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Night Shift

Pascal-Angelo Fioramore

Photo: Mathieu Proulx

The Night Shift is back at our beloved Casa del Popolo, still serving up edgy evenings but with a new formula. It begins at 10pm with a musical show or performance running 45 minutes. The Open Mic hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore gets underway at 11pm.

For the first three Shifts, we are partnering with the indie alternative music festival Sous La Neige / Under the Snow. To make sure they’re memorable, we’ve asked the three bands to provide a musical backdrop for the Open Mics as well. From Monday to Thursday, you’ll find back again the wonderful Guido Del Fabbro and Philippe Brault. And you can put on your CV that you were backed by two of the most amazing musicians in Montreal.

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.

Register in advance by email at lesfilles@electriques.ca or on-site starting at 10 pm the night of. Arrive early. Spots go quickly.

March 11

10:00 pm

Night Shift: -O-

In partnership with Sous La Neige/Under the Snow.

Created in 2006 by Patrick Hamilton, Jean-Philippe Leclerc and Francis Rossignol, -O- grew out of an organic techno minimal noise project. Their shows have a techno / krautrock / noise feel in constant tension between analogue and digital.

March 11

11:00 pm

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: -O-

Free admission

Bilingual.

5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.

March 12

10:00 pm

Night Shift: Les momies de Palerme

In partnership with Sous La Neige/Under the Snow.

Marie Davidson and Xarah Dion occupy a unique place on the Montreal music scene, with an ethereal, ambient, poetic and strangely religious sound. The show marks the official launch of their second album, Brûlez ce cœur, on the Constellation Records label in its Musiques Fragiles series.

March 12

11:00 pm

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: Les momies de Palerme

Free admission

Bilingual.

5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.

March 13

10:00 pm

Night Shift: Héliodrome

Free admission

In partnership with Sous La Neige/Under the Snow.

Héliodrome reunites rapper Khyro (ex Atach Tatuq), multi-instrumentalist YPL, and bassist Éric Gingras. A cross between rap and experimental, the group produce a fascinating sound in which poetry and improvisation sink their roots firmly into the fertile ground of the unconscious.

March 13

11:00 pm

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: Héliodrome

Free admission

Bilingual.

5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.

March 14

10:00 pm

Night Shift: Zazalie Z

Sacred Spirit is a sound, voice and visual performance inspired by First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples. Beliefs, myths, legends, rituals and cultural genocide are the themes that drive a show that is both lyrical and rebellious. Live painting and IMPRO*MIX by Nadine Samuel and Johanne Picard, co-founders of Virus d’improvisation Picturale de Montréal.

March 14

11:00 pm

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: Guido Del Fabbro & Philippe Brault

Free admission

Bilingual.

5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.

March 15

10:00 pm

Night Shift: Sapo

Free admission

A self-taught musician, Sapo tells stories in the form of light-hearted imagistic songs, accompanying herself on guitar, piano and accordion. A true chameleon, she sings in character in French, English, Spanish and German.

March 15

11:00 pm

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: Guido Del Fabbro & Philippe Brault

Free admission

Bilingual.

5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.

March 16

10:00 pm

Night Shift: Khédive et Mamelouk

André Éric Létourneau (Benjamin Muon) presents his Khédive et Mamelouk, en un seul sur son patron, a radiophonic science fiction tale of two cats. The cats’ version of the story deals with the present and the idea of the present, its persistence and the resistance to it. With Jonathan Parant and digital guests.

March 16

11:00 pm

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: Guido Del Fabbro & Philippe Brault

Free admission

Bilingual.

5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.

March 17

10:00 pm

Night Shift: Bobo Bisous — poésie action

Studies of what is possible between the kiss and the wound, the trivial and the searing word, the ordinary body and the body at the extreme. 50/50 poetry and action.

March 17

11:00 pm

Night Shift: Open Mic

Hosted by Pascal-Angelo Fioramore
Musical accompaniment: Guido Del Fabbro & Philippe Brault

Free admission

Bilingual.

5 minutes. Anything goes: poetry, prose, performance, song, English, French or any other language. But be warned: it has to be your own work.