Written by Scott Simpson on 27.10.14

It’s getting cold and the threat of winter is truer by the second: all the more reason to come together and let the warmth of others and music envelop us, and with the number of shows passing through Montreal this month, you’re not short of options. We’ve got DJ Shadow, Trentemøller, TV On The Radio, St. Lucia, and Julian Casablancas all performing at the Théâtre Corona, as well as Caribou and Alt-J both selling out the Metropolis. Time to get your Music Fix for November!

The Bug w/ Flowdan

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When: Wednesday, November 5th
Where: Cabaret Underworld
How Much: $22.00 – Buy Tickets

With his most recent Ninja Tune release Angels & Devils, English producer Kevin Martin, alias The Bug, has received widespread critical acclaim. While his brand of dark electronica is not for the faint of heart, it’s also what makes him so appealing. Catch him alongside long time collaborator Flowdan at the Cabaret Underworld. [Facebook Event]

The Barr Brothers w/ Bahamas

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When: Thursday, November 6th
Where: Metropolis
How Much: $27.50 – Buy Tickets

Having graced the most recent cover of Exclaim! magazine and released a much loved sophomore album in October, you could say that Montreal folk quartet The Barr Brothers are gaining a lot of traction, both here in Canada and stateside. Having Bahamas as their opener is just the icing on the cake, as we can’t think of a better fit. [Facebook Event]

DJ Shadow w/ Cut Chemist & Ghost Beard

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When: Saturday, November 8th
Where: Théâtre Corona
How Much: $37.00 – Buy Tickets

While it has already been three years since the release of his last album The Less You Know, the Better, American producer DJ Shadow proves that you don’t need an album as an excuse to tour. His discography is stacked enough that he could be touring non-stop and never have to release new music. Catch the hugely influential producer at the Théâtre Corona with friends and collaborators Cut Chemist & Ghost Beard. [Facebook Event]

Les Sins (aka Toro y Moi) w/ Project Pablo & CRi

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When: Sunday, November 9th
Where: Le Belmont
How Much: $15.00 – Buy Tickets

Chaz Bundick, better known under his moniker Toro y Moi, is taking a decidedly more dancey route with his new album Michael, to be released under a new moniker Les Sins. And now he’s taking his new alter-ego out for a spin, and having heard the album, it’s a gig you’re going to want to catch. If you’re up for a little Sunday night dancing, then head over to Le Belmont where he’ll be performing with Project Pablo and CRi. This is an early M For Montreal presentation. [Facebook Event]

Caribou w/ Jessy Lanza


When: Monday, November 10th
Where: Metropolis
How Much: $30.00 – SOLD OUT

After selling out Le National, the Caribou concert was promoted to the Metropolis, and promptly sold out again, so I guess you can say Montrealers are excited about seeing Dan Snaith perform his new fantastic album Our Love. He’s invited fellow Canadian Jessy Lanza, who released her critically acclaimed LP Pull My Hair Back in 2013 and continues to make waves everywhere she goes. [Facebook Event]



When: Wednesday, November 12th
Where: Metropolis
How Much: $47.00 – SOLD OUT

While their new album This Is All Yours wasn’t the tour de force fans and critics were expecting, Alt-J are far from seeing their popularity wane. Their upcoming gig at the Metropolis has been sold out for months, so get to scouring the internet to score a seat to one of the most anticipated concerts of the year! [Facebook Event]



When: Wednesday, November 12th
Where: Théâtre Corona
How Much: $28.00 – Buy Tickets

Veteran Danish electronic producer Trentemøller has been performing for close to 20 years and has rarely seen his popularity wane, especially in recent years. Seeing him live is one of those rare sure bets, especially in the electronic world. Definitely not to be missed. [Facebook Event]

TV On The Radio w/ Natasha Kmeto

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When: Thursday, November 13th
Where: Théâtre Corona
How Much: $25.00 – Buy Tickets

Dave Sitek has been quite prolific as of late, producing for the likes of Kelis and Oh Land, but he’s back with his band of merry men with a new TV On The Radio album and accompanying tour. Catch them at the Théâtre Corona accompanied by Nathasha Kmeto. [Facebook Event]

Ryan Hemsworth w/ special guests

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When: Friday, November 14th
Where: Le Belmont
How Much: $20.00 – Buy Tickets

Everyone’s favourite Nova Scotian shy guy Ryan Hemsworth has been no stranger to Montreal these past few months, and he’s been equally busy releasing new material. Prepping his new LP Alone For The First Time, this is the perfect opportunity to hear some new material first. [Facebook Event]

St. Lucia w/ The Knocks

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When: Monday, November 17th
Where: Théâtre Corona
How Much: $20.00 – Buy Tickets

This duo of New York bands were meant to perform together, with their respective brands of electro-pop a perfect mix for a night of dancing. St. Lucia garnered new fans after a great Osheaga set and The Knocks are perennial live performers, so expect no disappointments.  [Facebook Event]

Julian Casablancas + The Voidz w/ Shabazz Palaces

Julian Casablancas and The Voidz_Montreal

When: Saturday, November 22nd
Where: Théâtre Corona
How Much: $27.50 – Buy Tickets

This is the kind of lineup that dreams are made of: the frontman of The Strokes performing with his brand new band The Voidz after releasing their fantastic album Tyranny, performing alongside Shabazz Palaces, one of the most interesting hip hop duos in recent memory, who’ve also recently released an amazing album, Lese Majesty, sure to be a contender for best album of the year. Need we say more? [Facebook Event]

Gazelle Twin w/ Doomsquad, Blood & Glass

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When: Saturday, November 22nd
Where: Divan Orange
How Much: $14.00 – Buy Tickets

How to describe Gazelle Twin? You’ll probably just want to look up some of her videos to get a better idea. Dark, brooding electronica and menacing vocal delivery combined with disturbingly interesting visuals. This is one of M For Montreal’s finer additions to an already stellar lineup. [Facebook Event]

Run The Jewels w/ Ratking & Despot

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When: Thursday, November 27th
Where: Club Soda
How Much: $23.50 – Buy Tickets

In less than two years, El-P and Killer Mike, together known as rap duo Run the Jewels, have made quite the name for themselves. Releasing two albums in two years, and now working on remix album featuring only cats (no joke) all while maintaining a hectic touring schedule, what can’t these two do? [Facebook Event]

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