Friday, Sept. 23

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David Byrne in True Stories

Acclaimed American comedian Tig Notaro (see our interview with her here) performs at Monument-National with Montreal’s own Tranna Wintour warming up the room. 1182 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $35/$40, all ages

There’s a LOT going on today and tonight at POP Montreal. Here’s are some highlights:

Film POP presents a 30th anniversary screening of David Byrne’s True Stories, part musical, part travelogue, part satire — it’s been described as “60 Minutes on acid.” And you can hang around for the 9 p.m. screening of Contemporary Color, Byrne’s music and choreography experiment pairing 10 Color Guard teams from around North America with songs by Nelly Furtado, Devonté Hynes, Zola Jesus, Ad-Rock, tUnE-yArDs, Ira Glass and Byrne himself. Cinéma du Parc (3575 Parc), True Stories 7 p.m., Contemporary Color 9 p.m., $11 per screening

Baritone sax master and composer of contemporary classical epics Colin Stetson takes on the work of composer Henryk Gorecki (his 3rd symphony, specifically), with an assist from a handpicked orchestra and the Opéra de Montréal. For more about this recorded and live project (called Sorrow), see our interview with Stetson here. Ukrainian Federation (5213 Hutchison), 8 p.m., $30

Legends of post-punk and multimedia mindfucking Psychic TV (feat. Genesis P’Orridge of Throbbing Gristle fame) play Théâtre Fairmount — get in promptly for local openers CO/NTRY and Lungbutter. 5240 Parc, 9:30 p.m., $25

Singer, songwriter and beatmaker Kroy launches her new record Scavenger with a performance at Artgang. See our interview with her here. 6524 St-Hubert, 9 p.m., $15/$20

POP’s late-night party tonight — Kingston 12 Hi Fi — promises the dancehall/reggae star power of Brigadier Jerry and and local figureheads of the scene Jah Cutta, Johnny Black, D Holloway  Mossman and Andy Williams. Rialto (5723 Parc), doors 11 p.m., $20

For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.

See our Event Listings for more concert, nightlife, theatre, comedy and community event options. See our Art Listings here.

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