5 questions for Thor Harris

The Swans band member, multi-instrumentalist and writer is playing his first ever show as a solo artist in Montreal this weekend.

Thursday, Feb. 19

* Montréal en Lumière begins. Free cheese!
* MTL ZOO vernissage, feat. work by two dozen Montreal artists
* Swans play le National
* Underground Comedy Railroad at Comedyworks
* #Bootyism DJ night, Chinese New Year edition, at Korova
* POMPe LGBT dance party at Katacombes

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Wednesday, June 18

* Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon at Cinéma du Parc
* Dr. Sketchy’s presents Sheath starring Lady Josephine
* Swans play Le National
* The tUnE-yArDs play La Tulipe
* LE1F, Roberto Piqueras and Booty Bakery at the Phi Centre

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Look back in anger

Sounding off on 2012’s (totally subjective) #1 story in local anglo media, and singing the praises of last year’s best band. PLUS quality over quantity on the concert calendar in the second week of 2013. Get your heavy here.

The gods walk among us

Halloween gigs, spiritual ascension with Swans, the sixth annual A Varning From Montreal festival and more righteous heaviosity this week…