Thursday, May 23

* Read the Rant Line™!
* Etienne Martin and Frédérick Ouellet vernissage
* Martin Scorsese Presents free film screenings
* Exceptions: Invention at Darling Foundry
* Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children screening
* Zephyr closes the Turkish Film Festival
* Ladies of Ink at Underworld
* The One Man Band Festival begins
* Total Cobra at Passeport
* Hush at Blizzarts

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Sunday, May 12

* Charles Bradley: Soul of America
* Bloodshot Bill one-man-band
* W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism
* Le Bathyscaphe launch
* Insomniac Press book launch
* Lipster Sundays @ NDQ

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Punk legends who should be mercy-killed

One of the best bands ever emits a massive turd of a record and should probably be taken behind the barn and shot. PLUS CKUT turns 25, there’s a new Trigger Effect record, NDQ gets a Distroboto, Bloodshot Bill plays in the afternoon and a true-blue soul man comes to town.

Cave in

Bow down before Beelzebub’s favourite lounge singer, Nick Cave, PLUS a 1990 concert by Bad Seeds spinoff band / industrial pioneers Einstürzende Neubauten captured on a new DVD, AND the week in live punk and metal.

All heart

Local live band Jerusalem in My Heart launch their debut album, and it’ll wring you the fuck out. PLUS the week’s calendar for live rock, punk, comedy and R&B (?!), from Attention at tonight’s launch for stagebanter.ca to Corona Ferox and more 13th anniversary action at l’Esco to the weekend’s Oi fest, featuring Rush. Or not.

Friday, Nov. 23

* Buy Nothing Day!
* Jamie Q book party at Monastiraki
* Record shop l’Oblique turns 25
* The Pipeline at Infinithéâtre
* Neo-soul guru Gizmo at Phi Centre
* Montreal punks The Normals play for free
* Bloodshot Bill’s greasy one-man band at Sala
* Neil Young and Patti Smith at Bell Centre

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