5pm and 9pm
| showcase: pay what you can/evening: $20 in presale/$25 at the door
October 19th to Saturday October 22nd, MEG Montreal will celebrate its seventh
year anniversary. More artists, more venues, and an eclectic schedule (rock,
hip-hop, electronic) will mark this brand new edition. Founded in 1999 by Jacques
Primeau alongside Mustapha Terki, co-founder and director of the event, it has
grown into a festival with even greater musical diversity due to the help of
Alexandre Lemieux and Alexandre Auché. Over the years, the MEG has become
a highly anticipated event during Quebec’s cultural Fall calendar. In
addition, along with the showcases and professional workshops, it is a place
of exchange within the music industry.
MEG Montreal presents
an overview of the current musical trends and provides a hub for cutting edge
musical styles (rock, hip-hop, electronic) ; it not only provides a link between
North America and Europe, but it also injects an incredible vitality into Montreal.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
DUCHESS SAYS (CAN)
DER PLAN (GER)
SISTER IODINE (FRA)
SATAN BELANGER (CAN)
Composed of ex-Secrétaires
Volantes and The Slips members, this Montreal duo has been delivering a concoction
of rock’n’roll, electronica, and Latin rhythms for the last year
now. Call Me Poupée are preparing to record their debut album slated
for a February 2006 release date. They will be working with Ramachandra Borcar
(a.k.a. Ramasutra, DJ Ram).
It was back in 2003 that four influential members of l’Église
des Perruches decided to collaborate on a music project. Comprised of A-Claude,
Ismael, Phil, and Simon Says, Duchess Says delivers a punchy “moog rock”
and live shows that are quasi legendary. They are a mish-mash of no-wave, new-wave,
and punk, with a cinematic and artsy aesthetic. Their mandate is to not put
any limitations on rock.
Behind KCPK hides not only the creators of the Panik nights of l’Elysée
Montmartre in Paris, but of the two DJs, who during their sets blend a mixture
of Rock, Hip-Hop, and Electro, and Pop. It’s not by coincidence if we owe KPCK
a famous Queen remix: We Will Rock You.
Detroit duo, ADULT, is influenced by British electro-pop from the early ‘80s.
It’s a union between Adam Miller, former member of Le Car and founder
of the Ersatz Audio label, and Nicola Kuperus, a photographer who has exhibited
at the Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago. Since 1998, the couple has not only
done remixes for Bobby Conn, Death In Vegas, Tuxedomoon, Erase Errata, The Faint,
and Electronicat, but have produced two albums with the most recent titled “D.U.M.E.”.
Recorded live on tape, it’s cold and mechanical and steers in the direction
of something completely D.I.Y.
Optimo (which pays homage to a Liquid Liquid song) is Scottish duo J.G. Wilkes
and J.D. Twitch. They may very well have the ability to overtake Belgian boys,
2 Many DJs. Driven by an unlimited musical appetite, Optimo headed up Sub Club
in Glasgow, and founded the Oscar label (Bis, Pro Forma, Electronicat, Crème
de Menthe). They’ve produced two incredible mixes: “How to Kill a
DJ, part 2” in 2004 on Tigersushi followed by this year’s “Psyche
Out” on Eskimo Recordings.
German group Der Plan sticks out in the history of Neue Deutsche Welle (German
new wave). Pioneers of electro-pop and heir to the synthetic principles of post-Krafwerk,
they sing almost exclusively in German. Formed by Kurt “Pyrolator”
Dahlke (ex-D.A.F.), Frank Fenstermacher, and Moritz “RRR” Reichelt,
the trio released the mythical “Geri Reig”. With the success of a
certain cult following, Der Plan put out “Normalette Surprise”. During
their fifteen years in existence, they founded the Ata Tak label (D.A.F., Andreas
Dorau, Holger Hiller, Oval, and Wirtschaftswunder). In 2004, after an eleven
year absence, Der Plan V.4.0, including Moritz R., Künstler Treu (ex-Dauerfisch)
and J.J. Jones returned to business with “Die Verschwörung”.
Seminal French group Sister Iodine terrorized the first half of the 1990s. With
their blend of White noise and no wave, they released “And 115” and
“Pause” in 1994 and 1997 respectively. Undoubtedly influenced by Sonic
Youth and The Ex, the trio showed off with their screams, raw sex appeal, and
an arty disposition during their live performances. With a bit of a break to
explore the electronic world under the moniker of Discom, Sister Iodine regrouped
at the end of 2004. They recently finished recording a new album in Brooklyn
at Nicolas Vernhes’ (Black Dice, Cat Power, David Grubbs) studio.
and dubby home-recorded artpunks, Genders have been perplexing Detroit crowds
since the beginning of 2005 with their mysterious stage presence (flanked by
wooden bears, often covered in layers of scarves and other costuming) and their
handful of self-released musical documents. Singer and multi-instrumentalist
Jeffrey and multi-instrumentalist Evan, along with a friend or two here or there,
generate minimalist and sinuous hypnobeats with dubby bass, primitive drum machine,
vocal moanings and wailings, and strangled string guitar sheets, evocative of
the Metal Box, early Scritti Politti, or perhaps a haunted Young Marble Giants.
Others have taken note of the Genders sound: Adult. took them to both coasts
on a mini-tour earlier this year, exposing audiences to one of the best secrets
of the Detroit underground. And now, Tigerbeat6 presents this release.
Whether he is the demonic Satan Bélanger or Pitbull Boivin, Bruno Tanguay
is a real Quebec legend. Co-founder of Vinyl in Quebec City, curator of the
“That’s All Records” compilation, member of the mythical Biberons
Bâtis, and honoured for his “Attaboy” cassette series, Satan
Bélanger also managed Camel Clutch while building a fine reputation for
collecting recordings of the most bizarre and incongruous while rummaging through
the stocks at Diquivel as well as at garage sales. A guru of post-punk, Satan
Bélanger released in 2001, “Ok ! C’est correct” which was in
part influenced by Pierre Henry, Stockhausen, and Edgar Varèse. Lo-fi
and synthetic, Satan Bélanger is a mutation of Rocky Erickson and Robert