Brad Weber splits his time between Caribou and Pick a Piper, a trio of Waterloo buds who just released their debut LP this week, and they're at Quai des Brumes tonight. Cult MTL spoke to the drummer turned producer about how Afrobeat and techno pulled him in different directions.
Supplementing the cover story in our new print issue, our hip hop columnist offers more insight into the stellar sonic aesthetic that's grown up in local clubs and home studios in recent years, with a stack of links to hear the laser-light-sound for yourself. PLUS the week in must-see shows and DJ nights.
Here's where we dropped this month's issue.
Inside: piu piu, hot dogs, Triumph of the Wall, Stare, spring fashion c/o Birds of North America and Arielle de Pinto, Quebec bureaucracy horror, Record Store Day, Ko-op Mode, the Besnard Lakes, Valleys, biking for food, Strip Search, Love u Lovecraft, the Rant Line, One Night Stand, Quebonics, Sketchy MTL and a special surprise on p. 31.
Queens legend Cormega, an ex-con, couldn't get into the country for his show here last night, but a notoriously difficult border crossing has never stopped rappers from name-checking Montreal and Quebec.
The William Hooker Quintet as captured live in 2010, at New York City’s Roulette. PLUS an exclusive Beat Market remix of local electro-pop act le Couleur, ahead of tonight's launch of a new local record label, Lisbon Lux. AND heartbreak, grace and magic realism collide in the new video by Phosphorescent.
* Polaris Music Prize gala streaming at cultmontreal.com
* Habs preseason launches with Canadian Tire Red vs. White Scrimmage
* Howl! Arts Collective show at Casa feat. Sam Shalabi
* Aphex Twin Syro listening party at Datcha