An all-star line-up of local acts will be paying tribute to one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time next week.
The bars and clubs are banging with punk rawk, nu metal, power pop and improv.
Get ready for hangovers and bangovers as local and touring acts rip up local stages, including one of Canada’s heaviest bands.
The Montreal-based singer-songwriter tells us about shifting to pop while letting her roots shine through on the Jim James-produced Good Advice.
We spoke to the Montreal singer/producer about her debut LP, A Taller Us.
* Quality movies on the cheap at Dollar Cinema
* Toronto Raptors vs. the Washington Wizards at the Bell Centre
* The Planet Smashers play Club Soda for Stomp’s 20th anniversary
* Yelpoween Halloween bash for charity
* Phénomena Festival wraps with la Décadence Électronique DJ night
* Indie pop and art rock bands play Turbo Haus
* Drop the Riddim vol. 17 at le Belmont
* When Marnie Was There screens at Cinéma du Parc
* Mural Fest conference w/ photographer Martha Cooper & Burning Man’s Crimson Rose
* Comedian Doug Stanhope performs at Club Soda
* Washington punk doc Salad Days screens at Fouf
* Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld play la Sala Rossa
* Local band Pachyderm launches a new LP, Two Weeks of Spring
Johnson’s picks from Suoni per il Popolo, one of the most progressive, eclectic festivals happening anywhere.
* Inherent Vice!
* Panel on cultural diversity in Montreal’s anglo art scene at MAI
* Experimental jazz trio Say Spirit launch Heartsong at la Passe
* Metal legends Mayhem play Club Soda with Watain and Revenge
Johnson’s top eight shows of the week — most of them heavy as fuck — including what could very well be the best metal show of the year.