Friday, Aug. 8

* Pervers/Cité’s keynote panel
* Talking & playing What’s Going On at BBAM! Gallery
* Jacquemort and Babylones at la Vitrola
* How Sad, ¡Flist! and Farragoes at Brasserie Beaubien
* Gucchi Babe, DJs Cadence Weapon & Miley Highrus

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Today’s edition of Mr. Ralph’s Record Player down at BBAM! Gallery features hip hop artist Jonathan Emile in conversation with BBAM! owner/music historian Ralph Alfonso. The topic: Marvin Gaye’s classic 1973 record What’s Going On, which will be played in its entirety, on the original vinyl. 3255 St-Jacques W., 7 p.m., $15 (includes 2 drinks & 1 $5 vinyl of your choice)

Montreal’s alt-pride week, Pervers/Cité, gets rolling today with a panel about the history of police raids and “social cleansing” at gay events and in venues and neighbourhoods in this city and beyond. Centre St-Pierre (1212 Panet, #100), 6:30 p.m.

Local bands Jacquemort and Babylones play la Vitrola. If you haven’t seen Jacquemort (part of the Malajube family) yet, you should get on that. 4602 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $12

Tonight’s Brasserie Beaubien show promises to be classic, with indie pop and weird sounds by How Sad, ¡Flist! and Farragoes. Save $3 on the cover charge if you wear a “Mile End costume” (see suggestions & details here). 73 Beaubien E., 10 p.m., $7/$10 w/out costume

Get Wavy with DJs Cadence Weapon and Miley Highrus, plus live & DJ sets by Gucchi Babe, whose EP Le Même Prix 2010 is out Aug. 14 on Summer Cool Music. Bonus: The first 50 people in the door get a free shot. Cabaret Playhouse (5656 Parc), 10 p.m., $5
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