Friday, March 4

* Island Frequencies presents Montreal & NYC bands at la Sala Rossa
* Charlotte Cornfield launches a record Casa del Popolo
* Concordia’s Art Matters launches with live music at Lion d’Or
* La Bacchanale outdoor dance party as part of Montréal en Lumière
* I’ve Got 99 Problems but Feminism Ain’t One party at Divan Orange
* Notre Dame des Quilles fourth anniversary party

Earth Crusher Slave King

“Slave King” by Earth Crusher

Island Frequencies brings together a line-up of electronic musicians from Montreal and Brooklyn for a sonic trip at la Sala Rossa, including G. S. Sultan, Sarah Davachi, Fousek, Event Cloak and Best Fern (Alexia Avina & Nick Schofield). 4848 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $12/$10 in advance

Across the street at at Casa del Popolo, Toronto folk-rock alchemist Charlotte Cornfield launches a new record, Future Snowbird, with local opener Philémon Cimon. 4873 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $10

Concordia’s annual emerging arts festival Art Matters kicks off tonight with a launch party and show at Cabaret Lion d’Or featuring Nancy Pants, Hand Cream, Organ Mood and DJboyzclub. 1676 Ontario E., 9 p.m., $12/$10 in advance

Montreal street artist and A-Shop member Earth Crusher takes his evil CEO persona to the next level with a new exhibition called The Chosen One Percent plus a product line dubbed Slave Made Brand, both launching tonight with a dance party vernissage at Artgang, with Voyage Funktastique DJ Walla P and Sagewondah providing the grooves. 6524 St-Hubert, 9 p.m., free

Nuit Blanche may be over, but Montréal en Lumière continues, with a giant, free outdoor dance party happening tonight in the festival zone courtesy of la Bacchanale. DJ Or Room will be heating things up downtown, followed by an afterparty at Salon Daomé with Massyl b2b Adam Solomon. Place des Festivals, Jeanne-Mance & Ste-Catherine W., 9–11 p.m., free. Afterparty at 141 Mont-Royal E., 11 p.m.–3 a.m., free before midnight for guestlist (RSVP to event page).

In honour of the approaching International Women’s Day, Montreal Sisterhood throws a hip hop party at Divan Orange called I’ve Got 99 Problems but Feminism Ain’t One with a line-up of rad ladies including the Shadow Hunters, Ella Grave & LaKoche, Caro Dupont & KenLo and Strange Froots. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $8

Notre Dame des Quilles — the LGBT-friendly Mile Ex bar with a DIY bowling space — marks four years in business with a birthday party, featuring with DJ Awwful playing new wave, post-punk, pop and hip hop. 32 Beaubien E., 10 p.m.3 a.m., free

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