Friday, June 26

* France vs. Germany in the Women’s World Cup
* Season launch of Village Éphémère at Pied-du-Courant
* Montreal trio Seoul launches their debut LP, I Become a Shade
* Montreal band Pat Jordache launches Steps at Bar le Ritz PDB
* Beirut and Heartstreets kick off the Jazz Fest with free shows
* All-female DJ event Discwoman begins at la Vitrola

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The third round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup begins, with the France vs. Germany game happening in Montreal. (Germany is the #1 ranked women’s team in the world.) Tickets are available. Olympic Stadium (4141 Pierre-de-Coubertin), 4 p.m., $25$100

It’s the launch of this summer’s weekend gatherings by Village Éphémère, on the lawn of the Pied-du-Courant prison museum. 2100 Notre-Dame E., 5 p.m.–midnight, free

After two years on the scene, Montreal trio Seoul are launching their debut album, I Become a Shade. See more about the band and the record and watch their latest video in our interview with the band, here. 185 Van Horne, 9 p.m., $10/$12

[PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED] Another Montreal band, Pat Jordache, launches their new, weird-world record Steps at Bar le Ritz PDB, with openers Vesuvio Solo, Project Pablo and the Dandana Club DJs. See our interview with band leader Pat Grégoire here. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $7/$8

There are quality concerts happening all over town tonight, but we’d be remiss not to mention the Jazz Fest’s big kick-off show, featuring Beirut — the first band ever interviewed for Cult MTL nearly three years ago (Ste-Catherine & Jeanne-Mance, 9:30 p.m., free). Also playing a free outdoor show tonight are local rap crew Heartstreets, faves of the team here at Cult MTL (Clark & de Montigny, 10 p.m., free).

The two-day, all-female DJ event known as Discwoman begins, bringing UMFANG, Pascale Project, Babi Audi, Beta Librae, ssurfacing and DJBOYZCLUB to the decks at la Vitrola. The party doubles as a fundraiser for Rock Camp for Girls. 4602 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $10 
For a thorough rundown of vernissages and other art events, plus full gallery and museum listings, see Art This Week, here.

For punk, metal, noise and drone show recommendations, see Hammer of the Mods, here.

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