19 summertime videos by local pop, rock, rap, electronic and experimental acts.
We spoke to the Montreal-based Acadian act about language, schtick, multi-layered lyrics and the new LP, Light the Sky.
* Toboggan Derby on Mount Royal
* Animal portraiture vernissage at Galerie Youn
* MUTEK edition of Hivernale
* Israeli reggae band Zvuloon Dub System play the Rialto
* FRO Festival kicks off with Dead Prez’s M-1 & more
* Shash’U’s all-star EP launch party at le Belmont
He’s rapping at Telus Theatre and speaking at the Phi Centre beforehand. Read on for details about how you can win tickets + more hip hop action this week.
The celebration of all sounds Frenchy takes downtown hostage from June 12–22. Here’s what’s good.
* Beaux Dégâts at Foufounes Electriques
* The Cinemathèque québécoise screen The Magnificent Ambersons
* Radio Radio album launch at Club Soda
* Afrikelectro and Dead Man Get Up play Club Balattou
* Syzzors and APigeon play Casa del Popolo
Listen to a new song by the Montreal-based Acadian hip hop duo & see details about the LP, tour & high-profile TV appearance to come.
* Dr. Sketchy’s Montreal
* PROGRESSION at Studio Beluga
* M for Montreal’s M ton Quartier
* James Murphy at Telus Theatre
* Trevor Barton book launch
* Guilty Pleasures at Blue Dog
M for Montreal’s main man Mikey B Rishwain is out at the spring festivals, reporting for Cult MTL about the bands, the bars and the local weirdos in Halifax, Austin and Toronto. In this first installment of Mikey B Trippin, he regales us with tales of his first time in Halifax: the biker bars, the bribes, the Boners & the Downers of East Coast Music Week.
Jazz man Gary Schwartz and Lettingo play Ornette Coleman and Coleman-inspired material live at la Sala Rossa, plus a banging Twin Shadow remix of that Sky Ferreira tune and a video depicting the Chiac shenanigans of Radio Radio.