The best of (the rest of) the Jazz Fest

We’ve told you where to find the jazz, now here’s what’s good in pop, rock, electronic & hip hop at the 35th edition of FIJM.

Of Montreal. Photo by Patrick Heagney

Of Montreal. Photo by Patrick Heagney.

We’ve told you where to find the jazz at this year’s Jazz Festival, now here’s the best of the rest of the 35th edition of FIJM, with video links for each artist:

Thursday, June 26:
French neofolkie Woodkid, who wowed the crowds at last year’s festival, is back to play the big free Thursday-night show that traditionally opens the festival. TD stage (de Maisonneuve & Jeanne Mance), 9:30 p.m., free

Over at Club Soda, ’90s Montreal alt-pop band Gogh Van Go play their second comeback show this year. For the uninitiated (or to jog your memory) watch this. 1225 St-Laurent, 11 p.m., $26.50

June 27
See local MC/producer Boogat bring out his futurist Latino-franco-anglo rhymes, rhythms and groove. Bell stage (de Montigny & Clark), 10 p.m., free

June 27, 28, 29
Homeslice Rufus Wainwright is back playing a solo set with his half sister Lucy Wainwright Roche oepning. Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (84 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $61.45 to $76.45

June 29
It’s Elvis Costello, folks! Expect Elvis the eclectic songman, and a sprinkling of classics, like this. Maison Symphonique (1600 St-Urbain), 7 p.m., $67 to $77

The Posterz
The Posterz

June 30, July 1, 2
We’re big fans of Thus Owls here at Cult MTL, and especially their latest record Turning Rocks, which (as announced last week) is on the Polaris Music Prize long list. Club Soda, 11 p.m., $29.50

Beat Market are our Daft Punk. Metropolis Savoy, 11:59 p.m., free

July 2
Athens, GA band Of Montreal is well known for injecting wacky theatrics into their show, and writing classic pop, rock & funk tunes, like this classic, or this delicious oddity. Club Soda, 11 p.m., $37

July 3
Montreal hip hop crew the Posterz have all your bass needs covered. Bell Stage, 10 p.m., free

July 4
Boundary is local producer Ghislain Poirier and drummer Christian Olsen, and they know their way around a beat. The MAC (185 Ste-Catherine E.), 8 p.m., $25.75

If you’ve attended a music festival in North America, odds are you’ve seen Snoop Dogg before. But just in case: After his reggae flirtation/exploration as Snoop Lion, Snoop is back in Doggystyle. Metropolis, 11 p.m. $82 to $95.30

St. Vincent
St. Vincent

July 5
Having just seen St. Vincent in Calgary, I can’t recommend Annie Clark’s bizarro guitar goddess schtick enough. Metropolis (59 Ste-Catherine E.), 8:30 p.m., $41.55

Badbadnotgood — just swallow the band name, digest it and let it go. This Toronto jazz act, who came to fame playing covers of hip hop tracks and working with Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean, are worth your time and $25. Club Soda, 11 p.m., $25.50

July 6
Alt-hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030, feat. Montreal turntablist Kid Koala, Dan the Automator and Del the Funky Homosapien, return to close the Jazz Fest with what promises to be a pretty wild show. TD stage, 9:30 p.m.  

 See the Jazz Fest venue map here.