It’s summer in the city and things are about to get really hot, and I do mean in the regards to the Montreal music scene. If these upcoming show are any indication of the weather then I predict it’s going to be a very hot, sunny and sultry season. So now’s the time to get your suntan lotion and earplugs ready, here are your shows this week:
Festival SOIR Kicks Off
The festival SOIR will kick off this weekend along Mount-Royal. It encompasses 15 businesses that will “navigate through and between unsettling expositions, distinguished performances and immersive construct. ”
Tonight Montreal chef extraordinaire with a voice of an angel, Beaver Sheppard, will be playing with his band Co/ntry along with Petra Glynt and Birds of Paradise, a trippy art pop duo.
Petra Glynt’s art rock will take you in all kinds of interesting directions. You won’t know if you listening to it standing up or upside-down.
Birds of Paradise, Co/ntry and Petra Glynt perform at L’escogriffe, 4467 St Denis, on Friday June 22 at 10pm. Tickets are $12 and available at lepointedevant.com
The festival SOIR is running until the August 10th. You can check out there variety of performances at soirmtl.com
The Brie Face
If you’re down to see some great hard rock/nouveau punk this weekend then Bistro de Paris is the place to be as The Brie Face will be blasting their audience with punk and hard sensibility.
The Brie Face perform with Cardiff Giant and Pirate Radio at Bisto de Paris, 4536 Saint-Denis, on Saturday, June 23, 9pm. Tickets are $6 and available at the door
Aaron Allen & the Small City Saints
This Saturday check out Aaron Allen play songs from his latest album Judgement Day.He has been lauded for paving a new path for modern country music, while paying homage to its traditions.
Aaron Allen & The Small City Saints perform with Ivan Rivers and Pat Fockler at Barfly, 4062A S-Laurent, Friday June 22, 9pm.
The electronic sounds of Chad Valley have been called ethereal and mysterious or as I like to call it: The perfect summer music. He’ll be playing with Aquarius dreams.
Chad Valley performs with Aquarius Dreams at Quai des Brumes, 4481 St-Denis, Tuesday June 26, 9pm. Tickets available through Indie Montreal for $12 or $15 at the door.
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