Happy (almost) Labour Day Weekend, everyone! What better way to spend it (and the days surrounding it) than by enjoying some music in Montreal. This week we’ve got rock, indie rock, folk and Rn’B to choose from, so let’s get started.
If you like Rn’B then you should be aware of Gallant who is clearly on his way to being the “next big thing” in that genre. His debut album Ology was released last April and now he’s currently on tour in support. Next Wednesday he’ll be stopping by Théâtre Fairmount as part of that tour.
The Bombadils (CD release) + Béatrix Méthé + Colin Savoie-Levac
Tonight Montreal Folk duo The Bombadils will be hosting a CD launch/concert in anticipation of their upcoming album New Shoes which is set to be released on September 9th. If you like folk and lack patience then this is a great way to check out a fun evening of music and get an advanced copy of the CD at the same time.
For those who prefer to avoid human interaction or would rather an MP3 copy you can order the album through their website.
The Bombadils, Béatrix Méthé and Colin Savoie-Levac play, Casa del Popolo, 4873 Boulevard St Laurent, Thursday, September 1st, 8:00pm (Doors at 7:30), $15 ($10 for students), tickets available through lfttckt.
Unblonde + Whitney K + Watering
Another option for tonight is to head over to La Vitrola for an evening of indie rock featuring Unblonde, Whitney K and Watering.
Unblonde, Whitney K and Watering play La Vitrola, 4602 Boulevard St Laurent, Thursday, September 1st, 10:00pm, $8 (before 10pm) $10 (after 10 pm).
Labour Day Weekend Rockout
The title pretty much says it all. Friday night Brasserie Beaubien will hosting four local rock bands (Attics & Alleys, Donny Dash, The Leftovers, The Flows) who have decided to put on a show for the amazingly low price of five dollars!
For all you students Labour Day marks the last weekend of freedom for a while so why not get out and enjoy it.
Attics & Alleys, Donny Dash, The Leftovers and The Flows play Brasserie Beaubien, 73 Beaubien East, Friday, September 2nd, 8:00pm, $5.
* Featured image thebombadils.com
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