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MONTREAL CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Montreal Chamber Music Festival, May 5–28, is celebrating 16 sold-out years.  This year the fest spotlights Beethoven’s string quartets for the first time in over a decade. There are also FREE pre-concert presentations before the Beethoven Series on Tuesdays and Wednesdays…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 28-MAY 1)

There’s really no stopping the world from coming to Montreal – if only we weren’t so darned welcoming, eh? This weekend is no exception, with an international literary fest, a world-wide celebration of dance, a world-music festival and an art exhibition that spans the globe. And world-touring Godspeed You Black Emperor stops in with sonic love for their hometown…

OSHEAGA, MUTEK AND FRANCOFOLIES ANNOUNCE LINEUPS

Montreal is famously a festival city. Especially in the summer, when the city explodes all over parks and other outdoor music venues for big name events like Mutek, Francofolies and Osheaga. We can hardly stand the anticipation, especially with these new lineup announcements…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 14-17)

April showers eventually bring May flowers. Just remember that this weekend as you dash indoors to get out of a freak rainstorm. It appears there’s plenty to do inside though – like shopping for high fashion at low prices or watching naked thespians on stage! If that’s not your bag, multi-use pun intended, let Montreal’s gallery walls show you the world in art and photography or figure out first-hand what TV on the Radio really means…

GAY MONTREAL: APRIL

April is essentially the summer’s pre-drink. The snow has officially melted and chances of a winter relapse are relatively slim. This time of year has the gays scrambling to the gym, in preparation for another scorching summer, but the fun has already begun! Montreal has oodles of gay or gay-friendly things to do in April and beyond…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (APRIL 7-10)

The whole of Montreal seems to be shaking off winter with great vigour this weekend – the streets are sure to be full of people who’ve already traded their winter boots for flip-flops. Compagnie Marie Chouinard celebrates 20 years of dance in the sun and in the snow, Buddy Guy and Jackson Browne show off their very different guitar stylings and the Monster Spectacular gives a whole new meaning to going for a weekend drive…

CONCERTS IN MONTREAL: APRIL

Though the Lady Gaga concert in Montreal may be the most hyped show in April, with appearances from TV On The Radio, Sebadoh, The Pixies and The Kills, this month will please the rockers as much as it will all those Little Monsters…

THINGS TO DO IN MONTREAL (MARCH 31-APRIL 3)

April starts off with a day known for practical jokes and outright lies – sort of like “spring” in Montreal. But here at The Buzz, we’d never stoop to fool you, because balmy temperatures or not this weekend, the heat is on: blond-bombshell rock legends Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks – in one show, believe it!; Bollywood goes live on stage; smoked meat sings from the heart; women be shoppin’; and, as always, this town rocks out on a music-packed weekend…

MONTREAL JAZZ FEST 2011 TICKETS ON SALE

Even though the 2011 Montreal International Jazz Festival doesn’t kick off until June 25, there’s reason to pay attention now: tickets for Robert Plant, Peter Frampton, Sade and several other actual jazz musicians go on sale March 12…

MARCH CONCERTS IN MONTREAL

Montreal’s March concert schedule might come in like a lamb and go out like a Yanni, but in-between we’ve got shows from Sarah McLachlan, The Planet Smashers, Queens of the Stone Age, Nelly and several bands you should take a night to get to know…