Pop Montreal Celebrates Sweet 16!

It’s that time of month that I head down to Montreal for the annual Pop Montreal festival.
The festival is celebrating 16 years and calling it “Sweet Sixteen” and same time as the city is celebrating 375.
Taking place on September 13 – 17.
I have been going to Pop since 2009!!
Ranging from Arcade Fire, Mac DeMarco, Grimes and whoever you can imagine!!
It is going to be big fun and overwhelming time to check out 400 artists in over 50 venues.
NOTE: Check out the delegates page, you never know which label/indudtry heads might come to the show.
So bear with me with the picks I am going to choose.
Let’s party on Montreal!!!

September 13th:

Start off by going to the opening party at Pop HQ. Performing will be Wake Island + Eva Tolkin + Algodón Egipcio + BOSSIE + Pelada

Fashion Pop 2014
From 2014’s Fashion Pop. This year’s Fashion POP design contest is presented by THEFINEPRINT Magazine, an independent visual guide which seeks to bring forward projects calling into question the Zeitgeist in a playful yet diligent manner. The competition, in its 11th edition, will take place in the elegant and dreamlike sets designed by Toby Gauley of studio art & métiers. Working under the theme “True Self/Projected Self”, the 10 designers shortlisted for this year’s contest will each present a critical fashion creation as an immersive exhibition. In a spirit of collaboration and inclusion, Fashion POP will introduce this year a sister competition which will interpret the theme through editorial fashion photography.

Greenland Productions & evenko presents a show at Petit Campus with:
Middle Kids

Holy Data

I Shot Samo

This showcase looks interesting to check out at Le Divan Orange.

Hoping to catch this killer lineup of a showcase presented by Debaser and Boiled Records. Taking place at Casa del Popolo

Hoping to catch Naomi Punk and Phern!!

Finish the first night for this late show for the A film priemrere after party.

September 14th:

This will be insane!!

Definintely going to see this show!!


Also on the bill Isaac Vallentin!

Hand Drawn Dracula! You’re killing me with this line-up!!!

Doomsquad playing again! Interesting acts to check out too!

I definitely go to this show. Haven’t seen Thee Oh Sees in a long time!!

Finish the second night with “Grooves Is In The Heart” ex-Deee-Lite singer DJ Lady Kier! The amazing Jessy Lanza too!!

September 15th:

It got moved up to 4pm on Friday. Curious on what this set will be!

I’m curious to who the surprise special guest is??

Killer line-up from Buzz Records!!! Most of the acts have EPs/LPs dropping soon!

Love Mint Records! Didn’t know Monomyth replaced Needles//Pins. Now I really want to see this showcase!!

Teen Daze performing Themes For Dying Earth and maybe the follow-up Themes For A New Earth. Hoan will be opening up!

Saw Lucy in Seattle and she was great! Ottawa’s Trails is on the bill!!

Hope to catch L.A. Foster!!

I have to say I really love this poster!!!

Mourn is one those band I heard 2 years ago. Now they are playing Pop and crossing fingers on catching their set!!

Finish Friday night with some reggae!

September 16th:

Free BBQ show with Bonjay, Lunice, Kid Koala and many more!!

Need to see Weyes Blood badly! There is screamo-dreampop Year of Glad on the bill.

That is one disturbing poster! But hey! Nancy Pants, No Aloha and Saxsyndrum are on the bill!!

Do I want to see Duchess Says again?

Will it be my year to see The Besnard Lakes?? I seem to miss them everytime when something good happens. Let’s pray if I get to see them!!

Don’t know who Royal Trux is. But they seem to be a big deal.

I’m not missing out this show! Last time I saw a full Think About Life set was in 2009 and I almost got clobbered and had to sit at the edge of the stage while Martin called me “Hey Ottawa! How are you doing!?”

September 17th:

This is going to be a really sad and emotional show! The new album A Crow Looked At Me deals with the death and loss of Phil’s wife. How the music and album helped him on the grieve! Bring out the tissues if you can.

It’s going to be a toss up with Mount Eerie and this show. Depending on the time. Hopefully I can catch Jay Som!!

Finishing the final night of Pop. There is some buzz surrounding Hurray For The Riff Raff.

“Almost Official”? Why not!? Party hardy!!

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