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This Week’s Shows (October 4-11)

Craig Fahner @ Eastern Bloc

Everyone doing well? Good! We’ve got big decisions to make this Friday, plus a jazz festival to contend with, so unless you’re going out of town this weekend (which I am…), it’s time to get thinking about dem shows.

Thursday (ce soir)

Cool things abound in the early eve as Calgary artist Craig Fahner kicks off his first solo exhibition at Eastern Bloc entitled “Import/Export.” What to expect? From the gallery’s site:

His work reimagines the ways that technology, sound and musical instruments are experienced. The four works exhibited in Import / Export speak to our individual perception of sensory stimulation. Together, the works presented reveal the quantifiable aspects of emotional exchange and the commodification of human-machine interaction.

That opens tonight at 6pm

Then continue the multimedia extravaganza with Montreal’s Les Momies de Palerme over at Casa Del Popolo at 8:30pm



Jens Lekman

This is a tricky one folks. It just so happens that there are 5 (!) potential choices you could make this night, so I’ll try and help guide you with a list of criteria.



Jazz festival L’Off has a thing happening at Popolo or you could check Perfume Genius at Il Motore.


The day of rest brings us music actuelle and improvisation at Casa Del Popolo courtesy of Klaxon Gueule, Alexandre St Onge, and Bernard Falaise.


Noise and punk and free jazz is going down at Death Church where the excellently named No Babies, Dagger Eyes, and Loud Bag will conspire to make you flail your limbs wildly.


Groove on The Octopus Project‘s frequency at Il Motore or catch the aforementioned music actuelle crew of Klaxon Gueule, Alexandre St Onge, and Bernard Falaise again at Popolo.


How about rounding things out nicely with a free (like $0) jazz show by way of L’Off Festival at Sala Rossa?


Sounds good to me. Enjoy the holidays and upcoming week!

Moon Duo will be playing at Casa Del Popolo this coming Wednesday

This Week’s Shows (September 27 – October 4)

Moon Duo will be playing at Casa Del Popolo this coming Wednesday

You guys have fun at Pop? Me too! And yet, another Thursday brings us another week of shows from which to choose. Here are a few picks to help you along the way.


How about getting your vintage soul and RnB on with The Key-Lites over at Casa? Stax and Motown covers abound as the four piece deliver on their promise to “keep the temperature hot and the grooves ferocious.”

And of course, there’s the show we’re doing over at Gert’s, which is guaranteed to make you boogie in a whole ‘nother way.


You could appease your Americana cravings with the earnest folk of Two Gallants and the well-crafted classic rock of Papa up at Il Motore, or you could swing way out into left-field with the electroacoustic composition night at the Conservatoire de musique.


Break your heels dancing to a potpourri of beats of aptly name DJs, The Goods at ye ole Sala Rossa. Moves will be busted.


During the day there’s a free 8-bit/chiptune show happening on Mont-Royal from 2-9pm!

Then, beyond the blunt smoke, likely gang signs and abundance of high fashion undoubtedly on display, there is one reason you should go to the A$AP Rocky, A$AP Mob and Schoolboy Q on Sunday. That reason is Danny Brown.

Danny Brown

It’s happening at Metropolis.


Feel good about your concert going habits by attending this show at Casa aiming to raise money for a music school in Gaza. Apparently ranging from “classical piano to funky guitar to wild vocals,” the show features a very solid cast of jazz musicians all with good hearts.


Drop by Crocodiles at Divan Orange for a psychedelic swirl of fuzzy pop plucked ripe from the San Diego sun.


Take a trip on the stripped down psych drone twosome built of Wooden Shjips‘ guitarist Ripley Johnson and the organ tones of his partner Sanae Yamada. Moon Duo will be playing at Casa with the cosmic support of Sundrips solo act, Event Cloak.

Bon week-end!


(This) Thursdays {Alive}

You guys are into free music, yeah?
Cheap drinks?

You might wanna check out this show happening tomorrow at McGill featuring a stellar cast of McGill student bands like Notta Comet (who have taken their spoken word + DnB hybrid and transformed it into a four piece act) and OWLA (who make “free-floating melodic drone” that promises to stimulate your eardrums).

Plus, don’t miss CKUT’s World Skip The Beat DJs spinning ridiculously fresh earworms and extra special dance grooves!

Doors open at 8pm.


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!


CKUT x POP Montreal

We promise not to inundate you with information. There’s plenty happening at POP this week, but we thought we’d highlight the stuff CKUT is involved with. Plus, we kept it real organized.

Monday 9/17:

Tune into New Shit at 3pm to hear an interview with Phil Elverum aka Mount Eerie, plus some words of wisdom about conflicting shows at POP and a bunch of tasty new music!

Tuesday 9/18:

This week’s Montreal Sessions features a live performance by ritual-pop-gothsters Solar Year, plenty of tickets to be given away, and chats with the directors of POP Symposium and Art POP. Check it out at 3pm!

Wednesday 9/19:

CKUT will be live broadcasting from pulled pork haven and generally cool spot, Depanneur Le Pick Up from 11am until 3pm. Listen in to hear the very excellent Venus DJs, Lynne T, Malcolm aka The World Provider, and a gaggle of the Queer POP DJs spinning quality tunes to get your POP vibes going.


The live broadcast Wednesday will go something like this:

11-11:30pm will have Gen Heistek talking about the Kid’s Pop concert which features Krisa Muir and Elephant Stone

11:30-12pm Studio XX will be doing their show, The XX Files

12-1pm has an interview between the Venus DJs and Marie Helene Delhorme of electronic pop outing, FOXTROTT

1-1:15pm brings a collision between Peaches and The World Provider

1:15-1:30pm is an interview with documentary filmmaker Kevin Hegge, whose film She Said Boom will be screening on Thursday at 7pm at Quartiers Pop

1:30-2pm features visits from The Valleys, Besnard Lakes, Yamantaka/Sonic Titan and Pigeon Phat

2-3pm Queer POP chats with organizers and performers Tamika, Joseph Gabereau, Peanut Brittle and Pamela Dwyer in anticipation of their show Sunday

Friday 9/21:

Pop by CKUT’s Circuit Workshop over at Espace POP to chat about oscillators, handmade electronics and circuit bending at 2pm, then head down to Église POP Little Burgundy to party pow-wow step style with A Tribe Called Red, Nautiluss, Prison Garde and Blank Capsule starting at 11pm.

Saturday 9/22:

Sit in on a conversation between disco legend Jimmy “Bo” Horne and Roland Pemberton (AKA Cadence Weapon) at Quartiers POP happening at 5:30pm, then hit up Église Little Burgundy to dance with Jimmy “Bo” Horne himself, along with Mozart’s Sister, and Loose Joints at 11pm.

Good luck and have fun!


This Week’s Shows (September 13 – 20)

POP is in the air, and in the week preceding the festivities, here are a few shows to whet your appetites.

Thursday (right now)

Head over to Il Motore to catch the deeply moving post-rock of Explosions in the Sky’s Japanese label-mates, MONO. Opening for them is the former drummer of slowcore pioneers, Codeine, (and an accomplished solo guitarist and composer in his own right ) Chris Brokaw.

MONO, Chris Brokaw@ Il Motore


I’m pretty sure there’s a bad joke to be told about a Swedish pop group, a trio of Urban-Dictionary-terminology-using garage rockers, and four men in dresses walking into a bar, but I’ll spare you. Go check out Le Kid, UBT (formerly Uncle Bad Touch) and Man Legs tomorrow night at Popolo.

Le Kid, Uncle Bad Touch, Man Legs@ Casa del Popolo


Why not continue your weekend at Popolo with the field recording + guitar music of Nick Kuepfer, the ambient folk of Big Brave, and Jason Sharp’s baritone saxophone playing? Or, perhaps some industrial post-rock by  Mardi Noir plus the francophone art-song stylings of Mansfield.TYA at Divan Orange?

Mardi Noir, Mansfield.TYA@ Divan Orange
Nick Kuepfer + Big Brave + Jason Sharp @ Casa del Popolo


Continue the Casa streak with their monthly spoken word night, Words and Music.


Noisy and gorgeous tones collide as AUN, sic, Jen Morris & Erick d’Orion, and Mazen Kerbaj close out your Popolo binge.

AUN, sic, Jen Morris & Erick d’Orion, Mazen Kerbaj@ Casa del Popolo


This will be really good. Hopefully it will be something like this. Or possibly like this. You might even learn how to Schnitzel Boogie.

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Phedre, Bodyguard@ Cabaret du Mile End


It begins. I’ll be scoping Dam Funk and Mr. Muthafuckin eXquire, but you can also check out Deerhoof, or Gang Gang Dance doing their respective thangs.

Deerhoof, Buke&Gase, Mirel Wagner@ Cabaret Du Mile End (POP)

Gang Gang Dance@ Eglise Pop Litte Burgundy(POP)

DAM-FUNK + Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire + Les Anticipateurs + Yacht Club






This Week’s Shows (September 6-12)

(above: Huntsville on Monday @ La Elastica)


Hey people who like music!

I’m Gabriel and I’ll be writing a bunch for the blog in the months to come! Below I’ve got some picks for shows you should check out in the coming week.



Chilean electroacoustic composer Federico Shumacher kicks off the Conservatoire de musique’s Électrochoc series at la salle multimédia du CMM.


Montreal location-based sound artists Max Stein and Jen Reimer will be creating interactive musical spaces opening for Canadian drone composer Kyle Bobby Dunn at Casa Del Popolo. Excellent music to breathe to.


Founding Eric’s Trip member Julie Doiron’s new band, Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys, will be playing with Toronto based Dearly Beloved and Montreal duo The Redmond Barry’s at Il Motore.


Go see John Cage’s text pieces and 4’33” performed by Malcom Goldstein and Robert Racine (respectively) at the bookstore Le Port de Tête!


Get yer post-industrial noise vibrations on (it’s easier than you might think) at La Elastica with La formule XYZ, who will be playing alongside the Norwegian yoga country (!) and sometimes Wilco collaborators, Huntsville.


Summer vibes, jazz horns, electronics and sonic depth mingle as Sao Paulo Underground plays Casa Del Popolo.


The man behind The Microphones, Phil Elvrum, will be playing as Mt. Eerie with Toronto folk musician Wyrd Visions and Montreal experimental guitarist thisquietarmy at Sala Rossa.



CKUT is teaming up with the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy to bring Montreal a t-r-u-l-y special Dragonroot concert featuring MANCHYNAMoe Clark and A K U A!

A K U A combines a variety of raw and deeply personal songs and soundscapes supported by a seriously distinct and versatile vocal talent. Her style is remote soul mixing elements of soul, folk, pop, electronic and R&B. Listen here.

MAN CHYNA burst from a Smoky Mountain-womb just like his personal (s)hero, Dolly Parton. Part burlesque and part faggotronic rap, Man Chyna strip hops around Canada like a sissy M.I.A (Sissy Elliot?). Won’t you be the Boy-oncé to his Gay-Z? Mo Homo!

Métis musician MOE CLARK fuses performance narrative, circle singing, spoken word, looping pedal and more. Listen here

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE CHOIR invite you to join them in medleys of access, choice and self-determination!

Where? 10 Pins Ouest #414

When? Wednesday, August 22.

Doors at 8PM / Show at 9PM

How much? $5 suggested donation no one turned away

All proceeds go to Radio CKUT & the 2110 Centre

*Homemade kombucha and samosas will be available for sale

In case you haven’t heard, the Dragonroot Radio project is a joint collaboration between CKUT and the 2110 dedicated to bringing feminism, gender issues, the latest news, incredible musical talent and discussions on cultural happenings to the airwaves.