So many great shows to see this month week!

There’s so much great live music in Montreal between now and the end of the month THIS WEEK!. Here are a few highlights that we’ll be attending, including some that we’ll be performing at!

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August 20 – Lazarus Moan CD RELEASE at Petit Campus

We’ve been looking forward to the release of Lazarus Moan’s “Decorated” for a while now. Mark Goodwin is a fantastic songwriter, and he’s got the best musicians in town backing him. Look for a feature article on the band in next week’s Gazette! In a rare feat of boldness, Andre Kirchhoff is playing the opening set at this show! It’s another early start; be there at 6:00 pm.

August 20 – Sarah Jane Scouten at Casa del Popolo

When things wrap up with Lazmo, walk up Saint-Laurent, “Decorated” CD in hand, and go watch the amazingly talented Sarah Jane Scouten at Casa del Popolo. Sarah Jane’s latest record “The Cape” captures her sound perfectly, and is an instant classic. Not to be left out in the cold, our guitar wunderkind Kevin Moquin will play the opening set. This show starts at 8:00 pm.

August 21 – The Steady Swagger + The Jimmyriggers at Divan Orange

Enough of these solo spots already! We’re all back together as the Jimmyriggers next Thursday night at Divan Orange, and we’re excited to announce the debut of our new drummer, Charles Dumont. The Steady Swagger, pioneers of the Whiskeybillie genre, will headline, and Vancouver’s blues punk band Marry Me will open. This show starts at 9:30 pm. Please be there on time.

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August 22 – The Wildwood Family at Grumpy’s

These ladies are phenomenal. Their promotional video says it all. My favourite song is at the 3:10 mark:

August 24 – Country en Ville at Girouard Park in NDG

The month ends with the 8th annual Country en Ville, a free outdoor country music festival in the heart of NDG. David & Kevin are teaming up to perform as a duo, playing country classics along with rootsy versions of a few modern hits. There are plenty of great acts on this year’s bill including The 444’s, Bobby & Eddy, Grouyan Gombo, and Les Perroquets. The festival starts at noon, and David & Kevin perform at 3:15. I can think of no better way to spend a Sunday.

But wait! There’s more …

September will bring more great shows from our friends The Diamond Roads, and a CD release for The All Day Breakfast Stringband. We’ll tell more about those in a later post.

Break’s over: we’re back at it August 21 at Divan Orange

Happy summertime to all. We’ve enjoyed a nice break these past couple of months, but we haven’t exactly been slacking. The three of us have been keeping busy playing solo shows, backing other musicians in and around the Montreal area, and going out to see our friends Sarah Jane Scouten, The Diamond Roads, and Lazarus Moan launch new records.

Break time’s over though! We’ll be back together on stage Thursday August 21 at Divan Orange, joined by the ever-entertaining The Steady Swagger, a power trio that plays music they call Whiskeybillie; heavy folk rock reminiscent of Gogol Bordello, Tom Waits and Primus fermenting in a charred oak cask.

Fronted by two mainland pirates, with whiskey soaked baritone voices, The Steady Swagger deliver live shows fueled by a raw energy that has been known to inflict uninhibited swaggered smiles on men, women and children alike. Theirs is aggressively fun and has the power to get any feet stomping!

“Their music is explosive as gunpowder”
– BangBang, Montreal

“This lovely crew always, without fail, manages to fill the atmosphere with the most festive of vibes”
– Hot Soup, Montreal

“We’ll never say ‘no’ to a barrel of rhum!”
– The Steady Swagger

We can’t wait to see you all again!

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