Une Tintamarre of tin and metal percussion reigns the soundscape of neighbourhood streets in Montréal , some take to their balconies, some opt for the stoop or stairs, and others form impromptu marching bands.Citizens in Montreal have adopted the Chilean protest tactic of Cacerolazo over the past few evenings starting at 8pm and going late into the night in some neighbourhoods. They are making some rhythmic noise to protest against the undemocratic emergency Law 78 put in place by the Charest Government to curb student and citizen activist protests in Montreal. What the law has done, has increased the numbers on the streets, and is bringing neighbours together (and angering some as well…). Take it to the streets at 8pm with lids, frying pans, double boilers, mixing bowls and utensils.
Wednesday May 23
The last in this years’ 24 Gauche Series is starting at 8pm outside the Gallery Espace Project situated at 353 Villeray E. with a tintamarre de casseroles. Bring your kitchen wares to kick things off, then head into the gallery for a solo set by Owen Chapman “Acetone vs Thereminvox” and a collaboration between Chris Strickland and Guido Del Fabbro.
Looking for a more melodic, rock infused structures of sound?
Thursday May 24 An evening of minimal coldwave influenced synth pop, bent songstylings, and a bit of the unknown unfolds at the casa del Popolo with: Brusque Twins, Country, and Flist@ Casa del Popolo.
Parlovr are launching their new album Kook Soul, a set of violent love songs with jesuslesfilles at Jackie &Judy Friday May 25
The fine folk of Riddim Wise Radio over at our sister station CISM are throwing their fist Drop The Riddim monthly at CFC(6388 St-Hubert), a night of Reggae, Dub Oldies, Nu roots, Dancehall, Lovers and Rub-a-dub featuring live performances by Face T and Marky Lyrical.
Improv at Vergil Reality with L’apres Midi d’un Phon with John Heward, Jean Derome, Vergil Sharkya. 4374 Blvd. St- Laurent. First set at 6pm sharp, second set at 7pm.