We spoke to programmer Mikey Bernard about the new surge in Montreal music and this year’s line-up highlights.
This year’s festival introduced our Music Team to some pretty impressive bands.
*Insect Ark play Casa with Pandiscordian Necrogenesis & Echo Beach
*Oui Mais Non Labor Day garage sale
*Mile Ex End open-air comedy shows
*Radiation Risks, Beep Test, Faze and Neighbour’s Guitar play secret show
*Synthwave night at Bar la Shop
* Mile Ex End music fest day 1
*OSM presents a free screening
*Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus, screens at Cinémathèque
Don’t fall into the festival hole or frosh hell — these are the best gigs in town this week(end).
* Montreal Improv 10-year anniversary
* 19th edition of MONTREAL IN MOTION
* Ubisoft’s 5 à 7 Crème de la Crème du Mile End
* 20th edition of MTL Electronique Groove music fest
* Ian Shatilla will appear in conversation with BBAM’s Ralph Alfonso
The second annual event, now expanded to two weekends, brings a range of (primarily) hometown talent to the grounds below the Van Horne overpass.
*Wellington street sale
*Moksha Yoga’s free outdoor class
*Sunset on Somerled block party
*Sunflower pop-up market
*MUTEK Métropolis 2
*Harvest Edition of Alexandraplatz’s Marché de Nuit
*Verdun’s Festival Arts de Rue
*DJ Tommy Kruise & Nate Husser perform at FMD
*Black Tusk, Whores, Venomenom & White Nails at Foufounes Electriques
We salute one of our favourite show promoters on their anniversary PLUS all the best gigs this week.