Our house band - the early years (Bernard Falaise — Alexis O’Hara — Michel F Côté).
The Night Shift. Shout out and boogie down
Friday to Thursday, February 5 to 11 at the Casa del Popolo — Free admission
The show is over but no one wants to go home—at least not yet—not the audience, not the artists,
not the FVA staff. For five years, the FVA has been giving night owls something to look forward to:
emotion and excess. We’ve signed up a particularly naughty host this year in Alexis O’Hara,
alongside house band Bernard Falaise and Michel F Côté.
11 pm to 11:30 pm: “Indie” Acts
New this year, the first half-hour will be given over entirely to a solo artist or collective to
warm up the room. The lineup is diverse, authentic, inspired and inspiring. (See below for the
11:30 pm — FVA’s infamous Open Mic
New this year: Register in advance by email at email@example.com or on-site starting at 10 pm the
night of. Arrive early. Spots go quickly.
Warmed up? Part two is the Open Mic. This year, performers have 5 minutes rather than 3 to show
us their stuff. And for the first time, you can register in advance. Emerging artists are
everywhere right now, and we want to present them all. As usual, anything goes: poetry, prose,
performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own
work. Don’t even think about hiding behind Cohen or Miron (what, you think we wouldn’t notice?).
Our one rule is: you have to work with our stupendous house band, who are there to assist. And you
can put on your CV that you were backed by two of the most amazing musicians in Montreal.