Music Events – Week #1 – presented by Kick Drum

Looking to spice up your weeknights with something a little out of the ordinary? Check out our hand-picked list of events happening in independent cafes across Montréal this coming week.


The bohemian and Berri-UQAM-adjacent L’Escalier will be hosting the pan-African via south of France stylings of Kaluwo on Thursday night. Overlapping polyrhythms, call and response, and chant should set your mind at ease as the on-tap kombucha and hippie-leaning clientele reminds you of L’Escalier’s student-y surroundings. Plus, an inordinate amount of couches.

L’Escalier – 552 Rue Sainte-Catherine Est
August 14th, 2015 – 10pm
$7 – More info

Kalmunity Jazz Project

The always inspired Kalmunity Jazz Project continues its residency at Resonance Cafe on Sunday, delivering 100% improvised sets at the intersection of hip-hop, jazz, reggae and soul. Eat some chili, enjoy a smoothie and listen to some of the bests musicians in Montréal do their thing.

Resonance Cafe – 5175A Avenue du Parc
August 16th, 2015 – 8:30pm
$8 – More info

Kick Drum

Kick Drum hosts a unique event in a beautiful space, inviting songwriters to share the stage with one another, trading songs and stories in Santropol’s lovely backyard. Myles Hildebrand of Café Racer, Téo and Josh Spencer of The Arborists will take turns shining a bit of light on the songwriting process and serenading you in the process.

Café Santropol – 3990 St-Urbain
August 17th, 2015 – 7pm
PWYC – More info

“Music Events” is curated by Kick Drum, a team from Montreal working to support independent local businesses and artists in the creation of vibrant creative communities.