On this month’s festival, the local electronic music and digital art scenes and four Montreal acts worth following.
*Heavy Montreal music fest
*AfrOURban art exhibition
*Dave Chappelle and John Mayer, Trevor Noah and more at JFL
*DJ Workshop for Women, Nonbinary & LGBT+
*Frisky Kids LP launch
*Piknic Électronik with Ryan Playground, Tommy Kruise, Clarian, Apportez Votre Vin and CRi
*Never Apart celebrates their third anniversary party
*Maisonneuve magazine launches Summer issue
*Montreal’s official St-Jean Baptiste Day celebrations
*St-Jean edition of Lipster karaoke at NDQ
…along with other influential and esteemed musicians, composers and DJs appearing as part of the music conference’s public programming.
NON Worldwide’s Chino Amobi and Dog Food Music Group’s Yves Tumor bring revolutionary and critical electronic music to Montreal.
The Poster Boys exhibition, by Lam and Eve Thomas, casts local female artists as the teen-boy pin-ups of their childhoods.
Hear local musicians’ favourite Bowie tunes and read about how his music affected them and their work + watch Arcade Fire’s memorial Bowie parade in New Orleans.
* Pinball bar North Star’s grand opening
* Jaana Kokko artist talk + double vernissage at Optica
* No Gender exhibition opens at Never Apart
* Bizarre Beyond Belief art anthology launch at le Sino
* Sketch troupe Elephant Empire at Théâtre Sainte Catherine
* AfriKeleKtro EP launch at l’Alizé
* Dômesicle – Hivernale Edition party at SAT
* Salon des metiers d’art at Place Bonaventure
* Never Apart open house
* Sarah Anne Johnson vernissage at Division Gallery
* Hello Darlin’ Christmas concert at Petit Campus
* Billy L’Amour’s Christmas Tail at the Wiggle Room
* Felix nightclub 1st anniversary bash
* Very cool Pre-Xmas Pop-up
* Never Apart screens They Came From Venus
* The Illuminations Project book launch at Drawn & Quarterly
* Dumpling Disco rave party at Jiu Xiang Yuan
* Andy Picarro at ComedyWorks
* UN, Johnny Ripper and Radiant Baby play the Plant
* Vince Staples afterparty at le Belmont