Montreal shows – WPFG Montreal 2017 http://wpfgmontreal2017.com/ Tue, 08 Nov 2022 21:02:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-120x120.jpg Montreal shows – WPFG Montreal 2017 http://wpfgmontreal2017.com/ 32 32 Ticketmaster’s Pricing System Makes Some Montreal Shows Less Affordable – Here’s Why https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/ticketmasters-pricing-system-makes-some-montreal-shows-less-affordable-heres-why/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 21:44:14 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/ticketmasters-pricing-system-makes-some-montreal-shows-less-affordable-heres-why/ Your favorite artist is on tour and announces that he is stopping in Montreal. You open Ticketmaster excitedly…but any seat you actually want costs an arm and a leg. You can either sell a body part for a quick buck, choose a seat furthest from the stage, or take to social media to complain. Many […]]]>

Your favorite artist is on tour and announces that he is stopping in Montreal. You open Ticketmaster excitedly…but any seat you actually want costs an arm and a leg. You can either sell a body part for a quick buck, choose a seat furthest from the stage, or take to social media to complain.

Many Montrealers opt for the latter, and they are not the only ones. Many Canadian spectators are openly pissed off that the concerts of the biggest stars seem to cost much more today than in the past. All thanks to dynamic pricing.

Turns out the algorithmically controlled cost model behind Uber’s dreaded surge pricing is too why you can’t afford tickets to that Bell Center concert you wanted to see.

Instinctively, you might blame the theater, Ticketmaster, or capitalism for getting in your way. But you should know that your favorite artist (or band) has probably not only embraced the dynamic pricing model, but is part of why the prices are out of your budget.

“As sports teams, artist reps and promoters recognize the benefit of pricing closer to market value,” Ticketmaster wrote in a September statement, likely responding to the volley of online hate from more $4,000 Bruce Springsteen tickets at select US venues earlier this year.

“Promoters and artist reps set pricing strategy and price range parameters on all tickets, including fixed and market-based prices,” the seller said. “When there are many more people wanting to attend an event than there are tickets available, prices go up.”

While the “market-based” strategy relies on supply and demand, which causes prices to fluctuate, the cost of starting and ending tickets falls on artists and their representatives.

Big-name artists like Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and even Blink-182 are all on board – the latter spurring Montreal punk venue Turbo Haüs into action.

Ticketmaster is, of course, more than happy to oblige. The broker may add a fee that reflects more than 75% of the ticket price that is shared with performers and venues, as John Oliver detailed on an episode of “Last Week Tonight.” The seller has also been known to hold tickets directly to keep demand high.

Some industry experts say the trend is inevitable and even opens the door to other ways to enjoy shows.

“Ticketmaster is just the way. We’ve seen dynamic pricing for decades – airlines, sports, stocks, so it’s no surprise that a low amount of in-demand products, like tickets, have gone that route. “said Eric Alper, Canadian music publicist. MTL Blog.

“I think there will be an increase in opportunities for artists to perform exclusive concerts to stream in cinemas, YouTube, Twitch and other subscription models that anyone can attend,” he said.

Even though large-scale online concerts and VR-based festivals are the way of the future, you can still choose to support local newcomers on stage and in person, for much less.

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Ticketmaster’s Pricing System Makes Some Montreal Shows Less Affordable – Here’s Why https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/ticketmasters-pricing-system-makes-some-montreal-shows-less-affordable-heres-why-2/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 21:38:09 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/ticketmasters-pricing-system-makes-some-montreal-shows-less-affordable-heres-why-2/ Your favorite artist is on tour and announces that he is stopping in Montreal. You open Ticketmaster excitedly…but any seat you actually want costs an arm and a leg. You can either sell a body part for a quick buck, choose a seat furthest from the stage, or take to social media to complain. Many […]]]>

Your favorite artist is on tour and announces that he is stopping in Montreal. You open Ticketmaster excitedly…but any seat you actually want costs an arm and a leg. You can either sell a body part for a quick buck, choose a seat furthest from the stage, or take to social media to complain.

Many Montrealers opt for the latter, and they are not the only ones. Many Canadian spectators are openly pissed off that the concerts of the biggest stars seem to cost much more today than in the past. All thanks to dynamic pricing.

Turns out the algorithmically controlled cost model behind Uber’s dreaded surge pricing is too why you can’t afford tickets to that Bell Center concert you wanted to see.

Instinctively, you might blame the theater, Ticketmaster, or capitalism for getting in your way. You wouldn’t be wrong, but know that your favorite artist (or band) has probably not only embraced the dynamic pricing model, but is part of why the prices are out of your budget.

“As sports teams, artist reps and promoters recognize the benefit of pricing closer to market value,” Ticketmaster wrote in a September statement, likely responding to the volley of online hate from more $4,000 Bruce Springsteen tickets at select US venues earlier this year.

“Promoters and artist reps set pricing strategy and price range parameters on all tickets, including fixed and market-based prices,” the seller said. “When there are many more people wanting to attend an event than there are tickets available, prices go up.”

While the “market-based” strategy relies on supply and demand, which causes prices to fluctuate, the cost of starting and ending tickets falls on artists and their representatives.

Big-name artists like Harry Styles, Taylor Swift and even Blink-182 are all on board – the latter spurring Montreal punk venue Turbo Haüs into action and hosting a free event.

Ticketmaster is, of course, more than happy to oblige. The broker may add a fee that reflects more than 75% of the ticket price that is shared with performers and venues, as John Oliver detailed on an episode of “Last Week Tonight.” The seller has also been known to hold tickets directly to keep demand high.

Some industry experts say the trend is inevitable and even opens the door to other ways to enjoy shows.

“Ticketmaster is just the way. We’ve seen dynamic pricing for decades – airlines, sports, stocks, so it’s no surprise that a low amount of in-demand products, like tickets, have gone that route. “said Eric Alper, Canadian music publicist. MTL Blog.

“I think there will be an increase in opportunities for artists to perform exclusive concerts to stream in cinemas, YouTube, Twitch and other subscription models that anyone can attend,” he said.

Even though large-scale online concerts and VR-based festivals are the way of the future, you can still choose to support local newcomers on stage and in person, for much less.

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Eight Montreal shows to die for this week https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/eight-montreal-shows-to-die-for-this-week/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 19:05:43 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/eight-montreal-shows-to-die-for-this-week/ Now that you’re done pooping on POP Montreal, it’s time to brave the cold winds and hit up some gigs. This week runs the gamut from time-tested psy blasters to industrial behemoths, one of the most interesting black metal bands in years, stoner duders (who don’t suck) and my big pick of the month falling […]]]>

Now that you’re done pooping on POP Montreal, it’s time to brave the cold winds and hit up some gigs. This week runs the gamut from time-tested psy blasters to industrial behemoths, one of the most interesting black metal bands in years, stoner duders (who don’t suck) and my big pick of the month falling on a Tuesday night. Read about my furry friends, take a few deep breaths, and learn to love again.

Saturday: Woah, jump all Friday night, there’s a premiere. If you dig the fuzzy 70s jams of live mountain records, with a bit of krautrock that’s only noticeable if you squint really hard, you’ll definitely want to let it all hang out with Buffalo King on this glorious royal evening of the weekend. This band dazzles with its ability to get “heavy” without squashed toe angst or bludgeoning ballast. Pedal nerds and other lovers of vintage gear will want to wring their necks to the edge of the stage for this one. The opening night is the pride of local post-rock freak-out, Atsuko Chiba, at the Ritz. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $39.65

If you’re looking for a band that can let their jams run wild while filling their set with Van Halen and Rough Trade covers, you’ll want to head to God’s favorite bar, the Barfly, and have a good night of riffing and crooning with Cistern 20 and openers Lex Milton. 4062A St-Laurent, 9 p.m., PWYC

Fans of face-peeling shrink and the mighty Thee Oh Sees will want to line up when Castle Face family member Justin R Cruz Gallego leads the band Dreamdecay Music Group. The opening is well done by the locals PopulationII (I pray their nickname is taken from the immortal Randy Holden), Tinkertoy Fog Machine and Programmic Brooklynites, who will heat up the night at Foufs, an odd choice of venue. If you haven’t grabbed tickets for Wednesday’s sold-out concert, this might quench your psychopathic thirst. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $15/$18

Tuesday: My big gigger of the month is the arena-sized indie rock of the utterly formidable Titus Andronicus. His last show at the Esco was nothing short of thrilling as songs leaped from the stage revealing true craftsmanship delivered in a completely naked and thrilling way – it’s reminiscent London callingStrummer era (and I’m not kidding here). If you love A-level songwriting played with sweeping punk rock propulsion, you won’t want to miss this. Opening is Country Westerns, in one of our borough’s most beloved spaces, the Esco. Meet at the bar. 4461 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $24.56

Alright, if you’re old enough to remember Foufounes Black Monday debauchery, you’re probably thrilled with the bits that the house of love arrives in town at Fairmount. In fact, you may really be flirting with the devil this week as you’ll likely be hot under the collar about a return of the Industrial Kings, when they won’t be playing until two days later. Opening this gigger in Fairmount is Alex Nicol. Now go to the Thursday show announcement and “call the guy”. 5240 Park, 8 p.m., $48.91

Wednesday: My bet for the strongest current band currently treading the boards and giving Boppin’ Bobby Pollard (GVB) a run for their money in terms of prolific production is King Gizzard and the Lizard Sorcerer. Every fucking record is completely different and every fucking record is completely awesome. Not only that, but they can more than deliver as part of the live. Unfortunately, it’s been out of print for a long time. Don’t worry though, my furry friends, because one of the best things to come out of recent black metal is also playing tonight….

Poland Batushka! Taking Eastern Orthodox hymns and twisting them with explosive beats, shaking and picking guitars, tortured vocals and white-hot riffs that cut through the stratosphere. If Ghost didn’t completely explode, they would be that group. Check out their epic outburst on 2017’s genre-defying record Liturgiya and pay attention knowing that they actually pull this off live. Opening at the Ritz is hate. I expect it to be packed, so get there early. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $39.65

Thursday: Ok, over the decades the industrial behemoths Before 242 have only grown in popularity since releasing their pioneering 12-inch Wax Tracks in the 80s and 90s. If you want to see some true legends, head to Fairmount, where Rhys Fulber Pulsum will open. Welding goggles are mandatory. 5240 Park, 7 p.m., $48.91

Current obsession: The Imps, The little black egg

The Devils, Little Black Egg

For more music coverage in Montreal, please visit the Music section.

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Eight Montreal shows to die for this week https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/eight-montreal-shows-to-die-for-this-week-2/ Fri, 14 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/eight-montreal-shows-to-die-for-this-week-2/ Now that you’re done pooping on POP Montreal, it’s time to brave the cold winds and hit up some gigs. This week runs the gamut from time-tested psy blasters to industrial behemoths, one of the most interesting black metal bands in years, stoner duders (who don’t suck) and my big pick of the month falling […]]]>

Now that you’re done pooping on POP Montreal, it’s time to brave the cold winds and hit up some gigs. This week runs the gamut from time-tested psy blasters to industrial behemoths, one of the most interesting black metal bands in years, stoner duders (who don’t suck) and my big pick of the month falling on a Tuesday night. Read about my furry friends, take a few deep breaths, and learn to love again.

Saturday: Woah, jump all Friday night, there’s a premiere. If you dig the fuzzy 70s jams of live mountain records, with a bit of krautrock that’s only noticeable if you squint really hard, you’ll definitely want to let it all hang out with Buffalo King on this glorious royal evening of the weekend. This band dazzles with its ability to get “heavy” without squashed toe angst or bludgeoning ballast. Pedal nerds and other lovers of vintage gear will want to wring their necks to the edge of the stage for this one. The opening night is the pride of local post-rock freak-out, Atsuko Chiba, at the Ritz. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $39.65

If you’re looking for a band that can let their jams run wild while filling their set with Van Halen and Rough Trade covers, you’ll want to head to God’s favorite bar, the Barfly, and have a good night of riffing and crooning with Cistern 20 and openers Lex Milton. 4062A St-Laurent, 9 p.m., PWYC

Fans of face-peeling shrink and the mighty Thee Oh Sees will want to line up when Castle Face family member Justin R Cruz Gallego leads the band Dreamdecay Music Group. The opening is well done by the locals PopulationII (I pray their nickname is taken from the immortal Randy Holden), Tinkertoy Fog Machine and Programmic Brooklynites, who will heat up the night at Foufs, an odd choice of venue. If you haven’t grabbed tickets for Wednesday’s sold-out concert, this might quench your psychopathic thirst. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $15/$18

Tuesday: My big gigger of the month is the arena-sized indie rock of the utterly formidable Titus Andronicus. His last show at the Esco was nothing short of thrilling as songs leaped from the stage revealing true craftsmanship delivered in a completely naked and thrilling way – it’s reminiscent London callingStrummer era (and I’m not kidding here). If you love A-level songwriting played with sweeping punk rock propulsion, you won’t want to miss this. Opening is Country Westerns, in one of our borough’s most beloved spaces, the Esco. Meet at the bar. 4461 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $24.56

Alright, if you’re old enough to remember Foufounes Black Monday debauchery, you’re probably thrilled with the bits that the house of love arrives in town at Fairmount. In fact, you may really be flirting with the devil this week as you’ll likely be hot under the collar about a return of the Industrial Kings, when they won’t be playing until two days later. Opening this gigger in Fairmount is Alex Nicol. Now go to the Thursday show announcement and “call the guy”. 5240 Park, 8 p.m., $48.91

Wednesday: My bet for the strongest current band currently treading the boards and giving Boppin’ Bobby Pollard (GVB) a run for their money in terms of prolific production is King Gizzard and the Lizard Sorcerer. Every fucking record is completely different and every fucking record is completely awesome. Not only that, but they can more than deliver as part of the live. Unfortunately, it’s been out of print for a long time. Don’t worry though, my furry friends, because one of the best things to come out of recent black metal is also playing tonight….

Poland Batushka! Taking Eastern Orthodox hymns and twisting them with explosive beats, shaking and picking guitars, tortured vocals and white-hot riffs that cut through the stratosphere. If Ghost didn’t completely explode, they would be that group. Check out their epic outburst on 2017’s genre-defying record Liturgiya and pay attention knowing that they actually pull this off live. Opening at the Ritz is hate. I expect it to be packed, so get there early. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $39.65

Thursday: Ok, over the decades the industrial behemoths Before 242 have only grown in popularity since releasing their pioneering 12-inch Wax Tracks in the 80s and 90s. If you want to see some true legends, head to Fairmount, where Rhys Fulber Pulsum will open. Welding goggles are mandatory. 5240 Park, 7 p.m., $48.91

Current obsession: The Imps, The little black egg

The Devils, Little Black Egg

For more music coverage in Montreal, please visit the Music section.

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The top 7 shows in Montreal in October https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/the-top-7-shows-in-montreal-in-october/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 15:22:34 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/the-top-7-shows-in-montreal-in-october/ Usually I reserve that little space at the top of the column to blather about what’s going on in my bald noggin, but now that every band is on the road trying to make sure their rent checks don’t bounce, I will have to save the spilled ink for the real killer shows that dot […]]]>

Usually I reserve that little space at the top of the column to blather about what’s going on in my bald noggin, but now that every band is on the road trying to make sure their rent checks don’t bounce, I will have to save the spilled ink for the real killer shows that dot the October calendar. Buckle up, motherfuckers, ’cause it’s coming.

Saturday October 8: Okay, that’s huge. The crown kings of the Zamrock scene emerging from Zambia in the early 70s are unquestionably Witch (not to be confused with the joint of J Mascis of the same name). If you have even a slight penchant for heavy psych, you need to get your hands on the Witch records right now. Granted, it won’t be the OG lineup (duh) but Emanyeo Chanda and Patrick Mwondela are still at the helm of this leaky boat, so don’t miss it! Everything happens at the Ritz, so it should really cook. Opening this show is Paint. 179 Jean-Talon West, 7:30 p.m., $39.95

Thursday October 13: For the #1 local show to see this month, you’ll need to sneak into one of the best venues in town, La Tulipe, for the hypnotic kraut stomp of suns, with Activity and Markus Floats opening. I would never advocate the use of illegal hallucinogens, but… 4530 Papineau, 8 p.m., $26.75

Saturday October 15: Damn, I’m almost out of words. Alright, for some reason, Buffalo King getting tagged with the title “heavy,” and while they may let the fuzz fly free, that’s really just a small piece of their story. If you dig psycho-fueled jam grooves, head to the Ritz, but show up early to catch openers Atsuko Chiba. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $26.50

Tuesday, October 18: Oddly, my gigger of the month does not represent psych, metal or punk (well in a way, in fact). One of my favorite bands, Titus Andronicus, bring their epic jammers back to the Esco with the early Country Westerns. If it’s even half as good as their show at the same venue a year ago, that show will rule. 4461 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $24.56

Wednesday October 19: When the Polish group Batushka dropped the blackened set of anthems that made up the devastatingly brutal 2015 album Liturgiya, they made the world of black metal whirlwind – and rightly so. How they are able to deliver such complexity live is beyond logic. Opening this show at the Ritz is Hideous Divinity and Hate. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $39.65

Friday October 21: Now that Rocket From the Crypt is gone, it’s really up to the bronx to keep the flame of SoCal punk rock burning. Making this super solid at the Corona Theater is the in-between niche occupied by internet sensations les Chats. The openings are Drug Church and Scowl. Pro tip: Head to Turbo Haüs after the show for some drunk punk fun! 2490 Notre-Dame West, 7 p.m., $38

Thursday, October 27: Finally, all ballast blast fans will want to have their frontal lobes collapsed at the heavy, Foufs, where Conan will completely crush it. They’ll get their money’s worth from Harshelaga’s pride, Dopethrone, with Wilt warming the room. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 7:30 p.m., $28.66

For more on upcoming shows from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Death From Above 1979, the Black Angels, the Flaming Lips and more, take a look at the weekly edition from Hammer of the Mods.

Current obsession: Neu!, Neu!2

This column originally appeared in the October issue of Cult MTL.


For more music coverage in Montreal, please visit the Music section.

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The top 7 shows in Montreal in October https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/the-top-7-shows-in-montreal-in-october-2/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/the-top-7-shows-in-montreal-in-october-2/ Usually I reserve that little space at the top of the column to blather about what’s going on in my bald noggin, but now that every band is on the road trying to make sure their rent checks don’t bounce, I will have to save the spilled ink for the real killer shows that dot […]]]>

Usually I reserve that little space at the top of the column to blather about what’s going on in my bald noggin, but now that every band is on the road trying to make sure their rent checks don’t bounce, I will have to save the spilled ink for the real killer shows that dot the October calendar. Buckle up, motherfuckers, ’cause it’s coming.

Saturday October 8: Okay, that’s huge. The crown kings of the Zamrock scene emerging from Zambia in the early 70s are unquestionably Witch (not to be confused with the joint of J Mascis of the same name). If you have even a slight penchant for heavy psych, you need to get your hands on the Witch records right now. Granted, it won’t be the OG lineup (duh) but Emanyeo Chanda and Patrick Mwondela are still at the helm of this leaky boat, so don’t miss it! Everything happens at the Ritz, so it should really cook. Opening this show is Paint. 179 Jean-Talon West, 7:30 p.m., $39.95

Thursday October 13: For the #1 local show to see this month, you’ll need to sneak into one of the best venues in town, La Tulipe, for the hypnotic kraut stomp of Suns, with Activity and Markus Floats opening. I would never advocate the use of illegal hallucinogens, but… 4530 Papineau, 8 p.m., $26.75

Saturday October 15: Damn, I’m almost out of words. Alright, for some reason, Buffalo King getting tagged with the title “heavy,” and while they may let the fuzz fly free, that’s really just a small piece of their story. If you dig psycho-fueled jam grooves, head to the Ritz, but show up early to catch openers Atsuko Chiba. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $26.50

Tuesday, October 18: Oddly, my gigger of the month does not represent psych, metal or punk (well in a way, in fact). One of my favorite bands, Titus Andronicus, bring their epic jammers back to the Esco with the early Country Westerns. If it’s even half as good as their show at the same venue a year ago, that show will rule. 4461 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $24.56

Wednesday October 19: When the Polish group Batushka dropped the blackened set of anthems that made up the devastatingly brutal 2015 album Liturgiya, they made the world of black metal whirlwind – and rightly so. How they are able to deliver such complexity live is beyond logic. Opening this show at the Ritz is Hideous Divinity and Hate. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $39.65

Friday October 21: Now that Rocket From the Crypt is gone, it’s really up to the bronx to keep the flame of SoCal punk rock burning. Making this super solid at the Corona Theater is the in-between niche occupied by internet sensations les Chats. The openings are Drug Church and Scowl. Pro tip: Head to Turbo Haüs after the show for some drunk punk fun! 2490 Notre-Dame West, 7 p.m., $38

Thursday, October 27: Finally, all ballast blast fans will want to have their frontal lobes collapsed at the heavy, Foufs, where Conan will completely crush it. They’ll get their money’s worth from Harshelaga’s pride, Dopethrone, with Wilt warming the room. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 7:30 p.m., $28.66

For more on upcoming shows from King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Death From Above 1979, the Black Angels, the Flaming Lips and more, take a look at the weekly edition from Hammer of the Mods.

Current obsession: Neu!, Neu!2

This column originally appeared in the October issue of Cult MTL.


For more music coverage in Montreal, please visit the Music section.

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10 sweet Montreal shows to take you to the POP https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/10-sweet-montreal-shows-to-take-you-to-the-pop/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 20:08:14 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/10-sweet-montreal-shows-to-take-you-to-the-pop/ The countdown is on for those about to POP. But for those of you who don’t give a damn about the festival that will engulf the city next week and are looking for more serious fucking punk rock that will leave its mark, you probably already know that the seventh edition of A Varning From […]]]>

The countdown is on for those about to POP. But for those of you who don’t give a damn about the festival that will engulf the city next week and are looking for more serious fucking punk rock that will leave its mark, you probably already know that the seventh edition of A Varning From Montreal is already on the move. The festival started last night and takes place mainly at Piranha Bar located on charming Ste-Catherine West. Of course, there are plenty of Varning side events across Montreal, including a flea market, matinee shows as well as sloppy after-shows, but for more details on those shows outside of the Piranha perimeter , you better ask a punk.

Friday: For the second evening of A Varning From Montreal, meet at Piranha Bar to find Nukke, Languid, Headsplitters, Shane, Destruct, Absolut, la Milagrosa, Ilusion and Fractured. 680 Ste-Catherine West, 6:30 p.m., $30

Another night that’s guaranteed to be slammed promises the urban cowboy twang of Yesterday’s Ring, leaving it all hanging out with their full band set, as well as openings by the Slowinks at Turbo Haüs. If you want to sneak into this one, log out and run right into it! 2040 St-Denis, 8 p.m., SOLD OUT (but see this link for a draw of the guest list)

If you’ve got a thing for early 80s British psych or the explosion of British indie C86, you’ll want to head to the Left Hemisphere to catch the Ember Glows, the post-punk prowess of Talleen and the shoegaze wonder of Venus Furs. 221 Beaubien E., 8 p.m., $10

If you couldn’t get into Yesterday’s Ring but still want to treat yourself, you can experience the country goodness of Jeremie Albino and the Rosehall Band with Benjamin Dakota Rogers warming up the ever-lovely Esco. 4461 St-Denis, 7 p.m., $18.50

For those of you who would like a little more electronic noise in your Friday night, head up the stairs of the Diving Bell Social Club to catch New Yawk’s Lip Critic with the general bullshit of the Pretzels, Pressure Pin and the Worker. A dance party definitely takes place after the show. 3956 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15

Saturday:Okay, I hope this afterhours Varning party hasn’t completely given you away because at the ungodly hour of 10 a.m. you’ll want to go to St-Denis Church to complain about the rise of the price of rare vinyls at the Plateau Record Spectacle. I’ll be there with lit bells and nudge crate diggers with the others. Expect jostling from middle-aged men holding Steely Dan records. And damn it, the plural version of vinyl is “vinyl”. 454 Laurier, 10 a.m., free

A Varning continues with its final stand at Piranha featuring Bombardment, Asylum, Much, Collapsed, Flower, Warcrusher and more. 680 Ste-Catherine West, 6:30 p.m., $30

10 sweet Montreal shows to take you to the POP

Monday: I feel weird to make this my gig of the week because the artist seems to be some kind of showerhead but father John Misty probably created my favorite jammer of 2012, Fear Pleasure. He sort of dropped on the sidewalk for me over the decade that followed, and when I saw him on that tour at Cabaret Mile End (now Fairmount) he was so crazy I I was tempted to bottle it. But maybe I just had one of my “moods”. Opening this show at MTelus is Suki Waterhouse. 59 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $59.99

Tuesday: Another total fave of yesteryear (1999) would be Thrush Hermit’s magnum opus Clayton Park, which I recently scored on a remastered double vinyl. Over the past two decades, leading hermit Joel Plaskett has matured into Canada’s version of Tom Petty (and may even succeed). If you want to see Plaskett in an intimate atmosphere and in what I think is one of the best and most underrated venues in town, Petit Campus, you absolutely have to write this one. Opening is Mo Kenny. I really hope this show happens because it’s the fourth planned makeup date in the space of two years. 57 Prince Arthur E., 7 p.m., $29.95

Wednesday: For you heshers who scan this section in search of riffs, I haven’t forgotten you, and thank you for going all the way down. For crushing riffs, you’ll want to head to the metal-tastic Foufs to grab Psycroptic, Fallujah, Interloper, and Cognitive. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 6 p.m., $39.95

Current obsession: Kraftwerk, The man-machine


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10 sweet Montreal shows to take you to the POP https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/10-sweet-montreal-shows-to-take-you-to-the-pop-2/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/10-sweet-montreal-shows-to-take-you-to-the-pop-2/ The countdown is on for those about to POP. But for those of you who don’t give a damn about the festival that will engulf the city next week and are looking for more serious fucking punk rock that will leave its mark, you probably already know that the seventh edition of A Varning From […]]]>

The countdown is on for those about to POP. But for those of you who don’t give a damn about the festival that will engulf the city next week and are looking for more serious fucking punk rock that will leave its mark, you probably already know that the seventh edition of A Varning From Montreal is already on the move. The festival started last night and takes place mainly at Piranha Bar located on charming Ste-Catherine West. Of course, there are plenty of Varning side events across Montreal, including a flea market, matinee shows as well as sloppy after-shows, but for more details on those shows outside of the Piranha perimeter , you better ask a punk.

Friday: For the second night of A Varning From Montreal, meet at Piranha Bar to find Nukke, Languid, Headsplitters, Shane, Destruct, Absolut, la Milagrosa, Ilusion and Fractured. 680 Ste-Catherine West, 6:30 p.m., $30

Another night guaranteed to be slammed promises the urban cowboy twang of Yesterday’s Ring, leaving it all hanging out with their full band set, as well as openings by the Slowinks at Turbo Haüs. If you want to sneak into this one, log out and run right into it! 2040 St-Denis, 8 p.m., SOLD OUT (but see this link for a draw of the guest list)

If you’ve got a thing for early 80s British psych or the explosion of British indie C86, you’ll want to head to the Left Hemisphere to catch the Ember Glows, the post-punk prowess of Talleen and the shoegaze wonder of Venus Furs. 221 Beaubien E., 8 p.m., $10

If you couldn’t get into Yesterday’s Ring but still want to treat yourself, you can experience the country goodness of Jeremie Albino and the Rosehall Band with Benjamin Dakota Rogers warming up the ever-lovely Esco. 4461 St-Denis, 7 p.m., $18.50

For those of you who would like a little more electronic noise in your Friday night, head up the stairs of the Diving Bell Social Club to catch New Yawk’s Lip Critic with the general bullshit of the Pretzels, Pressure Pin and the Worker. A dance party definitely takes place after the show. 3956 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15

Saturday:Okay, I hope this afterhours Varning party hasn’t completely given you away because at the ungodly hour of 10 a.m. you’ll want to go to St-Denis Church to complain about the rise of the price of rare vinyls at the Plateau Record Spectacle. I’ll be there with lit bells and nudge crate diggers with the others. Expect jostling from middle-aged men holding Steely Dan records. And damn it, the plural version of vinyl is “vinyl”. 454 Laurier, 10 a.m., free

A Varning continues with its final stand at Piranha featuring Bombardment, Asylum, Much, Collapsed, Flower, Warcrusher and more. 680 Ste-Catherine West, 6:30 p.m., $30

10 sweet Montreal shows to take you to the POP

Monday: I feel weird to make this my gig of the week because the artist seems to be some kind of showerhead but father John Misty probably created my favorite jammer of 2012, Fear Pleasure. He sort of dropped on the sidewalk for me over the decade that followed, and when I saw him on that tour at Cabaret Mile End (now Fairmount) he was so crazy I I was tempted to bottle it. But maybe I just had one of my “moods”. Opening this show at MTelus is Suki Waterhouse. 59 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $59.99

Tuesday: Another total fave of yesteryear (1999) would be Thrush Hermit’s magnum opus Clayton Park, which I recently scored on a remastered double vinyl. Over the past two decades, leading hermit Joel Plaskett has matured into Canada’s version of Tom Petty (and may even succeed). If you want to see Plaskett in an intimate atmosphere and in what I think is one of the best and most underrated venues in town, Petit Campus, you absolutely have to write this one. Opening is Mo Kenny. I really hope this show happens because it’s the fourth planned makeup date in the space of two years. 57 Prince Arthur E., 7 p.m., $29.95

Wednesday: For you heshers who scan this section in search of riffs, I haven’t forgotten you, and thank you for going all the way down. For crushing riffs, you’ll want to head to the metal-tastic Foufs to grab Psycroptic, Fallujah, Interloper, and Cognitive. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 6 p.m., $39.95

Current obsession: Kraftwerk, The man-machine


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15th World Press Photo Montreal shows winning shots from here and elsewhere https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/15th-world-press-photo-montreal-shows-winning-shots-from-here-and-elsewhere-2/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/15th-world-press-photo-montreal-shows-winning-shots-from-here-and-elsewhere-2/ Breadcrumb Links Quebec New Local News The exhibit features 120 photos capturing everything from war in Ukraine to tiger stalking in India and protests in Thailand. Publication date : August 31, 2022 • September 1, 2022 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Photojournalist Amber Bracken looks at her award-winning photo of residential school […]]]>

The exhibit features 120 photos capturing everything from war in Ukraine to tiger stalking in India and protests in Thailand.

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Amber Bracken was one of dozens of photographers from home and abroad who descended on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, outside Kamloops, British Columbia, in May 2021 to photograph the unthinkable – the devastating loss, trauma and tragedy of the discovery of the unidentified remains of 215 Indigenous children buried at the site.

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The photograph she took, for The New York Times, won the 2022 World Press Photo of the Year award, making Bracken the fifth female photographer to claim the award since its inception in 1955. Titled Kamloops Residential School, it is the first winning image in the history of the award not to feature a person. It will be exhibited alongside other winning images from around the world, from Wednesday to October 2, during the 15th World Press Photo Montreal exhibition at Marché Bonsecours.

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Having photographed Indigenous issues for some time – a photo she took at Standing Rock won the 2017 World Press Photo Award for Social Issues – Bracken still tries to “do justice” to the concerns of the communities she visits. . When she heard about a commemorative installation of crosses adorned with children’s clothing placed along the road leading to the school by members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, she knew she had found its subject.

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“I was really touched by the symbolism and the fact that the installation gave form to the children,” Bracken told the Montreal Gazette.

From there it was all about how to pull it off. There was little room for cars to stop on the highway and it was difficult to get there on foot.

“It took a while to figure out how to get up (there),” she said. “I said to the night watchman, ‘I want to go on the freeway, but I don’t know how to do it without getting smoked by cars.’ He said, “I’ll show you the path the locals take. ”

They met at sunset, at the end of a rainy day.

“There was no guarantee it would be sunny,” Bracken said. “Still, it couldn’t hurt to try. He walked with me through the powwow grounds and across the fields past the Kamloops school.

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When they got to the foot of the steep embankment leading to the road, the clouds began to part.

“That golden light comes out,” Bracken recalled. “By the time we hit the freeway, I was shooting and Matt said, ‘Look, there’s a rainbow.’ Then I focused on trying to get the composition right, to make sure I got the picture. I knew it was all there. I just had to not mess it up.

Photojournalist Amber Bracken showcases her award-winning photo of residential school graves at the World Press Photo exhibit at Marché Bonsecours in Montreal on Monday, August 29, 2022.
Photojournalist Amber Bracken showcases her award-winning photo of residential school graves at the World Press Photo exhibit at Marché Bonsecours in Montreal on Monday, August 29, 2022. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette

The resulting shot features a striking combination of evocative elements: a row of wooden crosses adorned with little red dresses, sticking out of the ground alongside the highway, surrounded by grasses glistening in the swirling daylight. fades, offset by dark clouds in the background and that fortuitous rainbow.

“The jury said it was the perfect photo,” said exhibition director Marika Cukrowski of the World Press Photo Foundation. “One of the jury members described it as something that sticks in your head.”

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The ground floor of the exhibition features around 120 award-winning photos in various categories, capturing everything from the war in Ukraine and the stalking of tigers in India, to the protests in Thailand and the aftermath of schoolchildren kidnapped in Nigeria. .

On the mezzanine are the grand prize winning photos of the past 15 years; previewing Women, a new exhibition of photographs of Indigenous women by Anishinaabe-Quebec visual artist Caroline Monnet; and Claire, 107 ans by Justine Latour, a moving series of portraits of Montrealer Claire Sigouin, born in 1915.

IN BRIEF: World Press Photo Montreal Wednesday to Oct. 2 at Marché Bonsecours. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors, free for 12 and under. For reservations and information, visit expo-wppmtl.ca

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15th World Press Photo Montreal shows winning shots from here and elsewhere https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/15th-world-press-photo-montreal-shows-winning-shots-from-here-and-elsewhere/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://wpfgmontreal2017.com/15th-world-press-photo-montreal-shows-winning-shots-from-here-and-elsewhere/ Breadcrumb Links Quebec New Local News The exhibit features 120 photos capturing everything from war in Ukraine to tiger stalking in India and protests in Thailand. Publication date : August 31, 2022 • September 1, 2022 • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Photojournalist Amber Bracken looks at her award-winning photo of residential school […]]]>

The exhibit features 120 photos capturing everything from war in Ukraine to tiger stalking in India and protests in Thailand.

Content of the article

Amber Bracken was one of dozens of photographers from home and abroad who descended on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, outside Kamloops, British Columbia, in May 2021 to photograph the unthinkable – the devastating loss, trauma and tragedy of the discovery of the unidentified remains of 215 Indigenous children buried at the site.

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Content of the article

The photograph she took, for The New York Times, won the 2022 World Press Photo of the Year award, making Bracken the fifth female photographer to claim the award since its inception in 1955. Titled Kamloops Residential School, it is the first winning image in the history of the award not to feature a person. It will be exhibited alongside other winning images from around the world, from Wednesday to October 2, during the 15th World Press Photo Montreal exhibition at Marché Bonsecours.

Content of the article

Having photographed Indigenous issues for some time – a photo she took at Standing Rock won the 2017 World Press Photo Award for Social Issues – Bracken still tries to “do justice” to the concerns of the communities she visits. . When she heard about a commemorative installation of crosses adorned with children’s clothing placed along the road leading to the school by members of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, she knew she had found its subject.

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Content of the article

“I was really touched by the symbolism and the fact that the installation gave form to the children,” Bracken told the Montreal Gazette.

From there it was all about how to pull it off. There was little room for cars to stop on the highway and it was difficult to get there on foot.

“It took a while to figure out how to get up (there),” she said. “I said to the night watchman, ‘I want to go on the freeway, but I don’t know how to do it without getting smoked by cars.’ He said, “I’ll show you the path the locals take. ”

They met at sunset, at the end of a rainy day.

“There was no guarantee it would be sunny,” Bracken said. “Still, it couldn’t hurt to try. He walked with me through the powwow grounds and across the fields past the Kamloops school.

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Content of the article

When they got to the foot of the steep embankment leading to the road, the clouds began to part.

“That golden light comes out,” Bracken recalled. “By the time we hit the freeway, I was shooting and Matt said, ‘Look, there’s a rainbow.’ Then I focused on trying to get the composition right, to make sure I got the picture. I knew it was all there. I just had to not mess it up.

Photojournalist Amber Bracken showcases her award-winning photo of residential school graves at the World Press Photo exhibit at Marché Bonsecours in Montreal on Monday, August 29, 2022.
Photojournalist Amber Bracken showcases her award-winning photo of residential school graves at the World Press Photo exhibit at Marché Bonsecours in Montreal on Monday, August 29, 2022. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette

The resulting shot features a striking combination of evocative elements: a row of wooden crosses adorned with little red dresses, sticking out of the ground alongside the highway, surrounded by grasses glistening in the swirling daylight. fades, offset by dark clouds in the background and that fortuitous rainbow.

“The jury said it was the perfect photo,” said exhibition director Marika Cukrowski of the World Press Photo Foundation. “One of the jury members described it as something that sticks in your head.”

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Content of the article

The ground floor of the exhibition features around 120 award-winning photos in various categories, capturing everything from the war in Ukraine and the stalking of tigers in India, to the protests in Thailand and the aftermath of schoolchildren kidnapped in Nigeria. .

On the mezzanine are the grand prize winning photos of the past 15 years; previewing Women, a new exhibition of photographs of Indigenous women by Anishinaabe-Quebec visual artist Caroline Monnet; and Claire, 107 ans by Justine Latour, a moving series of portraits of Montrealer Claire Sigouin, born in 1915.

IN BRIEF: World Press Photo Montreal Wednesday to Oct. 2 at Marché Bonsecours. Tickets are $15, $12 for students and seniors, free for 12 and under. For reservations and information, visit expo-wppmtl.ca

tdunlevy@postmedia.com

twitter.com/TChaDunlevy

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