Osheaga went indie for 2010 with performances from Pavement, Sonic Youth, Arcade Fire, Japandroids, and Weezer. Here are a few reviews of the Montreal festival.
My pilgrimage to Osheaga began at precisely one minute past midnight on Saturday morning, as I took an eight hour Greyhound ride from Toronto to Montreal via Ottawa. Coaches and couch surfing – you can’t get much more DIY than that! Music Vice magazine: keeping it real since 2002, yo! Numb ass cheeks and stiff legs were a small price to pay for what was an amazing weekend, with a line-up that was easily the biggest and best of any music festival in Canada this year. [Read the rest of the review...]
Love the set-up at Parc Jean Drapeau, on an island in the St. Lawrence River: The two main stages are next to each other, so when one band is done the next starts up almost instantaneously, avoiding those dull lags between sets. There are three other stages off in a wooded area that gives off a more secluded, intimate feel. [Read the rest of the review...]
Snoop Dogg cares. Sure, he may have laid down some of the hardest rhymes in hip-hop history and he’s had more run-ins with the law than anyone can count, but at this point he’s an icon. Snoop’s Sunday set consisted almost entirely of hits (many not even his own), and he ran overtime to the dismay of nobody. [Read the rest of the review...]
via Montreal Gazette
You may know him as the guy who sang the Portuguese David Bowie covers in The Life Aquatic. Brazil’s Seu Jorge brought South American cool to the River Stage early Sunday afternoon, mixing rock, dub, reggae, jazz, soul and samba in various combinations with help from his four-piece band Almaz. His earthy baritone is a mesmerizing instrument, enhanced with some laid-back dance moves. [Read the rest of the review...]