Listen to the best tunes made in Montreal this year.
We spoke to Boeckner about Operators’ stellar debut album, the Wolf Parade reunion, the return of Divine Fits and the end of Canada’s Gold Rush.
Ring it in right.
* Sarah Gerard launches Binary Star at Drawn & Quarterly
* Jeremy Shantz Vernissage + Live Painting at SuWu
* The New Pornographers with openers Operators at Corona Theatre
* The Sidekicks with openers LVL UP and Nanimal at Casa
* GrandBuda and Montrilla on deck for A$AP Wednesday at Salon Officiel
Vancouver’s indie pop heroes are playing the Corona with Operators, and we’re giving away 2 tickets and a t-shirt. Click for contest details.
Our second batch of write-ups and pics from the local music scene festival.
* One-night-only Centipede street art show
* Metatron launches five new books at Drawn & Quarterly
* Buffalo Juggalos screens at RIDM
* 19 shows at the M for Montreal music fest — see our top 3
* Music Is My Sanctuary’s U.K. garage night at le Bleury
There’ll be a little M for Magic in the bars and clubs this week as M for Montreal takes over. Here are our picks for the best of the fest.
* Boyhood & Slums at Cinéma du Parc
* Future Islands & Operators play Metropolis
* Extreme labour doc Workingman’s Death screens at Place de la Paix
* Florida’s Set and Setting play with Atsuko Chiba and Christ (!) at Casa
The Baltimore band is playing Metropolis with Operators and DJ Disco Phantom. Click for contest details.