Posted on January 7th, 2011 by .

From some of the city’s best local bands to shows from some of the biggest names in rap, pop and indie rock, Montreal’s January Concert schedule has clearly made a resolution to be pretty awesome…

The Barr Brothers: If you’ve never heard of these bluesy roots rockers than you clearly haven’t been reading my monthly concert roundups. I’ll forgive you if you agree to go see them on the 10th at Chez Baptiste

THE BARR BROTHERS – Lord I Just Can’t Keep From Cryin’ from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.


Twin Shadow: Brooklyn’s Twin Shadow is a one-man, decade-straddling, genre-oblivious musician, making him a perfect person to accompany Montreal’s Pat Jordache (Islands/Sister Suvi) on the 11th at Sala.


The Besnard Lakes: Montreal’s favorite psych-rocking sons and daughters headline this show at Cabaret du Mile End on the 15th, alongside supporting acts Suuns and Valleys. When you take all those band names together it sounds quite picturesque.


Rick Ross: Along with more rappers and DJs than it would seem possible to fit on one stage, the Florida-born rapper Rick Ross goes hard at the  Olympia on the 16th.


Little Dragon: On the 18th at Il Motore, consider taking a chance to discover a live electronic band from Sweden you might have heard on the Gorillaz album and who will, most assuredly, blow you away.

Braids: THE big new buzz band in Montreal finally release their debut album on the 20th at Sala and put all those breathless proclamations of excellence to the test. My bet is they pull it off.

Views of Montreal _ BRAIDS from Vincent Moon / Petites Planetes on Vimeo.


Chromeo: The electro-lovin Montreal duo of P-Thugg and Dave-1 (brother of A-Trak) have toured the world and proved that they are for real. Some slightly naughty thing may go down at their concert at Metropolis on the 21st.


Ms. Lauren Hill: The bad news about the one and only Lauren Hill’s show at Metropolis on the 26th is that the (non-scalper) tickets are sold-out. The good news is that she is chronically late for shows, so…sorry, that’s all I’ve got. This will be amazing.


Robyn: A far more bankable bet can be found the next night, the 27th, at Metropolis when the incredible Robyn brings her distinctively intelligent brand of pop to town. At last year’s Osheaga, she put on the best, most fun show of the whole weekend.


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    / Jan 9th

    cool bands… it would be a great event for the music lovers here in Montreal.

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