Started off the day in Pop Montreal.
Went to Phonopolis to see:
Markus Floats. Blending ambient, electronic-experimental, avant-garde and synth music. 7/10.
Desert Bloom. Electronic and ambient music. 7/10.
Joseph Shabason. The Toronto saxophonist performed a wonderful experimental jazz set. Previewing new materials from Anne and from Aytche. 7/10.
Over at Bar Le Ritz:
Montreal’s Look Vibrant performed their blend of indie art-pop rock and alternative music! 7/10.
Toronto’s Rapport had that wonderful indie 80s synth-pop alternative dance music! 8/10.
New York’s Palm filled up the room and performed what I felt like was a mix of jangle guitar rock similar to Preoccupations to psych-rock similar to Animal Collective. 8/10.
Late Night show:
Toronto rapper Clairmont the Second hip-hop his way on stage. Kind of aggressively telling the audience to move up which a friend was not liking it at all. But it was a decent set to dance around. 6/10.
Kilo Kish who ended the first night of the festival with some electro-R&B and synth-pop music.
You can tell she was kind of nervous and shy on stage. Singing on stage with a DJ, felt like watching someone do karaoke but did enjoy the music. 7/10.