11 ways to get together this week

The best imminent rap shows and parties in Montreal.

shineSince bringing the Shine back from a hiatus in September, some readers have asked me where the opinions have gone. There are a lot of opinions out there. I’m still not ready to share mine here, or at least to spit them out into the void for someone else to come along and dismiss without actually reading.

But I do intend to start sharing more music and news in the Shine soon, alongside the party listings. I’m just trying to figure out how to get through this clutter out here in the ones and zeroes and reach people.

I thank those of you have joined my Facebook group and invite to rest to sign up, too — check the link at the bottom of this column.

I do this for one extremely selfish reason: I really like for people to have fun, and be together, and think together. Not alike. But together.

Here’s where we can get together this week.

Thursday: Local painters commune and create at Fresh Paint Gallery for Art Attack 6. Drinks, DJs and live design. Sounds like a gathering. Fresh Paint Gallery (221 Ste-Catherine E.), 7-11 p.m.

On the live tip, funk it up and soul it out with Wayne Tennant and Future Flight at l’inspecteur Épingle. 4051 St-Hubert, 9 p.m.

Friday: A triple mixtape release from members of local Latin-language spitters the Shadow Hunters — Grifos, Diablopablo y Jazor — pops off at Diss Tortion, with a multi-option cover that can include CDs or not. Fatsak and Benny Lava handle the decks. 372 Ste-Catherine W. #122 & #124, p.m., $7/$10 w/ 1 CD/$15 w/ 2 CDs

And if ever there was a healthy environment for the free exchange of ideas, it was the Milk Bar. Kannibalen get ultra together at le Belmont for A Clockwork Orange, with droogs Snails, Black Tiger Sex Machine, Dabin, Charlie Darker and Dubspecter prying your eyelids wide open. 4483 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

Saturday: The Rap Queb Money Tour with Koriass, Loud Lary Ajust and Eman & VLooper is finna défonce le Club Soda pour un joyeux bon temps. 1225 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $21.50/$15.50 students

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist bring the Renegades of Rhythm Tour, in homage of Afrika Bambaataa (who just blessed Montreal in person at Under Pressure last August with a block party of biblical proportions) to the Corona Theatre.

Now let me just stop and break this down for your again: Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow, on the same stage, breaking down the canon of the Godfather of Hip Hop. Here in our lifetime. Instinct more more than opinion for hip hop junkies on this one. (Enter a contest to win tickets to this show here.) 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $47.50

Continue to mix, match and mingle the night away after either party. On the jam tip, Le Cypher returns for round five at le Belmont, jumpin’ up on a Saturday night with guests Busty and the Bass and Scott C on top of URBN SCNC in full effect. 4483 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $4

And at Bleury Bar à Vinyle, it’s a WeFunk bday jam for Ruby Jane with Professor Groove and guest Zattar of OTT crew Timekode. 2109 Bleury, 10 p.m., $6 before midnight/$9

And when that’s done get some Moonshine in you. Nomad Nation (129 Van Horne), 10 p.m., $8

Sunday: DJs Killa-Jewel, Brace and Manzo ain’t lazy in the afternoon cut at Hip Hop Cafe and Sunday Scratch Session 2. 4801 Parc, 2-6 p.m.

EXTRA HEADS-UP: Next Thursday, Nov. 13, Queens’ most infamous themselves, Prodigy and Havoc — Mobb Deep — posse down at Petit Olympia. 1282 Amherst, 9 p.m., $40/$55 VIP/$75 meet ‘n’ greet

The same night on a more low-down rock swang, Brooklyn’s TV On the Radio boogie down at Corona Theatre. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $25/$30


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