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The Venue Revue: May 24-30, 2011

Posted by Gabby / May 24, 2011

20110524_venuerevue.jpgPhoto: "Godspeed You Black Emperor!", by Midnight Poutine flickr pooler Jim Delicio.

This week in concerts: That's right, people, the Venue Revue is back. This week, Dare to Care takes over this post with the incredible line-up of their 10th anniversary celebrations. They've been putting out some of the best local acts for a decade now, no argument there, and along with their Franco younger sister Grosse Boîte, they've played a huge role in the development of the city's music scene. To highlight this fact, they're putting together four shows, one of which is a complete surprise. Can you handle it?

Wednesday, May 25:
Little Scream w/ Rebecca Foon and Marcus Paquin, Il Motore
Local act Little Scream, aka Laurel Sprengelmeyer, is back in town to release her new album, The Golden Record, after weeks of touring Europe with the likes of Jose Gonzalez and Timber Timbre. She'll be playing with Rebecca Foon and Marcus Paquin, both of whom collaborated on The Golden Record.

Thursday, May 26:
Dare to Care Fest: Bernard Adamus, Tricot Machine, Les Frères Goyette and DJ Sunny, Divan Orange
The first Dare to Care party involves Franco acts. Award-winning urban poet Bernard Adamus, whimsical-pop male-female duet Tricot Machine. Also performing that night is a family band from Trois-Rivières, Les Frères Goyette, a merry bunch of fantastic storytellers who also use sounds from unconventional items like drying machines, pie plates and BBQs in their songs.

Friday, May 27:
Dare to Care Fest: Jimmy Hunt, Panache and We Are Wolves, Sala Rossa
To me, this is pretty much the greatest lineup ever. First, we have Chocolat's very own Jimmy Hunt, whose solo career was launched with a brilliant eponymous album. Then, we have Panache, a Franco duo that combines energy and catchy choruses. And of course, to top that already pretty tasty cake, we've got We Are Wolves with their noisy, heavy electro-rock.

Sunday, May 29:
Dare to Care Fest: Lake of Stew, Avec pas d'casque and Le husky, Quai des Brumes
The six-piece "good-timey" string band Lake of Stew (not to be confused with another MP favorite, Land of Talk, honestly) is no stranger to this site. They'll be playing with guitar-drum duo Avec pas d'casque, a lo-fi "country-grunge" act, and the more upbeat and poppy act Le husky.

Sunday, May 29:
Snailhouse w/ Katie Moore, La Sala Rossa
Montreal songstress Katie Moore released her sophomore album, Montebello, back in February. Between then and now she's also managed to rank #1 Best Country/Folk act and #3 Best Singer-Songwriter in the Mirror's Best of Montreal list. Coincidence? I think not. She'll be playing with Snailhouse, aka Mike Feuerstack, a man who loves words just about as much as he loves his guitar.

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 the Blue Skies Turn Black listings, evenko, Indie Montreal and a few more of those handy resources for show listings.



alexandre / May 24, 2011 at 10:29 pm
love your blog, but i think you are confusing lake of stew with land of talk...
Skot / May 25, 2011 at 01:33 pm
I think Alexandre is right..
unless Powell has joined up with the stew..
Gabby / May 25, 2011 at 04:25 pm
Man, you guys are right. Where's my head?
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