POP Montréal http://popmontreal.com Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:21:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 POP Montreal is Hiring! http://popmontreal.com/pop-montreal-is-hiring-4/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pop-montreal-is-hiring-4 http://popmontreal.com/pop-montreal-is-hiring-4/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:04:39 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735202 Read More]]> Screen shot 2014-10-22 at 4.46.56 PM
POP Montreal is Hiring!

We have FOUR exciting PAID summer INTERNSHIPS for students available!

Festival Printed Program and Ad Sales Coordinator

  • June 15 – August 21, 2015
  • 30 hrs/week
  • 12$ / hr

Online Content and Website Coordinator

  • June 15 – September 4, 2015 (possibility of extension)
  • 30 hrs/week
  • 12$ /hr

Segment Marketing Coordinator

  • June 15 – September 4, 2015 (possibility of extension)
  • 30 hrs/week
  • 12$ /hr

Media Relations Assistant

  • June 15 – September 4, 2015 (possibility of extension)
  • 30 hrs/week
  • 12$ /hr

These positions are offered through Young Canada Works.  For more information, to determine your eligibility, and to apply, go to www.youngcanadaworks.ca and search for pop montreal.

PLEASE NOTE: Only applications sent directly through Young Canada Works will be considered, and only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  Please no phone calls, office drop-bys, or printed resumes!

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Tonight! Michael Feuerstack launches new album “The Forgettable Truth” http://popmontreal.com/tonight-michael-feuerstack-launches-new-album-the-forgettable-truth/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tonight-michael-feuerstack-launches-new-album-the-forgettable-truth http://popmontreal.com/tonight-michael-feuerstack-launches-new-album-the-forgettable-truth/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:25:06 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735220 10550819_10155102967130444_8527656309592399811_n
Tonight! Don’t miss the launch of ‘The Forgettable Truth’, the new album by favorite local songwriter and ‘national treasure’ Michael Feuerstack.

Special guest Laurel Sprengelmeyer will start off the night at Bar le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.
Doors: 8:30 / Show: 9:30
$10 / $12
Co-presented with Passovah

 Tickets on sale here!

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POP Montreal presents POP Shots Episode 1 with Look Vibrant http://popmontreal.com/pop-montreal-presents-pop-shots-episode-1-with-look-vibran/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pop-montreal-presents-pop-shots-episode-1-with-look-vibran http://popmontreal.com/pop-montreal-presents-pop-shots-episode-1-with-look-vibran/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 17:00:25 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735215 Read More]]>
POP Shots is a new series of sessions presented by POP Montreal and hosted by Best Fit and Oh! Canada. The series features exclusive live performances from local Montreal artists.

Experimental-pop project Look Vibrant were formed by Justin Lazarus and Matt Murphy. The band have now expanded, adding more harmonies, and more bounce to their hypnotic pop sound. For this take on “Born Smart” they have also been joined by several members of the POP Montreal team, wielding various cardboard chimneys, clouds and other cartoon like coloured objects, only adding to the dream-like nature of proceedings.

The band have recently played shows with Alvvays, Alden Penner (The Unicorns) and Seoul, and will also be playing POP Montreal’s SXSW showcase at Maggie Mae’s on 19 March alongside Lyric Michelle, Young Paris, Socalled and Bomba Estéreo from 1:30pm.

You can hear more from Look Vibrant on Bandcamp.

The session was recorded and Mastered by LANDR.

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Good times with POP at SXSW 2015 http://popmontreal.com/good-times-with-pop-at-sxsw-2015/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=good-times-with-pop-at-sxsw-2015 http://popmontreal.com/good-times-with-pop-at-sxsw-2015/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:14:44 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735144 Read More]]>
Celebrate good times with good times!

POP is taking over SXSW big time. Join the fun at our FREE day party or official showcase, presented by MailChimp. We are getting ready by listening to this video playlist. Share the love!

Thursday March 19, 2015 – Day Party! (RSVP!)
Look Vibrant
Lyric Michelle
Young Paris

Friday March 20, 2015 – Official Showcase
Will Butler
The Pop Group
Kate Tempest
Look Vibrant


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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, 04 Mar 2015 02:13:46 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735047 Read More]]>

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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Parabola Films is looking for new music! http://popmontreal.com/parabola-films-is-looking-for-new-music/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=parabola-films-is-looking-for-new-music http://popmontreal.com/parabola-films-is-looking-for-new-music/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 02:11:50 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1735093 Read More]]> 1880092_300x300New film – New music!

What they are looking for:

They will be driving across Canada and the US for a two-week documentary film shoot across 13,000km of road. The crew is filled with filmmakers, musicians, and sound artists who would love to listen to music and tracks from independent groups and artists while on the road. While they can’t guarantee that your music will be IN the film, it will definitely be listened to during the trip. If the music ends up in a scene of the film, they will put your name or your band’s name in the music credits for the film and all bands and artists that submit music will also receive a “thank you” in the credits.

All genres are welcome! They want diversity for the lengthy trip. From hip-hop to ambient to rock to classical, anything is welcome. They’ve already got tracks from bands like MaicaMia and Chevalier Avant Garde.

The film:

The Devil’s Trap is a feature length documentary that follows a young man on a three-week leave from his post in the Navy as he attempts to re-unite with his estranged family. They are members of a protestant fundamentalist cult who believe in complete separation from the devilish and evil outside world. The film puts the main character on a journey to uncover the secrets of his family’s whereabouts, a family who ex-communicated him at the age of 18. Along the way, he visits landmarks from his past and meets other ex-members who share their experiences, strength, and hope of survival after their own ex-communication, offering insight into the seldom heard inner workings of the cult. The stories shared at each stop on the road mark the slow transition into an ever darkening state of mind and, by extension, into the mysterious world of a cult that operates on the fringe of society.

A word from the director:

The film is dark and intense but we need escape from the chaos that we’ll encounter. The music will lend a big helping hand to that search for solace. This film has been a part of me for the past three years and I’m incredibly eager to finally hit the road with the main character and the crew. I’m also a musician and sound designer and the music world is a large part of my life. I work closely with local musicians on a regular basis and want to continue to do so with this project. I look forward to hearing your tunes!

Send your music submission to mitchellstafiej@gmail.com.

Click here for more info on how to participate.

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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 Fri, 13 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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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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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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