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MAdM Summer Festivals 2011 from MAdM OOOM on Vimeo.

so happy to be invited to play the following summer festivals. all very different and special in their own right.

Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland – July 4th :
Established in 1967 by legendary founder and director to this day Claude Nobs (not to mention old friends of Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis and Frank Zappa). Held in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, with an impeccable artist friendly reputation, this festival invited me back again this year, after the HEART BREAKING EMERGENCY LIGHT FLIGHT CANCELLATION NIGHTMARE MERCI, see you next week!!

Festival d’Ete de Quebec – July 13 :
Quebec’s BIGGEST 10 day long festival hosting Metallica to Elton John has invited me to participate for the first time. It’s a pleasure to share the stage with fellow fantasy freaks and European label mates, Coheed and Cambria. As a native Montrealer and Quebecoise, it took me until last year to play Quebec City for the FIRST TIME! Hole, The Pumpkins, my first solo tour never made it up there, so was i ever blown away by the support and enthusiasm when i arrived there for the first time last fall. MERCI Quebec, je me souvien et va etre de retour bientot!

HEAVY T.O!!!!!!!! – July 24:
Where to i begin????? i am so honored, excited and exploding with i-can’t-fucking-wait energy, to participate in a mirror of the same incredible bill from last year’s HEAVY MTL: SLAYER – ROB ZOMBIE – MASTODON – ANVIL and more…… and what’s even more…. is that i, again, am the sole female front person of the day. representing the feminine love of all things HEAVY and the universal love of magic, myth, metal and mayhem. it’s beyond gender, it’s music. for those of you who missed it last year, please take a peek at MAdM TV Meets Heavy MTL – a half hour of interviews and backstage footage of Team MAdM exploring and loving the grounds of Heavy MTL. stay tuned for the next episode… post HEAVY TO…. this time, not only will i be the only WOMAN on the bill, but the only person capable and currently building life inside. METAL Meets THE MYSTERY OF MOTHERHOOD at HEAVY T.O………… more life coming soon!


hope to see some of you there – as these will be my last shows before i dive into writing my next album and experience true metamorphosis.
2012… around the corner! x



good people of the everywhere….
i’m writing with a stuffy nose, from a hotel bed.
there is sooooo much to tell- from my recent OOOM pilgrimage to the North West, to the one of a kind private performance i gave today to a representative of the alternative nation from EVERY state in the USA (and one Canadian!), to my new Auf der Maur boots… BUT first thing is first!!!!! THIS JUST IN: NEW VIDEO! NEW TOUR!!!!

dear people of the inner MAdM OOOM web, a taste, tease, peek, here now…

Meet Me On The Darkside – tease! from MAdM OOOM on Vimeo.

HERE I COME….. (I could just say pleas visit my SHOW page… but this is more FUN!!!)

10/03/10 *Lisbon, Portugal @ MOTELx (Not in attendance, SORRY! I wish!!!)
10/02/10 *San Francisco, CA, US @ Artists Television Access
10/02/10 San Francisco, CA, US @ Cafe Du Nord (ROCK SHOW!)
10/14/10 *Philadelphia, PA, US @ The Galleries at Moore College
10/20/10 **Portland, ME, US @ The Empire Dine and Dance
10/21/10 **Brookline, MA, US @ The Coolridge Corner Theatre
10/22/10 **Providence, RI, US @ The Cable Car Cinema
*Film Screening
**Film Screening & Special Performance


11/02/10 London, CA @ Call The Office
11/03/10 Hamilton, CA @ Casbah
11/04/10 Toronto, CA @ Tattoo
11/05/10 Ottawa, CA @ Mavericks
11/06/10 Montreal, CA @ Cabaret Juste pour rire

11/09/10 Den Bosch, NL @ W2
11/10/10 Hasselt, BE @ Muziekodroom
11/12/10 Sheffield, UK @ Corporation
11/13/10 Glasgow, UK @ Garage
11/14/10 Manchester, UK @ Ruby Lounge
11/15/10 London, UK @ Scala
11/16/10 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece
11/18/10 Hannover, DE @ Faust
11/19/10 Cologne, DE @ Kulturkirche
11/20/10 Arhus, DE @ Vox Hall
11/21/10 Stockholm, SE @ Debaser Slussen
11/22/10 Oslo, NO @ Mono Cafe
11/24/10 Helsinki, FI @ Nosturi
11/25/10 Copenhagen, DE @ Vega Small Hall
11/27/10 Hamburg, DE @ Knust
11/28/10 Berlin, DE @ c-club
11/29/10 Wroclaw, PL @ Kultowa
11/30/10 Warsaw, PL @ Stodola
12/01/10 Vienna, AT @ Szene Wien
12/02/10 Salzburg. AT @ Rockhouse
12/05/10 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
12/06/10 Munich, DE @ 59:1
12/08/10 Lausanne, CH @ D! Club
12/09/10 Lucerne, CH @ Schüür
12/10/10 Torino, IT @ Spazio 211
12/11/10 Roncade (Trevoso), IT @ New Age Club
12/12/10 Madonna dell’Albero, IT @ Bronson
12/14/10 Luxembourg, LU @ den atelier
12/15/10 Paris, FR @ Trabendo



MAdMOOOM heads North West!


alright, it’s true. i got so carried away with my love of MAdMTV that i failed to update my blog for a little too long… between then and now, i was pretty busy falling in love with ITALIA (with a could mini affairs with AUSTRIA, GEMANY AND SWISS HOMELAND prior) then straight into loving quebec for the first time, then celebrating my hero DAVID SUZUKI at TORONTO TIFF. had not secretarial time to update this here story… but NOW i must tell you…. it is with great joy and excitement that i announce, i will be heading NORTH WEST with me and my inner world, for the first time in YEARS!!!! i’m talking 5 years!!!! imagine the beauty i’ve been missing out on… no more!
sorry sweets of the mountains and fresh air, you may have thought i’d forgot about you, as you may have about me, but i am here to reinitiate our friendship, in form of MUSIC & FILM !!! so the cities that will receive my bloody heart and loud feelings are

OOOM SEATTLE! Friday Sept 24th 2010
Late Night Rock Show @ HIGH DIVE w/ The Hounds Below

OOOM VICTORIA! Saturday Sept 25th 2010
Live Show @ Riflandia Festival w/ Hot Hot Heat and more!

OOOM VANCOUVER! Tuesday Sept 28th 2010
Screening followed by Q&A @ The Pacific Cinematheque
hatching a special music thing in VAN, stay tuned to MAdM Tweets! for more info!
NEWS FLASH! Playing rare, live stripped down set at John Fluevog Design Center
Tuesday September 28th – 3 PM 65 Water St. Vancouver (Gastown), BC

OOOM PORTLAND! Wednesday Sept 29 2010
Screening followed by Q&A @ The Clinton St Theater

OOOM SAN FRANCISCO! Saturday Oct 2nd 2010 >link to show page
Live show @ Cafe du Nord

it’s been a long time, been a long time, been a long lonely, lonely, lonely time… without you!

a bientot!


finally, after years of not even knowing this should exist… MAdM TV is born.
born out of love of music, weird people and wanting to share it with YOU.
when a woman is invited to be the sole female front woman on a weekend of 34 HEAVY bands, in the sexiest city in the north east of the americas, she better equip herself with a modest camera crew and entourage, to feast on the moment… and so we did! Slayer, Mastodon, Molson Beer, need i say more………

dear land of heavy music lovers,
this is an ode to you, in a snapshot of what i think is the best HEAVY MUSIC festival in the world. you can not ask for a better city to host it, and a more passionate (French Canadian!) audience. proud that my home town can bring this life, and obligated to share it. MAdMTV meets HEAVY MTL, Pour Vous, in 4 parts x hope you enjoy as much as we did being there x

PART 1 – Featuring the Lay of the Festival Land, Skeletonwitch and more

PART 2 – Featuring the “Ladies” loving Lamb of God, Rob Zombie and more!

PART 3 – Featuring my love of all things M and Mastodon and Much Much More!

PART 4 – Featuring Dave, magic drummer of Slayer and the HEAVY MTL CROWD!

i was not prepared for making my first televised report. in an attempt to be prepared, i #ASKED the tweeters and facers to help me come up with questions last minute. there was a slew of great questions that came in from mariano, amal, adam, ricky, matt, james, katalyze, en apariencia, jj87, the real osmium, antonio, sarah, sweetice, mayvelin, hate the hate AND MORE> THANK YOU for all your collaboration, but i was scrambling and lost the paper. ended up winging it off the cuff.

Going Live, From Austria!



DID YOU KNOW THAT THE FULL OOOM WILL BE OUT ON MARCH 30TH !!!!? on that day the album will be avail world wide on i-tunes for your convenience, BUT for those interested in the FULL OOOM, in all of it’s tactile glory (VINYL, DVD, PRINT, T’S AND MORE), it will be available, EXCLUSIVELY here at ….. many goods to have and to hold, and MOST excitingly OOOM FILM to see! you will finally meet Carol Ann, the eternal female force, who can travel through time… she’s waiting for you on the other side! MARCH 30th… she’s calling you.
the lone wolf CD version will be avail in stores near you, world wide within the following weeks – very excited to partner up with legendary label ROADRUNNER RECORDS for the rest of the world outside my north american homeland. they have longer arms and better reach for YOU international listeners.. MORE ON THAT SOON TOO!!!


i am en route home from toronto after a super fun CMW HORSESHOE / CHARTattack weekend! (no offense pals of the T dot, re the photo above, but we all have to pick a team!) it was a great great show- thanks to all who came out and shouted. it was great to be back on the stage with my HOLY TRINITY (DENVER boys in the band!), and we will meet again at my B-DAY SXSW MOTORHEAD SHOW!!!! AUTSIN MARCH 17TH – i am just oh too thrilled to be spending my birthday warming the stage up for LEMMY, one of my top bass-playing singer role models ( thin lizzy’s LYNOTT, type o’s STEELE and GEDDY rush are up there with him!). ! we are trying to cook up a THIN LIZZY cover for the set for proper homage. ALSO on the bill is MONTREAL’S own fantasy metal freak legends VOIVOD!!!! perfect birthday. hope that any of you in TEXAS will start your long weekend of music with us x i will also be part of a photographers and music panel with other music & photo lovers like danny clinch x then there’s the absinth album party… then after texas comes a little Los Angeles and much more…

last week i had a fantastic, yet surreal experience on a QUEBEC late night talk show in “TOUT LE MONDE EN PARLE”. i’ve never done much of the talk show circuit, and never seen one like this. it was a bit like a demented revisitation of the 1950’s show ‘THIS IS YOUR LIFE”- the charming host, Monsieur LePage, dug up all kinds of songs, quotes, clips and stories of my past & present that i needed to react to, IN FRENCH of course~ there was a bit of the legendary Hole and Pumpkins questions, (which are really picking up speed as of late ! side note. wow, just as i thought i was a decade past my past, it’s right back at me…. very interesting- i guess billy, Clove and i will continue to orbit around the same moon as we did back then …. very interesting time, quite poetic in many ways.) ANYHOW then there were questions of OOOM and just WHO is OUT OF THEIR MIND- they suggested, perhaps the girl who cheered at the loss of record deal, and stole money from banks to start her own fantasy production company, and dress up as a WITCH to rip a VIKING’S HEART out. YES. me. present. c’est moi. merci le QUEBEC!

the show was taped in front of a live studio audience and airs this sunday on CBC in quebec (Radio Canada)… i got lost in the maze of the public broadcasting building on my way out of the taping, and ran into these sweet props and tricks from our GOVERNMENT FUNDED ARTS, NEWS AND CULTURAL portal (IT’S LIKE PBS ON STEROIDS MAINSTREAM / MULTI GENERATIONAL, as OPPOSED to the majority of our USA expression and news sources being owned and controlled by private corporations!?!!) ANYHOW, the CBC employed both my parents in their early careers as journalists, and they both did phenomenal things there:

my MOTHER, Linda, conducted interviews for a radio show called “BRINGING BACK THE FUTURE” where she interviewed the likes of Ken Kesey (“one flew over the cuckoo’s nest” & star of “electric Kool-Aid acid test”) , Frank Zappa (!), Neil Cassady (from “on the road” of the Kerouack beat generation!) AND Timothy Leary!!! holy psychedelia!!!!!!

meanwhile, my FATHER, Nick, had his very own TV show “QUELQUE SHOW” (funny play on words for our bilingual city of MONTREAL). the show was SOOOO ahead of it’s time: MAN ON THE STREET REALITY TV, CIRCA 1969! experimental talk show where my father NICK (the charming ladies man) and his right hand man LES (the portly balding sweet heart) would plant themselves on an active street corner or farmers market in montreal and TALK TO THE PEOPLE “what’s on your mind?’ “what are you frustrated about?” “where are you from?” – from immigrants, to draft dodgers, to chicken farmers, to 100 year old judges, to drunks – the CAST OF CHARACTERS documented in this time capsule TV show- is sacred. human’s in a time before obsessive documentation and cameras. PURE , UNEDITED and HONEST reports on what it was to be human, on a street corner in 1969. i swear i will share it with you some day….

now, my tribute and photo essay of my late night walk through of some of CBC’S nick knacks, props and hallways – the same ones who nurtured my parents to EXPRESS themselves through their voices and of OTHERS. thank you CBC / RADIO CANADA.



MAdM Live Video Blog


MAdM Tour Peak Nov 09 from MAdM OOOM on Vimeo.

it was so satisfying to get this ship rolling last week, thank you to all the canadian ears and hearts that were pried open with our sounds and sweat. i want to share some backwards memories of it with you ALL. i of course plan on getting to you all soon enough in 2010, but here’s a taste in the meantime x


p.s. my MAdM Music Shop will launch later this week, and the OOOM EP will be available there. i will keep you posted …
p.p.s meanwhile deep in the night, as promised, the full OOOM Music video will creep into these here players soon. however the robot ghosts have held her hostage in a tower, where she can only watch the world through the reflection of a mirror… when she is freed you will be notified. sorry for the unexpected delay sweets…… x

Moranis, Canada …


… the mountains and me.
what on honor, on canada day,
to share a page with a McKenzie brother,
a New York Times Op-Ed page no less….

NYT Op-Ed Canada Day!

of course i am a dual citizen and celebrate the duality-
between today and the 4th, i promise i will trot in the rain,
commune with the explorers, founding fathers/mothers
and the kings and queens,
who made the pilgrimage to this new world, and paved the way,
for me and we, to be modern 21st century folks, who play loud,
escape into the vortex of the virtual,
and squint into the eyes of the past by gazing at the sky,
rivers and mountains that received the settlers,
and wonder how the future will shape them.
the discovery and expansion must’ve surely been empowering,
but also just plain practical and necessary
to house our epic of explosion of flesh and borders.
hurray the future is here, the past is there,
and we can visit anywhere in between!
it’s a future-past sandwich week!

la la la,
le canada