MMA March 21, 2011 aka Spring is in the air, and slushy snow on the ground


Theme song : Ulrich Schnauss– A Strangely Isolated Place – “Monday Paracetamol

The Postal Service – Give Up – Brand New Colony

Junior Boys – Be Gone Dull Care – Bits and Pieces

Röyksopp – Melody A.M. – “Remind Me (Ernest St. Laurent Moonfish Mix)”

Nans and Nat –  Nans and Nat  – “Tell Me”

The Presets – Calypso – “This Boy’s In Love”

Hercules and Love Affair – Blue Songs – “Step Up featuring Kele Okereke

Arts and Culture Listings:

“An/UnEqual Quebec?” video-discussion night.  An event created by CitizenShift


24 March · 17:00 – 20:00
Café-Bar of the Cinémathèque Québécoise 

335 boul. de Maisonneuve East (at St-Denis), metro Berri-UQAM
Montreal, QC
“Is Quebec an egalitarian society? CitizenShift and Parole Citoyenne, in collaboration with the INM, are organizing a video-discussion night on the theme of equality in Quebec society on Thursday, the 24th of March, from 5pm to 8pm. 

Miriam Fahmy, editor of L’état du Québec, will host a discussion on the subject with our invitees: Mr. Alain Noël, professor of political science at the University of Montreal, and local filmmakers Car…men Garcia (Qui a tiré sur mon frère?, Voyage de Nadia, L’affaire Coca-Cola, Falardeau) and Karen Cho (In the Shadow of Gold Mountain, Past Lives, Seeking Refuge). Selected clips from their films will be shown.

We will also be showing the finalists in our Social Ad contest “An/UnEqual Quebec” and announcing the winners! Prizes will also be awarded.”

Howl concert series : Howl! II taking place :Thursday, March 24th, 2011
doors 20h
$5 advance | $7 door
La Sala Rossa
4848 St. Laurent
Montreal, Quebec 

Featuring performances by :

saxophonist Jason Sharp
harp duet Sarah Pagé / Robin Best
quartet lead-by Nick Kuepfer

“Join us for evening of beautiful music @ Sala Rossa featuring solo performances by the amazing bass saxophone player Jason Sharp, a quartet lead-by guitarist Nick Kuepfer and a special harp duet by Sarah Pagé/Robin Best. Howl! concert series aims to highlight Montreal-based artists rooted in Montreal’s fiercely creative independent arts community.”

Howl! is presented in collaboration with:

CKUT Radio
Art Threat
Wired on Words and Music
Four Minutes to Midnight :: 23:56
Suoni per il Popolo festival
Pop Montréal

For more information : 514 982 6606 x. 2244

Lemon Chill – Sentant – “Reflections”

Sabrina’s Secret Stash on NYC’s electronic, nu-disco, synth-loving DJ/production duo, Holy Ghost! (Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel) Highly influenced by late 70s, early 80s synth music, the album is already on my best of list along with Beth Ditto‘s Ep!) Their highly addictive, danceable debut, self-titled album will be released Tuesday, April 5th in North America on DFA Records.  The same day that they will be in town opening for Cut Copy @ Club Soda (1225, boul Saint-Laurent) !  A show and album not to be missed (synth aficionados will surely dig these sounds and beats!  We sure did @ MMA! ) Some serious old/new skool jams burning up our MMA dancefloor! This one is going to be a spring/summer album in heavy rotation!

file under: nu-disco, electro, synth-pop, Italdisco, alternative dance, new wave, funk

If you dig Holy Ghost! check out some the musicians who have influenced them:  New Order, Giorgio Moroder, Italian electronic musician/producer, ALexander Robotnick, soul/ disco singer Sylvester, Pet Shop Boys, Human League, LCD Soundsystem, Rick James to name a few…

Holy Ghost!‘s debut has a few guest appearances from the likes of Juan MacLean, late drummer Jerry Fuchs, Luke Jenner of The Rapture, Chris Glover, aka Penguin Prison, and Michael McDonald on album closer, “Some Children”

Songs played : “Hold On,” “Hold My Breath,” “I Will Come Back,” and “Static on the Wire

I Will Come Back, is pretty much a shot-for-shot remake of New Order‘s “Confusion” video, including Arthur Baker reprising his role from the original. The song is included on excellent “Static on the Wire” EP, released on the 18 May 2010 and on the self-titled Lp!

Hold On – Live

Democracy Now Headlines

Zoreen’s Medical Report, interview with nutritionist, Ella G. from CSSS Cavendish / CLSC René-Cassin.

Esther B‘s interview with with Joseph Sannicandro who spoke about his with Lost Children Net Label.
Case study about a label growing up in a space where economy and social territories are not easily defined.  We highly recommend checking out the great music on their website!  Lost Children Net Label releases are digitally distributed through and under a  Creative Commons by-nc-nd 3.0 license and are as such free to share.

Faravelliratti – Con Fuoco d’Occhi un Nostlgico Lupo – Saw Dust

(The title comes from the poem “Con Fuoco” by the Italian poet Giuseppe Ungaretti.)

Black Swan – (In 8 Movements) – Part I

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