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We Just Wanna Have Some Fun, Down At The Rock And Roll Club

It is a much slower week than last week now that M for Montreal is over, and even though he is battling a wicked cold and in the throes of the end of semester term paper/exam hell, Prince Palu wants you to know that there are still things happening this week. Obviously there are more things happening than this short list, even things that old Palu would recommend, but his Ultra Strength NeoCitran induced haze has left him a shell of his normal self. 


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Tonight Jim Dee is back at Le Cagibi (5490 St-Laurent) to present the 13th edition of The Secret Museum of Sound and Nature with Hazy Montagne Mystique, Kevin Pan and Bitter Old Man. The SMOSAN series is a monthly celebration of sound and lights that Jim describes as "showcasing experimental, drone, shoegaze, ambient, stoner, noise/psych pop, post-rock, post-folk, boundary breaking electro, junk loops, dissonant, cinematic. Also, a monthly meeting place to inspire." $5 (or more) at the door. Bitter Old Man get things going at 9:30, but if you get there earlier you can always grab a bite to eat in the front room before venturing into the back. 

Also happening tonight over at Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), Analogue Addiction presents the punk-psychedelic sounds of She Serpent along with the strange Quebecois pop music of Hull, QC's Fet.Nat and local free-jazz/noise-punk duo Shining Wizard. $8 at the door. The show starts some time after 8:30. If you or someone you love like it when it gets weird, this is the show for you. 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Passovah proudly presents a couple of local bands that are launching their latest singles, Smokes and Look Vibrant, up at The Plant (185 Van Horne). Joining in on the fun will be the Toronto band Blonde Elvis, fresh off opening for Thee Oh Sees at the Danforth Music Hall and in the middle of a mini-tour that will take them to Rochester, NY, home of Nick Tahou's Garbage Plate, Philadelphia, PA, home of the Philly Cheese Steak and a few other places. Rounding out the night will be a DJ set from Saxsyndrum. All these pieces puzzled together are sure to incorporate many of the parts to the glamy-psych-drone-lo-fi rock and roll party you've been looking for. $8 at the door, show starts at 9:00, and BYOB. 

If you were looking for something a little more grounded, Joe Grass brings his brand of soulful country music (or is it countrified soul) to Divan Orange (4234 St-Laurent) with his full band and many guests. 

Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30, 2014

Montreal record label Cuchabata Records take over Brasserie Beaubein (73 Beaubein E.) Saturday and Sunday for Cuch Fest IX. There are too many bands playing over the course of the two nights, but if you click on the festival name you can see who is playing when. $8 before 9:00, and $10 after. If you wanted make sure you are in the neighbourhood to make it to the bar by 9:00 and save yourself the $2, you could always make a night of it and head up or down, depending on where you are coming from, to Bethlehem XXX and see what chef Beaver Sheppard has on the menu this week. 

It is obvious that I need to get something to eat, so I'm going to stop writing here. I'll see you next week when I will hopefully be back to full strength. Cheers!


--Prince Palu hosts The Go-Go Radio Magic Show. Tune in, turn on, freak out! Every Friday at 6 PM on CJLO.