Posted on November 4th, 2010 by .

November (or, Movember as it’s increasingly become known) is an important month for Montreal music lovers, because once we hit December, everything starts coming up all Nutcrackers and Handel’s Messiahs. From legendary DJs to the Biebs, there’s something for almost every concertgoer this November…

Bonobo: This Ninja Tune veteran has long been making some of the best, most musically complex downbeat out there, so prepare to kick back in style on November 6th at the National.

Michael Franti & Spearhead: Though he founded The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy before creating Spearhead, the group he’s now touring with again, it’s Franti’s uplifting poetic voice that will pack Metropolis on the 10th.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show: If you missed out/didn’t get your fill of Pink Floyd during October’s Roger Waters show, it’s back at the Bell Centre on the 12th and now has WAY MORE AUSSIES.

DJ Shadow: Fans of Bonobo might as well just go ahead and buy tickets now to see one of the most influential instrumental hip hop DJs and producers in the world, who touches down on the 13th at Club Soda. His cinematic soundscapes will be accompanied by an opening set from Pigeon John.

The Barr Brothers: Just trust me and go see The Barr Bros on the 13th at Sala. I think they’re one of Montreal’s most musically talented and effortlessly timeless bands and I think the video below will back me up.

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

Land of Talk, Snailhouse and Braids: The 18th of November boasts a very cool lineup of local talent playing a new-ish venue, Cabaret du Mile End, that’s been booking lots of great shows recently.

Marie-Mai: Playing the Bell Centre on the 19th, this massive Quebecois star actually records in both French and English, so I now have to confess to not having heard her in two languages.

Justin Bieber: The Biebs needs no introduction nor do I feel the need to anger any of his rabid fans by saying something bad about him. November 22 at Bell Centre.

Ozzy Osbourne: Now sober, the legendary Dr Ozzy will still wipe any residual cuteness leftover from the Beiber show when he takes over the Bell Centre the next day.

KT Tunstall: KT Tunstall is a singer-songwriter from Scotland that most will know as the person who sings “Suddenly I See”, which is played basically every time a woman does something uplifting in a TV show or movie. Why not use her show on the 25th at Club Soda: to hear some of her other stuff?


  1. Guillaume

    / Nov 4th

    Where is Usher in the list? He’s coming in town on Nov. 30th!

  2. It is true that Montreal is the ground for good & talented musicians. This is how they socialize.

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