Thursday, Sept. 18

* Music producer Steve Albini puts on his chef hat at SAT
* Can Anyone Be a Rock Star? POP Symposium
* Experience René Lussier’s album Le trésor de la langue at Film POP
* Bard Fiction opens at MainLine Theatre
* Le Révélateur, Kyle Bobby Dunn & more at Ukrainian Federation
* POP Montreal edition of Hip Hop Karaoke
* TR/ST, Mozart’s Sister & Dreamboy at POP’s late-night show

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POP Montreal dominates today.

Did you know that world-renowned record producer Steve Albini is also a food blogger? He’s doing a thing at SAT’s Foodlab today, as part of POP. Really. 1201 St-Laurent (3rd floor), 12:30–2:30 p.m., $25 (includes meal)

Rock Camp for Girls hosts a POP Symposium on the topic of the gendered landscape of learning and playing music, called Can Anyone Be a Rock Star? 3450 St-Urbain, 4:30 p.m., free

Experience experimental musician René Lussier’s landmark album Le trésor de la langue as part of Film POP, then see Fernand Bélanger’s documentary Le trésor archange, also featuring Lussier. Lussier will be on hand for a solo guitar performance and a Q&A. Quartiers POP (3450 St-Urbain), 7 p.m., $15

On stage at the MainLine is the opening night of Bard Fiction, a scene-by-scene retelling of Pulp Fiction in Shakespearean English. 3997 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $15

Montreal experimental digital/visual project le Révélateur (which recently released a new LP, Extreme Events) plays Ukrainian Federation with volume musician Kyle Bobby Dunn and Forest Management, aka ambient drone man John Daniel. 5213 Hutchison, 8 p.m., $10

The POP Montreal edition of Hip Hop Karaoke is happening at le Belmont, with beats by Shash’U and host D-Shade. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5 before 11 p.m./$10

Toronto nu-goth band TR/ST (aka Trust), local electro-pop act Mozart’s Sister and dream pop project Dreamboy occupy POP’s late-night space, Eglise St. Michel. 105 St-Viateur, 11 p.m., $20
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