Monday, Nov. 16

* Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict at Cinéma du Parc
* Artinest MTL art scene hangout
* Visions short film screenings in conjunction with RIDM
* EL VY (the National/Menomena side project) play le Fairmount
* King Khan & BBQ Show play Bar le Ritz PDB

Thursday, Aug. 28

* Julius Caesar at Parc Lafontaine’s Calixa Lavallée Theatre
* Michael Martini’s Rose Quartz at MainLine Theatre
* The Norton Caravan of Stars at le Belmont
* Montreal act Expwy plays its last show at l’Escogriffe
* French DJ the Hacker drops in at the SAT

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Soul music’s high-water mark

Shake your motherlovin’ tailfeather to the sound and sight of Ike & Tina: On the Road 1971-72, a newly released film from MVD Entertainment, shot in the soul power couple’s heyday by Bob Gruen. Also, the week in heavy shows and holiday parties.

Prog: no longer a four-letter word

Before I hip you all to the week’s best shows, let me go through my stack of new wax and pull out a few records that are just too good not to mention.

First up is the sophomore record from Winnipeg prog kings Mahogany Frog: Senna. If you were lucky enough to catch this four-headed hydra at the last two editions of Pop Montreal or their stellar show at the long-gone Bar St-Laurent II, you probably already know that the Frog is Canada’s best-kept secret.

Kick out the jammy jams

I recently got a new set of pajamas. I’d been wearing my old pair for at least a decade and change, but after numerous washings in questionable quarter-slot Laundromats, they finally became threadbare and started falling apart. I could live with the fact that I was greeting my mailman each day looking like a shipwrecked […]