At long last, the Montreal band’s debut LP, Honey, has arrived.
Garage pop, indie rock, mind-bending psych, a metric ton of metal and two sick festivals hit Montreal stages this week.
PLUS A very cool festival announcement, a righteous 20th anniversary gig and the return of Ian Blurton.
* Roundhouse Café closing celebration
* Festival du Nouveau Cinéma starts
* Wajahat Ali’s The Domestic Crusaders
* Jerusalem in My Heart at Phi Centre
* Nnamdi Ogbonnaya and Options at Bar le Ritz
An interview with guitarist Mathieu Bernard Ball ahead of this weekend’s album launch.
We spoke to Montreal’s Radwan Ghazi Moumneh about the evolution of his Jerusalem in My Heart project & the strange ways in which Middle Eastern music is marketed in the West.
* Hana book launch at Espace POP
* Gregory Benton at D&Q
* MAC’s Nocturne series with Suuns
* Signature Boylesque at the Wiggle Room
* Art Matters launch at the Rialto
* Trust play the SAT
Hear the best tunes made in Montreal this year.
Local live band Jerusalem in My Heart launch their debut album, and it’ll wring you the fuck out. PLUS the week’s calendar for live rock, punk, comedy and R&B (?!), from Attention at tonight’s launch for stagebanter.ca to Corona Ferox and more 13th anniversary action at l’Esco to the weekend’s Oi fest, featuring Rush. Or not.
An instrumental protest record by local activist Stefan Christoff, supported by a team of top local Mile End musicians, plus a track by Toro Y Moi feat. Hodgy Beats and a juicy video by Brooklyn’s Empress Of