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The Venue Revue: June 7-13, 2010

Posted by Gabby / June 7, 2010

venuerevue060710.jpgPhoto: "Grand Trine/ Friendship Cove", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler StacyannLee.

This week in concerts: In case you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll have noticed that the most glorious time of year is about us: Festival Season. Suoni Per Il Popolo, Mutek (although that's sadly already over), MEG, Jazz Fest, Francofolies... take your pick!

Wednesday, June 9:
The Junction w/ Dirty Wedding and Paramedics, Jupiter Room
The Junction might come from Toronto, but their music doesn't bear an ounce of the pretentious hipster sounds the city tends to breed - instead, it's honest, uplifting and darn catchy indie-pop. Paramedics, from Ottawa, and Dirty Wedding, from Montreal, complete this geographically amusing and musically dynamic lineup.

Thursday, June 10:
Aids Wolf w/ Pocahaunted (Suoni co-presentation), Casa Del Popolo
Montreal's AIDS Wolf has been pushing its abrasive noise music around since 2003, becoming a staple of the local music scene and a bit of a phenomenon everywhere else in North America. As for Pocahaunted, the self-proclaimed "Olsen twins of blissed out drone" hail from California and produce a sound that is said to induce unearthly visions. Dare to test that claim?

Saturday, June 12:
Tune-Yards w/ Katie Stelmanis and The Youjsh, Il Motore (Suoni co-presentation)
Last summer, Merrill Garbus released BiRd-BrAiNs under the moniker tUnE-yArDs. It is a self-produced, shareware-distributed, folk-tinted lo-fi mess of an album that caught the attention of critics and PitchFork alike, and it is definitely worth a listen. She will be playing with the Toronto band Katie Stelmanis, known for about two months as Private Life, and Montreal's The Youjsh (pronounced "yew-j", as in short for "usual").

Sunday, June 13:
Lost in the Trees w/ Molly Rankin, Le Divan orange
According to Pop Matters, North Carolina outfit Lost in the Trees' music ''sounds a lot like the soundtrack to your favourite indie film." - and it does. It's soft, acoustic guitar-driven music spiced up with layer after layer of pretty horns and violins. For money-conscious, note that this show is now FREE, although space is limited in the teeny-weeny Divan Orange.

Sunday, June 13:
Radio Radio, Cabaret Juste pour rire (Francos)
If you haven't heard of Radio Radio, you're seriously missing out. They're the greatest, albeit probably the only, band to ever make Chiac sound sexy. That's right, they rap amazingly well written texts in chiac, a franglais dialect from Acadia. If it wasn't for the strange words, it would be some pretty straight-up catchy hip-hop, but as it is, it's just downright hilarious.

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, evenko and Indie Montreal and a few more for show listings.

Discussion

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Greg / June 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm
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I was at the show pictured above. Someone in the pit broke my beer. Maybe if I look closely I can figure out who it was...
Lovli / February 4, 2015 at 08:02 am
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Tara, you know that I think you are fabulous! Love Love Love your work, so sorry I miessd your debut workshop and would sooooo love to have your book. I would love to learn how you capture such beautiful skies!
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