Category: News

Kids POP and Friends: uRockaoke


Urockaoke is Montreal’s answer to your live music karaoke needs! Featuring an all-star lineup of Montreal indie superstars, they will be treating kids and parents to an afternoon of singing and rocking out during our KIDS POP DANCE PARTY Sunday September 21st at Vida Sana (435 Rue Beaubien Ouest #201). We interviewed founder Michael Felber… Read More

  • POP Recap: Saturday September 20th


    WOW! Somehow, the 13th edition of the festival is sadly already almost over and we hope you’ve had a memorable time. On Saturday, we laughed, we cried, we danced to Panda Bear, went bananas and crowd surfed at a jam-packed Ty Segall show, got our POP vs. Jock on, were mystified by Dishwasher’s set, hung… Read More

  • An Interview with Sinbad Richardson


    Photo credit: Jojo Seligman What was the main idea behind the concept of the video and working with the Pigeon and its food friends? Was there any sort of theme you were going for? I met with Dan Seligman and he described the bar mitzvah theme surrounding Pop’s 13th anniversary edition mainly the imagery of… Read More

  • POP Recap: Friday September 19th


    WOAH! Last night was CRAZY!! If you remember anything, you might be getting flashbacks of dancing with a stranger at Twin Shadow or experiencing withdrawal from Mutual Benefit’s haunting set, maybe you head bobbed at Solids or fell in love with Jimmy Hunt or went all out and caught “If It Makes You Happy” during… Read More

  • Label Spotlight: Banko Gotiti

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    Meet Banko Gotiti Records, the new Montreal label soon to be on everyone’s radar. Currently representing Noni Wo, Vesuvio Solo, The Group Sound and Pat Jordache, the label already has plenty to offer. Named after a small co-op weigh station in Southern Ethiopia where farmers bring their crop for processing and distribution, the label similarly… Read More

  • 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