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RIP Ian Curtis.
A classic from Broken Social Scene, and such a strange video!
Please join us on Friday Oct. 5th for the next concert in the Howl series. We’re very excited to showcase Léopard et Moi and Avec le Soleil Sortant de sa Bouche, two local avant-garde rock ensembles working on the creative frontlines of this city.
Members of both groups were deeply involved in the student strike, and we will also take this opportunity to celebrate the victories of the movement with groups that contributed to the material culture of the strike tabling at the event.
More info on Howl Arts.
RSVP on facebook here.
I’ve been sick for a week now, and I’m feeling like if I don’t start making something beautiful soon, I’m just gonna die (melodramatic, I know, but true in this feverish state). I recently rediscovered WU LYF thanks to a smart tip from John. Their debut album from last year, Go Tell Fire to the Mountain, is a brilliant work, drenched in beauty, an almost over-the-top sincerity of expression.
I want to make art that looks like this sounds.
Also worth watching in these times, their insane revolution/riot video for DIRT.
As the inspiring 2012 student strike expands into a broader social movement, the Howl! Arts Collective will be holding an outdoor concert and artistic intervention, Rêve Général Illimité. The event aims to celebrate the creative spirit in the streets during the Québec student uprsing and to draw attention to, and support for, the ongoing strike.
Rêve Général Illimité will include musical and theatrical performances, visual art installations, a screen-printing station, all inspired by the Québec student strike.
Graphic by Nazik Da
Howl! Arts is very excited to be launching Stefan Christoff‘s musical solidarity project, Duets for Abdelrazik, this coming tuesday at Casa del Popolo as part of the Suoni per il Popolo festival. The project aims to support Abousfian Abdelrazik‘s continued struggle for justice after being jailed (without charge) and tortured in Sundan on the recommendation of CSIS in 2003. For years, he has faced countless assaults by the Sudanese and Canadian governments to both his person, his livelihood, and his dignity. Major grassroots campaigns in the US and Canada led to his return to Canada in 2009, and his eventual removal from the UN’s blacklist in 2011.
The album brings together a host of renowned Montreal-based musicians (including Peter Burton, Rebecca Foon, Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, Norman Nawrocki, and Sam Shalabi) alongside Stefan Christoff on piano for a series of beautiful and inspiring duets that seek to speak to the injustice Abdelrazik suffered, pay tribute to his struggle, and celebrate the victories of grassroots solidarity.