6 critics from our Music Team share their Top 10s, best shows of the year and biggest musical disappointments.
Our review of the NYC band’s show at Laval’s Place Bell.
James Murphy and co have carved out a nearly perfect album.
LCD Soundsystem was one of the best bands to emerge from the messy landscape of early millennial post-electroclash dance-punk—which sounds like damning with faint praise par excellence, but they excelled at keeping booties shaking while affecting that jaded bohemian je ne sais quoi that keeps hipsters and critics salivating. I can’t stop seeming like I’m making fun of them—perhaps it’s their refined irony rubbing off on me—but they were a great band, and they quit while they were ahead (though some have cynically suggested that they’re merely laying the groundwork for a reunion tour cash-in).
Wanna make some noise? Bring your casserole and spoon down to the offices of Resolute Forest Products, where representatives of the Algonquin Land Defence will be drawing attention to what’s happening at Barriere Lake. 111 Duke, between Wellington and Ottawa (Square Victoria metro), 11:30 a.m.
Socalled plays Place Émilie Gamelin (aka Berri Square) as part of M for Montreal’s M for Midday series. Between St-Hubert and Berri, de Maisonneuve and Ste-Catherine, noon, free
Author and locavore Sarah Elton dishes on bringing local food to the table as part of the Eleanor London Côte St-Luc Library’s series on the environment. 5851 Cavendish, 7 p.m., free
LCD Soundsystem documentary Shut Up and Play the Hits screens for one night only at the Phi Centre. See the trailer here. 407 St-Pierre, 8 p.m., $12
DJs Jordan Dare and We Are Ortiz spin punk, new wave, no wave, rock & pop at their weekly Pop Mutant at Panda Bar. 2021 St-Denis, 10 p.m., free