Lido Pimienta

Essays

How Music Communities Can Survive Their Leaders' Alleged Misconduct

Directors at Toronto's Wavelength concert series and Ottawa's Arboretum Music Festival have stepped aside, leading to questions about how these scenes can move forward.
Jill Krajewski
7.10.18
New music

Weaves Get Weird On Their Cover of Arcade Fire's "Neighbourhood #3 (Power's Out)"

For Polaris Prize's Cover Sessions, the band turns the Arcade Fire cut into a jittery banger.
Sarah MacDonald
5.8.18
Cultura

Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and the Perils of Latin Novelty

"I Like It" is an inarguable hit, but its sample invokes a history of the industry exoticizing songs sung in Spanish. Burger King is involved somehow.
Gary Suarez
4.27.18
New music

Lido Pimienta's “Fornicate es un Arte” Performance Lays Out the Laws of Love

The Toronto artist’s Audiotree North live session showcases a song that rejects the idea of ownership in polyamorous relationships.
Devin Pacholik
4.18.18
Canada

Here’s the Best Canadian Stuff From 2017

Here’s one last list, promise.
VICE Staff
12.29.17
New music

Listen to 88 Days of Fortune's New Compilation 'Cosmic Melanin'

Featuring Lido Pimienta, Witch Prophet, and more.
Noisey Canada Staff
9.22.17
Op-Eds

Lido Pimienta's Necessary Win Forces the Polaris Prize into a New Age

Fellow revolutionary Tanya Tagaq also gave a transcendent performance and tribute was paid to the late, great Leonard Cohen.
Phil Witmer
9.19.17
Interviews

Casey Mecija and Lido Pimienta Explain the "Contradictions of Multiculturalism" in Canada

Is the Canadian identity as inclusive as it appears?
Maria Martinez
5.15.15
Features

Lido Pimienta Takes Control

"I make it clear that I’m in control. You’re not in control. We’re not friends. Yeah, thank you for coming to my show, you’re not my friend.”
Maria Martinez
3.21.14