Music

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

 

 

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

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

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

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

Michael Michael

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June 16th, 10 pm

Barfly – 4062 Saint Laurent

Suggested $5 donation 

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

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

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

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 

Luis Flores

L’Escalier
June 16, 5pm
PWYC
http://www.luisflores.com/

www.myspace.com/luisfloresmusica