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Montreal Hit List: Diamond Rings, Mini-Forests, Japandroids & more!

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5

5pm. Vernissage: Mini-for t POP des f tes @ Terrasse of Rodos 5583, avenue du Parc. POP Montreal has collaborated with 7 local visual artists to create a mini-forest, filled with magical holiday trees, in the middle of the city. Each artist has created a unique tree topper within a 1930s vintage holiday scene. Featured artists are Alain Cheung, Ohara Hale, Adam Waito, Tyler Rauman, Samantha Purdy, Julie Lequin and Mike Mason. The vernssiage on December 5th from 5-8pm will have complementary snacks, warming drinks, tunes and the artists’ work for sale. Show runs until January 6. Free entry.

THURSDAY DECEMBER 6

8pm. Band of Horses + Jason Lytle @ Metropolis, 59 Ste-Catherine E. Charleston rock act Band of Horses plays Metropolis in support of their new record, “Mirage Rock.” With Jason Lytle. $30.

9pm. Diamond Rings @ Sala Rossa, 4848 St-Laurent. Toronto’s Diamond Rings brings his glittery glam pop to Sala in support of his new record, “Free Dimensional.” $13.

10pm. Boys Noize @ New City Gas, 950 Rue Ottawa. Berlin-based DJ and producer Boys Noize delivers a high-powered electro-disco set at New City Gas this Thursday. $30.

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7

10pm. Cruisi’n @ Royal Phoenix, 5788 St-Laurent. After prolonged hiatus, Djs Hatchmatik and A-Rock are back at Royal Phoenix for Cruis’n, which promises to be a “suped-up, top-down convertible guzzlin’ dreamfuel.” $5.

10pm. Keys N Krates + Dirty Gold + DJ Henward @ Le Belmont, 4483 St-Laurent. Toronto hip-hop trio Keys N Krates join Dirty Gold and DJ Henward at Montreal’s booty shakin’ HQ, Le Belmont. $17.

SATURDAY DECEMBER 8

10pm. SmallTown DJs + Grandtheft + Psychology @ Tokyo Bar, 3709 St-Laurent. Tokyo’s 15th anniversary celebrations continue with the launch of a new DJ series: Big DJs/Small Cover. With SmallTown DJs, Toronto producer Grandtheft and Montreal’s Psychology. See you on the dance floor! $5.

10pm. Samedis Rock w/ Mitz and Seez @ Nouveau Palais, 281 Bernard Ouest. Pierogies, cheese fries, and a side of GnR: Mitz and Seez serve rock tunes whilst Nouveau Palais serve their delectable midnight menu. Every Saturday till 3am. No cover.

MONDAY DECEMBER 10

9pm. Japandroids @ Cabaret du Mile End, 5240, Avenue du Parc. Acclaimed BC rock duo Japandroids will immensely improve your Monday with their performance at Mile End. $17.

~ Heidi Craig

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