Is there a place to play in QC City?
- The Arlequin is a dead bar on a dead street. In the 80's, rue St-Jean
was "hot" but now there's only restaurants and tourist's traps. "Le
Cashmir" is not bigger than my living room and the place where it
would be nice to play (L'ANTI) doesn't have any website or phone
number available on the web. The "Dagobert" presents only cover bands
and they make business with the same jeez agency since years. There's
a place in Ste-Foy in the pyramid but again it's impossible to find
them on the web. Lips uses the web, email and phone to book Anvil and
I'm sure it isn't always obvious to communicate with people from
Quebec City. In Mtl, almost everybody speak English but not in Quebec.
Am I not the best example of it?
I talked with a guy from Forgotten Tales, a metal band from Quebec
City. They had to go to play in Trois-Rivières because there isn't a
place to play in Quebec. Hanker is from QC City and you can see them
play anywhere....except in Quebec City.
I'm sure Lips and Robb just love to go over there. Old Quebec looks
awesome. If they don't go, I'm sure it's for a really good reason.
- ...on St.Joseph Street. The "Impérial de Québec". It used to be a
XXX movie theatre back in the day (Midi-Minuit). The Imperial, since
it has a new owner, is booking every kind of artist, be them country
music, rock opera, blues, pop or even death metal...The website is in
French-only as it seems, but here is the "contact" page.
Maybe that would be a fine place to see Anvil. The main place has 1000
places when there is no tables. But there is another smaller place
(Bistro de l'Impérial) which has room for 125 peoples.
I've never been there so far, but that seems to be the best new place
to play in Quebec City.