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August 8, 2013

From classic rock to rap, indie to electronic music, the Montreal stage is set

MONTREAL — The summer festivals in Montreal may be winding down, but the music doesn’t stop there.

Here are a few ways to enjoy a night on the town.

Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky headline an outdoor evening of rap with eight bands in all at Parc Jean Drapeau on Friday. Tickets cost $69.

Veteran rocker Steve Earle performs with The Mastersons at the Corona Theatre on Friday. Tickets cost $41.50. At 2490 Notre Dame W.

The lineup is all Francophone, but the cause is universal. The Bell Centre hosts a benefit concert on Aug. 13 for the town of Lac Megantic, which suffered a devastating train tragedy a few weeks ago. Performing will be Garou, Louis Jose Houde, Isabelle Boulay and Coeur de Pirate. Tickets cost $50.

Halifax indie natives Soho Ghetto perform at Petit Campus Aug. 16. Tickets cost $10. At 57 Prince Arthur St. E.

British folk rockers Passenger play the Corona Theatre Aug. 17. Tickets cost $18.50

Electronic West Coast duo Soft Metals plays Le Divan Orange Aug. 17. Tickets cost $10. At 4234 St. Laurent Blvd.

By way of Nashville, Old Crow Medicine Show plays bluegrass, alt strings, and folk at the Corona Theatre Aug. 21. Tickets cost $32.

Pop princess Selena Gomez plays the Bell Centre Aug. 23. Tickets range from $43 to $105.

Alternative rockers Blonde Redhead plays the Corona Theatre Aug. 28. Tickets cost $27.

Eighties icons Depeche Mode plays the Bell Centre Sept. 3. Bat for Lashes opens. Tickets range from $84 to $115.

Vans Warped Tour presents the fifth edition of the Harvest Invitational Punk Rock Classic on Sept. 7 at the Sun Life Esplanade at Olympic Stadium. Artists include Face to Face, Pennywise, Alkaline Trio, Bane, Dig It Up, Miracles, The BCASA, The Nils and Men O’Steel. Tickets cost $25.

Alt folksters The Avett Brothers play Metropolis Sept. 8. Tickets cost $37. At 59 St. Catherine St. E.

Vermont native Grace Potter and the Nocturnals play the Corona Theatre Sept. 12. Tickets start at $25.

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