Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Here are two shows on either end of the roots-rock spectrum that you should see.
Friday night – FFUD at Barfly
Not for people with sensitive hearing or who dread waking up with a ringing in their ears. FFUD plays rock and roll inspired by the likes of The Kinks, The Flaming Groovies, and Guided by Voices, and they play it loud … and that’s why we love ’em.
Mark Goodwin (who produced our record) and Steve Burliuk (who didn’t produce our record) play guitar and share the vocals. Our friends Louis Panneton (who helped engineer our record) on bass, and Luc Mantha (who played with us at the Montreal Folk Festival last summer) on drums, round out the line-up.
The music starts at 10pm. Barfly is located at 4062 Saint-Laurent. For more info click here.
Saturday night – The Wildwood Flowers at Bistro de Paris
If you prefer something a little sweeter and a little more subdued, then it’s about time you see The Wildwood Flowers.This is classic country music in the spirit of the Carter Family at it’s absolute finest.
I first saw them perform at the Folk Festival last June and have been trying to book a show with them ever since … what’s that? Oh, it turns out we are playing a show with them at the end of March … more on that in the coming weeks I suppose.
Alexandra Ghezzi leads the way on the mandolin. Alexandra has got fantastic stage presence and has taught me a thing or two about banter … Supporting her on the harmonies (among the best in the entire city) are Elise Cormier and Sarah Morasse, who also plays the accordion. The rhythm is ably handled by Nathalie Sidaros on the upright bass, and Georges Plourde on acoustic guitar.
Showtime is 9:30 pm, and admission will cost you $5. Bistro de Paris is located at 4536 Saint-Denis. For more info click here.
Or, if there’s something else happening this weekend that you’s like to tell our readers about, please comment on this post.
Have a great weekend everybody!