Welp, it’s here. I haven’t been to any POP shows yet, but that’s only because I’ve got my sights trained on these shows that are falling a bit under the radar. Yessir, here’s what you can see this week that’s not part of POP.
First and foremost, check out Cool Fest, it’s a super cool, $10 a day music festival happening at Beaubien loft La Brique on Friday and Saturday that promises to be a raucous and righteous alternative to POP. But if that doesn’t suit your fancy, we’ve got more shows below.
L’envers hosts a night of improvisatory jazz featuring Felix-Antoine Hamel on sax, Paul Serralheiro on trumpet, Farley Miller on drums, and Stéphane Diamantakiou on contrebass. Plus, director Vincent Berger Rond will be accompanying with recordings and voice.
And again, this time a choice between improv nights either at Les Bobards for Kalmunity (which is liable to bring in spoken word, RnB, Hip Hop and whatever else the musicians are feeling) or back at L’envers for Aaron Lumley’s solo contrebass improvisations, “Wilderness.” (I’d go for that.)
Whether you go all POP, or check out some of these as well, I wish you all a fantastic week!