Category: News

POP Recap: Thursday September 18th


NO SLEEP ‘TIL MONDAY! It’s Friday which means another jam-packed POP schedule is coming your way, although it’s going to be hard to beat yesterday! Le Révélateur played a mesmerizing set at wonderful Uk Fed, the crowds came out to hang with Dan Burke at NeXT’s massive line up at Divan Orange and who could… Read More

  • 5 Alternative Spaces


    by Nick Cabelli Since its inception, POP has situated sounds in alternative spaces to evoke new and poignant relationships between performer, listener, and the space/time they share. Ukrainian Federation SALLE ST.AMBROISE 5213 HUTCHISON The “Ukie Fed” is a staple in the POP roster of alternative spaces, we’re presenting shows for the NINTH year here. Originally… Read More

  • POP vs JOCK III: Win Butler’s Charity Basketball Game


    POP Montréal is very happy to be working with Win Butler of the Arcade Fire and Dexter John of DJ Sports Club to bring you our third annual POP vs JOCK Charity Basketball Game. All proceeds from this game will go towards DJ Sports Club, a non-profit charity organization in Montreal’s south west borough that… Read More

  • A night to honor “yé-yé”


    by Patrice Caron Dans le cadre de son exposition Révolution Rock, un hommage à l’époque yé-yé, le Musée du Rock’n’Roll présente un revival de l’esprit garage des années 60 au Québec sous la forme d’un fameux jamboree. Et qui de mieux pour donner le ton de cette soirée de danse suprême que Simon Brouillard des… Read More

  • POP Recap: Wednesday September 17th


    What a night! We hope you made it through the first day and had just as much fun as we did. Whether you stopped by to say hello at the mega Opening Party filled with art and electrifying performances by Look Vibrant, Chloe Mercedes, Young Paris and The Salivation Army, listened to the insightful discussion… Read More

  • Sounding the City: École des Beaux-Arts


    Every year POP is a space where local musicians not only play shows but also have the opportunity to push the boundaries of their musical practice and give life to new ideas and creative ambitions. In the tradition of unforgettable POP-original events like Patrick Watson’s Sacred Sundays (2009-2011), DRONES/REVELATIONS (2011) by Richard Reed Parry, The… Read More

  • Label Spotlight: Arbutus Records

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    Arbutus has come a long way in just a few years. What began as a DIY loft space founded in 2009 by Sebastian Cowan has since developed into a well known record label, management company and arts community. The label based out of Montreal is known for being the home of major acts such as… Read More



    OPENING PARTY… TONIGHT 6PM! The fest is here! We can’t believe it either. Start it off right by coming to our FREE Opening Party presented by Monster Energy, from 6pm-7:30pm at our POP Quarters (3450 Saint-Urbain) for a jam packed bill with Look Vibrant, Chloe Mercedes, Young Paris, The Salivation Army and DJ Evan Dubinsky… Read More

  • Kids POP and Friends: Cirkazou


    Many of us just joke about packing it all in and running away to join the circus. But that’s just what Clothilde Schira and Natathalie Nicolas did in 2013 when they quit their day jobs to found Cirkazou, their very own circus production company in their neighbourhood of St-Michel. Cirkazou specializes in circus themed activities… Read More

  • It’s our birthday but you win the gifts!!


    It’s our birthday but you win the gifts!! In celebration of our 10th year of Puces POP we’ll be having an incredible raffle on site every day of the fair. Our vendors have been so kind in donating truly amazing prizes, everything from gold and silver jewelry to a silk screening course, delicious cocktail bitters to… Read More

  • Passovah’s Noah Bick on his 2014 #POPMTL picks


    Take a second to find out what Noah Bick, the mastermind behind Passovah Productions, is most excited to see at this year’s festival! 1) Dishwasher – THIS IS GOING TO RULE. IF YOU MISS THIS YOU WILL REGRET IT FOR YOUR WHOLE LIFE. 2) Mozart’s Sister – Catch Mozart’s Sister before she blowsssssssssss up. 3)… Read More