THURSDAY JANUARY 10
8:30pm. Purity Ring + Young Magic @ Le National, 1220 Ste-Catherine. Edmonton synth-pop duo Purity Ring play Le National as part of their 17-cities-in-20-days blitz of a North American tour. With Brooklyn’s Young Magic. $18.
10pm. Two Tone @ Blizzarts, 3956A St-Laurent. The first edition of Two Tone in 2013 delivers deep house and UK funk care of DJ Lexis, Kaytranada, and the Two Tone residents Kwikfiks and Sulley. No cover.
10pm. Eat to the Beat @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard Ouest. The first Eat to the Beat of 2013! With resident DJ Cadence Weapon playing the best in funk, futuristic R&B, bass, and rap music, and Nouveau Palais‘s tasty late night menu after 12am. Till 3am.
FRIDAY JANUARY 11
10pm. S. P. Y. + Mayday + Living Stone + Crimewave @ Le Belmont, 4438 St-Laurent. The first Montreal performance of top Brazilian drum and bass DJ and producer S. P. Y.. On December 5th, 2012, S. P. Y. ‘s first full-length album, What the Future Holds, was voted “Best Album” at the 2012 D&B Arena Awards. He’s joined by local DJs Mayday, Living Stone, and Crimewave. $10 advance, more at the door.
10pm. Hot Sauce @ Royal Phoenix, 5788 St-Laurent. A spanking brand new season of Hot Sauce parties just for you! Start the year off a little cray cray with Hot Sauce girls Shaydakiss and Tizi in the booth. Expect a whole lot of beats and… hair! $5 before 11pm, $7 after.
SATURDAY JANUARY 12
9pm. Sweet Mother Logic + Saxsyndrum + Dam Ships @ Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent. A trio of Montreal indie acts brings the ruckus to Sala. Experimentalists Sweet Mother Logic join saxophone-synth-drum duo Saxsyndrum and lo-fi four-piece Dam Ships. $9, available here.
10pm. Riff Raff + Ryan Hemsworth + Thomas White + Loud Lary Ajust @ Le Belmont, 4483 St-Laurent. Anther Saturday night Belmont booty-shaker, this time with eccentric Houston rapper Riff Raff, Halifax’s Ryan Hemsworth, Montreal’s Thomas White, and Montreal’s Loud Lary Ajust. $20 advance, more at the door.