 09:20:29 AM
Wake me when they get to Athens.
 
2012-03-18 09:24:04 AM
All I need to know about Montreal is I can be there in 1 1/2 hours, the women like me, and my drinks are paid for.

And I can always get laid.

and the food is wonderful.

/musician.
 
2012-03-18 09:26:06 AM
You're not the real ground zero for a scene until Alice In Chains shows up and announces that they've always lived in your city.
 
2012-03-18 10:44:42 AM
I live in Montreal, and I have no idea what this article is about. There was a small peak there, about 5-7 years ago but the scene's been really boring the past few years
 
2012-03-18 10:44:48 AM
Well...it is a city full of pretentious arseholes, so I can see it breeding a huge hipster music scene.
 
2012-03-18 12:06:18 PM
and Winnipeg is still Detroit
farm7.staticflickr.com
(this is on Main st)
 
2012-03-18 01:03:00 PM

Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: Well...it is a city full of pretentious arseholes, so I can see it breeding a huge hipster music scene.


*checks profile*

...from Toronto...and MONTRÉAL is pretentious?!

How droll.
 
2012-03-18 01:14:17 PM

Malcolm_Sex: and Winnipeg is still Detroit
[farm7.staticflickr.com image 331x500]
(this is on Main st)


But,but what about our beautiful new human rights museum?
 
2012-03-18 01:24:11 PM

hitmanric: Malcolm_Sex: and Winnipeg is still Detroit
[farm7.staticflickr.com image 331x500]
(this is on Main st)

But,but what about our beautiful new human rights museum?


When the Death Star is finally complete(if ever) the outside will be the new hang out spot for the bums
 
2012-03-18 01:56:45 PM

Patterson: Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: Well...it is a city full of pretentious arseholes, so I can see it breeding a huge hipster music scene.

*checks profile*

...from Toronto...and MONTRÉAL is pretentious?!

How droll.


It's actually pronounced bore-onto
 
2012-03-18 03:51:31 PM

Patterson: Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: Well...it is a city full of pretentious arseholes, so I can see it breeding a huge hipster music scene.

*checks profile*

...from Toronto...and MONTRÉAL is pretentious?!

How droll.


If you say it in French, even "Pass the salt" is pretentious.
 
2012-03-18 04:51:53 PM

Patterson: Gaylord Q. Tinkledink: Well...it is a city full of pretentious arseholes, so I can see it breeding a huge hipster music scene.

*checks profile*

...from Toronto...and MONTRÉAL is pretentious?!

How droll.


Toronto is the city every other city in Canada wishes it was.
 
2012-03-18 05:34:34 PM
If it's so good, how come The Arcade Fire's songs are all about getting the hell out of there?
 
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