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Wyrd MTL II: Meet The Bands + Mix by Hobo Cubes

Wyrd Montreal II - June 14, 2012
In preparation for our Montreal invasion, we asked all the Wyrd MTL II artists to submit a short introduction about them and their upcoming performance at the festival. The video gives a sneak peek into the imminent wyrdness waiting to take over Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa this Thursday June 14.

In addition to the video, Montreal’s preeminent purveyour of experimental synthesis, Hobo Cubes, has put together a mix of sounds from artists playing Wyrd MTL II. You can catch Hobo Cubes DJ’ing alongside Aaron Levin outside the Casa stage. We can’t wait to see all of you in just a few days!

Wyrd MTL II :: Thursday, June 14

Wyrd Montreal II - June 14, 2012
We are excited to announce the second annual Wyrd Montreal festival occurring Thursday, June 14 2012! Once again, we have teamed with beloved experimental music festival Suono Per Il Popolo to offer a multi-stage showcase of boundary pushing artists from the northernly fringes. Alongside the returning Mega Merch Bazaar (featuring a selection of Canada’s best record labels) Weird Canada will be taking over both La Sala Rossa and Casa del Popolo simultaneously for a one-night-only cornucopia of sinusoidal delight. This will allow fans the chance to bounce back and forth between the two bars conveniently located across the street from one another. Should fans find themselves needing a respite between wondrous electronics and/or bludgeoning chaos, experimental DJs Aaron Levin and Hobo Cubes will take residency in Casa del Popolo delivering a strange brew of new age, electronic, and avant psychedelics.

Date: Thursday June 14, 2012
Venue #1: La Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal)
Venue #2: Casa del Popolo (4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal)
Cost: $10 (adv.) / $12 (door)
Doors: 8pm

Lineup

La Sala Rossa
Brave Radar
Dog Day
Actual Water
Coca Cola (U.S. Girls + Slim Twig)

Casa del Popolo
Drainolith
Energetic Action
Tenderness
Bobo Boutin

Artist Bios

Coca Cola (U.S. Girls + Slim Twig) (Toronto)

Continuing Wyrd’s philosophy of unique collaborations, we’re proud to include a rare performance by this duo known as Coca Cola. Combining the rhythmic polyphonies of Toronto’s Slim Twig with the miasmic chaos of U.S. Girls, Coca Cola conjure an arpeggiated ethos of Cluster-inspired jammery. Expect a fantastic array of electronic drone and perturbed psychedelics.

Actual Water (Toronto)

Born in the depths of Ben Cook’s (Fucked Up, Young Guv, Bitters) epic space in East Toronto, Actual Water’s jangled power-pop transforms their 12-string anthems and insatiable marimba-laced punk into vocal bonanzas and summery attitudes. Every song is laced with their flowering ’60s slacker vibes and live the whole calamity is wrapped by frontman Tony’s enigmatic ‘tude. Stoked!

Drainolith (Montreal)

Drainolith is the multi-throned oscillating 8-bit transmigration of Montreal native Alex Moskos (ex-guitarist for the now defunct AIDS Wolf). Diving deep into polyrhythmic hood jams and clamouring solos of synthetic marvel, Drainolith hams heavy, agnostic experimentalism into a creative vehicle the world may or may not be ready to digest.

Energetic Action (Edmonton)

Edmonton, Alberta is home to many improbable entities, and Energetic Action’s revisionist goth-punk paradigm is no exception. Straddling the unknown line between The Pop Group and This Heat, their impossible rhythms and extravagant performances wrap an undisturbed nascency into music hardened by generations of nuclear waste. A certified western anomaly.

Brave Radar (Montreal)

Local Montreal darlings Brave Radar have kept quiet a long time. So long, in fact, that we reluctantly started to believe their demise. We can barely conceive they’ll be back on stage with brand new oblique pop sweetness.

Bobo Boutin (Montreal)

Ex-Les Georges Leningrad drummer Bobo Boutin inhabits a delirious world of warped electronics. One man, yet an overwhelming performance slowly mounting into a frenzy of nightmarish proportions.

Dog Day (Halifax)

Dog Day’s bent alt-rock resonates with grand designs. Seth and Nancy are husband and wife, a charming duo who constantly keep slinging sharp and heavy anti-heroic hooks at every corner.

Tenderness (Toronto)

With bizarre loop sampling wizardry, cracked electronics and sexy sax swoons, Chrissy Reichert redefines any conceivable notions of contemporary R & B. Tenderness is not to be missed, because true originality comes in small doses.

Wyrd MTL feat. NXNE – Merci Beaucoup b/w Thanks so much!

After the insanity of NXNE, our Searchlight acceptance / trophy-drinking bender and (wildest of all) Wyrd MTL, team WC has been in dire need of an Internet sabbatical. Seven days later, we’re now rested and ready to resume our daily operations, but would first like to extend a formal “Thank you!” to everyone who made the weekend of June 18-20 one for the record books.

The fine folks at Flemish Eye deserve major kudos for putting in all the hard work to throw a killer, sold out showcase at the Great Hall, while the stacked lineup was a banger from start to finish. Most importantly, thanks to the amazing fans that showed up to pack the venue to the rafters! Big ups to Grant Lawrence and the rest of the CBC Radio 3 crew for presenting us with our chalice, and bigger cheers to Sailor Jerry™ for filling it up afterwards.

Finally, for everyone who traveled from near or far to be part of the first annual Wyrd MTL, we’d like to deliver the biggest thanks of all. To all 10 incredible acts who blazed it up, the record labels and Raymond Biesinger holding it down at the Mega Merch Bazaar (next year: lamps!), the tireless sound guys at La Sala Rossa, our unflappable volunteers and door crew, the radio rockers from CKUT for live broadcasting the show, Mike and Pam for their continuing coverage on the Bill Murray Radio Show, Rob Starrat for constructing our floor stage, Suoni per Il Popolo for graciously co-presenting the event, and all the audience members who came out to enjoy the show: merci encore! Can’t wait to do it again next year…

Transfusion :: Wyrd MTL

With less than a week until Wyrd MTL we’re excited to offer a quickie sampler mix spotlighting the 10 artists from this year’s inaugural lineup. All have been previously featured on Weird Canada, and will appear in the flesh on Monday, June 20 at La Sala Rossa. Grip your tickets!

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Wyrd MTL 2011 Mix

Track-listing

[00:00] :: Lantern – “I Don’t Know”
[03:50] :: Ultrathin – “Glass City”
[06:40] :: Dreamcatcher – “Dr. Clawk”
[10:15] :: Hobo Cubes – “Through The Ages”
[12:57] :: Dirty Beaches – “Coast to Coast”
[17:17] :: The Friendly Dimension – “Executive Koala”
[20:25] :: Shortpants Romance – “Heatwave”
[21:15] :: Man Made Hill – “Er Her”
[23:20] :: D’eon – “Thousand Mile Trench”
[29:08] :: Headaches – “Poor Decisions”

Wyrd MTL :: Realities Emerge on Monday June 20, 2011!

We’re proud to officially announce the eastern expansion of the Wyrd cosmos. Thanks to the exceptionally hard-work of Jesse Locke, Gabriel de Jasmin, and Suoni Per Il Popolo, Wyrd MTL will invade Montreal on Monday June 20, 2011. The format and philosophy remain pure; a double-stage frenzy of fringe adjectives will blaze through an evening stacked with over ten performers. With a secondary stage built specifically for Wyrd MTL, the folks at La Sala Rossa have gone the extra-extra mile and are housing a “MEGA BAZARR” of merch featuring visual art, purveyors of printed matter and Canada’s finest record labels. There is also tell of a taco truck hitting the pavement at 7pm. Full line-up and set-times below! For further information, visit here.

8:00 :: HEADACHES (Toronto, ON)
— Cortex dream jams from the cyborg mind of Landon Speers
— why we love them: here.

8:30 :: SHORTPANTS ROMANCE (Montreal, QC)
— Blitzkrieg garage punk and femme fatale charms
— why we love them: here.

9:00 :: ULTRATHIN (Montreal, QC)
— Scab-blasting noise-rock from three skinny dudes
— why we love them: here.

9:30 :: THE FRIENDLY DIMENSION (Halifax, NS)
— The black holy vortex into total freak-rock oblivion
— why we love them: here.

10:00 :: MAN MADE HILL (Toronto, ON)
— Dungeon dwelling one-man funk machine
— why we love them: here.

10:30 :: HOBO EXPANDING CULT BAND (Montreal, QC)
— A one-off collaboration from Hobo Cubes, Femminieli, JLK, Sundrips, Element Kuuda and more!
— why we love them: here.

11:00 :: DREAMCATCHER (Montreal, QC)
— Mind-smudging experimental spookery
— why we love them: here.

11:30 :: LANTERN (Montreal // Halifax // Philadelphia)
— Psych-blues freak-outs from the Zachary Fairbrother smoke ring
— why we love them: here.

12:00 :: DIRTY BEACHES (Vancouver, BC)
— Film noir nomad riding on a lonely highway
— why we love them: here.

12:30 :: D’EON (Montreal, QC)
— Terry meets Teddy Riley on a g-funk rollercoaster
— why we love them: here.

Wyrd MTL :: Official Announcement!!!

This month, Montreal’s seminal experimental music festival Suoni Per Il Popolo announced a partial lineup for 2011, including the first wave of WYRD MTL. Today, we open the floodgates for a full announcement, including information on the MEGA MERCH BAZAAR.

Much like our daily operation and its Western Canadian festival counterparts, this year’s inauguration of Wyrd’s expansion into Montreal will spotlight a coast-spanning cross-section of the Northernly subterranean. Over the course of a single jam-packed evening, 11 artists will bounce back and forth between the main stage and a special floor stage built specifically for this show. The infamous Grumman Taco Truck will be on-site all night after doors open at 7 pm, so come early and chow down on the best tacos in town!

WYRD MTL will also include a MEGA MERCH BAZAAR featuring visual art, purveyors of printed matter and Canada’s finest record labels. These will include Arbutus, Divorce, Fixture, Scotch Tapes, Bruised Tongue, Campaign For Infinity, Fluorescent Friends, Electric Voice, Hobo Cult, Fadeaway Tapes, Los Discos Enfantasmos, They Live We Sleep, Vintage Violence, Totally Disconnected, Planet of the Tapes, Dream Sequence and many more TBA.

p.s. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of TWO MORE SURPRISE ARTISTS in the coming weeks!

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La semaine dernière, le festival de musique expérimentale Suoni Per Il Popolo a lancé sa programmation partielle pour l’édition de 2011, incluant une brève mention à propos du WYRD MTL. Aujourd’hui, nous levons le voile sur la programmation entière de l’événement, incluant le MEGA BAZAAR. Dans l’esprit de weirdcanada.com et des WYRD FEST de la côte pacifique, cette édition inaugurale montréalaise mettra l’accent sur un éventail de sonorités underground nordiques, d’un océan à l’autre. Le WYRD MTL, c’est onze artistes qui se succéderont en un soir seulement, alternant entre la scène principale et une scène de parterre spécialement conçue pour l’événement. De plus, l’excellente taqueria ambulante Grumman sera aussi sur place toute la soirée, dès l’ouverture des portes à 19h. Arrivez tôt et profitez des meilleurs tacos en ville !

p.s. Gardez les yeux ouverts pour DEUX AUTRES ARTISTES incontournables qui seront annoncés d’ici les prochaines semaines.

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Weird Canada et Suoni Per Il Popolo

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WYRD MTL
June 20, 2011
La Sala Rossa
Montréal, QC

D’EON (Montreal, QC)
—> Terry meets Teddy Riley on a g-funk rollercoaster

Lantern (Montreal/Halifax/Philadelphia)
—> Psych-blues freak-outs from the Zachary Fairbrother smoke ring

Dreamcatcher (Montreal, QC)
—> Mind-smudging experimental spookery

Duzheknew (Halifax, NS)
—> Jittery pop charisma and fourth world whirligigs

Ultrathin (Montreal, QC)
—> Scab-blasting noise-rock from three skinny dudes

Feral Children (Saskatoon, SK)
—> Lysergic bounce to the ounce and full-throated croons

Hobo Expanding Cult Band (Montreal, QC)
—> A one-off collaboration from Hobo Cubes, Femminieli, JLK, Sundrips, Element Kuuda and more

Headaches (Toronto, ON)
—> Cortex dream jams from the cyborg mind of Landon Speers

Shortpants Romance (Montreal, QC)
—> Blitzkrieg garage punk and femme fatale charms

Rob Feulner (Montreal, QC)
—> Will be providing his signature VHS warped visuals throughout the show.