Aaron Lumley will perform his solo contrebass improvisations at L'envers on Tuesday

This Week’s (Other) Shows (September 20 – 27)

 

Aaron Lumley will perform his solo contrebass improvisations at L’envers on Tuesday

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.

Friday 9/21

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.

Sunday 9/23

Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Patrick Wolf will be playing at L’Astral, and I’m pretty certain it will lift your spirits. That’s here.

Monday 9/24

The improvisation continues at Casa del Popolo with two jazz duos comprised of Francois Carrier and Michel Lambert, as well as Karoline Leblanc and Paulo J Ferreira. Right on.

Tuesday 9/25

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.)

Wednesday 9/26

How about some Edith Piaf salsa? That’s what I thought. Head over to Club Balattou to hear Angélique Duruisseau perform her Edith Piaf tribute with a huge cross-section of musical styles.

Whether you go all POP, or check out some of these as well, I wish you all a fantastic week!