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The Venue Revue: April 18-24, 2010

Posted by Gabby / April 18, 2010

mb_041810.jpgPhoto: "Vivian Girls/ La Sala Rossa", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler StacyannLee.

This week in concerts: Well, thanks to the Eyjafjallajökull over in Iceland, this list might turn into a bit of a "list of shows canceled due to volcanic ashes being spritzed into the atmosphere". Thankfully, there are still plenty of great acts coming our way by van, train or bus.

Sunday, April 18 :
Los Campesinos!, Maison des Arts St-Mathieu, Laval
From the Los Campesinos! website: "So, as I'm sure most the world is aware by now, currently all flights in and out of the UK are cancelled due to the eruption of an Icelandic volcano creating unsafe flying conditions. This leaves us with a US tour unravelling without us there to take up the twine. As it stands, the first three shows of the tour have had to be cancelled, as we are stranded in the UK."

Sunday, April 18:
The Appleseed Cast w/ Dreamend, Le Divan Orange
Kansas-based The Appleseed Cast has stuck with me through the years, and Christopher Crisci's breathy vocals never get old. Their brand of melodious, guitar-driven post rock is relaxing and mesmerizing at the same time. Chicago band Dreamend bring their dreamy pop along, for a show that's certainly going to please the ears.

Monday, April 19:
Adam Green w/ The Dead Trees, Petit Campus
Former Mouldy Peaches member Adam Green is mostly known for a song on the Juno soundtrack and his friendship with former Libertines member Carl Barât. His music is simple yet efficient, and the man certainly knows how to craft a radio-friendly song.

Tuesday, April 20:
Trans Am w/ Nice Nice and Jonas Reinhardt, La Sala Rossa
If there was one word to qualify the music of Maryland self-described Funk/Metal/German Pop band Trans Am, I would choose the word "outlandish". This is not your average tween-pop or indie rock concert, ladies and gentlemen, and the music of supporting acts Nice Nice and Jonas Reinhardt can attest to that.

Thursday, April 22:
Plants and Animals w/ The Barr Brothers, La Tulipe
Local indie darlings Plants and Animals have been working on a follow-up to the wonderful Parc Avenue for quite some time. Their second album, La La Land, is due out in two days. This show is the kick-off to their North American tour - something great is bound to happen.

Friday, April 23:
An Horse w/ Hannah Georgas, La Sala Rossa
Australian indie sensation An Horse was in town not so long ago, opening for Tegan and Sara. Young Hannah Georgas, a Vancouver singer-songwriter, is opening for them, showcasing her cheerful, upbeat anthems and her sultry voice.

Saturday, April 24:
Ilan Shahin w/ Jay Vidyarthi, Le Cagibi
Local singer-songwriter Ilan Shahin launches his debut album, Away from the Fire, this weekend at Le Cagibi. The album has a Leonard Cohen-meets-Patrick Watson aesthetic, and playing alongside will be Jay Vidyarthi (of The Coloured Lights fame). It's a pay-what-you-can, enjoy-the-tunes kind of show.

Note: This is just a quick overview according to a highly biased writer. There are plenty more shows out there that suit every genre and style preference. I personally use Stillepost (for smaller shows) and Pollstar (for bigger entertainers) for show listings.



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