Written by Scott Simpson on 03.09.14

It’s almost the end of Piknic Électronik season, the MRCY Block Party is bringing people to Laval, and there’s a free event at the Peel Basin; it’s time to get Your Music Fix for the week of September 7th to 13th.

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Summer’s not officially over just yet, so you’d better get a Piknic Électronik Sunday or two in your system before the season closes off on September 21st. This edition sees two locals kicking off the day: Heidy. P brings her fusion of disco, deep house and acid house, while Amir Javasoul spins his brand of Chicago house. And heralding from the legendary Fabric club in London, multi-disciplinary artist Craig Richards will close off the night with a set that’s sure to get the people on the floor.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Perhaps better known for his collaborative project She & Him alongside American actress and singer Zooey Deschanel, M. Ward has been performing for nearly 15 years alongside some of indie music’s biggest names. And while the duo is prepping the release of their big label debut in October, M. Ward is busy on the road including a stop at the Théâtre Corona with Jennifer Castle.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Montreal four-piece Hôtel Morphée have made quite a name for themselves since the release of their debut album Des Histoires de Fantômes in 2013. After performing at the Francofolies and SXSW, they’re ready to unleash their sophomore album Rêve Américain with a free album launch party at La Tulipe.

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

A venerable indie institution in Montreal, Le Divan Orange is now celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and doing so in style with a series of shows throughout the month. Helping them in these celebrations are Montreal psych-punk troublemakers PyPy and local five-piece Jesuslesfilles.

Friday, September 12th, 2014

Scène 1425 is teaming up with Blue Skies Turn Black and I Love Neon to put together a stacked “block party” at the Espace Montmorency, right outside the Montmorency metro station in Laval. Included on the bill are Canadian pop-rock royalty Metric, newly reformed bands Neutral Milk Hotel and Death From Above 1979, and infamous American pop singer Sky Ferreira. Meanwhile, Australian electronic/pop/soul artist Chet Faker is performing at the Olympia Theatre, a worthy alternative to the MRCY Block Party.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Parks Canada is working to make the Peel Basin more appealing with a weekend-long event appropriately titled Weekend at the Peel Basin. In a partnership with Nightlife.ca, Lisbon Lux Records, MASSIVart, Sennheiser Canada, and the Quebec Street Food Association, it has organized a whole weekend worth of music, food, and entertainment. Saturday night sees sets by Lisbon Lux Records founder French Fox and their signee, electronic duo Beat Market.


Sunday, September 7th:
Piknic Électronik with Craig Richards / Parc Jean-Drapeau / 2:00pm / $15 (at gate)
Tuesday, September 9th:
M. Ward / Théâtre Corona / 7:00pm / $27 (buy tickets)
Wednesday, September 10th:
Hôtel Morphée / La Tulipe / 8:00pm / Free
Thursday, September 11th:
PyPy + Jesuslesfilles / Divan Orange / 9:30pm / $12 (buy tickets)
Friday, September 12th:
MRCY Block Party / Espace Montmorency / 3:00pm / $46 (buy tickets)
Chet Faker / Olympia de Montréal / 9:00pm / $25 (buy tickets)
Saturday, September 13th:
Zammuto / Casa Del Popolo / 8:00pm / $10 (buy tickets)
Weekend at the Peel Basin with Beat Market / Peel Basin / 6:30pm / Free

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