POP Montréal http://popmontreal.com Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:43:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Art POP 2015 – Call for submissions http://popmontreal.com/art-pop-2015-call-for-submissions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=art-pop-2015-call-for-submissions http://popmontreal.com/art-pop-2015-call-for-submissions/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 02:50:46 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735047 Read More]]>

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Art POP is inviting 
artists and curators to submit their project proposals and exhibitions for the official program of the next edition of Art POP.

Art POP is the component POP Montreal festival dedicated to the visual and media arts. Taking place over five days from September 16 – 20 2015, the next edition of Art POP will present a varied programming including exhibitions, conferences, performances, workshops and community collaborations.

We are currently seeking well-developed exhibition concepts developed by commissioners OR succession of innovative emerging artists whose work opens the dialogue between the worlds of music and popular culture.

The nomination is free! You simply need to submit a proposal meeting the requirements detailed below.

Please include the following information with your proposal:

- CV of the artist or the Commissioner 
- Biography 
- Proposal – Artists: artist statement and project description (750 words max.) OR Commissioners: project description, list of participants and short bio of each artist
- Technical specifications equipment required for the exhibition 
- Visual Support: From 10 to 20 photos of works in .jpg, links to any video project and detail of works (title, technique, size, year) (approx 768 x 1024 pixels.)

All participants will receive an Art POP “artist” bracelet giving them access to all POP Montreal events during the five days of the festival, including all concerts.

Please note that all projects are subject to budgetary restrictions, which vary according to the nature and needs of the project. You will need to be present during installation (September 14th and 15th) and removal (September 21st) of the exhibit.

You can send your application by email to: artpop@popmontreal.com

Deadline: April 10, 2015

We will communicate with artists and curators selected no later than April 30, 2015. For any questions about the call for projects, please contact the Director of Art POP: artpop@popmontreal.com.

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This week: Passovah Celebrates 7 years! http://popmontreal.com/this-week-passovah-celebrates-7-years/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=this-week-passovah-celebrates-7-years http://popmontreal.com/this-week-passovah-celebrates-7-years/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 22:10:52 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735068 Read More]]> Thus-Owls-+-Last-Ex-+-Special-Noise-595x387
This Thursday and Friday, Passovah turns 7! It’s the family affair you wouldn’t want to miss! The party starts with Sea Oleena, releasing her new album Shallow with special guests Seoul at 185 Van Horne on February 12th while Thus Owls, Last Ex and Special Noise shake it up at Bar Le Ritz PDB on the 13th.

Get tickets here!

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The YMCA du Parc tax clinic is back! http://popmontreal.com/the-ymca-du-parc-tax-clinic-celebrates-10-years/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-ymca-du-parc-tax-clinic-celebrates-10-years http://popmontreal.com/the-ymca-du-parc-tax-clinic-celebrates-10-years/#comments Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:42:57 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735056 Read More]]> ymca_en
In collaboration with POP Montreal, YMCA du Parc is once again offering a tax preparation clinic for the year 2014.

Applicants must satisfy the maximum income requirements:
25 000 $ for a single person
30 000 $ for a couple
30 000 $ for an adult with a child
+2 000 $ for one additional dependent (ex. couple with 1 child : 32 000 $)
+2 000 $ for each additional dependent (ex. adult with 2 kids : 34 000 $)

When? Where? How? :
Mondays (March 2, 9, 16, 23) and Wednesdays (March 4, 11, 18, 25) from 9AM to 4PM at Espace POP situated at 5587 Parc avenue by making an appointment at 514-271-YMCA (9622) – places are limited

The volunteers are not trained to fill statements for a person:
-who has interest income of over $1,000
-who is self-employed
-gain or loss in capital
-employment costs
-who have filed for bankruptcy or are deceased

By making an appointment, taxpayers with a modest income will receive the following for free:
-preparation of their declarations on location or by deposit of the documents
-the possibility of electronic transmission, if desired
-the deductions and all credits for which they are entitled

Take advantage of this super sweet service!

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Third Chilly Gonzales + Kaiser Quartett show announced http://popmontreal.com/third-chilly-gonzales-kaiser-quartett-show-announced/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=third-chilly-gonzales-kaiser-quartett-show-announced http://popmontreal.com/third-chilly-gonzales-kaiser-quartett-show-announced/#comments Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:28:46 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735010 Read More]]> _DSC2698 © 2015 Alexandre Isard
Big news! Due to high demand for the Chilly Gonzales concerts taking place on April 25th and 26th at the beautiful Théâtre Outremont, we have added a very special third night on Tuesday April 28th 2015.

Don’t snooze on this one! Catch the Canadian pianist and entertainer live as he returns with his much anticipated follow-up to Solo Piano II: “Chambers”.

Puchase your tickets here!

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Will Butler adds second show at Bar le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B. http://popmontreal.com/will-butler-adds-second-show-at-bar-le-ritz-p-d-b/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=will-butler-adds-second-show-at-bar-le-ritz-p-d-b http://popmontreal.com/will-butler-adds-second-show-at-bar-le-ritz-p-d-b/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 18:51:27 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735018 Read More]]> willbutlerpress2
As the March 28th show quickly went into total sold out mode, we are super excited to announce that Will Butler will be spending a second night with us at Bar le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B. on Sunday March 29th.

Get on it! Tickets on sale here.

Will Butler has been a member of the band Arcade Fire for over 10 years. This is his first release under his own name.

Policy is American music-in the tradition of the Violent Femmes, The Breeders, The Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Smokey Robinson, The Magnetic Fields, Ghostface Killah. And John Lennon (I know, but it counts). Music where the holy fool runs afoul of the casual world.

Policy was recorded in one week in Jimi Hendrix’s old living room (upstairs at Electric Lady Studios). Jeremy Gara played drums; other musicians contributed woodwinds and backing vocals. Most everything else was played by Will.

The song structures are traditional; the arrangements are clean. The music is experimental only in that it attacks consistency as a requirement for sincerity. The songs are angry, loving, joking, tired, honest, idiotic. They clash against each other but also fit and work together-as if a blind watchmaker made a Frankenstein watch that came alive and told extremely accurate time while having conflicting feelings about its creator. No, about creation itself. But then the watch makes friends with a talking rat, and they go on hilarious adventures until it turns out that the rat was dead the whole time. With a really good credits song-I mean, the whole soundtrack is excellent. You should check it out.” -Memphis Slim

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Purity Ring play the Metropolis on June 5th http://popmontreal.com/purity-ring-play-the-metropolis-on-june-5th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=purity-ring-play-the-metropolis-on-june-5th http://popmontreal.com/purity-ring-play-the-metropolis-on-june-5th/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:59:29 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735028 Read More]]> Purity-Ring
Purity Ring come back to Montreal this summer in honor of their brand new album Another Eternity. You can catch the duo at the Metropolis on Friday June 5th 2015.

Get your tickets here!


After sixty-five fortnights, Purity Ring have returned with their super-tight second album Another Eternity. The pair ventured home to the frozen industrial landscapes of their birthplace Edmonton, Alberta to document much of what was to become the album. For the first time, vocalist Megan James and producer Corin Roddick were able to create a record in the same room.

Purity Ring’s first album Shrines was recorded separately in Montreal and Halifax, where Corin and Megan were respectively living at the time. Despite being a thousand kilometers apart and barely talking, Shrines was a cohesive, beguiling and wholly unique universe of what the band called ‘Future Pop’. At the center of the amniotic swirl of Shrines was an undeniable nucleus of crystalline pop which presciently suggested both indie and popular music to come. Critics were psyched: ‘Best New Music’ from Pitchfork and praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and NPR, among others. They quickly amassed a rabid fanbase, toured relentlessly and sold out shows worldwide.

On Another Eternity, Purity Ring trade the gorgeously claustrophobic atmospheres of Shrines for wide-open, muscular vistas of sound and luminous, up-front vocals. Crafting a lyrical universe of “sweat and dreams” populated by seacastles, rattling spines, and weeping drawers, Megan James wields concrete imagery and metaphor with increasingly direct, startling resonance. Corin Roddick’s gifts for evocative melody remain intact, but his drum work and use of space have been completely reforged: immaculately built and focused in service of the song.

“begin again” rouses Purity Ring’s brooding balladry into a sky-reaching anthem while retaining its distinctive shape. “bodyache” is the kind of devastatingly infectious single that their previous work only gestured at. “stillness in woe” features a frozen, manipulated piano, dovetailing with Megan’s time suspending narrative. “repetition” finds surreal, love-lorn lyricism soaring over delicately woven synths. The emotional geography of Another Eternity is wider than ever: gloomy valleys and gleaming peaks in even measure.

Though they are now working at a higher resolution, Purity Ring remain hands-on with every aspect of their project. As usual, the band produced and recorded Another Eternity entirely themselves. The pair worked to develop an innovative new live performance, and Megan designed the band’s onstage and video fashion.

Another Eternity revels in its upfront melody, clarity, and confidence. With every step forward they take, Purity Ring actualize their vision while sounding utterly and undeniably like themselves.

POP Montreal, Evenko, Greenland and Blue Skies Turn Black present:

Purity Ring + guests
Friday June 5th 2015
Métropolis
Tickets: $24.50 in advance // $27 at the door
Doors: 6:30pm // Show: 8:00pm
Tickets on sale here

RSVP on Facebook

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This week: Slim Twig and James Irwin! http://popmontreal.com/huge-shows-coming-up-this-week-slim-twig-and-james-irwin/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=huge-shows-coming-up-this-week-slim-twig-and-james-irwin http://popmontreal.com/huge-shows-coming-up-this-week-slim-twig-and-james-irwin/#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 05:39:11 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734945 Read More]]> Screen shot 2015-01-20 at 2.57.48 PM
Everyone knows that winter in Montreal is the biggest and best time to do the craziest partying, partying and after-partying. Right when you were just dreaming of getting out of that winter blues and drinking January away, here come a couple of amazing shows that you will want to see with your own eyes! (Don’t save all the fun for the weekend!)

Slim Twig gets on stage Wednesday January 21st along with fellow Torontonians U.S. Girls and extra special local sweetheart guests Nancy Pants at Bar le Ritz PDB. Tickets are available here for 7$ in advance or 10$ at the door.

On Thursday January 22nd, POP and Passovah bring you the launch of James Irwin‘s long-awaited new album Unreal (which is now streaming via Exclaim!), with Alden Penner and Caro Diaro (who is Maica Armata of Maica Mia) at Bar le Ritz PDB. Get tickets here!

Have fun! Be safe!

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Tickets for Chilly Gonzales are quickly disappearing http://popmontreal.com/tickets-for-chilly-gonzales-are-quickly-disappearing/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tickets-for-chilly-gonzales-are-quickly-disappearing http://popmontreal.com/tickets-for-chilly-gonzales-are-quickly-disappearing/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:51:02 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734921 Read More]]> Chilly-Gonzales-Kaiser-Quartett-396x595
Here’s to a happy start of the year: Tickets for Chilly Gonzales with Kaiser Quartett are disappearing quickly. The two concerts will be held on April 25th and 26th at Théâtre Outremont, so we suggest you hurry!

Find out more about his master classes and new book, Re-Introduction Etudes, in the video below.

Buy your tickets here!

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New shows!!! James Irwin, Sea Oleena, Seoul and Thus Owls http://popmontreal.com/new-shows-james-irwin-sea-oleena-seoul-and-thus-owls/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=new-shows-james-irwin-sea-oleena-seoul-and-thus-owls http://popmontreal.com/new-shows-james-irwin-sea-oleena-seoul-and-thus-owls/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:41:15 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734899 Read More]]> Thus-Owls-+-Last-Ex-+-Special-Noise
This winter, stay warm with POP as we join our pals over at Passovah to present a handful of special shows.

James Irwin releases his album Unreal with Alden Penner and Caro Diaro at Bar Le Ritz PDB on January 22nd, while February marks Passovah’s 7 year anniversary with two huge shows: Sea Oleena (Shallow album release) and Seoul play 185 Van Horne on the 12th and Thus Owls, Last Ex and Special Noise grace the stage of Bar Le Ritz PDB on the 13th.

Get tickets here!

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WINTER 2015 PLAYLIST http://popmontreal.com/winter-2015-playlist/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=winter-2015-playlist http://popmontreal.com/winter-2015-playlist/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 18:18:48 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734888 A CHILLY PLAYLIST FOR YOU

If you are also dreaming of palm trees and hiding under multiple blankets in your apartment, here is a special POP curated playlist to remind you of all the good things coming at you this winter. Chilly Gonzales, Thus Owls, Will Butler, Slim Twig, James Irwin and many more!

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