An acoustic guitar and a great voice – sometimes is not enough. Aliocha Schneider was BORN TO BE AN ARTIST … All of his siblings are actors and so is he. Like most artisans – the craft can cast shadows on many different walls. Writing and performing songs – an extension of creative output for… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Review; Charlotte Gainsbourg / Aliocha
Having the blues is a good thing … The only type of music that collects down-to-earth people. The only real genre within music that connects all walks of life to it’s fan base. Arguably – the cornerstone of all music. Beginning June 28th on the Hyundai / CBC/Radio-Canada Stage (Parterre symphonique, corner Clark and… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal Jazz Festival Preview; The Best of The Blues
In sports, music and all forms of art and business – every ten years or so, a new superstar emerges. The band, East of Sunday, just happen to be from Montreal and they will ensure another Montreal group (The Damn Truth) won’t get lazy. If so – Montreal will have a new crowned champion in the… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal’s Next Super-Group; East of Sunday
TD Stage (Place des Festivals) In addition to its 2 major events, the Place des Festivals hosts larger-than-life parties in thePerformances TD series at 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. June 28 / !!! (Chk Chk Chk) — This dance-punk-indie-rock combo is already 20 years into a fab career. They’re the logical follow-on from Talking Heads, PIL… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Montreal International Jazz Festival; Free Outdoor Shows!
It is easy to live in a cocoon and be oblivious to the outside world. An almost incestuous mindset takes place as the ‘homies’ live and breathe with blinders on as they traverse the musical path they know. Guess what? Outside of the pond – there are bigger fish. Barracudas and sharks. Out of fear,… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Carvin Jones; Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself Montreal !
Marriages make strange bedfellows. Cinema and music have a large and interesting history together. Hollywood is filled with smoke and mirrors yet when the fog lifts – it is the images and the music that remain. In this case – the images are the beloved animation films that we have grown to love. Movies such… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Conductor Aram Demirjian Gets ‘Animated’ About DreamWorks.
Midge Ure and Paul Young are musical figures you cannot avoid. Midge wrote Do They Know It’s Christmas and co founded Band – Aid and Live – Aid along with Sir Bob Geldof. He was also part of Thin Lizzy and Ultravox. The former a band which cut new ground in a decade where many… Read More Rick Keene Music Scene – Midge Ure and Paul Young Montreal Review