There is always something to do in Montreal from arts and theatre to movies to concerts to trade shows to nightclub events. We put together Montreal events from November 2012. Feel free to browse our Montreal events calendar.
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VivaVoce is a vocal ensemble dedicated to the highest-calibre performance of classical repertoire from all periods in uniquely entertaining "commentated concerts.
"Mr Van Horne's Coat" tells the story that happened to the President of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
For over 50 years, La Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal boys choir has been the titular choir at Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal.
Fall under the spell of full moon evenings with Myriame El Yamani as she tells tales in the authentic attic of the Maison du Pressoir.
The exhibition has already been a tremendous hit in a number of Canadian and U.S. cities.
The Pastel Society of Eastern Canada is presenting their International Exhibition of art works selected by jury.
During the holidays, the family home of Sir George-Étienne Cartier is beautifully decorated with a magnificent selection of ornaments. Festive family visits are scheduled every weekend with dressed up presenters.
The Nutcracker Market offers values such as originality and rarity as far as the selection of merchants, products and services, with a magical setting inspiring a sense of wonder so typical of the holiday spirit.
Matt Mays is on a quest to find and create the music he hears in his head. When he stays still the sound drifts farther away: “when the vibrations stop,” he says “it’s time to move on.” A few years back, Matt left to embark on a journey into open space.
The Bombadils are a ridiculous and kind-hearted bunch of rascals disguised as a five-piece folk band. Originating from Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Halifax, they met in 2009 at McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montréa.
Boredom and solitude are two things most musicians don’t wear well. Once detachment starts to kick in, terrible things tend to happen – hard drugs, loose women, broken television sets, you know the picture.
With the release of Hunter, Hunter, the much-anticipated follow-up to War Brides, Amelia Curran journeyed both home and further afield than ever before. In front of an adoring hometown crowd in St. John’s, NL, Amelia received her first Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Album of the Year.
An exhibition that is educational and perfect for finding unique gifts of all kinds.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show, more frequently referred to as the Australian Pink Floyd, are a Pink Floyd tribute band formed in 1988 in Adelaide, South Australia. Their live shows attempt to recreate the look, feel, and sound of Pink Floyd's later world tours.
He was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to a Jewish family of Polish, German, Austrian, and Russian background. He studied drawing and painting at Northwestern University, following his college years with stints as an art teacher, screenwriter, and art gallery employee.
You can tell when Nick Warren's on the decks. The music emanating from the DJ booth is that perfect club mix of driving percussion and soaring musicality, bursting out of the speakers, soaking everyone in melody, drenching them in sound.
With a sound harkening back to the punk rock heyday of 1977 CBGB's, New York's The Designer Drugs have rose quickly within the ranks of bands to be seen. Combining essences of glam, rockabilly and aggressive punk rock chops.
Fanny Bloom grew up in the countryside with hearts at the end of each finger, also with glitter in her voice. Later, with two boys, she strums, composed and written songs that make up a trio full of colors, especially pink over time.
The Wooden Sky are a Canadian indie rock band based in Toronto, Ontario. They formed in 2003 as Friday Morning's Regret, but changed their name in 2007.They are currently signed to Black Box Recordings who has released their last two records.
Tender New Signs is the kind of record that exists where experiences connect to the senses, where memories emerge and bring with them all the feeling and imagery that had been resting just below the surface of consciousness.
In 2008, Journey introduced a new singer to the world, Arnel Pineda, with the release of their 14th studio album and an extraordinarily successful world tour. It was the latest chapter in a rock ‘n’ roll saga that started more than 35 years ago.
RICHIE HAWTIN has made his mark on electronic music by being both inventive and innovative. With almost twenty years of DJ experience, Hawtin has headlined some of the most prestigious festivals and events in club culture to date and continues to define rather than follow musical trends.
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Melissa Etheridge has been a core Island Records artist since the release of her critically-acclaimed double-platinum debut album. For several years, Melissa’s popularity built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water” , “No Souvenirs” and “Ain't It Heavy”.
Gallows are a hardcore punk band from Watford, England. The band was formed in 2005 after the disbandment of founding member Laurent Barnard's previous band, My Dad Joe.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki King is a true iconoclast, a visionary musician/artist whose singular work rightly stands out amongst the easily formatted.
Showcasing literature from Québec and around the world, the Salon du livre de Montréal presents the largest collection of French-language books in North America.
As their name might imply, THE ASTEROIDS GALAXY TOUR are somehow less of a band than they are a many-legged, ever-evolving, constantly moving party machine. Since beaming into popular consciousness back in 2008 with Fruit—a debut album responsible for producing the unstoppable.
Poor Young Things need no sympathy. The rock ‘n’ roll band, made up of five resourceful focused musicians, gave up a contented life in Thunder Bay, Ontario, and headed for Toronto without knowing a soul. Within a year, the band had recorded with their dream producer.
Although Alex Pangman grew up a couple of generations late to have sung with Teddy Wilson, the vibrant young vocalist is proud to be known as Canada's Sweetheart of Swing. With pipes aplenty, Pangman possesses the requisite taste.
ZZ Top is an American rock band from Houston, Texas. Formed in 1969, the group consists of Billy Gibbons (guitar and vocals), Dusty Hill (bass and vocals), and Frank Beard (percussion). ZZ Top's early sound was rooted in blues but eventually grew to exhibit contemporary influences.
Sophie Huriaux, better known by her stage name La Grande Sophie , is a French singer-songwriter who got her start in the mid-1990s in the Paris alternative scene. Sophie lived the whole of her youth in Port-de-Bouc, near Marseilles, where her parents moved when she was quite young.
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The band's three core members, Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton and Anand Wilder, first came to attention after appearing at the SXSW festival in early 2007. Their first single consisted of a double A-side of the tracks "Sunrise" and "2080".
Krystale, a Montrealer with dominican roots, is a 21 year-old with a musical ear and a talent for composition that far exceeds her years.Her raspy voice has often been compared with Fiona Apple, Sarah McLachlan and Norah Jones.
Everyone has a story to tell about The Stanfields – if you don’t, give it time. Inciting mosh pits and still making Mom proud, The Stanfields attract fans of all classes and creeds that vocalist Jon Landry affectionately .
In 2002, Manu embodies his appointment with the rap with the release of Max "ManuDrastic." Warmly welcomed by the street, pushes the Manu further by creating the group "Rime organized." In 2003, the band won first place at the Festival International Hip-Hop 4 Ever.
Keith Kouna is the singer and songwriter of the deceased group Ghouls group's flagship alternative music scene in Quebec that lasted from 2001 to 2007. This unique group has spawned three albums strippers.
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Patrice Michaud lack of air for a few seconds seeing the daily deaths in the year 1980. He'll be ... Everything goes in front of the thirteenth telephone pole of his street in Cap-Chat in the Gaspé.
Bassnectar is one of the longest standing and most respected artists in American electronic dance music, often referred to simply as the EDM scene. He is the original long hair behind the tables, having been in the game well before most of his contemporaries and amassing an epic fan base.
Canadian recording artist and touring musician Heather Dale writes songs for ‘modern dreamers’: witty, fun-loving, imaginative people who aren’t afraid to be different. Heather’s original songs tap into legends, mythology, history and fantasy.
Combining guitar textures from the 80’s college boom with the energy of punk rock, Montreal’s The Hot Showers have been a fixture on the Montreal scene for almost a decade, slinging out their particular brand of rock ‘n roll excess through the province’s bars and showrooms.
Gabrielle has been singing all her life. Her concert going experiences began in the womb, when her parents attended a Grateful Dead concert. She began humming her own melodies as a toddler and, writing her first songs at fourteen as soon as she learned her basic chords on a guitar.
Candy Hearts is Mariel, Kris, Christian, and Matt. We like taking long drives, playing shows, touring, sleepovers, junkfood, horror movies and hanging out.
Coral Egan is an artist reborn. Enjoying success early in her career - The Path Of Least Resistance (2002) and My Favourite Distraction (2004) winning a Juno nomination and Félix award between them - Egan might have been forgiven for hitting artistic cruise control.
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André Hommen was introduced to the music he loves via the radio. Musically his hometown Nettetal in western Germany doesn't have much to offer at first glance, although more than a few world-famous producers started their career there in the mid nineties.
The Luyas did their first live performance in December 2006. Their first album, Faker Death came out in August 2007, and was re-released in January 2008 on Pome Records; that label was subsequently disbanded and the album's distribution rights were picked up by You've Changed Records.
The Helio Sequence is an American alternative rock duo from Beaverton, Oregon, signed to Sub Pop. The band was formed in 1999 and consists of Brandon Summers on vocals and guitars and Benjamin Weikel on drums and keyboards.
Yellow Ostrich’s musical identity began to crystallize as Schaaf worked on The Mistress, the first album that reflected a cohesive vision for what the band could become. Accordingly, it was the first Yellow Ostrich record to get a proper release, on Barsuk in June 2011.
If Sagapool’s music has a wry bent, it’s because the band is always making a friendly bit of mischief. The group has been known to make a double bass explode, or to shock an audience—and a baffled stage manager—by leaping on stage just in the nick of time .
Formed by brothers Jesse and Shane Matthewson and long-time friend Darryl Laxdal , the group released several demos from 1999 to 2003, leading to the release of their debut full length Mongrel on Escape Artist Records.
Half Moon Run is a talented young trio from Ottawa, Ontario and Comox, British Columbia. It was in a studio situated in Montreal’s Mile-End district, through the hardships of time constraints and flatlined bank accounts, that the trio bonded and created their unique sound.
Last summer, while spending nearly every night singing to sold-out arenas on the American Idols LIVE! Tour, Haley Reinhart landed her first record deal. Although the smoky-voiced singer/songwriter was unspeakably eager to dive into recording her debut, Reinhart decided to hold off until the 49-date.
BORN IN OXFORD, DAVID IS A CANADIAN WHO HAS LIVED IN ENGLAND, CANADA, THAILAND, AND MALAYSIA, THE EAST VILLAGE IN NEW YORK AND NOW MONTRÉAL. HE HAS A DEGREE IN POLITICAL SCIENCE FROM SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY IN VANCOUVER.
It’s a birds and bees sort of question… Or maybe a chicken or the egg sort of question… What came first: the rosined violin strings, major falls, and classical theory? Or the smashed guitars, split finger tips, and sweaty bodies?
The Maladies of Adam Stokes started as a group of friends jamming out their favourite songs using cigarette lighters for slides and hoarse singing voices. These six friends would put their heads and hearts in to working towards finding their place in the Toronto music scene.
Bob Dylan’s career has lasted the better part of fifty years now. That’s pretty remarkable. What is more impressive is that Dylan has remained not only active for almost all of that period, but controversial. He has never gotten by on sentimentality or nostalgia.
Plants and Animals are a Canadian indie-rock band from Montreal which comprises guitarist-vocalists Warren Spicer and Nic Basque and drummer-vocalist Matthew Woody Woodley. They often describe their music as post-classic rock. They are signed to Secret City Records.
Founded by singer Amelie G, the group formed as a three piece in 2005 made up of Erin Passmore , Kyrie Kristmanson and Marshall Burns . In 2006 they released the "Songs for Pasquale EP" independently and performed at the Regina Folk Festival as well as Pop Montreal.
Joe Rogan was the host of the hugely successful reality show, “Fear Factor,” for six seasons on NBC. Prior to “Fear Factor”, Rogan played Joe Garrelli, the resident electrician on the hit NBC comedy series “NewsRadio.”
In their homeland of Germany, they've retained a consistent level of chart success, with no fewer than 7 Top 40 singles to their name and scored a UK top 10 hit with 'Fire Wire'. Following the early long-players 'Rythm & Drums' and 'No More Sleep'.
Amir’s music formed through dedication, attention to detail and a willingness to experiment. His enlightened spirit allows him to give life to his compositions so that they may sit in the hearts of his listeners. Mastering various musical techniques gives Amir's music originality.
Winsome, wicked and witty, Chic Gamine embody the ‘60s girl-group vibe all grown up and living in a new century. Wall-of-sound harmonies, hip-shaking beats – these women could be straight out of Motown, before you throw in the curveball of French pop and four rotating lead-singers.
Elizabeth Shepherd pushes the boundaries of what is considered conventional jazz, all the while creating a sound completely her own. From London to Tokyo, Elizabeth has captivated audiences and critics on both sides of the pond.
In the depths of southern Ontario, nestled between Canada’s most dangerous super-highway and the banks of the laconic, ironically-named Speed River, there is a mid-size town called Guelph, also known as The Royal City.
Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically-acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies.
Of Monsters and Men is an amiable group of day dreamers who craft folkie pop songs. But last year, the normally mild-mannered six pack transformed into total rock stars after stomping out their competition during Músiktilraunir, a yearly battle of the bands in their native Iceland.
Jon Creeden has been doing this project since the beginning of 2007 and has played over 200 shows since, with over 100 in the last year. He has released 5 eps and a split cd with Cory Levesque. A full length record is in the works for a fall 2012 release with a North American tour to follow.
On their seventh full-length studio album, Going Out In Style, Dropkick Murphys throw a new kind of party. It’s a raucous and rollicking romp overflowing with punk rock energy, folk soul, and Irish spirit. Fueled by fiery riffs and unforgettable choruses.
Inlet Sound is the musical convergence of passionate folk-rock spirit and atmospheric pop form. The band has spent the greater part of 2012 tirelessly crafting The Romantics, their first full-length record.
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Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles: Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund’s songcraft covers it all. From a rustic retreat deep in the Rocky Mountain forest, Cabin Fever, Lund’s enthralling new album.
There are four names always on or near the top of the list of all time great Rock ‘n’ Roll bands: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who. The Who was formed by sheet-metal worker Roger Daltrey in 1963.
The honeymoon continues for East Coast nightingale Jenn Grant, who is set to release her third album on Six Shooter Records on September 25, 2012. With The Beautiful Wild, Jenn follows love’s twisted, tangled path deep into the heart’s jungle.
Big Wreck is a rock band formed by Canadian Ian Thornley in 1994. They disbanded in 2002 and Ian Thornley went onto a successful solo career with his own band Thornley. In 2010, Ian Thornley and Brian Doherty reunited for a cross-Canada tour.
Gaza is an experimental metal band from Salt Lake City, Utah that incorporates elements of grindcore, mathcore, and sludge metal into their music.Formed in 2004, they are currently signed to Black Market Activities and have released one EP and three full-length albums.
Old Man Luedecke isn’t afraid to put his neck on the line. His latest album, Tender Is The Night, goes beyond his beloved solo, banjo-driven folk tunes. Driving a Nashville band from beginning to end with his recognizable voice.
METRIC is Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott Key. An independent rock and roll band empowered by their innovative approach to the music business, METRIC self-released their last album FANTASIES on five continents.
Trumping the name of her critically adored debut album, Hannah Georgas has had a better than “Good” year since releasing her debut This Is Good in April, 2010. This Is Good, produced by Ryan Guldemond and Howard Redekopp , displays a montage of a self-assured singer-songwriter and rock heroine.
Lakes of Canada began in Montreal in the summer of 2010 when best-friends Jake Smith and Conor O’Neil began performing Jake’s songs as a duo. The duo soon added the dynamic Chris Barillaro to their group, adding his voice and piano playing to their already expanding sound.
The Last Vegas are a rock band hailing from Chicago, IL. Their music draws influence from ‘70s classic rock and glam, ‘80s hard rock and heavy metal and garage and punk rock while at the same time maintaining a unique sound all their own.
After 15 years of touring and musical adventures with Karkwa, Louis-Jean Cormier was promised a well deserved rest: stop, not to create, not to write, enjoy empty. To ensure this end, it is first fun playing the guitar, then played to write new songs.
1988 , Patricia Kaas is the phenomenon: the Man to her, his lady sings the blues became anthems of the 90s. 1998 , Patricia Kaas reigns supreme on the planet rounding up six songs Victoires de la Musique, carrying millions of fans throughout the world.
Current Swell is a Canadian indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia. To date, the band has released a total of four albums; So I Say, Trust Us Now, Protect Your Own, and Long Time Ago.
The Motorleague is the anthem to every bad break-up or shitty boss you've ever had. Crafting songs that have been called "The Anthems Of The Call Center Generation", this band has been running on all cylinders since inception.
EMILIE-CLAIRE BARLOW - Canada's incomparable vocal jazz jewel - is dazzling the world! Her energetic live performances and exquisite recordings thrill sold-out audiences from Tokyo to Montreal!
Young began performing as a solo artist in Canada in 1960, before moving to California in 1966, where he co-founded the band Buffalo Springfield along with Stephen Stills and Richie Furay, and later joined Crosby, Stills & Nash as a fourth member in 1969.
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After having played in the subway, crowd the stage with Polar Eyes in Montreal, Quebec and Ottawa and comprehensive studies in political communication, Thierry Bruyere chosen to focus, in the language of Moliere, music.
The band had been on an upwardly mobile streak since “Not Ready to Go” first came pumping out of Canadian radio back in 2003. They wasted no time piling success on top of success, watching their stature grow with multiple hit singles and an incomparable live show.
A new breed of dark rockers is subtly taking over, stealing the hearts of a dedicated legion of fans, with a blend of intense melodic metal and a penchant for the macabre. Already fan favorites in the scene, Pennsylvania sextet Motionless In White is set to rise to the front of the pack.
Emeli Sandé’s debut album ‘Our Version of Events’ is fast approaching triple platinum and has been in the Top 10 since its release in February. The album has hit the no. 1 spot on five separate occasions and spawned a string of hit singles as well as selling over a million copies worldwide.
Eddy was born December 14th 1982, in France. He grew up in Goussainville in Val D’Oise, situated in the suburbs of Paris. In 1995, Eddy’s mother decided to leave France and move to Montreal, in order to assure a better security to her son’s future.
An old soul is the last thing you would expect to find inside Justin Bieber. But all it takes is one listen to the 15 year-old soul-singing phenomenon to realize that he is light years ahead of his manufactured pop peers.
The Sheepdogs built their name on hard work and determination. Having funded their first three albums and early years of touring on their own, this rock and roll band’s momentum began to build exponentially with the release of the 2010 album, Learn & Burn.
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Leonard Norman Cohen, CC GOQ is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. His work often explores religion, isolation, sexuality, and interpersonal relationships. Cohen has been inducted into the American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and both the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
With the release of their debut record Le compte complet, Malajube literally took over the indie rock scene and have drawn a wide amount of praise with their second album Trompe-l’Oeil , a masterpiece that found its way of springing out of the already artistically rich local music scene.
Born into a family of musicians in Kent, England, Charley and Hattie are The Webb Sisters..Dynamic performers with expressive voices and plangent harmonies, The Webb Sisters are multi-instrumentalists and songwriters of originality and intelligence.
Musicians often speak of influences and for Juno award winning guitarist Jesse Cook it is not so much one individual that holds a special place in his heart but a region in southern France known as the Camargue.
Listening to Mint Juleps, the fifth album by two-time Juno Award nominee Jeremy Fisher, is like ambling through the long and relaxed dog days of summer. The acoustic-driven collection of 12 songs reunites Fisher with his folk-drenched musical roots.
CAROL WELSMAN is an internationally acclaimed singer and pianist whose expressive vocal styling and dynamic stage presence have captivated audiences around the world. She has sold over 60,000 CDs in Canada alone, something few jazz artists in Canada have experienced.
The members of Photoreal have been touring and recording together for several years, previously as part of the band Ayurveda. Determined to take the music in a very different direction, Diwas Gurung, Dan Halperin, and Mike Parker disbanded Ayurveda to begin the new project.