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Montreal Hit List – July 25 to July 29, 2012 – Montreal Electronic Groove, The Unsettlers, Take Off Your Clothes Montreal and more!

THURSDAY JULY 26 TO SUNDAY JULY 29

Collective Art Sale @ Atelier B, 5758 St-Laurent. A group of local Montreal designers and artists come together for a four-day collective craft sale – jewellery, illustrations, clothing and more will be available for purchase! Check out the Facebook event page for a list of vendors and opening hours.

THURSDAY JULY 26 TO SUNDAY AUGUST 5

Montreal Electronic Groove @ several city venues. Yet another great music festival takes over the city for eleven days of electronic, groove and funk music with well-known and rising Canadian and European artists: the Montreal Electronic Groove. Notable acts include The Balconies (July 26 @ Sala Rossa), Groenland (July 27 @ Divan Orange), The Jezebels (August 2 @ Sala Rossa) and many, many more. Ticket prices vary; passes are available.

THURSDAY JULY 26

9:30pm. The Unsettlers @ Le Divan Orange, 4234 St-Laurent. One of our favourite and quirkiest Montreal acts, The Unsettlers, take the stage for a very special summer performance with friends The Locusts Have No King and The Unquiet Dead. Don’t forget to pick up The Unsettlers latest (double) album ‘Oil and Blood’ at the show!

FRIDAY JULY 27 TO SUNDAY JULY 29

Summer Pop-Up Sale @ Espace Pop, 5587 Parc. Super discounts on 2012 spring and summer collections by local designers Valérie Dumaine, La Raffinerie, Betina Lou and June Swimwear. The sale is open Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 12pm-6pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

FRIDAY JULY 27

10pm. Riton + Mayday + Shatie Miotto @ La Mouche, 1280 St-Denis. Newcastle’s DJ Riton will spin all night at club La Mouche, along with DJ Mayday and Montreal’s Shanie Miotto, presented by ILOVENEON. Grab them dancin’ shoes. Tickets are $12.

SATURDAY JULY 28 AND SUNDAY JULY 29

Take Off Your Clothes Montreal @ Place des arts, 175 St-Catherine West. This is a perfect opportunity to wipe your wardrobe slate clean – one of the city’s biggest clothing swaps will take place this weekend at Place des arts! Tickets are $10 and rules about the types of clothes you can swap are very specific – all guidelines are available here. To participate in the swap, you must donate items.

SUNDAY JULY 29

8pm. The XX @ Metropolis, 59 St-Catherine East. British Indie pop band The XX lands back in Montreal, accompanied by Montreal’s own Jacques Greene. The XX’s second album ‘Coexist’ is set to drop this September! Tickets start at $34.

~ Tyler Yank | Photo by Tristan Brand

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