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The event: Clay and Friends
The five musicians of Clay and Friends did not steal their invitation to play on the main stage of the Place des Festivals: in recent years, Mike Clay’s band has built a solid reputation as an explosive group capable of raising n any evening. With their mixture of genres and languages, the joyful ambassadors of the “popular music of Verdun” will therefore move the thang this Thursday… and it won’t be refused.
July 7 at 9:30 p.m., TD stage, place des Festivals
Josee Lapointe, The Press
The Discovery: Tami Neilson
One week before the release of his fifth album, kingmaker, Toronto’s Tami Neilson could well be crowned queen of the Place des Festivals, for at least one evening. It’s because the adopted New Zealander knows how to deploy a tremolo of almost supernatural power, which she uses with the parsimony of an old soul, who knows how much bluster is an irreversible killer. love. Imagine Ginette Reno recording a Nancy Sinatra tribute album. Country, soul, rockabilly; no matter the genre, this voice is made for singing, and it would be very surprising if those who go to hear it end up regretting it.
July 7 at 8 p.m., Rio Tinto stage
Dominic Tardif, The Press
Really Jazz: Pino Palladino & Blake Mills Ft. Sam Gendel & Abe Rounds
The 64-year-old Welshman, a big fan of funk and rock, was bassist for The Who after the death of John Entwistle, but also a musician for Tears for Fears, Jill Scott, Jean-Jacques Goldman, Stephan Eicher, Nine Inch Nails and Adele , to name a few. With a career always on the move and heartfelt music in his sights, Palladino is not going to knock us out with three and a half ton tracks. But we will definitely escape.
July 7 at 8 p.m., Monument-National
Claude Côté, special collaboration