Montreal Hit List: Statue Park, Tribute to Nick Drake, James Murphy DJ Set, Dan Deacon & more!

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8

7pm. The Songs of Nick Drake @ Ukrainian Federation, 5213 Hutchison. A tribute to Nick Drake (1948-1974), your favourite 70s melancholy crooner. Local artists Caracol, Marie-Jo Thério, Louis-Jean Cormier (from Karkwa) and Kim Bingham will play songs from Drake’s body of work, including “Pink Moon” and “From the Morning”. $35

8:30pm. Howl! Presents: d’bi.young anitafrika + Kalmunity Vibe Collective @ Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent. Join Howl! Arts Collective for a Montreal performance by d’bi.young anitafrika, an artist whose creative work incorporates theatre, song and dub poetry. With Montreal grassroots artist network Kalmunity Vibe Collective as well as Ryan Kai Cheng Thom, a queer Chinese performance artist based in Montreal. $8 presale/$11 door.

9pm. Statue Park (7” release) + Montag @ Il Motore, 179 Jean Talon O. Montreal’s Statue Park plays Il Motore to celebrate the launch of their new 7 inch, “Shackleton” With Montag. Entrance fee includes a copy of the 7 inch.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 9

7pm. RNDM @ Theatre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest. Newly-formed American rock act band RNDM, consisting of former Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament, vocalist Joseph Arthur and drummer Richard Stuverud play Corona in support of their new album, “Acts.” $32.

10pm. James Murphy DJ Set @ SAT, 1201 St-Laurent. Former LCD Soundsystem James Murphy curates a sonic melange for SAT dancers this Friday. $32.

10pm. Alumine Ta Vie @ Le 4eme, 129 Rue de la Commune Est. Fundraiser in support of la Fondation Jungle Kids, which brings smiles to children from CHU Ste-Justine’s cancer ward. Obligatory dress code: wear something made from aluminum foil (e.g. beard, wig, boots) and a box of aluminium foil. Those who forget either can buy them for $5 at the entrance. Music from JayBert, Dyon, Calypso. Drink specials. $20 entry.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 10

9pm. Dan Deacon + Height With Friends + Chester Endersby Gwazda @ SAT, 1201 St-Laurent. Prolific Baltimore electro producer Dan Deacon plays SAT, with Height With Friends and Chester Endersby Gwazda. $20.

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