Montreal Music Shows This Week: Win Tickets to Royal Canoe or Ky∆zMa and Check out Kabaret, Tegan & Sara and more!

Coming up this week, we’ve got free ticket giveaways to both the Royal Canoe show and Ky∆zMa album launch, we preview the best Halloween concert this weekend with Les Necrophiliacs and introduce little known indie sensation Teagan & Sara. Oh wait, they’re super famous now. Sorry I was just copy/pasting my preview of them from 1996.

Royal Canoe + The Belle Game (Ticket Giveaway)

(Note: FTB is giving away free tickets to this show. All you have to do is sign up to our mailing list by Friday at noon to receive instructions on how to participate)

In September, Winnipeg electro-pop-indie rockers Royal Canoe released their most recent album Something Got Lost Between Here and The Orbit and on Saturday they will taking to the La Vitrola stage, accompanied by The Belle Game, as part of a tour in support. They recently hit some seriously bad luck as their tour trailer was stolen right here in Montreal. Urrrrrg.

So for anyone heading down please show them the more positive side of the city and maybe buy them a beer or guitar pick or whatever it is they’re most in need of at the time. Normally I would encourage you to buy a t shirt or a vinyl but apparently those were stolen along with the gear. Seriously. Urrrrrg! (Also, they have started an Indiegogo campaign to stay on the road)


Royal Canoe and The Belle Game play La Vitrola, 4602 Boulevard St-Laurent, Saturday, October 29th, 9:30pm (Doors at 8:30pm), $17 in advance available through indiemontreal or $20 at the door.


Ky∆zMa Album Launch (Ticket Giveaway)

(Note: FTB is giving away free tickets to this album launch. All you have to do is sign up to our mailing list by Thursday at noon to receive instructions on how to participate)

On Thursday Montreal based electro-folk duo Ky∆zMa will be coming out with their highly anticipated debut album The Magician’s Mirror at Casa Del Popolo as part of an event that is one part album release party and one part “Halloween Troll Market Costume Party.” What that means exactly can be left to the imagination but they are promising “bondage, witches, magicians and monsters” and much more all under one roof so that should give you a good indication of how the night will go.

Tickets are only seven bucks and if you buy the album then entrance is free. This not only an evening to support great local music but a good option for anyone looking for a fun Halloween themed party at a reasonable price.

Ky∆zMa Album Release occurs at Casa Del Popolo, 4873 Boulevard St-Laurent, Thursday, October 27th, 8:00pm, $7 available through Ky∆zMa or at the door.


Kabaret with Les Necrophiliacs + Vomit Squad + Crimson Queens 

Another great option for those looking for a Halloween themed concert is taking place at Matahari Loft this Thursday where three local punk bands, Les Necrophiliacs, Vomit Squad and Crimson Queens will be providing the soundtrack to an event that also includes projections, body painting and plenty more surprises.

When picking a good Halloween party it’s always best to find one where the responsibility of cool costumes and general ghoulish ambiance doesn’t just fall to the organizers, the crowd should be pulling their own weight. When you go see a show headlined by a horror punk band like Les Necrophiliacs you can rest assured you’ve picked the best place to be if you’re looking for audience (and band) participation.

Les Necrophiliacs, Vomit Squad and Crimson Queens play Matahari Loft, 1673 Mount-Royal East, Thursday, October 27th, 9:00pm (Doors at 8:00pm), $10/PWYC (available at the door).

Tegan & Sara + Too Attached

The big show of the week will be taking place at Metropolis on Saturday night where Grammy nominated Canadian indie-pop darlings, and best identical twin duo since the Proclaimers, Tegan & Sara will be coming to town as part of their most recent North American tour in support of their album Love You to Death which was released in June.

It seems a little silly to give the bio of a group that everyone’s heard of so instead I’ll just say don’t miss your chance to see them. After running through this continent they’re heading over to Australia and then on to Europe so it might be a while till they get back here again.


Joining them will be another sibling duo in the form of Too Attached who after years of solo work have decided to come together and release the five song EP Bronze which is a mix of dance and pop with a heavy dose of traditional Indian music. I know it’s tempting to do the fashionably late thing at concerts but in this case make sure you get to the show on time since this is not an opening act to be missed.

 Tegan & Sara and Too Attached play Metropolis, 59 Rue Sainte-Catherine East, Saturday, October 29th, 8:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm), $39.15 to $51.45 available through box office.

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