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Meet a Montrealer: Plastik Patrik

Montréal nightlife icon and queer androgyne Plastik Patrik has been entertaining audiences for over two decades, before the current generation of club kids was even born! Once, when Cyndi Lauper discovered Plastik Patrik – “What a fabulous name!” she said – and Patrik’s then-band One 976, she invited the glam-punk rockers to sing two encores with her (La Vie en rose and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun) onstage at Le Metropolis de Montréal in 2004. Patrik would go on to form another band, Patrik et les Brutes, and became a much in-demand DJ. Patrik – who keeps fit by swimming laps and running marathons – is also the emcee for the women’s exciting Montreal Roller Derby league. Job: I’m a multi-tasker. Make-up artist, DJ, party planner, performer, emcee, roller derby announcer. Favourite pastime: Exercise. Club nights and gigs have come and gone but I’ve always trained. Obsessively. What’s the coolest thing you’ve done so far this year? Summer in the city is always a treat, that’s no secret. One of my favorite festivals is MONTRÉAL CiRQUE FESTIVAL. They always have a big show in Parc Émilie-Gamelin. Big outdoor circus in the summer, that’s Montréal full spin. What’s the next big thing you’re… / Read More →


With the Montreal Canadiens hanging up their skates for the season, why not turn your attention to a sport just as brutal, exciting that requires skill, stamina and strategy. Yes, it’s the Montreal Roller Derby…