Pop Smoke hologram performs at Paris nightclub after rapper’s death

A Pop Smoke hologram appeared at a Paris club on Friday (Picture: Getty Images)Pop Smoke appeared as a hologram at a Paris nightclub this weekend in tribute to the late rapper who died last month. Club-goers at the Yard Club in the French capital got a welcome surprise on Friday when Pop Smoke’s hologram suddenly appeared on-stage. The DJ is heard hyping up the crowd before playing the...

The 20 best gadgets of 2019 | Technology

1. Wearable tech Bose Frames (£199.95) There’s more than meets the eye to these generic-seeming glasses. The Bose Frames contain a small pair of hidden speakers and sensors on their arms. In addition to music listening, you can use them to receive calls and interact with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant. Photograph: Suki Dhanda/The Observer Can’t decide whether to buy a lamp or a speaker?...

For these Montreal artists, music is a bridge between cultures

There’s perhaps no single force that unites people more than a party, especially when the music is good.Montreal is a music and party city by reputation. But parties in this city can also serve other purposes besides revelry and dancing — they can be gathering points for Montreal’s diasporas, or amplify voices that otherwise aren’t reflected in the mainstream.Since 2018, Montreal indie...

Cantabile Chorale join in celebratory song for anniversary concert

Soprano Jessica Muirhead performs the third movement of composer Peter Willsher's Angels with the Cantabile Chorale. jpg Cantabile Chorale is celebrating its 35th anniversary with concert in the 175-year-old Église Ste-Geneviève, Nov. 30. The church is known for its superior acoustics — a plus for the 65-voice choir and the 30 musicians set to perform music by Mozart and Dvořák, as well as...

Leonard Cohen’s posthumous album features constellation of Montreal stars

“I was just lucky to be in the right place at the right time,” Patrick Watson said.The singer-songwriter is one of several Montrealers who contributed to Leonard Cohen’s new posthumous album Thanks for the Dance, produced by Cohen’s son Adam.Watson has the album’s sole co-production credit, for the spooky standout The Hills. The opportunity arose out of a 2016 collaboration between...

Review: Leonard Cohen’s spirit moves us on Thanks for the Dance

It’s a bit much.I mean, how much Leonard Cohen can we take? Well, if it’s this good, keep it coming. Three years after his passing, our city’s venerated poet and baritone songsmith continues to pump out the hits with this week’s release of his posthumous album Thanks for the Dance.The cards were stacked squarely against this being an album of note. Cohen hit it out of the park with what...

A jazzy insect finds its muse in Kid Koala’s The Storyville Mosquito

“The mosquito is kind of a universally despised creature,” Eric San acknowledged. “If we can build some empathy for a mosquito, I think we’re alright.”He is willing to give it the old college try. The Montreal DJ, animator and all-around entertainer better known as Kid Koala has built a wildly eclectic career by following his creative whims. His various projects are based on...