Pop Montreal



Photos: Killer Mike, photo by Richmond Lam; Mashrou’ Leila with audience; and Ready to party, photo by Vivien Gaumand.
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Country and Region CanadaQuebec
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Festival Contact Information

Email: info@popmontreal.com

Festival Description

Pop Montreal takes place at multiple venues throughtout Montreal and features pop musicians from the long-established set to up-an-coming artists. Previous editions presented hundreds of bands playing non-stop for 120 hours.

Festival Dates September 25 - 29, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.popmontreal.com/
http://www.myspace.com/popmontreal

Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • ‘a k u a’ - A-ROCK - Absolutely Free - ADAM DOUBLEYOU - Adam Gollner - Adam Strangler - AfriKeleKtro - AIM LOW - Alaclair Ensemble - Alright Alright - Amand’amour (DJ) - Amantani - ANALOG - Andy Boay - ANGO - APigeon - Aquil - Arc Iris - Ariane Zita - Ari Swan - AroarA - ARP - Asthma Camp - Astral Swans - Auresia - Beach Season - Bearmace - Ben UFO - Bernie Worrell Orchestra w/ Fred Wesley - Big Brave - Big Dick - Black Atlass - Black Bear - Blood And Glass - Bobo & Chris - Born Gold - Boyhood - BRAIDS - Brave Radar - Brendan Canning - Brews Willis - Brusque Twins - Buddy McNeil & The Magic Mirrors - Burning The Oppressor - Cabaal - Caged Animals - Cakes da Killa - Calvin Love - CAMP - Camp Fortune - Carl-Éric Hudon - Caroline Keating - Carlyle Williams - Catriona Sturton - Caves - Chairs - Chali 2na- Colin Stetson - Chappo - Charlotte Cornfield - Charlotte Day Wilson - Chevalier Avant Garde - Chic Gamine - Child Actor - Cinema l’amour - CKUT Circuit Workshop Ensemble - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Comanechi - CONSTRUCT - Corinna Rose - Cory Arcangel - COUSINS - CRABE - CRi - CROSSS - CTZNSHP - d’Eon - Daddy Big (DJ) - Dago - Dam Ships - Daniel Noble - David A. Martinez - Dead Gaze - Dead Horse Beats - Dead Man Get Up! - Dear Criminals - Dear Denizen - Dent May - Diamond Bones - DIANA - Dino Secondino (DJ Set) - Dirty Frigs - Dishwasher - DJ Brace - DJ Lexis - DJ Matt Sonzala - DJ Nick Cabelli - DJ Noah Bick - DJ Vadim - DJ Why Alex, Why? - Doba - Doldrums (DJ Set) - DOOMSQUAD - Dorothea Paas - Dorothy Moore - Drainolith - Dresden Dresses - Each Other - ECHO BEACH - Eden Sela - Einar Jullum and the Well, Well, Wells - El Motor - El Salvador - Emancipator - Emily and Ogden - Emma Frank - Empress Of - Engone Endong - Evan Dubinsky as The DJ - Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band - Ewan Pearson (DJ set) - Expwy - F.U.N.K - Fabricville - Factor - Facts - Fallstaf - Family Grind (313phresh & TrueSpeech) - Fat Tony - Femme Accident - Femminielli Noir - Fevers - Filthy Haanz - Fire/Works - Fist City - Flist - Flowers and Sea Creatures - FM Hi Low - Foe Destroyer - Folly and the Hunter - Fortunate Ones - Four Colour Zack (as a Thre3style Judge) - Foxtrott - Fragile Feet - Freak Heat Waves - Fred Eaglesmith - Freelove Fenner - Gazoline - Geat Z (DJ) - Gianna Lauren - Giovanni Marks - Girl Arm - Girls in Uniform - Gobby - GODS - Gold Cult - GOLD ZEBRA - Grey Kingdom - GROUNDERS - Gulfer - Haiduks - Half Baked - Hans Bernhard - Head Honcho - Heat - Heaven for real - Hedspin (as a Thr3style Judge) - Hellencia - Henward - Hilotrons - Hobo Cubes - Holobody - Holy Cobras - Homeshake - Honey Wild - How Sad - HSY - Hua Li - Hunters - Hunting - Ian Isiah il danse avec les genoux - Ingrid Gatin - Invisible City Sound System - Jazz Amnesty Sound System - James Irwin - Jason Bajada - Jay Arner - Jay Malinowski & The Deadcoast - Jel - Jennifer Castle - Jenny Hval - Jesse Mac Cormack - Jessy Lanza - Jesuslesfilles - JFM - Jjanice+ - John Lee (DJ) - John Tasker (DJ) - John Ward’s Electric Séance - JohnJohn - Jon Mckiel - Jordan Dare (DJ) - Joseph & the Mercurials - Kae Sun - Karneef - Katie Moore - KDC - Ketamines - Kid Koala - Kieran Blake - Killer Mike & Tre Mission - Koko - Krief - Krill - kurvi tasch - Kydd - L’Ensemble d’Ondes de Montréal - L’Indice - La Terreur (DJ Set) - Labess - LAKE - Lakes of Canada - Language Arts - Le Couleur - Le Monde dans le Feu - Le Trouble - Lee Bannon - Lee Reed - Legendary Pink Dots - Leif Vollebekk - Les Jupes - Les Sœurs Boulay - Leverage Models - Li’l Andy - Lido Pimienta - Life in Winter - LIMM - Local Natives - Look Vibrant - Loon Choir - Loose Pistons - Lowlands - Lucas Hicks - Lydia Ainsworth - Maica Mia - Majical Cloudz - Marble Lion - Marie Davidson - Marie-Jo Thério - Markus Floats - Mashrou’ Leila - Mathematique - Matias Aguayo - Mavo - Megan Bonnell - Mehdi Cayenne Club - MEKELE - Metroleague - METZ - Michael Feuerstack - Michael Rault - MIDAS - Mike O’Brien - Milk Lines - Miracle Fortress - Miss Ter Lizard - Mitz (DJ) - Molly Sweeney - Montag - Moonface - MORI - Mossman - Motel Raphael - Mozart’s Sister - Murray A. Lightburn - My Favorite Robot (DJ Set) - Nacomi - Nanimal - NEW MYTHS - New Swears - Nick Persons - Nick Wisdom - No Magic - Nom de Plume DJ set(Radio Radio) - NONI WO - Norvaiza - Notta Comet - Odonis Odonis - Ögenix - Oh Land - Old and weird - Ollie North - Orbit Service - Orkestar Kriminal - Ought - Our souls Evolve - pachyderm - Pale Eyes - Pang Attack - Pangaea - Party In Alaska - Pat Jordache - Pat LePoidevin - Pathological Lovers - Patrick Watson - Pearson Sound - Petty Sweat - Pick A Piper - Pierre Kwenders - Pierre Perpall - Pigeon Phat - Pillars and Tongues - Plants & Animals - Poirier - POMO - Ponctuation - Pop. 1280 - Portugal. The Man - Pow Wows - PROGRAM - Pyongyang - PyPy - Quaker Parents - Radiation City - Radwan Ghazi Moumneh - RAKAM - Ramzi - Red Mass - Renny Wilson - Rosebuddy - Royal Canoe - Safia Nolin - SAGEWONDAH - Saltland - San Fermin - Sarah Jane Scouten - Sarah Pagé - SAVAS - Saxsyndrum - Sea Oleena - Seb Diamond - Secret Sun - Seez (DJ) - Selector Spoon-Bee - Seoul - SHASH’U - Shauit - Shaydakiss - She Divides - Shlomo and Julie - Shuggie Otis - Sibian & Faun - Silverkeys - Simahlak - Sing Leaf - Skratch Bastid (as a Thre3Style Judge) - Slight - Solar Year - Soldout - Sole - Special Noise - SSION - ST x LIAM - St. Louis - Sunfields - SUUNS - Sweet T (DJ) - Sydney Valette - Tal National - TarabZA - Team Rockit - Technical Kidman - Teledrome - The Audible Doctor - The BCASA - The blue seeds - The Bronzed Chorus - The Cauldron Project - The Dodos - The Golden Tribe - The Highest Order - The Hydrothermal Vents - The Mandates - The Moment - The Mouthbreathers - The Narcicyst - The Nymphets - The Orator - The Salivation Army - The Sin and The Swoon - The This Many Boyfriends Club - The Tontons - The Trick - The Wind & The Wild - The-Dream - Third World - This Sound Will Save You - Thus:Owls - Tikvah Themba - Tim Beeler & AJ Cornell - Tim Hecker - Toast Dawg - Tommy Kruise - Tony Cops (DJ Set) - TOPS - Tyler Kealey - Typhoon - Ukrainia - UN - Un BLONDE - Unbeing - Valley - Valleys - Viet Cong - Violence - VIVBVMN - WAGWAK - Wake Island - walrus - Wannabe: The Spice Girls Tribute Band - We Need Surgery - Weaves - Whitehorse - Whoop Dee Doo - Wild Nothing - Wild Ways - Wilderling - WTCHS - Yamantaka//Sonic Titan - Yellowman vs Josey Wales - You’ll Never Get to Heaven - Young Benjamins - Young Braised - YouYourself&i - Zen Mystery Fogg
Artist feature 2013:
  • My Favorite Robot (Canada)
    • The Toronto based trio My Favorite Robot has risen through the musical ranks since their 2009 debut to become one of the most highly respected production outfits around. The pairing of James Teej, Jared Simms and Voytek Korab seems to be a match made in heaven with the MFR team running a highly successful label, touring the world with label showcases at the likes of The BPM Festival, Winter Music Conference and Sonar Festival, and creating stunning original music and remixes for labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Visionquest, their own My Favorite Robot Records and of course, No.19 Music. The Robot’s connection to No.19 Music stretches back to the formative days for both, when a shared office in Toronto provided the base for Jonny White and the No.19 crew as well as My Favorite Robot. Now, with both camps dominating the world stage it makes for the most natural of partnerships for the new My Favorite Robot album to find a home with the good folks at No.19.
  • Album release
    • Atomic Age’ is a beautifully crafted album that opens the doors on the inner sound of My Favorite Robot. Without a doubt it takes influences from the many dancefloors that the trio have rocked over the past few years, but at its core this is a heartfelt and musical album that showcases the songwriting and performing talents of the three core members. Opening cut “The Circus,” sets the scene with its emotionally charged vocal performance rising through a sea of synth driven electronica. From here there is a series of dark edged, yet highly engaging vocal cuts including “Here Tonight,” the spacey “Ride” and the outstanding recent single “Looking for Frost.” Tracks such as “Home” draw on a distinct 80’s electro feel, whilst the excellently titled “Centreofattentionaut” cuts a deeper, hypnotic channel. The acidic stylings of title track “Atomic Age” reconnect the listener with the Robots’ acid house credentials whilst “Sharpest Tongue” delivers a classic, down tempo electro shuffler with its layered vocals and discordant synths. Finally we have the full eight minutes of “The War to End All Wars” that closes the album with style and leaves you wishing there was more.
      ‘Atomic Age’ will be released on September 17, with an official album release party in New York at Highline Ballroom on September 20. They will continue to celebrate with worldwide album tour dates throughout North America and Europe, featuring stops in Toronto, Montreal, Paris, Barcelona and London. My Favorite Robot have walked a distinctly unique path over the past few years, building a sound that fuses elements from pop’s dark electro past with an intense forward stare into the future. ‘Atomic Age’ is a perfect reflection of that sound and a testament to abilities of the ever-inspiring Robot trio, enjoy!
  • For more information about My Favorite Robot visit
    https://www.facebook.com/myfavrobot
    https://twitter.com/MyFavRobot
    https://soundcloud.com/myfavoriterobot
Symposium 2013:
  • The 2013 POP Symposium is unraveling an explosive program which features a spectacular list of esteemed guests who will take part in panels, workshops, storytelling and face to face dialogues, all from September 25 to 29. These events are FREE (unless otherwise specified), open to the public and are all happening at POP Quarters (3450 St-Urbain), Concordia University (J.W. McConnell building) and The SAT (1201 St-Laurent).
  • Speakers include:
    • CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
    • ROUGH TRADE
    • YALE UNIVERSITY
    • WARNER BROTHERS
  • Talks with:
    • SHUGGIE OTIS
    • YELLOWMAN
    • SUSAN ABRAMOVITCH
    • GLENN O’BRIEN
    • and more…

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Awards:
  • Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2012 (Festival and Tourist Event of the Year)/ 2012 POP Montreal received the award for Festivals et événements touristiques budget de plus de 1M$ at the Grands Prix du Tourisme Québécois 2012, for its unforgettable 10th edition which gave Montreal a free Arcade Fire show during 5 days of madness with 370+ performances. POP Montreal would like to reiterate its thanks to its outdoor show sponsors SiriusXM Canada, evenko, Quartier des spectacles, Ville de Montréal, SODEC, Metropole, Tourisme Québec, Tourisme Montréal, AMT, McAuslan, Aldo and TD Bank and of course Arcade Fire, Karkwa, Kid Koala and 101,000 OF YOU WHO SHOWED UP! A special thanks also goes out to all festival sponsors and partners listed below, without whom POP Montreal would not be the monster that it is today.
  • For additional information about the award Click Here.

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