On my first day of Pop Montreal 2011. I went to the opening party held at Église POP Little Burgundy on 425 Beaubien Est. There was food and music. The live music was by Mozart’s Sister. It is a solo project by Caila Thompson-Hannant of Shapes & Sizes.
Here are photo of bands that played Glebe Streets on September 10, 2011.
On August 21th I attended the OIFF‘s Music Video challenge at Babylon Nightclub. It was the music video challenge where musicians and filmmakers come up and make great music videos. Which was voted by a panel of four judges. This year there was no fan favorites for voting. The winner this year is:
In part of Saw Video’s 30th Anniversary, they did a outdoor summer social party at the courtyard on August 11th. The turnout was a success. Here I will focus on the live music part. Here we got to see live music from: Adam Saikaley (DJ Set) The Holy Cobras
I attended a DIY zine launch on June 19, 2011. The zine is called Static Zine and it is a collective lifestyle and arts zine run out of Toronto. The first issue came out during NXNE. The free event took place at two different places.
Ottawa’s Kelp Records is turning 17 this year. It’s becoming an yearly event for myself to see what Kelp Records has in store for their celebration in the music scene. This year’s event coincides with CHUO‘s Funding Drive.
Spreading the word out! News came out today in the Darcys camp. Thought it would be the news on the second album (whenever it will see the light of day?). It is a live video filmed at the Steam Whistle Brewery in Toronto. Directed by Woods and Wires Production. Three songs on the film are: …
This week (Sept 29-Oct 3) I will be attending the 9th annual Pop Montreal Festival. This year’s line-up is eclectic from previous years. But there are great acts that you should definitely see this years. Here is a list for the week (It might change during the course at the Festival)
Right now through September 26th at Canteen. They are showing off the 2010 Polaris Music Prize shortlist nominees poster. The posters look spectacular. So far Broken Social Scene is sold out. I so wanted that poster! More photos are here.
Its the last week of summer and either people need some musical fun to end it off. Here is one mini-festival/show that you should check out. Its the i(heart)music festival on August 26-28. Three days of great Canadian bands/musicians playing live under one building. Five years running and could be possibly (or not) the last …