By Karen R.
We’ve all had a few days to recover from Pop so it’s time to get back on the show horse.
Thursday Sept. 29th Do some good while you hear some good tonight at Rhythms for Rights! a night of music organized by McGill’s Journalists for Human Rights featuring Effusion A Capella, The Howling Gales, Matt Stern, Toronto’s Small Town Treason, Guillaume Pilote and Neil Heaton and more. All proceeds go towards Journalists for Human Rights so cough it up, cuz you and I both know that altruism is totally rock n’ roll. Les 3 Minots 8pm $10
Friday Sept. 30th Nothing says Friday night like acousmatic tape music, am I right? Hans–Joachim Roedelius, German-born electronic music legend and co-founder of krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia, will be filling La Sala Rossa with original compositions befit for enthusiasts of the strange and whimsical, and modernist experimental cinema. With the mysterious Hobo Expanding Cult Band. 8pm
Saturday Oct. 1st The ambient minimalism continues Saturday at Casa del Popolo with Xela, High Aura’d, Corridors and Le Révélateur at Casa del Popolo. 8:30 pm $10. But if you’re completely OD’d on soundscapes (a total non sequitur for the electro-acoustically inclined), head back to Sala for the French story- songs of Les Freres Goyettes. Nothin’ like the sweet serenade of a toothless old Quebecois man. 8pm
Sunday October 2 Sunday is an obvious choice with UK electronic composer/producer James Blake playing Club Soda. After all, those soulful vocals and dub style beats aren’t going to just listen to themselves. 9 pm $25
Monday October 3 Monday is all about flashbacks to eras you never lived through with Elephant Stone and Uncle Bad Touch on the bill at Casa. Elephant Stone is psyche pop at its purest. Feel good melodies? Check. Sunshine harmonies? Check. Compelling basslines and crystal clear guitar riffs? Check and check. Oh yeah, and infectious sitar runs feature prominently. Meanwhile, Uncle Bad Touch bring the cool with their 70’s garage rock fuzz and an unmistakably Zeppelinesque fervour. Hope you like opium dens. 8:30 pm
Tuesday October 4 Migrating Birds are an indie rock band that sing with British accents but aren’t British. If that sort of thing doesn’t piss you off royally check them out on Tuesday with The Counselors at Le Divan Orange. And even if it does, check them out anyway, because despite the posturing, they’re actually pretty good. 10pm
Wednesday October 5 Bob Log III is bringing his weird one man act of space age whisky spilling stomp -twang to Il Motore Wednesday night with Mr. Free and the Satellite Freakout! Get your cutoffs, shotguns, and jet packs ready, cuz this one’s gonna be white trash ridiculous. 8:30 pm $15