Montreal's music scene is by far one of the best parts about this city. Even when it's freezing outside, we still know how to have a good time. And what better way to spend a chilly February night?

Lanterns on the Lake

Date: February 3rd

Place: Le Divan Orange

Genre: Indie Rock

Why you're going to the show: Lanterns on a Lake have been known to cast a spell on their audiences as they play - they often feel transported to a different world. Their sound is earthy and hymn-like at times, folky and bluesy at others. They're experts at pulling the audience in which just means that their live show is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

Listen to "Until the Colours Run" by Lanterns on the Lake:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkq-AttwThc

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Kodaline

Date: February 9 / February 10

Place: Sala Rossa / Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Genre: Indie/Alternative Rock

Why you're going to the show: In 2007, their debut single "Give Me A Minute" topped the singles chart in Ireland - for the first time ever, an independently released track achieved this recognition. If that's not reason enough, then here's another one: Kodaline's live performances are known to be chock-full of emotion. Raw, powerful and, almost painfully earnest, this band always leaves audience members yearning for more. They're playing two shows in Montreal - you really have no reason to not go see them.

Listen to "High Hopes" by Kodaline:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PuX6YwZDUuk

Tickets: Sala Rossa / Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

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The Black Angels

Date: February 12

Place: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Genre: Psychedelic/Garage Rock

Why you're going to the show: Hailing from Austin, Texas, this band's popularity just keeps growing, especially with the release of their newest album The Phosphene Dream. Their performances fall into the darker side of psychedelic - unsettling, hazy and one hell of a trip. Heavily influenced by Velvet Underground and the Doors, watching a Black Angels live show will have you convinced that the 60s never ended.

Listen to "Bad Vibrations" by The Black Angels:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8GaE83Etz0

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Down With Webster

Date: February 14

Place: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Genre: Rap Rock

Why you're going to the show: Based out of Toronto, Down With Webster get a lot of love from their fellow Canadians. Their live performances are known to be extremely high energy and just an awesome party, overall. The most interesting aspect of their music is the way that they effortlessly bring together the dynamics of hip hop with the powerful, raw energy of rock - and then, they throw in some electro, just for fun. More people need to know about them so they can love them like we do - support our Canadian artists! Don't miss this show!

Listen to "Party For Your Life" by Down With Webster:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFCkZH7hdwE

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DADA Life

Date: February 15

Place: New City Gas

Genre: Electro House

Why you're going to the show: First of all, a Swedish electro house duo? We already know that this means they're awesome. DADA Life has accumulated a borderline cult-like following. Riots are not at all uncommon at their shows and their fans have gone as far as signing a real petition requesting that the fictional nation 'Dada Land' be recognized as a sovereign country. We've heard that bananas and champagne were big components of their last tour... I mean, who wouldn't want to party with them?

Listen to "Born To Rage" by DADA Life:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2yyj7c_uGk

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Kanye West

Date: February 17

Place: Bell Centre

Genre: Hip Hop

Why you're going to the show: It's Yeezy and he wears bejeweled masks throughout the whole show - enough said. Oh, and Kendrick Lamar is accompanying him.

Listen to "Bound 2" by Kanye West:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrQpbRl5Ihs

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Goo Goo Dolls

Date: February 17

Place: Olympia

Genre: Rock

Why you're going to the show: Remember "Iris", one of the best sing-along-at-the-top-of-your-lungs songs of the late 90s? Yep, that's the Goo Goo Dolls. These guys have been playing together since 1986 and can still rock so hard. Their newest album Magnetic is a little bit more experimental, but still stays pretty close to the roots that we all know and love. If you're looking for a mix of nostalgia (#90smusic) and something new, this show is the one for you.

Listen to "Come To Me" by Goo Goo Dolls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8VMYLniuDk

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Nick Waterhouse

Date: February 23

Place: Club Soda

Genre: R&B / Jazz

Why you're going to the show: Nick Waterhouse's soulful, crooning voice will leave you yearning for simpler times. His stage presence is quiet, but powerful - he creates a show around the music that he loves. Break out your dancing shoes for this one. Music's greatest sounds, from the last century, are all recognized and lauded in Waterhouse's performance. This is one show I will definitely not be missing!

Listen to "Don't You Forget It" by Nick Waterhouse:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIrXeF-cQ4c

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Kings of Leon

Date: February 24

Place: Bell Centre

Genre: Alternative/Garage Rock

Why you're going to the show: It's Kings of Leon! "Use Somebody"? "Sex On Fire"? Do you need any more reason than that? Their newest album Mechanical Bull has a down to earth feel that's hard to resist - makes you feel as though you're hanging out in their garage, watching them jam. Known for making giant arena shows feel incredibly intimate, this is a band that is definitely worth the Bell Centre ticket prices.

Listen to "Super Soaker" by Kings of Leon:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xb9lvUT55co

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American Authors

Date: February 27

Place: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre

Genre: Indie Rock

Why you're going to the show: Their single "Best Day Of My Life" has been blowing up on Top 40 lists around North America. Although they haven't been around for very long, fans love their energetic and fun live shows. The band is always having a good time on stage, which means that the audience also gets to let loose and have fun. Definitely a must-see show! Catch them now before they really blow up and while they're still playing smaller venues.

Listen to "Best Day Of My Life" by American Authors:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyd_qWt_jJU

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