After more than two years of waiting, it was finally time to see Hologram back on stage in Montréal. As a coda to the tour supporting their album CIEL, the whole Société Holographique de Montréal team invited their fans at Club Soda on Sept. 6 for a back-to-school party.

The show called upon the talents of several Montréal-based artists to present an impressive collaborative work. 

  • Stage direction: Laurence “BAZ” Morais. 
  • Physical art installation: Studio Ascètes (Olivier Bonnard & Alexis Vaillancourt) 
  • Stage lighting and lasers by Baillait Studio (Jean-Sebatien Baillat & Patrick Trudeau) , François Lévesque and Vincent Noël (VINO)
  • Costumes : Rémi Van Bochove 
  • Sound: Guyaume Robitaille 

We were there to capture this moment of pure musical and visual delirium as Hologramme was surrounded by several friends who came to party with him on stage, including his musicians Laurent Saint-Pierre and Alex Dodier, as well as special guests AG Kone, Claudia Bouvette, and Mantisse. He also debuted 3 new songs that will be featured on his upcoming 3rd album.


The band Choses Sauvages returned to Montréal on Sept. 7, 2022, after a remarkable tour of the province to bring their acclaimed latest album Choses Sauvages to life onstage. It was also a first for the sextet as headliners at MTELUS. Fans were treated to an electrifying show that was more danceable than ever, with set and lighting design by Philippe Marquis (Jack White, Leon Bridges).

The group will return to Paris for the MaMa conference and festival in October 2022, and will also play in Germany at the Reeperbahn festival in late September.

The 20th edition of the Festival de musique émergente en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (FME) was held from Sept. 1-4, 2022. Over the years, the annual festival – dedicated to the emerging music scene – has become a not-to-be-missed opportunity to discover new music in Québec. The 2022 version was no exception.

SOCAN presented one of the few “secret” shows that spice up the programming each year, featuring Alex Pic, leader of the Abitibi band Lubik, now pursuing a solo career. True to his reputation of giving shows in unusual places, Pic’s show took place in a bookstore on Sunday morning, to the delight of early birds.

Here are some images of the shows that impressed us most at this year’s FME.