Written by Scott Simpson on 27.04.15

Summer is right around the corner, which means festival season is also upon us! Get your start with the world-class MUTEK electronic music festival, or catch local favourites BRAIDS play alongside NONI WO, not to mention psych-rock gods Tame Impala playing a second night due to overwhelming demand. Time to get your Music Fix for May!

Cymbal Eat Guitars / guests

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When: Friday, May 1st
Where: Bar “Le Ritz” P.D.B.
How Much: $12.00 – Buy Tickets
Style: Indie rock from NYC
Known For: Their new album LOSE gained widespread acclaim, and they’re named after a Lou Reed quote about the Velvet Underground.
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Death Cab For Cutie w/ The Antlers

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When: Friday, May 8th
Where: Métropolis
How Much: $45.00 – Buy Tickets
Style: Indie pop/rock from Washington State
Known For: Founder and frontman Ben Gibbard also performed in beloved indietronica duo The Postal Service.
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East India Youth w/ Fragile Feet

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When: Saturday, May 9th
Where: Casa Del Popolo
How Much: $14.00 – Buy Tickets
Style: Electronica from the U.K.
Known For: Solo project of William Doyle, his debut album Total Strife Forever was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize.
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When: Wednesday, May 13th
Where: Bar “Le Ritz” P.D.B.
How Much: $10.00 – Buy Tickets
Style: Indie pop from Montreal
Known For: Lead singer Raphaelle Standell-Preston’s otherworldly vocals, also featured in her other project Blue Hawaii.
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Tame Impala w/ Mini Mansions

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When: Thursday, May 21st
Where: Métropolis
How Much: $36.50 – Buy Tickets
Style: Psych rock from Australia
Known For: Their sophomore album Lonerism became a breakout hit, both commercially and critically, and was nominated for a Grammy.
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Oh Land w/ guests

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When: Saturday, May 23rd
Where: Théâtre Fairmount
How Much: $20.00 – Buy Tickets
Style: Electro pop from Norway
Known For: Her ethereal videos and performances, her third album Wish Bone was produced alongside TVOTR’s Dave Sitek.
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When: Wednesday, May 27th – Sunday, May 31st
Where: MAC, Métropolis, Centre Phi, Quartier des Spectacles, Théâtre Maisonneuve
How Much: $20.00 – Buy Tickets
Style: Electronic
Known For: The MUTEK festival has taken place in Montréal since 2000 and has distinguished itself as an international rendezvous for original and avant-garde electronic programming. Highlights for the 2015 edition include: James Holden, Takami Nakamoto & Sébastien Benoits, John Tejada, Sherwood & Pinch, Perfume Advert, and over 50 other local and international artists.
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