Sunday, September 20, 2009

Thursday, October 1st - Day 2

Easily rounded up to be the most difficult day of choosing what to see and what to sacrifice.

Fever Ray - 9:30pm - Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine E)

Remember this hit a couple years ago...

these days that female voice is flying solo as 'Fever Ray'. Promised to be quite the showing, her production rider was over 20 pages long and insisted on specific lasers, (which cost quite a few grand to rent for the night)! So, imagine stellar laser flashing to this...

Mono - 9:30pm - La Tulipe (4530 Papineau)

Sailing all the way to the Mtl from J-pan.

Micachu - 10:30pm - Cabaret Juste Pour Rire (2111 St-Laurent)
from London, England, classically trained (yet plays catchy pop), she started writing and playing music at the age of four. Uses unorthodox homemade instruments. Objects varying from a bowed instrument fashioned from a CD rack, to broken bottles, a vacuum cleaner and a modified guitar played with a hammer action. While studying on full scholarship at Guildhall School of Music, Micachu (Mica Levi) was commissioned to write an orchestral piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestrap, not bad for a 22 year old.

Butthole Surfers - 10:30pm - Olympia (1004 Ste-Catherine E)
Kurt Cobain placed the Butthole Surfers as one of his three favorite bands. Member this didley from the '90's.

Best known for their chaotic and disturbing live shows (told over the phone by record store clerk in Ottawa, they were turned around by customs some years ago, attempting to bring their shotguns across the border for customary shooting of blanks over audience during performance). I can't get enough of this annoying song...

Roxanne Shante - 12:00am - Club Lambi (4465 St-Laurent)
Pretty impressive old school improvised rap.

Also playing on said night: Joel Plaskett 9:00pm - Club Soda (1225 St-Laurent),The Intelligence 1:00am - Sala Rossa (4848 St-Laurent)

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