Johnson’s picks from Suoni per il Popolo, one of the most progressive, eclectic festivals happening anywhere.
Metal legends, serious punks, trance-inducing electronic experiments and masterful power-pop on Montreal stages this week.
* Sleepless Nights Stories at the PHI Centre
* Cinema Politica screen Bhopali
* Flatbush Zombies at Cabaret Underworld
* Psych Fest at L’Escogriffe
* Le Couleur & le Matos free show
* Salon Officiel’s Please Me
The four-day festival occupies the city’s best dives Thursday through Sunday. PLUS: A few more unmissable gigs this week.
Punk novelist/biographer Chris Walter should be considered a Canadian treasure. After I first sunk my fangs into his 2005 novel No Chance Bar and Grill, it was obvious to me that the man knew his way around a keyboard. What he lacked in finesse, he easily made up for with true grit and words that […]
Usually I count down the days until the annual Heavy MTL festival, which gets underway early Saturday and ends late on Sunday. Having seen some incredible sets there by Voivod, Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, High on Fire, Slayer and more, I’m truly thankful for the organizers who plant this annual two-day event in my backyard. […]