Monday, June 30

* Thus Owls & Beat Market play the Jazz Fest
* BAM Scientific Café’s Brainiac event
* Welcome to Night Vale at the Olympia Theatre
* There’s Something Funny Going On at Blue Dog
* Alternatif night at Bar Passeport

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Thus Owls

Two great local acts are playing the Jazz Fest tonight: majestic neo-folkies Thus Owls (Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent, 11 p.m., $29.50, includes a copy of their album Turning Rocks) and dynamic dance-funk duo Beat Market (Metropolis, 59 Ste-Catherine E., 11:59 p.m., free)

Tired of dumbasses? Hear three leading neuroscientists discuss intelligence at the BAM Scientific Café’s Brainiac event. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 7–9 p.m.

The guys behind fake small-town radio show Welcome to Night Vale record their podcast in front of a live audience in Montreal tonight. Olympia Theatre (1004 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $31.75/$36.75

Paul Ash hosts There’s Something Funny Going On at Blue Dog. The night will feature sets from Tristan MacKinlay, Abdul Butt, Frank Russo, John St. Godard, Geoffrey Appelbaum, Jakub Stachurski, Jeff Schouela and headliner G. Hamilton Braithwaite. 3958 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., PWYC

The super sounds of the ’80s continue with DJs Draris & Missing leading an old-school new wave, goth & alternatif night at that classic Plateau spot, Bar Passeport. 2037 St-Denis, 10 p.m., $4


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