Archive for 23 June 2011

Food Autonomy in the City

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Food Autonomy in the City

Un atelier au sujet des alternatives d’agriculture urbaine en espaces restreints
- Partage de cour-arrières
- Expérimentations de permaculture
- Récup de bouffe
- Guérilla jardinière
- Art vivant
Suivi par un repas communautaire

http://www.interayllu.org

Apportez un plat

Samedi le 25 juin
7200 Christophe-Colomb.
4 pm,  Potluck – bring a dish

The Smoke N’ Mirrors Show

is a critical analysis of the mainstream media and a platform for alternative perspectives on world events.  A mix of theatre, comedy, video and live projections inside the mesmerizing XPression Gallery, “Smoke N’ Mirrors” is a very surreal “alice in wonderland” like experience.  Hosted by Jay Lemieux, featuring Ty Cardaci, Tatiana Koroleva, “The Truther Girls”  and music by Talk/Sing Skeleton.

Facebook event

Saturday, June 25th
XPression Gallery (5334 De Gaspe, #308)
9pm, Pay-what-you-can

Bios:

Ty Cardaci

Excerpts from 3 shows;

Poet Lariat and actorvist Taillefer Cardaci is digging and offering up excerpts from his last 3 political comedy one-man shows, including
“How the west was spun!” an exhilarating  spin  thru the life’s work of America’s greatest political satirist and cowboy Cherokee trickster extraordinaire Will Rogers’
artfully interweaving monologues packed full of 100% Will Rogers’ classic good humor,
“I got an idea how to stop war. Pass a law in congress that no Country can start a war until they pay for the last one!”
(Cardaci is the recipient of the Will Rogers
Memorial Award for,   “BEST COMEDY
ROPER OF THE YEAR”    )

“Whirled Noose” featuring his unique brand of physical, political, and prop comedy- variety…that takes Will Rogers trickster spirit into the future!

and

THE  BUCK WILD WILD WEST SHOW
a one man slap stick political satire variety wild west  buffoon burlesque!

He is currently working on a new show with material he has been developing in Montreal over the last three years studying at L’ Ecole du Mime Omnibus and L’ Ecole du Clown et Comedy Francine Cote here in Montreal.

Jay Lemieux

is a video activist, producer and media literacy teacher.  He helped create the “Smoke N’ Mirrors” show with Math Boylan and Sandrine Charbonneau.  He’s made numerous short documentaries on the subject of advertising, culture jamming and the commodification of the arts and culture.  He is also a founding member of the Infringement Festival and has been involved ever since.

Tatiana Korelava

is a performance artist born in Western Siberia. Her works explore various ways of resistance against dominating standards for individual body in post-capitalist culture. Tatiana has graduated from the Visual Arts Department of the State University of New York in Buffalo, USA as the Fulbright Program scholarship holder. Currently she is working on her PhD research at the Department of Humanities at Concordia University (Canada), integrating Theater Studies, Studio Art and Communication. She has taken part in numerous international exhibitions and festivals.

In my artistic work, video and performances, I investigate the possibilities of resistance to the dominant corporeal standard.  Physical body which absorbed the very materiality of state intervention into biological domain exists in the state of continuous repression, but at the same time it accumulates the potential for the unlimited deconstruction of the established order. The very physicality of the body serves as a perfect background for the subversion of social expectations on corporeal practices. I understand self-adoration, fetishism, self-abuse and other forms of marginalized sensuality as ways to resist socially controlled discourses of pleasure. A game with strictly imposed rules, pleasure, is turned in my pieces into the form of corporeal creativity open to all variations and forms. In general my pieces are meant to reveal the possibility of alternative modes of physical and psychic being in contemporary culture resulted from the state of repression and discontent.

Talk/Sing Skeleton

From the coldest depths of a Montreal winter was forged a band composed of a most varied musical background: Talk/Sing Skeleton! 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, Talk/Sing Skeleton looks forward to seeing you on the dance floor at this year’s infringement festival and beyond!

Sandrine Charbonneau

Professionnally trained as a classical dancer and also … as a stand up comic, Sandrine Charbonneau truly enjoys to mix all styles of performance.
For this special edition of Smoke and Mirrors, she’s preparing to blow people’s mind with a politickle-burlesque number where she will perform the role of a female soldier getting back in touch with her feminine roots.

* Art collective

Art Exhibit

A visual arts exhibit hosting over 20 local artists and a few international artists.

Vernissage June 22nd
@ XPression Gallery
5334 Rue de Gaspé (Suite 308)
Between 5pm and 11pm.
$0

A Devil’s Din

Intense & apocalyptic, A Devil’s Din is a polychromatic sound that incorporates fuzzed-out stoner rock riffs, unconventional chord structures, haunting atmospheres and melodic hooks, with a punk heart and a flourish of psychedelic prog. A Devil’s Din is a true musical hybrid for our times.

adevilsdin.com

TBA

 

 

Amy Goh

My images are inspired by a drive to articulate a language that can describe the land of sunken cities dreaming, beyond the veil of daytime reality. I derive my imagery from unconscious embarkations to such shadowy shores of dream from which I try to bring back fragmented narratives that I hopes will resonate with daily anxieties and fears. I like to hide stories, narratives, motifs, people and secrets in my drawings, many of which only I know of.

www.kuroneko.yolasite.com

Vernissage June 22nd
XPression Gallery
5334 Rue de Gaspé (Suite 308)
5pm – 11pm, FREE 

 

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

June 24th
Barfly, 4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Annie Becker

Urban Hippie. Soul-Pop Songstress. The Beez Neez. Annie will be playing 2 different shows. The first being a mix of covers and originals with a looping pedal and backed by friends, while the second will see Annie busking in 3 different parts of town within the course of 1 entire week. One of those busking days will be a solo gig, another with percussion, and the last with another prominent singer/songwriter to be announced shortly. To find out the when and where please follow Annie on Twitter!! @Annie_Becker

anniebecker.com

June 17th
3 Minots
3812 Saint Laurent Boul
7:45 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

June 18th
3 Minots
3812 Saint Laurent Boul
4 pm,  Pay-What-You-Can

AUTOPUNCH

Original rock band out of Buffalo, New York.

www.autopunch.org

June 25th
Barfly
4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Car Stories

 

Optative Theatrical Laboratories

June 19th is famous in countercultural circles – it is the day Car Stories got kicked out of the Fringe Festival on orders of a corporate sponsor in 2001. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this cultural disaster, Car Stories is rumoured to be booking a limousine! The one-day-only show starts at the Fringe Beer Tent, and is sure to be a theatrical joyride of unprecedented proportions – for only three spectators at a time! RSVP early by emailing optatif@gmail.com

http://www.carstories.org/

June 19th, 2001. The venue is the Fringe Festival Beer Tent (Parc des Ameriques, corner of Rachel & St. Laurent). Look for the person with the yellow glasses.
2-6 pm (a new show starts every 30 minutes), Pay-what-you-can

Caroline Glass Band

Caroline Glass and her band are a dazzling voice in the Montreal indie scene, mixing rock, folk, pop and even post-modern influences into an energetic and surreal performance.

Covering a wildly eclectic background that includes stints at Cirque du Soleil, the Mongrels, Lesbians on Ecstasy and La La La Human Steps, the band blends electric winds, surf guitar, space violin, folky mandolin and Motown bass.

June 25th
Barfly, 4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Clara Engel

Clara Engel is a prolific songwriter and arrestingly original performer, currently based in Montreal. She has independently released seven albums, and has collaborated with musicians and artists from the UK, Brazil, Germany, USA, and Canada. British poet and novelist Jeremy Reed writes, “Clara Engel’s voice comes to me from that deepest of all places, imaginative space, from which she visually retrieves an inner landscape converted by breath into the rock equivalent of poetry. Rarely has a voice sounded so authoritative, so unapologetic in its disclosures, so sure of its direction in going home into song.”

http://www.myspace.com/claraengel

June 17th
L’Escalier
522 St Catherine East
9:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

*Playing with Hyper Bottom and  White Noise Supremacists 

Collectivo Interayllu

Latino ragtime jazz in a mandolin/harmonica mix

June 23rd
Barfly
4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Da Madafakaz

The Madafakaz is a Surf Thrash band based in Montreal, Quebec. It consists of founding members Phang House (a.k.a. Phil Hughes) : guitar & backing vox and RJ Simpson (a.k.a. Fred St-Aubin) guitar & Vox, along with Sharx Alot (a.k.a. Zach Scholes) : bass & backing vox and Bones Bonus (a.k.a. Corey Tardiff) : Drums. The band also plays, keyboards, drum machine, samplers, and homemade electronics. They occasionally have guests join in on trumpet, baritone sax, and trombone. They are especially known for their explosive high energy performances. They have been voted as part of the « favorite concerts of 2010 » by msn entertainment. They released their self-titled debut album, “The Madafakaz” with BoneWof Productions, in late 2010 and have been actively performing in bars and festivals in Montreal, New York & Ottawa since 2008.

http://themadafakaz.blogspot.com/

June 17th
3 Minots
3812 Saint-Laurent
9:30 pm, $7

Dumpster Dive Art Drive

Dumpster Dive Art Drive

Visual arts exhibition presented in an alleyway. Artists will show up on the fly to present pieces made with found/used/discarded objects.

Sunday June 19th
Alleyway behind 3 Minots
3812 Saint-Laurent
5 pm FREE

Sunday June 26th
Alleyway behind Bifteck
4062 Saint-Laurent
5 pm, FREE

Elgin-Skye

Elgin-Skye

Remember those puffy animal stickers you used to collect as a kid? Elgin-Skye’s songs are like a musical version of those: quirky and colourful. She plays lo-fi acoustic indie-folk with a style reminiscent of artists such as Dan Mangan, and Joanna Newsom. Elgin-Skye’s politeness and humble disposition betray her booming, buoyant voice. Her songs are thoughtful reflections on love, loss, and woodland creatures. Sets may include, but are not limited to: clapping, whistling, cooing, singing, stomping.

www.myspace.com/elginskye

June 24th
Barfly, 4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Feature Film: Into the Fire

Into the Fire

World leaders and activists from around the world gathered for the G20 Summit. With over 19,000 police officers and security personnel on hand, the results lead to over 1100 arrests, martial law in downtown Toronto, and the most massive violation of civil liberties in Canadian history.

Into The Fire
The whole world is watching.

http://pressfortruth.ca/

Monday, June 21st
XPression Gallery
5334 De Gaspe, #308
7:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Infringement Therapy

Individual, couple, and group “clients” are given appointments for infringement therapy: after being diagnosed by a theatrical Doctor, they are prescribed an interactive, dramatic and therapeutic journey. The goal of infringement therapy is to purge the “clients” of their deepest, darkest oppressions, and empower them to transform their daily social reality! RSVP by email (optatif@gmail.com)

Saturday, June 25
2 – 3:30pm (appointments), ends @ 5 pm.
Parc des Amériques at corner of Saint-Laurent & Rachel
Pay-What-You-Can (In English)

Jackie van de Geer

The Paperbag Queen

The paperbag Queen performs her List of Things!
With an interactive performance we will discover the diversity of Paperbag country: politics/religion/voting system and many other typical habits.
Come see this comedy and become a permanent resident!

16/17/18 June, 8pm
La Barraque
928 Rue sainte Catherine East
( metro Berri)
Pay-What-You-Can

Jason C. McLean

You may know him as JC Sunshine or from Car Stories over the years, but what you probably didn’t know is that he was once a spoken-word artist. Now you know. And knowing is half the battle.

http://www.jasoncmclean.com

Tuesday, June 21
Concordia Co-Op Book Bookstore
8 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

King’s Birthday

Join the party and celebrate infringement festival creator Donovan King’s 39th birthday with beer, cake, and infringing!

Sunday, June 19th
Parc des Amériques, Corner of St. Laurent & Rachel
2 – 6pm  

Laurence Tenenbaum

The International Infringement Festival’s Spoken Word show, Montreal edition

Laurence Tenenbaum has been terrorizing Montreal’s spoken word scene, on and off, for twenty years. it is fitting that he hosts the show at this year’s spoken-word show.

http://www.archivemtl.infringementfestival.com/

Tuesday, June 21
Concordia Co-Op Book Bookstore
8 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Laurence Tenenbaum

These paintings depict the surreal and psychedelic moods I can have, along with projected photographs of potholes in Montreal.

Vernissage June 22nd
XPression Gallery
5334 Rue de Gaspé (Suite 308)
5pm – 11pm, FREE

Les Fantasques

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À la dérive vers le présent: Un dimanche en famille

Dans le chahut d’une Sainte-Catherine piétonnière, au coeur d’un village, un petit Bronx blanc.  Dans la cour, des enfants travailleurs, rigoureux marchands au service des adultes en congé et en quête de divertissement.  À la chaîne, on maquille les « grands », leur vend des boissons rafraîchissantes préparées à la main, et ça prend le temps que ça prend.  Revisitant tous les clichés, les « petits » maîtres de cérémonie inversent les rôles, imposent leur rythme.  Comme métronome, une corde à sauter.  Elle invite à casser la marche lente et contemplative, à mettre l’égo de côté.

www.labaraque.ca

Sunday, June 21st
La Barraque
928 Sainte-Catherine Est
1-4 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Les Fantasques

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Après le coucher du soleil, les besoins changent.  Les adultes veulent s’enivrer, parler ce langage averti que l’on apprend à l’usure.  Pleurer la pureté perdue, en goûtant aux minces avantages de vieillir. La nuit tombe.  Après avoir mis les égos de côté, il est temps de les rassurer, comme pour se faire pardonner.

Un Bordel où les poètes bercent de leurs mots.  Dans chaque recoin de la maison close, les travailleurs de l’ego glisseront aux oreilles tout ce qui peut servir le vice et le voyeurisme en échange  [d’une rétribution. Les corps se livreront à la poésie derrière les isoloires…
Boite à caresse, comptoir à compliments, travelos mariachis seront à votre service…

www.labaraque.ca

Sunday, June 19th
La Barraque, 928 Sainte-Catherine East
8 pm
Suggested donation $10

 

Les Fantasques

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Après-midi d’INtrospection: Grève d’Inhibitions

À l’intérieur de la maison, petits et grands sont attendus.  Dans un contexte d’improvisation et d’imagerie mentale,un parcours à suivre avec son instinct où différentes situations vivantes seront créées afin d’atteindre un état méditatif, pour toucher à la présence authentique. Trois « spécialistes » guideront les visiteurs à travers des mouvements et des actions, de la manipulation d’objets, des jeux d’ombres et de voix.

June 19th
La Baraque, 928 Sainte-Catherine East
8 pm, $10 Suggested Donation

Marcela Villarreal

Urban Photography

Pictures taken around the Petite Patrie neighbourhood of beautiful trash, decay, people, pigeons, graffiti, depaneurs and many other frequently taken for granted, glorious demonstrations of life.

Vernissage June 22nd
XPression Gallery
5334 Rue de Gaspé (Suite 308)
5pm – 11pm, FREE

Maybe the Welders

Maybe the Welders are a 4 piece Brooklyn based rock band. They released their debut recording, the Hot Shot EP, in 2010. Two guitars, two lead voacalists and a rock solid rhythm section give meat to the bones of the catchy post-punk songs that the band writes and performs. The band have been compared favorably to Talking Heads, the Clash and Blur but have mangaed to carve their own sound from the rich history of rock’n'roll. They have toured throughout the North East U.S. and also in Brazil where they appeared on local radio in Rio de Janeiro and in the local press. This is the bands first time to perform in Canada and they are honored to be here!

www.maybethewelders.com

June 17th
3 Minots
3812 Saint-Laurent
9:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

MelsCamp

Hula Hoop LA

A beautiful performance using hula hoops of all sizes followed by an open hoop jam with free lessons.

www.filigrees.webs.com

TBA

 

Michael Michael

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June 16th, 10 pm

Barfly – 4062 Saint Laurent

Suggested $5 donation 

Picnics in Awkward Spaces – Closing Picnic

Existing in space and living in it (moving, socializing) is the primal defining attribute of living beings.  Space, and how we define it, decorate it is defines our society.

Such society today forces us into pre-defined, boxed-in and regulated movements and activities. Hours of operation, property, endless lawns, deforestation, golf courses, shopping malls, curfews, and the basic landscape of city architectures (from buildings to benches) define our territoriality.
Human beings now find ourselves in the awkward position of living where we are not welcome, do not belong; the ‘apartheid’ of polluted environments, unkempt (or overkempt) spaces,commercial dominance, sanitization, devastated spaces and industrial wastelands at once define us and oppress us. Thus, in the we are doing what is natural:  Having our picnics in awkward spaces!  Welcome to the infringement picnic area.

June 26th
George Etienne Cartier Monument
7 pm, Bring food to share 

 

Picnics in Awkward Spaces – Opening Picnic

Existing in space and living in it (moving, socializing) is the primal defining attribute of living beings.  Space, and how we define it, decorate it is defines our society.

Such society today forces us into pre-defined, boxed-in and regulated movements and activities. Hours of operation, property, endless lawns, deforestation, golf courses, shopping malls, curfews, and the basic landscape of city architectures (from buildings to benches) define our territoriality.
Human beings now find ourselves in the awkward position of living where we are not welcome, do not belong; the ‘apartheid’ of polluted environments, unkempt (or overkempt) spaces,commercial dominance, sanitization, devastated spaces and industrial wastelands at once define us and oppress us. Thus, in the we are doing what is natural:  Having our picnics in awkward spaces!  Welcome to the infringement picnic area.

June 16th
Corner of Saint-Laurent & Guilbault
5 pm, Bring food to share 

 

Ralf Wiggum

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Ralf Wiggum, groupe originaire de St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu mais établi à Montréal, propose un rock rempli de moments épiques, de finesse et de gros riffs sales, le tout appuyé par des textes souvent torturés qui évoquent un certain désarroi. Malgré tout, l’interprétation reste un brin naïve, jamais totalement lourde.

www.ralfwiggum.com

June 17th @ 3 Minots
3812 Boul. Saint Laurent
9.30 pm, $5

Rebecca Anne Banks

Her songs and writings are full of the imagine of Summer juxtaposed with barren images of longing creating a Romantic world of great darkness and great light inside the very dance of life itself.

www.tympanilanerecords.com

Tuesday, June 21
Concordia Co-Op Book Bookstore
8 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Red Light District Walking Tour

Join burlesque queen Velma Candyass and cultural worker Donovan King on a walking tour of Montreal’s storied Red Light District. This tour looks at the Red Light District from the days of New France through the Victorian era to Prohibition and right up the 21st Century, and the unsuccessful attempts by various authorities over the centuries to control, destroy, or re-brand the area.

http://savethemain.com/

Saturday, June 23, 2 pm (in English)
Starts at Midway Bar & Salon, 1219 boulevard Saint-Laurent
$10

Ryan Sheffield

From Carolina to California and back again, Ryan Sheffield is a man on the move. Currently residing in Asheville, North Carolina, the twenty-five year old singer/songwriter has been cutting his teeth in venues across the country for the past ten years. Fittingly, his brand of indie-pop music finds its own roots in stories of travel, youthful triumph and shortcomings, and the underlying hope that in the end all of us might just be okay. Recently, Sheffield has been involved in a long-distance recording project with Santa Fe musician Bryan Highhill, and the duo (Ryan and the Highhills) released their debut album Head for the Coast in July 2010.

www.ryansheffield.com

June 23rd
Barfly, 4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Sally ROBB

Expressive Dance (improv)

I’d be dancing to song about social exclusion ,injustice and issues concerning women .

June 25th
Xpression Gallery
5334 De Gaspe (suite 3o8)
9 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Sharing

Sharing

High speed syncopated rhythms mixed with high energy levels. Sharing is about everybody joining in. Sharing is a half Anglophone half Québecois indie punk duo from Montréal.

http://www.myspace.com/sharingparty

June 23rd
Barfly, 4062 Saint-Laurent
10pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Short Docs: A Night of Cultural Resistance

Short Docs: A Night of Cultural Resistance!

Taking place in the beautiful XPression Gallery, this night of short documentaries features work about the corporate takeover of land and culture and the people who are resisting them!  Documentaries include:

“Mines Bases”

Refusons toute complicité avec les abus de droits humains perpétrés aux 4 coins du monde par les minières canadiennes. Refusons le désastre écologique des néoconservateurs nord-américains. Le plan nord de Jean Charest, les sables bitumineux de Stephen Harper et les gaz de schistes de Nathalie Normandeau et Lucien Bouchard sont autant d’objectifs complices d’une dilapidation des dernières richesses naturelles de la planète.

Refusons l’économie de la guerre qui n’a plus aucun sens avec les besoins de nos communautés locales.

“Wal-Mart Culture Jam” (10 mins, 2008)

Theatre activists from Scotland and the UK come to Montreal and transport a live sweatshop into a wal-mart store and set up shot.  This guerilla Video will make you scream with laughter as security scramble to control the situation and shoppers look scared and confused.

“Invisible Global Theatre” (12 mins, 2011)

Featuring the infamous “Coppertone Jam” this documentary breaks down Optative Theatrical Laboratorie’s activist tactic of “Global Invisible Theatre”.  This 12 minute documentary breaks down all the steps involved in order to complete this action by showing examples of culture jams that OTL has done in the last 10 years.  With moments of insight and hilarity, this short will hopefully inspire others to follow in OTL’s footsteps.

“Remembering Bagua” (22min, 2011) is a short documentary film that examines an under-reported violent conflict that arose in Bagua, Peru in June 2009.

Indigenous Awajun and Wampis activists from the Peruvian Amazon protested against new laws created by the Peruvian government that allow international companies to extract oil, gas and minerals from the Amazon without adequately consulting the indigenous people. Violence ensued which left 34 people dead, and over 200 wounded.

This footage was mostly filmed at the Bagua Massacre Memorial, which took place in June 2010 in northern Peru. The filmmakers recorded testimonials related to the causes and aftermath of the tragic Bagua conflict, and focused on bringing forward the voices of local people, who are concerned about environmental devastation and the impact of oil and mining on water quality and local health.

For more information, visit their blog: rememberingbagua.blogspot.com
Watch the Trailer

Anna Luisa Daigneault is an anthropologist, musician and activist from Montreal, currently residing in Berkeley, California. She works with indigenous people in the south-central Peruvian Amazon, focusing on endangered language and music documentation.

Bronwen Moen is visual artist from British Columbia who combines painting, sculpture, video and movement, and she is currently residing in Montreal, Canada. Her work focuses on relationships between the natural and manufactured world, and the permeability of bodies.

June 20th
Xpression Gallery
5334 Rue de Gaspé (Suite 308)
7:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Can

Stephanie Laughlin

As part of the art collective…

Film is Steph’s first love, but painting comes in at a close second. This collection was produced during those precious moments of tranquility in between the madness known as life.

http://www.forgetthebox.net/author/steph

le 22 juinXPression Gallery
5334 Rue de Gaspé (Suite 308)
17h00 à 23h00
Free

Stretch with Guests

Hip Hop performance featuring a variety of performers.

June 16th
Barfly – 4062 Saint-Laurent
10pm
Pay-What-You-Can

 

Sunshine

Hailing from Brooklyn NY, Sunshine considers Montreal a 2nd home.  This will be their 3rd year performing their front porch style indie blues in the Montreal Infringement Festival.  The band features The Reverend Crawford Forbes, Amy Santos, Steve Ferrara and Montreal’s own Joe Mclean.  Check out sunshinenights.com for more on the band.

June 18th
3 Minots
3812 Saint-Laurent
9:30 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Talk/Sing Skeleton

From the coldest depths of a Montreal winter was forged a band composed of a most varied musical background: Talk/Sing Skeleton! 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, Talk/Sing Skeleton looks forward to seeing you on the dance floor at this year’s infringement festival and beyond!

Barfly
June 16, 10 pm

The D-Tales

The D-Tales are a funky jazz band.

http://www.myspace.com/thedtalesmusic

TBA

The Neon Cavalry

The Neon Cavalry have been playing since early 2010. They have since played multiple shows around the island of Montreal. They play a quirky alternative rock style with an energetic rhythm section consisting of melodic bass lines, groovy riffs and intense beats with jazzy vocals rounding off their sound.

http://www.myspace.com/theneoncavalry

June 24
Barfly, 4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Ukulélé Club de Montréal

Innocent music for guilty consciences.

http://ukuleleclubdemontreal.com

June 18th
Les 3 Minots
4 pm, Pay-What-You-Can

Victory Chimes

Victory Chimes was formed in 2008 by frontman, Jeff Louch.  As  synth heavy, etherial, and experimental rock project they have been getting good reviews around montreal and outside.  Now supporting their 2nd independently released e.p Frozen Ghosts, the future looks bright. Jeff Louch – keys, vx. Michelle Tomkins – keys, vx. Brad Barr – gt. Liam Tucker – bass. tony spina – drums

www.victorychimes.ca

June 18th
3 Minots
3812 Saint-Laurent
9:30 pm, $5

Waterhorse

No Saddle Required

Not as cool as The Nils, but we try.

http://www.infringementfestival.com/Hamilton

June 24th,
Barfly, 4062 Saint-Laurent
10pm, Potluck – bring a dish

Wolfcastle

June 25th
Barfly4062 Saint-Laurent
10 pm, Pay-What-You-Can 

Greening Montreal Walking Tour and Picnic

Plan an afternoon of green ecological delights with hosts Melanie Leavitt and Donovan King. Discover hidden and unique initiatives to green Montreal, and enjoy a secret urban garden picnic where everyone is invited to share foods. Starting in the community-created garden of the Masion de l’Amitié, the tour visits green alleys and rooftops, guerrilla gardens, and other urban ecological projects. Bring food and wine to share!

June 18th
The tour begins at 11 am sharp at Maison de l’Amitié Garden, 120 Duluth Street east (bilingual)
11 am, Bring food and wine for the picnic

The Orange Eyes

Dogwoman

Dogwoman is a bilingual piece where three unlikely characters meet up around a pole and in a coktailbar. Playing with rolemodels and an interactive soundtrack provided by the audience.

La Barraque
928 St. Catherine East
June 16/17/18 at 9 pm
Pay-What-You-Can