Illa J brings Home all the way to outer space and back.
A decade after the passing of producer J Dilla, the annual Montreal ♥s Dilla event brings in some very special guests.
Listen to the best tunes made in Montreal this year.
Cult MTL photographer Cindy Lopez captured the action at shows by the Barr Brothers, Erykah Badu, Jaga Jazzist, Jai Nitai Lotus, Illa J and more.
* Peace Park skate jam and film screening
* The Phi Centre screens Jauja, starring Viggo Mortensen
* ’90s nostalgia night at the Bell Centre
* Ladies & Gentlemen comedy night at Shäika Café
* The Barr Brothers play the Jazz Fest
* Illa J plays the Jazz Fest
* The Great Montreal Ribfest
* Gulfer record launch with seven openers at Turbo Haus
* Illa J DJs at Maison Sociale
* Group graff show Neuf Is Enough at le Sino
* Riot Grrrl Band-Off at Bar le Ritz PDB
* Body Meta International Discotheque party at Casa del Popolo
Touring rappers, hometown record release parties and DJ nights to check out.
* Denise Roig’s new book Brilliant launches at Drawn & Quarterly
* Hivernale with Music is my Sanctuary’s DJs Lexis and Poirier
* Dethfox brings anarcho-punk to Casa with openers Bearmace and Drip
* J Dilla Tribute Birthday Party with Illa J, Sev Dee, and friends
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
* Silent Disco Squad Arctic Jamboree (on ice)
* The Cinémathèque screens Coppola’s One From the Heart
* BurlesGeek: The Matrix Edition at la Sala Rossa
* Chic Choc Queeroscopic Heterofriendly Dance Party at Bily Kun
* Jazz & Dilla with Illa J at Honey Martin