The Neighbourhood Guide to M for Montreal

M for Montreal (Nov 15-18th) is back for its 12th edition so allow me, the host of The Neighbourhood (Wednesdays at 5pm), to give you my daily highlights. I've included two picks per night... first, My Top Choice and second, What My Wallet Can Allow. Happy listening! 


Wednesday, Nov 15th

Rest up, because there are only 2 shows. One for industry and the other is sold out! 

Thursday, Nov 16th

My Top Choice: Luckily, my top choice is also super affordable. You're welcome! Corridor and Anemone are both playing on at one of the city's most notable strip clubs, Cléopatre. I've never been, but I assume there won't be any dancers on this night, just good dreamy and psychadelic music from two great local bands. Full details HERE

What My Wallet Can Allow: Nothing's more affordable than FREE! Montreal's very own Beyries will be performing a free afternoon show on at 3:30pm at Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur. If you enjoy all things Folk, check this one out and also consider tuning into The Cornice Crow on CJLO Sundays at 10am. Full details HERE

Friday, Nov 17th

My Top Choice: Your most lovable and favourite community radio station CJLO is co-presenting a show with local promoter Blue Skies Turn Black at L'Escogriffe on St. Denis with Shame, Little Junior and Casper Skulls. Expect a messy mélange of punk, alt and 90s indie rock. Only $12.50. All details HERE

What My Wallet Can Allow: Thank the heavens, another FREE event! I had the pleasure of catching The Courtneys for the first time at Sappy Fest in New Brunswick earlier this summer and I can't say enough good things. Three super rad women channeling all things West Coast, Grunge and Power-Poppy. All details HERE

Saturday, Nov 18th

My Top Choice: Also tons happening on Saturday, but sometimes the best thing to do when there's too much going on is to take it easy! If you don't mind the $25 ticket price the show to see is Montréal contemporary pianist Jean-Michel Blais at the gorgeous Rialto Theatre. Believe me, it'll be soothing and well worth it. All details HERE

What My Wallet Can Allow: Yamantaka // Sonic Titan are a "psychedelic noh-wave opera group fusing noise, metal, pop and folk music into a multidisciplinary hyper-orientalist cesspool of 'east' meets 'west' culture clash in giant monochrome paper sets". They're playing for $12 at a brand new venue called Le Ministère, which used to be some seemingly greasy club called "The Liquer Commission" just above Ave. Mont-Royal on St. Laurent. I think that's all I have to say about that. All details HERE


Lastly, tune into The Neighbourhood this upcoming Wednesday, Nov 8th at 5pm on CJLO for a preview of some of the local bands performing in the fest. All I do is play 100% local music to keep you up to date with sounds coming out of Montréal.