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Jack Black's Hypothetical Weekend (& Beyond) Picks

Posted by MP / December 16, 2005

jb.jpgI'm pretty sure Jack Black doesn't play King Kong in the movie of the same name, but wouldn't it be cool if he did? Wouldn't it be cool if Peter Jackson blew $200 million or whatever on the film, creating whole imagined cities and astounding special effects, but then, simply in order to be hilarious, had the title character played by roly-poly Black blue-screening it with some second-rate makeup?

Jack Black probably isn't in Montreal this weekend, but if he was, here's what he'd do:

Friday

Montreal's own Priestess, being hailed as the saviours of metal, or hard rock, or something, or maybe not the saviours but just a bunch of guys who can play heavy music well, play Petit Campus.

Saturday

Continue the metal weekend by checking out very good Toronto rawk band Maximum RnR at Cafe Chaos. Their facial hair is almost as good as Bionic's was back in the Ian Blurton days.

Or, chug a Jolt or two before going to see Toronto's leading players of delicate, gorgeous, but, you know, not very lively dream-folk-pop (or something), Great Lake Swimmers, at Friendship Cove, the new semi-secret venue that all the cool people knew about already. Picastro and the Mendoza Line open. (OK, to be fair, GLS's most recent album, the title of which escapes me right now, is excellent. But slow and quiet.)

Services, Echo Kitty and Sean Kosa play Zoobizarre.

Less musically:

Présence Musulmane Montreal et Astrolabe présentent: Conférence de clôture du cycle sur le réformisme et les musulmans d’Occident.

Par la nature de son message, l’islam a inauguré l’ère de la civilisation universelle. L’Occident de la modernité, entre autres par ses avancées technologiques et son discours sur les droits de l’homme, a inscrit cette universalité dans le Quotidien de l’homme contemporain et de ses problèmes. Vu ces constats, quel discours et quelle action pour les Occidentaux de confession musulmane vivant dans un monde globalisé ? Le réformisme musulman doit-il dépasser la question religieuse pour poser celle des problèmes de la civilisation de l’homme de demain ? En est-il capable ? Dr. Mohamed Taled est philosophe. D’origine algérienne, il travaille depuis plusieurs années dans le domaine de la philosophie des sciences et en particulier il essaie de participer à l’établissement de ces liens entre la tradition musulmane et la science contemporaine, l’écologie et la critique sociale. UQAM,315 St-Catherine Est,pavillon des sciences de la gestion, Salle R-M130, 17h à 19h, 5$. Pour information: (514) 655-5683.

Sunday

Crackpot, a local outfit you don't really hear about anymore -- at least not here, where it counts, but look, things are changing as you read this -- play for free at le Cheval Blanc.

Monday

I guess everyone is going to see Stars play at La Tulipe. That's probably a good idea.

Wednesday

Pop Montreal and Greenland raise money for the SPCA with a show involving a collection of musically-talented Plateau and Mile End (OK, and Little Italy) denizens at Main Hall.

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