StereoBar Seize Contrôle
Temperatures are rising and Montréal’s promoters are heating up just in time for the impending summer season. We’re set for a spectacular variety of electronic music in the coming months.
The likes of Mutek, Piknic, and AIM Festival are all in combat for the attention of Montréalers, yet it has been a surprise contender who has managed to catch the eye early on in 2015.
StereoBar, the little brother of the renowned powerhouse, has laid down the gauntlet with some incredibly tasty boutique line-ups, featuring not only the finest in international talent but also an ensemble of the city’s standout locals.
Building on impressive events with the likes of Joy Orbison, Ben Ufo and Dial man Roman Fluegel at the end of last year, the venue and its Controle series have scaled majorly, most recently hosting Leon Vynehall, returning after a splendid set at Piknic last summer, and hard hitting tech maestro George Fitzgerald.
The pair reveled in the astutely equipped basement, a space sharing many of the same no nonsense rules as the Stereo itself; no cameras, no bottle service - just good people dancing to good music!
Vynehall and Fitgerald very much rose to the occasion, treating heads to an eclectic and contrasting melange of house and techno. Vynehall set the tempo early on with Fitzgerald staying strong 'til close.
Thursday night Contrôle continues its nu-school domination this month and beyond, welcoming 17 Steps’ Dusky on March 19th, followed by two irresistible treats in John Talabot (April 9th) and Claude Vonstroke (May 1st). Moreover, the coming weekends welcome veterans Ryan Crosson, Marcel Dettmann & Montréal local Ostrich.
StereoBar is clearly ready to play in a city musically thriving. If you need any convincing of that, the recent SUB.Culture mini-doc featured below should do the job!
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