Friday, June 14

* Folk Fest on the Canal
* Francofolies kicks off
* Music is My Sanctuary at Green Haüs
* All Humans and GRL PWR at Mural
* Stelios Vassiloudis at Newspeak

Wednesday, May 8

* LUNES at Quai des Brumes
* Distorsion Psych Fest opens
* Merin at l’Esco
* Kosmologie and Key Watch at Apt. 200
* YAYA and Habibi Caramel Princess at Datcha

Saturday, April 20

* Salon du disque de Montréal
* Space Out 420 at Bain Mathieu
* Bleu Nuit at Casa
* Lunaféria at Lespacemaker
* Moonshine afterhours

Today’s Sounds: Slim Twig

If you had to place Slim Twig geographically, based solely on his sound, you’d certainly choose Montreal over Toronto. Much more specifically, he sounds like a Prairies refugee in a decrepit Mile End apartment building, sharing paper-thin walls with Sean Nicholas Savage and ¡Flist!
He’s always sounded a lot like a belle provincer. Back in 2008, he was making the kind of strobe-lit electro-rockabilly that got him booked (by me, incidentally) at a local David Lynch theme night. Now he’s audibly backed by an actual band — guitars, organ, piano, drums, back-up vocals — and while the whole package is somehow tighter, more focused and more accessible, it’s also deliberately, gleefully weird and as loose as a wizard sleeve.