Shows This Week: Passovah Summer Festival, thisquietarmy, POP Preview & more

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22

Passovah Summer Festival: Inside Touch + Saxsyndrum + Athens & more @ Piccolo Rialto

The third edition of the annual summer festival presented by local promoters Passovah Productions takes place this weekend. The cool thing about Passovah’s summer festival is that most of the shows are pay-what-you-can. Passovah co-founder Noah Bick thinks it’s important to include as many people as possible and the PWYC model ensures that no one is turned away. (Read an interview we did last year with Bick.)

This is my Passovah pick of the night, largely due to electronic synthpop duo Saxsyndrum. Alternately, take your pick of shows at Casa del Popolo or a special edition of Le Marché des possibles in collaboration with POP Montreal.

Doors open at 7 p.m., PWYC ($5 – $25 suggested).

Bummer + No Bones + Greys + The Dirty Nil @ Turbo Haus

Show starts at 8 p.m., $10 at the door or $12 with a copy of Steal the Nights, new 7″ by Bummer.

Alvarius B. & Sam Shalabi @ La Vitrola

Alvarius B. is the alias of revered underground musician Alan Bishop. Bishop will be joined by another seminal figure of the underground scene: guitarist and oud player extraordinaire Sam Shalabi (Shalabi Effect, Land of Kush).

Show starts at 8:30 p.m., $12 at the door or in advance online.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

Cepheid Flux + Alison Bayre + D.A.I.S.Y. @ 1180 Saint-Antoine

Show starts at 8:30 p.m., free.

Sam Shalabi & Alan Bishop @ 185 Van Horne

Show starts at 9 p.m.

Cousins X Passovah feat. Compton Chic + Phil Sparkz + Hua Li @ Club Lambi

Show starts at 9 p.m., PWYC ($5 – $25 suggested).

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24

Passovah Summer Festival: Philemon Cimon + Nancy Pants + Daniel Isaiah + Technical Kidman & more @ Piccolo Rialto

Doors open at 7 p.m., PWYC ($5 – $25 suggested).

thisquietarmy + Tignor + Turnquist + Hellenica @ La Vitrola

Show starts at 8 p.m., $8 at the door.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

A Tribe Called Red + AroarA + Pierre Kwenders + Masala DJs @ Place Émilie-Gamelin

Wednesday POP Montreal will be announcing their complete lineup for the 2014 edition. To celebrate, they’re throwing a mega outdoor party with free live music, a beer garden and food trucks.

Show starts at 5 p.m., free.

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