Music / Musique

A Devil’s Din

A DEVIL’S DIN is the germ-child of David Lines, keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist and long-standing Montreal underground musician. After performing with several local bands including Mongrels, Test Pilot, and The Mother Funkers, he decided in 2008 to begin work on his own project and formed A Devil’s Din, a vehicle where he could explore his eclectic, yet exoteric musings. (Syd Barrett meets The Pixies?) To accomplish this goal he sought the aid of mighty drummer Colin Burnett, his band-mate from Mongrels, already renowned from legendary Montreal post-punk band Bliss. The other half of the rhythm section is made up of guitarist-turned-bassist Mikael “Titanium Hand” Tobias, who had previously performed with the electronic duo Skyhook. Rounding off the crew is Eddy Capo, who, freshly arrived from France, took up duties as the band’s main axeman. After honing their repertoire in local venues, they started recording their debut album with Adrian Popovitch at Mountain City Studios (Sam Roberts, Priestess) in 2009. Produced by Dave Lines, “One Day All This Will Be Yours”, is set for release in Autumn 2010.

For more: myspace.com/adevilsdin

In English, Saturday, June 26th w/The Strugglers and The Big Deal at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 10pm, $6/pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark

Alexandre B. Michaud

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Alexandre B. Michaud est auteur-compositeur-interprète depuis 1989: il crée des chansons pour conjuguer deux de ses passions, la musique et l’écriture. Guitariste et chanteur autodidacte, il a complété en 2000 une maîtrise en création littéraire. En troubadour éclectique, Alexandre puise son inspiration musicale du côté de la chanson folk, du rock psychédélique et des musiques progressives.

For more: www.myspace.com/alexandremichaux

In French, Saturday, June 26th w/Luc Guimond at Bistro Mousse Cafe, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, show starts at 9pm, donation

  • Share/Bookmark

Alien Lentil

I give people hope

In English, In the streets, TBA

  • Share/Bookmark

All Tales Tall

All Tales Tall, a project of Brooklyn-based singer & songwriter Jason Fleitz, got off the ground in early 2010. All Tales Tall  focuses on the lost art of storytelling, bringing a love of narrative and character to America’s already deep-rooted love affair with popular music. All Tales Tall Steven Ferrara on bass and Ted Pallas playing percussion.

www.alltalestall.com

In English, Friday, June 25th w/Blood Ballet Cabaret, Sunshine, Psyn Langwage and more at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 9pm, PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

  • Share/Bookmark

Alphred Galère et les muses éphémères

From the coldest depths of a Montreal winter was forged a band composed of a most varied musical background: Alfred Galere et les Muses Ephemeres! An infant of not even a year old, yet growing in style and assurance, the seven member ensemble brings to the listener a fine blend of folk and gypsy grooves, with lyrics in French and English that are sure to make one ponder the outer reaches of the human psyche, melodies of both a sorrowful and colourful nature, and rhythms to sway slowly or dance without worry to. Simple but complex, organized yet chaotic and at times wonderfully unexpected, Alphred Galere looks forward to seeing you on the dance floor at this year’s infringement festival and beyond!

Bilingual, Saturday, June 19th at 7pm at 3 Minots, 3812 boul St-Laurent, PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

  • Share/Bookmark

Anal Pudding

Since 2003, Anal Pudding has been the un-bleachable skid mark in the underpants of Western New York’s tighty-whitey music scene. With their potty-mouth sensibilities, P-Funk stage presence, and sleazy intelligence, Anal Pudding has rocked the living crap out of dozens of the Buffalo region’s hottest live music venues including The Continental, The Showplace Theatre, Mohawk Place, Club Diablo, Town Ballroom, Tudor Lounge, Merlin’s, and the Irish Classical Theatre. Outside of Buffalo, they have been seen in Ann Arbor, MI and NYC’s CBGB’s Lounge. Anal Pudding is also an annual favorite at such regional festivals as Robby Takac’s Music Is Art Festival (2003-2006), the Rhubarb Family Picnic (2004, 2005, 2006), and the Cutting Music Festival (2004, 2005). They have opened for several national acts, including Gogol Bordello, The Human Marvels (featuring Jim Rose Sideshow alumnus The Enigma) and Bozo Porno Circus, and enjoy consistent and popular rotation on Buffalo’s 91.3 WBNY FM.

What makes this bastard child of Frank Zappa and Mr. Hankey so popular? Aside from a stage performance that includes costumes, dancers, and props (including a giant three foot tall smoking commode), Anal Pudding also delivers a unique, catchy sound that makes you want to dance, laugh, think, and even gag a little all at once. Many people love Anal Pudding’s brand of Funk Punk Potty Rock, many more call it “too sick for human consumption,” but one thing is certain – nobody can ignore it. Anal Pudding invades the senses like a first-floor fart on an elevator to the moon.

For more:
myspace.com/analpuddingrocks

In English, Thursday, June 24th w/Les Filles at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 9pm

  • Share/Bookmark

Bruno Normandin

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Bruno est un tripeux de guitare, la musique l’inspire et le calme. Dans cette optique, l’organisation des sons précède le plus souvent les mots. Il écrit selon les différents univers où la musique l’emmène. Ainsi s’amorce un voyage dans les tourments et ce qui les apaise. Sur scène, il est accompagné de la charmante voix de France Levasseur.

In French, Saturday, June 19th w/Rachel Marcoux,show starts at 9pm at Bistro Mousse Café, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark

Chanel

A Montreal born artiste who began singing in choirs at the age of 6 found her calling in the world of House music.  Displaying professional backup dancers and a ton of energy, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to dance and let loose all night long!

For more:

www.myspace.com/chanelclubmusic

In English, Friday, June 18 w/Polyester and Richard Lahmy, show starts at 9pm at 3 Minots, 3812 boul St-Laurent

  • Share/Bookmark

Dead Messenger

Dead Messenger combine raunchy heavy, bass driven rock n roll with a refined pop sensibility. Hailing from Montreal these rockin heros of the now infamous Kops Crew are on a mission to save rock and roll from its fat bloated auto rim-job giving self, sparing no one from there hip shakingbone grinding axemenship.

For more:
www.myspace.com/deadmessenger

In english, Friday, June 18th w/Owl Farm at Barfly, 4062A St-Laurent, show starts at 9pm

  • Share/Bookmark

François Verguet et Roucaute

TRANSLATION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Ils se sont rencontrés en 2001. Tous les deux auteurs, compositeurs et interprètes, ils entretiennent au gré des projets des complémentarités essentielles et cultivent leur originalité dans le panorama de la variété française.

Depuis 2002, Francois Verguet, guitariste, multiplie les collaborations avec les interprètes Lo Glasman, Hirip, Gildas Thomas et Anne Demortain.

Gilles Roucaute, guitariste et interprète, se distingue la même année avec le prix de l’AMOPA pour le meilleur texte de chanson, le 3e prix de l’Utopia pour la meilleure création en chanson. La notoriété de Gilles Roucaute se confirme avec le prix Groupama, qu’il obtient au 10e concours de la chanson d’expression française en 2007 pour « Toi », chanson coécrite avec Laurent Berger.

Habitués des partages de scènes, ils ont créé en 2004 le spectacle Croisons les Ch’mins avec la participation de Francois Gaillard et de Fréderic Bobin. Ensemble, ils ont donné plus de 200 spectacles en France et dans les pays francophones (Suisse, Canada, Belgique…).

Gilles Roucaute a réalisé trois albums : Premiers pas en 2003, Chansons fleuves en 2005 et Avant-scène en 2007, très favorablement accueillis par la critique française.

François Verguet a sorti son premier album, Quatre étages, à l’automne 2009.

Déjà en tournée en 2008 au Canada, Gilles Roucaute et François Verguet développent leur projet artistique au-delà des frontières françaises, à la recherche de nouvelles rencontres avec le public.

For more:
www.francoisverguet.com
www.roucaute.com

In French, Thursday, June 17, show starts at 9pm at Bistro Mousse Cafe, 2522 Beaubien Est, pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark

Kllochar

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

KLLOCHAR, c’est une jeune femme morte qui chuchote à nos oreilles; c’est aussi un mot en albanais qui veut dire  « loser ou perdant ». Kllochar, c’est la révolution de trois gars qui ne veulent pas tourner en rond; c’est aussi la franchise de dire c’qu’ils pensent tout bas. C’est une île en Crystal où les courants d’air sont gratuits mais aussi, Kllochar, c’est d’la musique qui passe par le 4 pour revenir au 1 (voir la charte des accords du livre : Comment signer un pacte avec le diable dans le domaine de l’idole, chapitre 3 : la musique). Dans l’fond, Kllochar c’est Mathieu aux cris et à la guitare, Frank à la basse et aux arrangements et Alex au charleston et à la grosse caisse.

For more: www.myspace.com/mathieuboudreau

In French, Friday, June 25th w/Marianne at Bistro Mousse Cafe, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, show starts at 9pm, donations

  • Share/Bookmark

L’Évêque

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Je suis électricien de formation, j’ai commencé l’écriture de chansons en mars 2005 pendant la création d’une pièce de théâtre. En mai 2007, j’ai gagné le concours Ma première Place des Arts dans la catégorie auteur-compositeur-interprète. Depuis, on m’a offert le prix coup de cœur acadien et j’ai fait partie du projet Grand 8 réunissant 4 artistes français et 4 artistes québécois pour des tournées en France et au Québec au printemps 2008.

Je suis présentement à l’écriture de mes 2 premiers albums.

Pour plus d’infos: www.myspace.com/hugolevesque

In French, Friday, June 18th w/Noémie Smith, show starts at 9pm at Bistro Mousse Café, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark

Les Filles

Les Filles is a solo musical project by Carlos.  He uses a laptop as accompaniment and does singing, lip-synching and other entertaining stuff.

Visit Les Filles on Facebook

In English, June 24th w/Anal Pudding at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 9pm

  • Share/Bookmark

Louis-André Bourque

Native of Saint-Georges-de-Beauce, Louis-André has been based in Montreal for a few years.  A singer-songwriter, he has chosen chanson as the language he is privileged to use to communicate with his contemporaries.  Some have compared him to Brassens, an influence he is far from denying.  His texts are as much instantaneous as delirious and  they travel through our society raised by an amusing sarcasm.  He will be accompanied by two musicians overflowing with talent and energy: Jean-Philippe Gilbert on guitar and Pierre-Olivier Ouellet on accordeon.  This is a team that knows how to electrify a room.

For more: www.myspace.com/louisandrebourque

In French, Saturday, June 19, 3pm at 3 Minots, 3812 boul St-Laurent

  • Share/Bookmark

Luc Guimond

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Nouveau et envoûtant, Luc Guimond ensorcelle avec son album Battements. Soutenu par un passé riche en expériences artistiques variées, il nous livre maintenant sa passion des mots et de la musique avec 12 chansons empreintes d’une telle émotion qu’elles enveloppent tous les sens. On ne peut être indifférent à la poésie de Luc Guimond sur des musiques de Nico Lelièvre; le résultat est cru, naïf et vrai; à la fois profond, réfléchi et original. Le style au caractère unique de Luc Guimond nous transporte dans un tout autre monde, un monde sans retenue, un monde où il se livre avec une franchise déconcertante.

For more: www.myspace.com/lucguimond

In French, Saturday, June 26th w/Alexandre B. Michaud at Bistro Mousse Cafe, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, show starts at 9pm, donations

  • Share/Bookmark

Marianne

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Il est merveilleux de constater l’immensité et l’incroyable force qui régit tout ce qui est. Mais surtout, c’est encore plus fou de voir toute cette magie au quotidien qui trottine sur un trottoir, qui se balance au gré du vent ou qui tombe simplement de nulle part. Je m’appelle Marianne… et je chante ces grandes petites choses.

For more: www.myspace.com/theladylusion

In French,Friday, June 25th w/Kllochar at Bistro Mousse Cafe, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, show starts at 9pm, donations

  • Share/Bookmark

Martin Robichaud

Triple laureate in the Ma Première Place des Arts contest in 1999, he has accumulated experiences on stage for more than 15 years, singing and playing percussion in styles ranging from progressive rock to traditional Québécoise and Celtic, passing through (more “current”) chanson française. He dreams of a « Québecadie » or an « Acadibec », a found francophonie, from Louisianna to Cape Breton. The craftsman advances at his rhythm and hopes to find a team that will shoulder him while respecting his step.

For more:
reverbnation.com/martinrobichaud
myspace.com/martinrobichaud

In French, Saturday, June 19th at 2pm at 3 Minots, 3812 boul St-Laurent and Thursday, June 24th w/Serge C. Poirier at Bistro Mousse Café, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, show starts at 9pm

  • Share/Bookmark

Noémie Smith

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Aucun show de lumière, pas d’effets spéciaux, pas de costume de scène, pas de bla-bla préparé d’avance, pas de jonglerie, pas de nains roux engagés pour distribuer des peanuts, pas de guit électrique 120 000 000 de volts, rien de drôle du genre « la Bamba Triste », pas de drummer surexcité, pas tant de bruit que ça…

… rien de plus que moi et ma guitare… pendant environ 45 minutes et ensuite mon ami Hugo Lévesque… qui est vraiment ben ben bon. Ça va être ben ben l’fun. V’nez donc… si ça vous tente!

Poue plus d’infos: www.myspace.com/noemiesmith

In French, Friday, June 18th w/L’Évêque, show starts at 9pm at Bistro Mousse Café, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark

Owl Farm

Owl Farm, from Kingston Ontario, are an eclectic mix of Psych, Punk and New Wave.

For more:
www.myspace.com/owlfarmband

In english, Friday, June 18th w/Dead Messenger at Barfly, 4062A St-Laurent, show starts at 9pm and Saturday, June 19th at 3 Minots, 3812 St-Laurent, 5pm

  • Share/Bookmark

Polyester

Polyester is a rock trio who’s unique blend of Jazz and Grunge is sure to turn some heads. With melodic riffs, jazzy licks, and a mountain of sound, Polyester is the real thing!

For more: www.polyestermusic.com

In English, Friday, June 18 w/Chanel and Richard Lahmy and Saturday, June 19th w/Micheal Micheal, shows starts at 9pm at 3 Minots, 3812 boul St-Laurent. Also Thursdsay, June 24th w/Anal Pudding and Les Filles at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 10pm

  • Share/Bookmark

Psyn Langwage

PsynLangwage is a revolution in the Montreal Hip-Hop scene.

STORY: Three brothers (DaDestroya, Negrosapien and HemmRage) fed up with the direction that Hip-Hop music was taking, decided to band together and destroy everything in their path.

When people hear about Hip-Hop, they come to expect talk of jewelery, guns and other cheap tricks. PsynLangwage is here to change that. They mix Comedy, Crowd Participation and Paper Bag Heads to bring performing back to the art form.

Tired of bling-music? Do you want Change? Ready to put that bag over your head?

We think you’re ready to PSYN UP!

www.myspace.com/psynlangwage
www.cdbaby.com/psynlangwage

Saturday, June 19th, 4pm, 3 Minots, 3812 boul St-Laurent and Friday, June 25th w/Sunshine, Blood Ballet Cabaret, All Tales Tall and more at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 9pm, PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN

  • Share/Bookmark

Rachel Marcoux

TRANSLATION NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Je suis une chanson qui a été « gossée » à même l’écorce d’une épinette.
Je suis un instrument de musique fabriqué à partir du même bois,
celui qu’on peut retrouver dans la grande forêt de Chapais.
J’étais celle qui se cachait par crainte de se « planter ».
Je suis celle qui a quand même osé sortir du bois.
Je suis l’artisane de cette chanson que je travaille à rendre
de plus en plus mélodieuse et harmonieuse,
afin que l’on puisse entendre qui je suis dans ces airs que je respire.
Je suis une chanson. Je suis un instrument. Je suis là!
Sur les planches d’une scène provenant probablement du même bois que le mien.

For more: www.myspace.com/ratchmusic

In French, Saturday, June 19th w/Bruno Normandin, show starts at 9pm at Bistro Mousse Café, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark

Rebecca Anne Banks

Rebecca Anne BanksRebecca Anne Banks is a Poet/Writer/Composer /Musician/Singer/Artist/Philosopher who has written poetry since 1981. She is launching her second CD: The Madrigal on iTunes this Spring. Currently, she is writing her 4th book of poetry Radio Storms and is largely self-published at Tea @ Tympani Lane Records. At home in Montreal, she performs at various venues and in the Metro stoneworks amongst the blue and quiet . . .

In English, Friday, June 25th as part of the infringement spoken-word show with Robusquet and Peter Green, show starts at 7pm at the xpression Gallery, 5334 de Gaspé, suite 308

  • Share/Bookmark

Richard Lahmy

I try to follow in the tradition of the great poetic masters like Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan Bob Marley and Boris Vian. As long as there is war, hunger, and injustice there will be voices like mine to cry out. I write songs of protest, but also songs about the fleeting moments of life, unrequited love and lost faith, yet I always leave hope for the inevitable miracle.
My sound is  folk rock grounded but has been influenced by the jazz, latino, and African rhythms of this beautiful cultural place we call Montreal.

For more: www.videoartsmontreal.ca

In English, Friday, June 18 w/Chanel and Polyester, show starts at 9pm at 3 Minots, 3812 boul St-Laurent

  • Share/Bookmark

Serge C. Poirier

Translation not currently available

Animateur à la radio communautaire CIBL Radio-Montréal pendant plus de dix ans, il fait partie des chansonniers de l’époque glorieuse du Vieux-Montréal. Il a fait plusieurs fois le tour du Québec en spectacle et est devenu au fil du temps un chanteur engagé, qui dénonce les injustices sociales et poursuit sa quête de liberté. Ses chansons mordent dans la vie et il ne laisse personne indifférent. Un homme de parole…

In French, Thursday, June 24th w/Martin Robichaud at Bistro Mousse Café, 2522 rue Beaubien Est, show starts at 9pm

  • Share/Bookmark

Sunshine

Sunshine is an acoustic Duo from Brooklyn NY, show-casing the songwriting of Steven Ferrara.   The group features the voices of Amy Santos and Steven as heard on the single, “At least it’s you”, from Sunshine’s second album, Equal Halves Coincide. Amy’s bass guitar complements Steven’s lead guitar work, creating instrumental interludes that seamlessly float between their vocal harmonies.  The duo is often joined by Ted Pallas on drums, guitar, and mandolin and the Reverend Crawford Forbes on piano and trumpet.  Sunshine’s new single Dry Eyed Tampa will be available at the show.

For more: sunshinenights.com

In English, Friday, June 25th w/Psyn Langwage and more at Barfly, 4062A St-Laurent, show starts at 9pm

  • Share/Bookmark

The Big Deal

THE BIG DEAL is what happens when Funk meets Metal, flirts with Folk, grinds with Country, and finally one-night-stands good ol’ fashioned Rock and Roll. The genre-bending offspring from this musical promiscuity looks and sounds like a volcano gone supernova, pumping out dancerock grooves for the soul fueled by ambition and a refreshing lack of pretension. “Well, maybe a little pretension; we are, after all, kind of a big deal.”

For more: myspace.com/bigdealtunes

In English, Saturday, June 26th w/The Strugglers and A Devil’s Din at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 10pm, $6/pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark

The Strugglers

THE STRUGGLERS describe themselves as “just a Rock band trying to write tunes with sing along hooks”. They started as a one-off show and have since become serious part of the Montreal music scene. Think Classic Rock staples + Big Star + Crazy Horse with a few guitarted moments thrown in.

In English, Saturday, June 26th w/A Devil’s Din and The Big Deal at Barfly, 4062A boul St-Laurent, show starts at 10pm, $6/pay-what-you-can

  • Share/Bookmark