Pop Montreal day 3

Between David Byrne and St. Vincent at Eglise St-Jean Baptiste, rival rock operas in Mile End, major hip hop and post-punk gigs and more awesomeness at Breakglass Studios, there was so much to choose from last night. Here’s what Lorraine Carpenter, Erik Leijon and Darcy MacDonald got up to.

Population control

It’s hipster Christmas! Or at any rate, starting today, time for Pop Montreal again. Last week, I focused on some smaller fest highlights. This week, I have a mix of big names, locals and a special feature on the inaugural Pop-affiliated Icon hip hop festival, also taking place this weekend. Tonight, there’s a mean double-header […]

Today’s Sounds

Record: TNGHT TNGHT EP (Warp)     So what’s the most divisive hit song of 2012? It’s a tough call: “Call Me Maybe” is annoying but anodyne; “I Don’t Like” is harmless thuggery; “Starships” and “Good Feeling” are universally derided for the landfill dreck they are. No, it’s most likely “Rack City,” a barren, concrete […]

Sunday, July 29

* Head & Hands annual volleyball fundraiser, Serve
* SWAP Team’s Take Off Your Clothes event @Place des Arts
* MEG festival’s takeover of Piknic Électronik
* The Mechanical Bride, The Warped Forest at Fantasia
* Canadian Comedy Awards vote

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