Black Sabbath is nigh

The fortnight of primo rock ‘n’ roll events starts with a slab of classic psychedelic vinyl tonight and ends with the farce that is 21st century Ozzy on Monday.

Thursday, Dec. 20

* Read the Rant Line™!
* David Lynch’s meditation on meditation
* Hilarious Holiday Hoedown at the Wheel Club
* 1950s-themed burlesque
* Technical Kidman & cie. at Casa
* MEG’s Xmas DJ orgy at Divan
* Post-punks Pachyderm celebrates the apocalypse
* Hip Hop Karaoke at le Belmont

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Friday, Nov. 30

* Check out Souk@SAT
* Skateboarding scumbaggery with Turd Season
* Head to the Amalgamation vernissage
* Get decked out at TKLR Vintage’s pop-up shop
* Celebrate five years of Centre St-Ambroise
* Show off your Movember ‘stache
* See Solar Year and more at the Midnight Sunmag launch
* Shake it to electro-pop at l’Esco

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Passovah in festival mode

Passovah Productions turned four this winter. Noah Bick launched the company with Lukas Glickman (who’s since stepped out of the picture) as a booster for their friends’ bands. They favoured quasi-legal venues like Friendship Cove, where there was no rental fee and no carding — Bick was 17 at the time. He was already an employee at Pop Montreal when Passovah launched, and about a year later, he began working for a company that you’d think would be his primary rival: Blue Skies Turn Black.