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“Band + Poetry” Happy Hours

Friday to Friday, February 6 to 13, at the Casa del Popolo — Free

The FVA is proud to host no-cover Happy Hours with a come-one, come-all policy. They let us feature new voices and take more chances. Last year’s “5 à 7” with their “Band + Poetry” theme were a rip-roaring success, so we’re bringing them back with instrumentals that are even more biting — and that’s all we’re allowed to say right now. Each of the bands has invited a poet/performer to jam with them for our greater listening pleasure. It’s a great way to begin the evening, in the sparkle and warmth of the dear old Casa.

February 6

5:00 pm

Monday Morning Erection

Monday Morning Erection and gues poet Étienne Lalonde.

Free admission

A new electronic noise-art trio

February 7

5:00 pm

Lancement du site web Voix d’ici

With poets Mathieu Arsenault, Pierre Demers, Jean-Marc Desgent and Jean-Philippe Tremblay and musicians Pierre Dumont and Pierre St-Jak.

Free admission

In French. Official launch of Voix d’Ici, a French-language website featuring the voices of Quebec poets.

February 8

5:00 pm

Avec pas d’casque

Avec pas d’casque and actor JF Nadeau

Free admission

In French. Folk-country, pared down to vivid text.

February 9

5:00 pm

Léopard & moi

With Léopard & moi, duo Framboos and singer Frédérick Carrier

Free admission

In French. A new generation of newly connected musicians.

February 10

5:00 pm

El Motor

El Motor and guest poet Catherine Lalonde

Free admission

In French. Psychedelic text floats by on ambient sound.

February 11

5:00 pm

Lancement de la revue Going Down Swinging

With David Prater, Justin Ashworth, Emilie Zoey Baker, Alicia Sometimes, Sean M Whelan and Montrealers Ian Ferrier, Victoria Stanton and Fortner Anderson.

Music: Pharmakon.

Free admission

In English. Literary mag launch: Issue 27 of Australia’s Going Down Swinging.

February 12

5:00 pm

Géraldine et les Gym Corcoran

With Géraldine, Gym Corcoran (Navet Confit) and author Marc-Antoine K Phaneuf

Free admission

In French. An indescribable deconstruction of pop clichés.

February 13

5:00 pm

L’Orchestre d’Hommes-Orchestres

Bilingual. They say you can actually see their music…