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La Champagnerie changes its name to Maison St. Paul

On the occasion of its 6th anniversary, La Champagnerie du Vieux-Montreal is getting a makeover and changing its name. The new spring menu of chef Jacques Coutu will also be unveiled for the occasion.

A refreshed decor

Michel Prete, the designer behind La Voûte, has been contracted to update La Champagnerie’s old interior design to reflect Maison St. Paul’s new image. Cooler colors will replace the shades of black and gold to create a brighter atmosphere. A new section of approximately 10 places will also be added near the entrance to accommodate larger groups.

A gastronomy of high caliber

In addition to its outstanding bubble menu, Maison St. Paul continues to appeal to its high caliber cuisine that makes it one of the best places to dine, saber bottles of bubbly, and party until late at night as it turns into a nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights.

The cuisine of talented chef Jacques Coutu focuses on the freshness and quality of the ingredients. The chef prioritizes local producers, including the Montreal Island farm for its magnificent baskets of fresh vegetables. The new, updated spring menu features dishes such as grilled octopus, shrimp ceviche and extravagant seafood platters. Carnivores will find something to do with the duck plate of the ancestral and artisanal farm “Canard du Village”, not to mention the undisputed king of poutines served with foie gras, lobster and filet mignon.

Happy 6th birthday!

On June 5, Maison St. Paul will begin several days of festivities to celebrate its anniversary and to thank its customers for the last six years. They will also unveil the new decor and their new identity. The evenings will be full of colors and flavors with a superb raw bar offered on the house on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June.

Customers will be able to celebrate with the help of the bottle service, the anniversary which will also mark the kick-off of the Grand Prix for a week of madness. Maison St. Paul promises parties mixed by the best DJs in town including DJ Yo-C & DJ Zo on June 5th, followed by Chris Laroque (Toronto) on Friday June 7th, Toni Vegas (Paris) and Zack Cola on Saturday June 8th and Remy Kersten (Hong Kong) & Carmine Sorrentino (Monaco) will close off the week-end for the brunch on Grand Prix Sunday.

Signature evenings

Maison St. Paul continues the tradition of MERCREDIS SABRÉS, a very popular evening since its inception. A selection of private import bubbles carefully selected by the house is offered at 50% of the price.

On Thursdays, JEUDIS RAW BAR are an opportunity to discover incredible raw specialties such as Hawaiian salmon poké and ceviches of all kinds. Seafood is also showcased: king crab, sea urchins, princess scallops, and much loved whelks.

Every summer evening (Tuesday to Sunday), the beautiful terrace on Saint-Paul Street in front of the Bonsecours market welcomes you to spend a delicious moment with friends.

St. Paul House
343 St-Paul East, Montreal
(514) 504-2319
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http://www.maisonsaintpaul.ca/

CLÉBARD CELEBRATES ITS 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!

So it’s already been 6 years that Clébard opened its doors on the Plateau’s St-Denis street and the celebrations aren’t about to stop anytime soon!

Since it’s only thanks to their loyal customers that they can celebrate this 6th anniversary, Clébard would like to thank you by sharing an evening of good times with you on Thursday May 16th!

Come by for a bite and a drink under the sun as of 5pm and help inaugurate the terrace.  Full lobsters will be served for only 15$ while Mme Trang’s all new summer food menu will also be available. There will also be a special Aperol Spritz bar setup outside serving some refreshing cocktails.

DJs Jocelyn Pelichet & resident President’s Choice will keep you vising ’til 3am!

Big fun guaranteed!

La Porte Rouge destroyed by arson

The Montreal police arson squad is investigating a fire that broke out at La Porte Rouge bar in Montreal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal at around 5am on Thursday May 9th, 2019.

Montreal Police Constable Raphaël Bergeron said that witnesses saw someone using an accelerant in the bar right before setting the fire and fleeing on foot.

Luckily, there were no injuries but no arrests have been made so far.

The building, located on Mont-Royal Avenue east of Papineau Avenue, suffered considerable damage. It took firefighters over an hour to knock down the flames.

The bar will obviously be closed while the cleanup and possible rebuild process take place.

Wu-Tang Clan’s brings the 36 Chambers 25th anniversary tour to Place Bell on July 12th

Staten Island hip-hop royalty Wu-Tang Clan has announced that they’ll hit the road for a run of tour dates in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their monumental debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

The anniversary tour will make various stops in markets across North America  including Laval, Canada on Friday, July 12th at Place Bell.

In addition to announcing their 25th anniversary tour, Wu-Tang Clan has announced a number of additional dates on their upcoming European Gods of Rap tour with fellow 90s hip-hop heavyweights Public Enemy and De La Soul.

For more information and tour dates, head here. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.
About Wu-Tang Clan

Twenty-five years ago, the Wu-Tang Clan changed hip-hop music forever. Bursting onto the music scene with the release of Enter the Wu-Tang(36 Chambers),the group quickly became recognized for its innovative beats and clever lyrics, as well as the diverse personalities and talents that make up its nine member hip-hop group. The Wu-Tang Clan has released seven gold and platinum studio albums with worldwide sales of more than 40 million albums. With the release of their debut album in 1993 songs like “C.R.E.A.M and “Protect Ya Neck” introduced hip-hop pioneer, The RZA, as a groundbreaking hip hop craftsman. With lyrics that combine the reality of 1990s New York and the world of martial arts, the Wu-Tang Clan has created a unique mythology that captures the hearts of fans worldwide.

Piknic Électronik unveils 2019’s electronic summer soundtrack

Piknic Électronik® unveils the musical menu for a 17th edition that will have thousands of smiling faces dancing every Sunday this summer, all beneath the sun at parc Jean-Drapeau’s Plaine des jeux. From May 19th to September 29th, robust, innovative programming will offer Piknickers the best in new electronic music from Montreal and around the world, all in a unique green space that’s perfect for picnicking, chilling and most of all, dancing!
Heavy hitters all summer long!

As is tradition, Piknic Électronik’s latest season will begin with an always highly anticipated two-day, double Piknic grand opening, headlined by two amazing superstars. First, the one and only Öona Dahl (US) will launch the season on Sunday May 19th, bringing her deepest sounds, before legendary Deep Dish veteran Dubfire (US) brings the weekend to its peak the next day on May 20th. After starting with a bang, the fun will keep rolling the very next week, as Argentina’s Hernan Cattaneo delivers a progressive clinic on May 26th before Loco Dice (DE) takes the reigns to rock the crowd on June 2nd. With summer in full swing on July 21st, electronic music fans of all stripes won’t want to miss Deborah de Luca (IT), whose incredible sets have dancers the world over throwing their hands in the air. Likewise, Piknic won’t be lacking for techno specialists, as contemporary icon Ben Klock (DE) comes through on September 8th before his fellow Berliner Ellen Alien (DE) provides a massive second helping on September 22nd. Fans seeking unique live experiences need look no further than Detroit legends Octave One (US)‘s propulsive performance on August 25th or KiNK (BG)‘s show-stopping grand finale on September 29th. Plus when Piknic alums Chus + Ceballos (ES) make their welcome return to Montreal on June 30th and the always incredible Crew Love with Soul Clap (US) and Wolf + Lamb (US) bring the heat on July 14th, the fun just won’t stop!
 
This parade of big names will continue with even more of the latest and greatest DJs and live performers from the world of electronic music. Whether DJ Tennis (IT)‘s Italo Disco on June 16th, crowd controller Hosh (DE) on July 7thDetroit Swindle (NL)‘s house rhythms on July 28th, French phenom RONE‘s highly cinematic, body-moving compositions on August 31st, or hometown hero Misstress Barbara (CA)‘s annual dance floor extravaganza the very next night on September 1st, Piknic 2019 will have something for everyone. And we haven’t even mentioned the colourful, high-energy beats of rising stars like Baltra (US) on May 20th, Lauren Lane (US) on June 2nd and DjRum (GB) on September 2nd, all of whom will bring grooves sure to have you dancing in the sun. Looking for more techno? German duo Fjaak, Denmark’s Courtesy, and Palestinian icon SAMA’ have you covered on June 2nd, July 14th, and September 15th respectively. Throw in even more next level house, from Octo Octa (US) on June 30th, Demuja (AT) on July 28th, Brame & Hamo (IR) on August 11th, Denis Sulta (GB) on August 18th and Aleksandir (TR) on August 25th, and this just might be Piknic’s most star-studded edition yet!
 
Finally, Piknic wouldn’t be Piknic without the richness and originality of local collaborators and this season will notably feature Husa Sounds, Kizi Garden, n10.as, Bolting Bits, OCTOV, LIP, Front Rite, Conkrete, Carte Blanche, and Musik Me Luv. These beloved hometown collectives will once again showcase that Montreal need not bow to anyone when it comes to electronic talent, and that’s not even counting incredible annual collaborations with MUTEK and 3 full days of MEG!
 
Big fun on deck for summer 2019, and that’s just a brief overview. In total, over 120 artists will share Piknic’s two stages at parc Jean-Drapeau’s Plaine des jeux, powering 21 days of pure Montreal fun. For all the details:
 
 
Tickets

Tickets for each event are on sale now at the price of 16$ + tax.
Family passes and season passes are also available.
For all box office information regarding the 2019 season, click here.
 
See you on the lawn and on the big dance floor for the opening double Piknic! 

CHEECH & CHONG ANNOUNCE O CANNABIS TOUR

evenko, Live Nation and Paul Mercs present CHEECH & CHONG on September 23 at Théâtre Maisonneuve, Place des Arts.

Iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong have been entertaining fans for more than four decades and are ready to celebrate recent updates to Canadian legislation with their new O Cannabis Tour which will hit 14 markets across the country this fall.

Tickets for the O Cannabis Tour will go on sale to the general public on Friday, April 26 at 10am local time at www.evenko.ca.

With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.

Cheech Marin is a paradox in the world of entertainment. Cheech is an actor, director, writer, musician, art collector, and humanitarian, a man who has enough talent, humor, and intelligence to do just about anything. He is truly a multi-generational star, having starred in films like Born In East L.A. and Tin Cup, and on televisions shows like Nash Bridges and Jane The Virgin.

Tommy Chong began his entertainment career as a musician in a Canadian-based rythm and blues band. Eventually, he landed a gig with the “Vancouvers” and co-wrote the band’s 1960s hit, “Does Your Mama Know About Me.” Chong then turned towards the life of an actor and appeared in several films including National Lampoon’s Senior Trip. Chong has also starred, most notably, on “That 70’s Show,” and guest starred on “Dharma & Greg” and “The George Lopez Show.”

îLESONIQ PHASE 2: LINEUP ADDITIONS!

Canada’s most influential dance event, îLESONIQin collaboration with Bud Light, is set to take place on Friday, August 9th and Saturday, August 10th at Parc Jean-Drapeau. After announcing phase one of the lineup which included none other than headliners MARSHMELLO and ABOVE & BEYONDÎLESONIQ is stoked to announce the second phase!

For this 6th edition, îLESONIQ returns to the festival’s original site on the Île Sainte-Hélène side of Parc Jean-Drapeau. With 3 stages, the newly renovated festival site will offer dance lovers more spacious and comfortable festival grounds than ever before. The site will also see an expansion for the very first time to Plaine Des Jeux, the new home for our Mirage Stage, offering festivalgoers even more to explore and enjoy as they get lost in our universe.

PHASE 2 OF THE LINE UP IS HERE!

King of shuffle and future bass pioneer OLIVER HELDENS and female house phenom NORA EN PURE join SEVEN LIONS and NICKY ROMERO announced last week!

Bassheads have a little more to get excited about with BOOMBOX CARTEL joining LIQUID STRANGER, meanwhile, hip-hop lovers get a healthy dose of the Toronto scene with KILLY and SYDANIE joining MURDA BEATZ.

Last but not least, London’s own JONAS BLUE joins îLESONIQFAM-favourite GRYFFIN and Finnish trance duo SUPER8 & TAB for a 6th edition not to be missed!

KHALID ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE DATES FOR ”FREE SPIRIT WORLD TOUR”

evenko and Live Nation presents KHALID on August 8, 2019 at the Bell Centre.

Multi-platinum global superstar Khalid has announced his North American headline dates for “Khalid Free Spirit World Tour” in support of his upcoming sophomore album “Free Spirit” – available for pre-order via Right Hand Music Group / RCA Records. Produced by Live Nation, the North American tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on June 20 and will take Khalid across the U.S. and Canada, wrapping in Miami on August 17. Khalid has enlisted friend Clairo, the 20-year-old “Pretty Girl” singer-songwriter, to appear as special guest on his summer tour.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday April 5 at noon at evenko.ca. Every ticket purchased online to Khalid’s U.S. and Canadian headlining dates will include one CD copy of “Free Spirit” (offer excludes festival dates).

A limited number of LaneOne Premium Packages will also be available, including First On Floor access, amazing seats, transportation, preferred entrance and more.  Check HERE for LaneOne details. Fans who have previously purchased merch will receive an exclusive code via email granting them access to the official merch presale on Wednesday, April 3 at 4PM local time until Thursday, April 4 at 10PM.

Khalid recently released his new single “Talk” along with the music video. CLICK HERE to watch. Written by Khalid and produced by Disclosure, “Talk” is the lead single off “Free Spirit”.