Saturday, Jan. 12

* Boutique Éphémère vintage sale
* Class of 2019 at Bar le Ritz
* Sound Central karaoke fundraiser at North Star
* Don’t Sweat the Technics at Maison2109
* Bass Therapy at Groove Nation
* Odile Myrtil at Sala

Honouring Dilla with brother Illa

Montreal honours the memory of J Dilla on his birthday with a party hosted by Toast Dawg and Éphiks, with Dilla’s brother Illa J and friends Sev Dee, Dr. MaD and DJ Manzo

Friday, March 14

* Visions experimental doc film series
* A Field in England screens at the PHI Centre
* The Soul Motivators & the Morph-tet play Divan Orange
* Artbeat Montreal brings Noo Bap to le Belmont
* Penthouse’s “girls night out” party, Hot Sauce

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The Magna Carta effect

What’s really encouraging about the initial reactions to the bootlegged Magna Carta is the lessened volume of detractors mad that a new Hov record isn’t exactly like The Blueprint. PLUS a blueprint for your week in parties.

Rap drought at Jazz Fest

The Bell stage may be groovin’ but where’s the headlining hip hop in the Jazz Fest’s concert halls? Good thing there are enough shows & DJ nights elsewhere to keep heads occupied. Look here, we’ll tell you what’s up.