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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



    Here are just a few of the people behind POP’s wild 2014 team. Take note of their good taste and catch them at one or two of these shows. Or follow them everywhere. Carl Comeau – Sponsorship Manager: Wednesday: Sun Kill Moon, The Wooden Sky Thursday: Adam Cohen, Anna Scouten Friday: Jimmy Hunt, DJ Food,… Read More

  • Label Spotlight: Constellation


    Known for releasing albums by Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band, Do Make Say Think and many more, Constellation Records is an independent label based in Montreal that made a big name for itself in the late ’90s after its foundation in 1997. Ian Ilavsky and Don Wilkie… Read More

  • Dog POP a.k.a. Asha’s Corner


    Meet Asha, POP’s official office dog and daily cheerleader! The life of a mascot at POP is without a doubt a non-stop party, but truth is her biggest dream has always been to become a ROCK STAR. Follow her on her adventures as she dreams big with this year’s festival artists and makes her way… Read More

  • POP Picks by Phonopolis


    We love Phonopolis, our friendly neighborhood record store, and here are just a few of the POP 2014 artists that have a special place in their heart. Recommendations courtesy of owner Nathan Gage! Maher Shalal Hash Baz – Sept. 21st at Casa del Popolo Deafheaven – Sept. 20th at Bar Le “Ritz” P.D.B. (Il Motore)… Read More