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Halloween party at Sala Rossa on Saturday with DJs The Goods

This Week’s Shows (October 25-31)

Halloween party at Sala Rossa on Saturday with DJs The Goods

Between our funding drive and last minute costume ideas, things are pretty busy at the station as of late… Here are some shows!!


Michigan beatsmith Shigeto will be infusing Club Lambi with his soulful rhythms later tonight.


After trying your luck at the sold out Swans show at La Tulipe, get your power pop happening with The Bawdy Electric at Casa Del Popolo.


…could get Thelonius at Resonance Cafe with Hat & Beard playing choice tunes from the Monk’s songbook, or enjoy the electroacoustic work of Monty Adkins at Usine C.


Joel Kerr Quintet at Casa Del Popolo promises to enliven your eardrums with their rollicking jazz rhythms.


Get fantastic, freaky and psyched for Sam Shalabi’s Land of Kush project as they take over the hearts and minds of those attending Sala Rossa this Monday — and be sure to stop by the CKUT table while you’re there.


Whether it’s folk with Canadian songwriter Jerry Ledger at Divan Orange or improvisation with L’envers cofounder Philippe Battikha at Caigibi, All Hallow’s Eve Eve will be the perfect precursor to your numerous rounds of trick or treating on Wednesday.


The Ratchet Orchestra

A rambunctious, thirty piece orchestra will be causing a racket at Sala Rossa on Halloween. CKUT will be there in full force with a live broadcast of their set, so be sure to come say hi if you make it out to the show.


Enjoy and Happy Halloween!

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!

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!


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.