This week in Montreal, you can catch an album launch, a pre-release party, a couple of bands rocking out at Barfly and even Kiefer Sutherland playing music. Let’s get started:
Kiefer Sutherland Goes Country
Not a lot of people know that the star of 24 has a track record outside the film and TV industry. Yet this Hollywood actor is the type of guy who puts the same kind of dedication and commitment into his side projects.
You’ll be happy to know that his new band and album put other film industry hobby acts to shame. Sutherland released his debut album Down In A Hole late last summer which consists of 11 songs of pure country and Americana.
Kiefer Sutherland performs with Rick Brantley at Club Soda, 1225 St-Laurent, Friday, May 11, 8pm. Tickets are $39.50 and available through LePointeDeVente.com
Come experience a special album launch for Norton Lake. This self taught musician has been traveling the world: Nepal. China. Europe. Costa Rica and he exotic instruments found on his album Anahata are nothing short of breathtakingly refreshing.
Sitar, tabla, slide guitar, ukulele, mandolin and tibetan bowls complement the soft guitar melodies and deep bass grooves. But most importantly, his music is heartfelt and organic, something hard to come by in today’s music business.
Nolton Lake performs at Quai des Brumes, 4481 St-Denis, Wednesday, May 16, 5-7pm. FREE
No Fly List And Minor Sun To Light Up The Stage At Barfly
Minor Sun’s Infinite soundscapes await you. Influenced by bands like The Black Keys, The Doors, and Bob Dylan, their layered guitars are interwoven with keyboards, groovy bass lines and strong drum rhythms. If you are into modern and retro psych rock, you’re gonna dig this five-piece big time.
No Fly List channels the likes of Thin Lizzy, Lemonheads, and Aerosmith to pump out their brand of Power Pop Rock with an alt-country edge. They’ve got two solid albums under their belt and a ton of road warrior tour experience. It will be a true delight to see these guys live in action.
No Fly List and Minor Sun perform at Barfly, 4062A St-Laurent, Friday, May 11, 9pm. Cover TBA
Foundling Pre Release Party with Dean Roberts, Merganzer and Paper Beat Scizzors
Kickdrum Productions and Sala Rosa present a fine evening of live music. Foundling will be giving us a sneak preview of their upcoming album showcasing their german dark dream pop with broad soundscapes.
Dean Roberts will be the supporting act with his unique contemporary experimental music. Also on stage that evening will be Merganzer; the experimental project of Violinist Mika Posen, and Paper Beat Scissors; with vocals that will haunt you.
Foundling, Dean Roberts, Merganzer and Paper Beat Scissors perform at La Sotterena (basement of Sala Rossa), 4848 St-Laurent, Thursday, May 10, 9pm. Tickets are $8 in advance through lfttckt.com or $12 at the door
* Featured image of Norton Lake via Facebook
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