On Yoko Ono, Alice in Chains, Tim Hecker, Paul Simon and more.
The eclectic festival of mind-bending beats and digital art is happening June 1 to 5.
May 10 has been designated Drone Day by Weird Canada, our nation’s Mounties of experimental music. Click here for a mix by Constellation Records, a word from Weird’s executive director & info about a local D-Day event.
Hear the best tunes made in Montreal this year.
We’ve crawled out from under hangovers to report on only the most exceptional, mind-melting moments at Pop 2013.
Montreal’s Tim Hecker plays live electronics in the dark at the Rialto tonight. Read about his new record, Virgins, here.
Johnson picks the winners at Pop Montreal 2013.
The annual Pop Montreal festival is indeed upon us this week. Every year, I religiously tap out an introduction with a don of the ol’ cap to everything I love about the festival. Usually I’ll start greasing Pop’s wheels with some flowery phrases about how it adds to the culture of our fine city, sidesteps the overbearing corporate presence that mars other festivals, books an incredibly eclectic range of bands, maintains its grassroots appeal while operating like a well-oiled machine, brings in amazing volunteers to supplement the amazing staff and blah blah blah.
But this year there are just too many rad shows happening to be so verbose, even in this relatively versatile format, so I’ll refrain from the usual Pop reach-around and get to the point: Pop Montreal is the tits, jack! (Pop reps can reach me at the address below for permission to use that one.)