There’s no shortage of eating, drinking and being merry AF this December in Montreal, with holiday parties in full force.
But if you want a break from the madness, there are some solid options when it comes to a live music fix that doesn’t involve carollers.
Here are five concerts in December that you need to know about.
If you’re looking for a high-energy Saturday night, get yourself to Laval for a show by LCD Soundsystem. The American dance-rock band is fresh from an electric, five-night residency at Hollywood Palladium and each show was sold out.
When: Saturday, December 2 a8 pmpm
Where: Place Bell, Laval
Tickets: Available online at $61.25 to $82
Longtime Scottish post-rock group (formed back in 1995 in Glasgow), will fill Theatre Corona with their energetic and pseudo-psychedelic sounds.
When: Wednesday, December 6 at 8 pm
Where: Theatre Corona
Tickets: Available online at $219 to $437
American indie rock band The National – who are known for their dark and somber (yet danceable) sounds – hits MTelus on December 8 for a performance that will give you anything but the warm and fuzzy holiday feels.
When: Thursday, December 7 and Friday, December 8 at 8 pm
Tickets: Available online at $224 (GA)
Ty Dolla $ign
Rapidly rising American singer and songwriter Ty Dolla $ign, whose real name is Tyrone William Griffin Jr., will offer his Montreal fans a reason to get the New Year’s Eve celebrations started a day early. His 2015 debut studio album peaked at number 14 on the US Billboard 200.
When: Saturday, December 30 at 10 pm
Where: New City Gas
Tickets: Available online at $20 to $40.
There’s no better place to celebrate New Year’s Eve than at a concert – especially one that involves a well-known DJ and a more intimate venue. American DJ and music producer Borgeous closes the year with a dance party on December 31.
When: Sunday, December 31 at 10 pm.
Where: New City Gas
Tickets: Available online at $30 to $60