By: Sun Noor
Montreal’s annual Taverne Tour is back for its fourth edition this year, taking place later on this week and its lineup is packed with a multitude of both local and touring artists playing shows at various bars and music venues across the Plateau -Mont-Royal. The three day festival also caters to all music lovers, whether it be for those who enjoy post punk bands or francophone pop artists, there is definitely something for everyone’s liking. I have compiled a list below to use as a guide to some of the best shows taking place this weekend.
For fans of noise rock, prog rock and punk:
Metz at La Sala Rosa
After releasing their third studio album back in 2017 and selling out another headlining show at La Sala Rossa, The Toronto-based post punk trio are due to kick off a four-date tour this Friday at the same venue.
Click here to purchase tickets to the show or view the rest of their tour dates.
Watch the band’s full KEXP performance below:
Lemongrab at Chez Baptiste
Lemongrab are undoubtedly among some of the most exciting bands in the Montreal music scene at the moment. The trio are finally releasing their debut record titled It Doesn’t Sound Good but it Feels Awesome this Thursday, the band is due to play their hometown album release show this Friday. They’ve played a multitude of shows in various venues all over the city as well as on bills alongside other bands such as Shame and Bodega and put on quite the show.
Watch the video for “Keep the Door Open” below:
For fans of pop, indie and alternative rock:
Video Age and Jackson Macintosh at L’ Escogriffe
The New Orleans based duo, Video Age are also returning to Montreal and stopping by L’Esco on their current tour alongside the Montreal-based artist, Jackson Macintosh. The band are currently on tour supporting their latest synth-heavy release Pop Therapy , which came out via Inflated Records last Summer.
Watch the video for “Throwing Knives” below:
Watch the video for “In the Grass” by Jackson Macintosh below:
Guerilla Toss, Frigs and Lonely Parade at La Sala Rossa
You’re in for quite the show this Thursday night as the Toronto based punk band Frigs and Montreal’s Lonely Parade are due to share the stage with the Boston- based band Guerilla Toss at Sala for a night of ultimate girl power! All three bands have released experimental alt rock records within the past two years with influences from various genres such as art rock, psych rock and even shoegaze. Nevertheless, they all possess a unique and refreshing sound.
Watch the video for “Night Cruise” by Lonely Parade below:
Watch the video for “Gemini” by Frigs below:
Watch the video for “Meteorological” by Guerilla Toss below:
The High Dials at Quai des Brumes
The Montreal-based dream pop outfit are playing another headlining at show at Quai sea Brumes on Friday night which marks their first gig of the year! The band released their latest EP, “Foreverish” back in November in which they also incorporate elements of shoegaze, psychedelic, and folk rock to their signature sound. This marked their first release in over three years and gives the illusion that the band is due to become more active. Perhaps they’ll even play some new tracks for this gig!
Watch the video for “Foreverish” below:
Click here to purchase tickets to all the shows listed above or check out more of Taverne Tour!