Garage pop, indie rock, mind-bending psych, a metric ton of metal and two sick festivals hit Montreal stages this week.
PLUS A very cool festival announcement, a righteous 20th anniversary gig and the return of Ian Blurton.
* Sarah Bean and James Lynch present My Space: An Exhibition
*Jerusalem in My Heart at Phi Centre
* Ojo Fest at Riverside
* Gruff Rhys at Bar le Ritz
* Black and Blue at SKy
* La Fleur at Newspeak
It’s a stacked September for great gigs, including local post-rock legends and day one of the POP Montreal music festival.
The full list of bands, art events, artisans, films and speakers at the festival this year + our picks for the best of fest.
Montreal Psych Fest, Component One industrial/noise fest, Wings of Metal & the POP behemoth right around the corner.
We spoke to the general manager/artistic director of the festival known as FIMAV (or Victo) about the sounds and sights in store for audienes at this week’s 31st edition.
Two great Montreal acts sound great together. Watch “Gazelles in Flight.”
A year after the flood that devastated the city and its festival of cool music, the week-long event (Cow-Town’s answer to Pop Montreal) went down almost perfectly.
The mind-blowing 14th edition of the Casa fam’s music festival wraps + more great shows in the week to come.