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How to spend your money this weekend

Posted by MP / February 23, 2006

As spring approaches, the live music scene starts heating up like a planet upon which the inhabitants have burned too many fossil fuels, creating a "greenhouse" effect that traps the sun's warmth. There are more and more things to choose from, so, choose away:

Tonight (Friday):

Something called Truth Magazine holds its Montreal launch party with Cuff the Duke, the Old Soul and others upstairs at Main Hall and some quasi-celebrity DJs downstairs at the Green Room. I'll bet you a dollar it's a magazine with clever essays about pop culture, music, and politics. You can also see Telefauna and some other acts for $5 at Club Lambi (4465 St-Laurent).

Saturday:

Les Tireux d'Roches, "Quebec's most exciting traditional storytellers and musicians," whatever that means (I'm expecting a room full of people tucked into single beds, being read stories, unless it's a different kind of traditional storytelling), release their brand new disc at The Wintergreen Concert Series at El Salon (4388 St. Laurent), 8 p.m. $20.

Up at Main Hall, the Hot Springs and Kill the Lights play indie rock. Something about the Hot Springs drummer being really pregnant. Can't remember.

Sunday:

It's sold out, so if you've got tickets to Belle & Sebastian and the New Pornographers at Metropolis, you could probably scalp them for a decent profit. I recommend this, if only because B & S sounded really bad last time I saw them at this venue. However, it has been refurbished since then, so maybe the acoustics will be better. The New Pornographers are great live, though they'll be Neko-Case-free.

Monday

Check out two special film screenings followed by a discussion with Nick Gelleti (Rights and Democracy) and others at Concordia University. These two one-hour docs explore the intersection between resource, nature, and big business. BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND THE ROOSTER'S CROW won best Canadian documentary at Hot Docs Film Festival 2005 as well as taking the Audience Best price at Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal 2005. The film interrogates the actions of a Canadian oil company displacing people and destroying the environment in Ecuador. OIL ON ICE examines the environmental destruction of the Arctic when Canadian and American governments get together with the oil companies to build a pipeline through pristine wilderness. The event is free and is part of the ongoing Cinema Politica film series. 7:30 PM, Room H-110, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve.

Also, Howe Gelb, of Giant Sand fame, plays Sala Rossa.

Discussion

6 Comments

Dave / February 25, 2006 at 09:41 am
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Concerning Belle & Sebastian. Firstly, if anyone wishes to sell their ticket, I'll buy. Secondly, have you heard their new album? I'm quite impressed with it. I'm currently really enjoying Act of Apostle II. I highly recommend this album, unless you're one of those people who just can't stand this band!
rrrobyn / February 25, 2006 at 10:32 am
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I'm going! I do really like the new album too, though I'd kind of gone off them for a while, for no real reason other than listening to lots of other, quite different, music. My b&s faith is renewed, though I kind of fear the nostalgia pit I may fall into during the show... oh well.
rrrobyn / February 25, 2006 at 10:35 am
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Also, re: TONIGHT (Saturday):
There are about 5 million things going on downtown east and west, for free, until 5 am, plus breakfast. Get your hallucinogenics out b/c it's like this was tailor-made for such brain-body adventures:
http://www.montrealenlumiere.com/english/light/nuit-blanche-06-en.php?mm=1
Kanchipuram sarees / March 30, 2019 at 04:40 am
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nice post

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