7 parties for rap romantics

Trap, electro-soul, jazz, DIY DJing and more Montreal parties this weekend.

shineHow do I love thee? To quote the romantic musings of Murs, “I love you like a rap kid loves breaks.”

I love you more than Rick Rubin loves Kaytranada.

I love you more than Kanye loves himself.

I probably love you other ways but my mom is reading. (I love you Mom!)

Here’s where to get your sexual chocolate on this Valentine’s weekend and beyond. (Sorry Mom!)

Friday: The best bet for feeling the love, and quite possibly the show of the week, is APigeon, bringing her trippy electro-soul to life with an unwfuckwitable line-up consisting of Poirier, Ruined Sundays, the Shah, L.A. Foster and a dance performance by Sabine Lawless. La Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent), 10:10 p.m., PWYC (suggested bouquet of 10 notes)

Fro Festival 2015 continues. The border couldn’t stop Dead Prez’s M1 from spreading knowl by Skype two weeks back at what was reportedly a hype blend of intelligence and amusement, and this week Fro invites global poet/singer Akua Naru to speak and perform. Guests include Monk.e, IAmBlackGirl, Queen Ziyah, Newdayz and Veeby. La Grande Bibliothèque (475 de Maisonneuve E.), 8 p.m., $12

Saturday: WeFunk DJs Professor Groove and Ruby Jane have been holding down a monthly at Bleury Bar a Vinyle for a minute but have finally named their baby, and so they bring you The Sauce. No special guests this month but yo, find a date and go dance slinky. 2109 Bleury, 10 p.m.

It seems like I haven’t typed this name in a while. Montrilla celebrates his bday and the V-day at Blizzarts weekly Mugshots. 3956 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

Next door at Blue Dog Motel, it’s Kiss Me Thru Da Booth, with Weed Carrier Team, Octane Boyz and M. Bootyspoon dippin’ and dabbin’. 3958 St-Laurent, 10 p.m.

Sunday: Scratch Sessions 05 goes down at les Bobards with DJs Manzo and Killa Jewel. The decks are open to those who wanna show skills and build. 4328 St-Laurent, 3-7 p.m.

Now and then I like to remind you that Kalmunity Jazz Project gets open at Resonance Café each Sunday night. If you need a late-to-the-game date place, get lucky with Kalmunity. 5175A Parc, 8:30 p.m., $8

Extra heads up: Next Thursday, Feb. 19, Rich Homie Quan brings that trap sound the kids are nutty for to Petit Olympia. I like Rich Homie Quan simply ‘cuz the first time I didn’t hate whatever shit was coming out of some kid’s iPhone speaker on the metro, it was Quan. So I can only imagine it sounds that much better live and loud. Get your tickets. 1282 Amherst, 8 p.m., $40


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