Spring has sprung and so has the number of artists flying into town to satisfy all your musical tastes. Here are some of the highlight shows in Montreal for the month of April.
Canadian pop-rock icons Hedley are at the Bell Center tonight with a slew of Canadian up-and comers opening, including a little doo-wop from disband stars Stereos. Juno award winners Nickelback will also head to the Bell Center on April 9th, with big names Breaking Benajmin, Shinedown and Sick Puppies leading the way. Legend Peter Gabriel will also join the Bell Center club on April 28th and 29th.
Hawksley Workman is bringing a taste of the glam rock to La Tulipe on April 16th. And if some funky Gypsy rock peaks your interest, Lollapalooza headliners Gogol Bordello slide into Metropolis on April 18th. And rockers from accross the pond Band of Skulls make their second stop in Montreal in 2010 at Studio JPR April 30th.
Folk icon Gordon Lightfoot visits Place Des Arts on April 8th, while up-and-coming Canadian folk artist Dan Magnan will be at Green Room on April 20th. Canadian poppers Barenaked Ladies are also in town, lighting up Metropolis on April 30th.
French sonstress Charlotte Gainsbourg will be following through with her promise to make up her first ever show in Montreal, which was cancelled in January, but will go down at L'Olympia on April 23rd and 24th. Corrine Bailey Rae will bring her vocal talent to Club Soda on April 28th.
For those of you who dress in white and stay out all night, Electro hero Steve Aoki will be at SAT on April 8th, making up for a cancelled show last month. JFK of MSTRKRFT is also heading into SAT for the I Love Neon anniversary on April 10th.
Montreal's own Plants & Animals will bring the indie vibes to La Tulipe on April 22nd, but the top spot in indie shows this month, goes to Metric and the Arkells who play Salle Antoine-Labelle on the 20th.
And for something a little more lyrical, rap group SlaughterHouse will be tearing up Théâtre Corona on the 10th.
As always, there are tons more shows to see, and local talent to explore. The weather is beautiful so there's no excuse to stay inside. Get out there and enjoy the music.