Music soothes the savage beast, which is why wild-game hunters always pack a sousaphone in their gear to toot at suspicious bears. Discover musical serenity with today's GrouponLive deal: for $45, you get two tickets to see Jean Leloup & The Last Assassins in the National Arts Centre's Southam Hall on Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m. (a $90 value). Doors open at 7 p.m. Groupon holders will get first-come, first-served general-admission orchestra-level seats.
In his next appearance at the National Arts Centre, Quebec guitarist Jean Leloup will show off his collaborative side by teaming up with two other performers to become The Last Assassins, a band that blends edgy lyrics, garage-rock sounds, and primal guitar riffs into an album that revives the raw, authentic sound of rock. Of the trio's four-star album Dare to Care, the Montreal Gazette writes, "The album is a breath of fresh air - a welcome antidote to a landscape of pathetic pop dreamed up and executed by machines." Credited with poetic direction on Leloup's La Vallée des Réputations, Mathieu Leclerc scribes visceral lyrics, and Virginia Tangvald counterpoints the grit with vocals that drip with emotion like an ice-cream cone performing at a poetry slam.