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The event: Bran Van 3000
Low-waisted pants, lampshade-shaped hats and junk necklaces. Bran Van 3000 could hardly have predicted his resurrection on stage better, as the streets of Montreal are so dominated by the same clothing trends as in 1997, the year of the publication of Glee. Fourteen years after their triumphant return to the FIJM in 2008, James Di Salvio and consorts are reconnecting with the city of all possibilities, the portrait of which they traced on the collective’s first album released a quarter of a century ago, a combination typically eighty- ten of hip-hop, electro and rock. The man who once wondered what the fuck he could do with his 26 years, drinking in Los Angeles (Drinking in LA)is now in his fifties, but promises to have lost none of his legendary party spirit.
July 8, 9:30 p.m., on the TD stage at the Place des Festivals
Dominic Tardif, The Press
Discovery: Cadence Weapon
The latest Polaris Prize winner, rapper Cadence Weapon, will perform songs from his fifth album, Parallel Worlds, published in April 2021. The 30-year-old from Edmonton talks about the reality of African-Canadians, in a prose that the artist himself compares to a journalistic observation. Montreal is no stranger to Cadence Weapon, having resided there for six years during his twenties. It will therefore be an evening of reunion between the artist and the metropolis. A reunion that promises!
July 8, 8 p.m., on the Rio Tinto stage at Place Maisonneuve
Marissa Groguhe, The Press
Really Blues: Cedric Burnside
We know the family name, but not necessarily the first name that precedes it. Cedric is the grandson of RL Burnside. He also accompanied his grandfather on stage as a drummer from adolescence. As a soloist, he handles both acoustic and electric six-strings, carrying in his turn the tradition of hill country blues from northern Mississippi.
July 8, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m., on the Rogers Stage
Alexandre Vigneault, The Press