Don’t Call Them A Girl Band: Montreal’s Mad About Mad June

Posted July 5, 2011 by Rosel

Surprisingly, the question that threw off the Montreal band Mad June’s vocalist and guitarist Vanessa McLean the most was naming her favourite lesbian in pop culture, when I met her and the bassist Pascale St-Onge for a chat. “Oh, I have no idea. I’ve never really thought about it,” she says. After much hesitating, the […]

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Ledges, Blast Rocks Project 10 Fundraiser

Posted August 17, 2011 by Ashleigh

Review of August 7 2011 Ledges, Blast Pervers/cite Meow Mix Fundraiser Concert for Project 10 w/ Rae Spoon. For me, as musician and a woman, I get pretty excited when I see four women take the stage. Maybe because I am a product of riot grrrl, Lilith Fair and the “all-girl band” movements of the early 1990’s (those were […]

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Rosel’s Summer Reading List

Posted June 18, 2011 by Rosel

  Chances are, you’ll be lounging around outside much more now that it’s summer. Why not do it with a book? Here are some great thrillers and mysteries for those long days on the balcony or the beach:     Quiver: A Novel by Holly Luhning The first novel from Canadian author Holly Luhning (just […]

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Club Daughters of Bilitis a.k.a. the Korean L-Word

Posted August 16, 2011 by Rosel

Korean media has been ripe with controversy in the past little while, with its first ever one-episode drama special dealing with lesbian identities, called “Club Daughters of Bilitis.” This is the first show to feature lesbian identities, though there has been a drama series featuring gay men the first drama series that featured gay men. […]

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Review: Selina Martin Triage at L’Escrogriffe

Posted September 14, 2011 by Ashleigh

{Music Review} Montreal | September 7, 2011 | L’Escogriffe w/The Bawdy Electric Once I was given a ticket to a Sarah Slean show by a pretty enthusiastic fan, though I only knew a handful of her songs, if that. Settling into the Eckhardt-Gramatte hall at the University of Calgary for the Slean show I had […]

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Tegan & Sara Are Ready To Dance: ‘Closer’ and ‘I’m Not Your Hero’ VIDEOS

Posted October 23, 2012 by Caitlin

Any chance to write about these two – I’ll take it. My listening relationship with Tegan and Sara began along with the insatiable need that teenage girls have for empowering emotional girl voices on constant loop on their iPods and in their heads. In high school experience, Tegan and Sara were my go-to for those, […]

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Montreal Fringe Focus – Robby Hoffman: Autobiography

Posted June 13, 2011 by Rosel

On the opening night of her show, Robby Hoffman was wondering if she should be getting something to eat, since the last meal she ate was breakfast at 2pm. She’s looking sharp, a little bit nervous, and irreverent, dressed in a fuschia blazer and a floral bowtie.

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Toronto Fringe Focus – Michael Hughes’ ‘Mickey & Judy’

Posted July 11, 2011 by Elie

In the age of Glee and Lady Gaga, some may forget what it was like when doll playing was done in secret, or listening to (or singing along with) your favourite diva was done quietly in the closet. The all too familiar struggle between fulfilling our desires and society’s expectations is precisely what makes Mickey […]

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