Category: News

Catching up with: Alden Penner


Montrealer Alden Penner is a mild-mannered, intricate songwriter whose extensive pop wisdom has brought you such delights as The Unicorns, Clues, and The Hidden Words. His first solo full-length ‘EXEGESIS’ just dropped last February. He plays on September 18th at La Sala Rossa with Philémon Cimon. Get tickets here!



    Don’t be boring! If you’ve never been to Ottawa, it’s about time and Arboretum is the place to start. Discover the best of the most innovative and progressive new music, food and arts in the capital city and their “Best Kept Secrets”. You could win 2 passes to the festival, all you have to do… Read More

  • Fashion Designers- POP Montreal is looking for you!


    Fashion POP seeks new designers to submit their collections for the chance to showcase at POP Montreal’s Fashion POP competition. The annual event features 6 new local designers showcasing their first collections, vying to win the coveted Young Designer Award. The award prize includes: $1000 cash and a one year online store from Shopify, 2 POP Montreal Super Passes,… Read More

  • Get to know: Mutual Benefit


    Jordan Lee has spent the last few years moving from Ohio to Austin to Boston, and most recently Brooklyn, running the wonderful Kassette Klub label, touring with friends’ groups, and leading an amorphous project called Mutual Benefit, a one-man-band or a sprawling collective, depending on where he is and who is around that day. After… Read More

  • Catching up with: Hailu Mergia & Low Mentality


    “The sound is good… the sound is modern and old fashioned. The melodies are very nice melodies, so because of this, everybody had some kind of…. nostalgia.” That’s how Hailu Mergia describes the sound of his album Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument, the most recent release on the Awesome Tapes From Africa label. In… Read More

  • Get to know: Holy Data


    Hard to hate: Alex Cooper, Jordan Robson Cramer, Alexis Dionne and Reg Kachanoski make up Holy Data, new local band with Parlovr and Sunset Rubdown roots. You definitely want to fall backwards into a laid-back hole of cool with these guys. We are excited to hear more from their bank of psychedelic synth pop rock…. Read More

  • Get to know: Ought


    Ought are the newest big breakout, like what you get for eating a large pepperoni pizza, some chocolate and drinking soda, but way better and with no regret. Emerging from the bedroom where they recorded their first EP just a couple of summers ago, they have already received widespread critical acclaim. Now signed to Constellation… Read More



    A Tribe Called Red Ottawa Pow Wow Step trio A Tribe Called Red, made up of Bear Witness, 2oolman and Deejay NDN, are making an exciting appearance on August 27th for the complete unveiling of this year’s POP Montreal festival! It’s going to be a huge free outdoor party at Parc Emilie-Gamelin. Get to know… Read More


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    Summer is floating by and might feel like it is close to an end, but Piknic Electronik is in it for the long haul! On until mid-September, there is still a lot of Sunday partying to do! Take a look at a few of our favorite ‘must-see’ picks. Stay tuned for POP @ Piknic’s exclusive… Read More

  • Catching up with: Bonobo


    Simon Green, lately known as Bonobo, has been winning over crowds with his cutting edge electronics, bass and drums. From Brighton, England, he has been working hard for over ten years to earn the reputation he now stands with – not only one of the world’s hardest working artists in electronic music, but also one… Read More

  • Get to know: Wakey! Wakey!


    Originally from Richmond, VA and now based in Brooklyn, NY, Wakey!Wakey! play really happy alternative pop songs that will bring your spirits right back up no matter what. Fronted by Michael Grubbs, you probably didn’t know that he had a role as ‘Grubbs’ on none other than One Tree Hill, in which the bands music… Read More