When Googling Stars, the first thing that comes up is the women’s hockey team. Not being partial to Quebecoise women’s sports myself, I had to dig a little further before I could actually find some info about Stars: the band, not the hockey team.
If you’re a huge fan of Montreal music that probably started out in somebody’s loft and has now moved onto a radio station you can’t stand, rest assured, Stars has done that too.
If you missed the last secret-Arcade Fire-shopping-mall-performance and want the next best thing (a.k.a.: a local Montreal band that has made commercially viable pop music on a somewhat large North American scale) then by all means, head down to Metropolis Thursday, February 5th! (Doors: 6:30 PM // Show: 8:00 PM)
Hey Rosetta! is the opener, and you can go through Greenland and Evenko for your tickets. Or Hey Rosetta’s website (which will be a prime opportunity for you to find out more about them. Unless you’re like me, and like your first impressions to be live).
In closing, though we don’t really need another high-profile Montreal pop band, Stars is cute and has been around for a while. Go on, pay your homage.
Tickets: $30 + s.c.
Tickets also available at Cheap Thrills & l’Oblique or ticketmaster
Musician and writer, Ceilidh likes to provoke your thoughts, make music, and challenge anyone who takes life too seriously. Her favorite quote from Lester Bangs says it best: “The real question is what to live for. And I can’t answer it. Except another one of your records. And another chance for me to write.”