POP Montréal http://popmontreal.com Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:44:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Applications are now open! http://popmontreal.com/applications-are-now-open/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=applications-are-now-open http://popmontreal.com/applications-are-now-open/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:39:30 +0000 popmontreal_tessa http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734536 Read More]]> unnamed

Applications are now open for the Holiday 2014 edition of Puces POP Fair, taking place December 12, 13 and 14th.

Three times a year, Puces POP Fair presents an ever-evolving roster of artists, designers, and makers of all stripes to a growing audience of over 7000 visitors.

Wanna take part?
Apply now! 
You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.
DEADLINE: November 7th at midnight
Our jury carefully reviews every submission to handpick the line-up for each fair. Take the time to put together your strongest possible application to give us a clear idea of what you make, what your methods are, and what your table will look like.
Event Details:
Puces POP Fair
December 12, 13 & 14
Église Saint-Denis, 5075 rue Rivard
Free to the public
Opening Hours:
Friday, December 12th | 2pm-8pm 
Saturday, December 13th | 11am-6pm
Sunday, December 14th | 11am-6pm
As we receive many more applications than we have space to accommodate, only those accepted will be contacted on November 10th at the email included in their application. If you don’t hear back this time, please keep trying! The pool of applicants changes each time, so if not for this fair, perhaps the next!
Kindly note that any and all questions concerning Puces POP should be sent via email. Please do not call the POP Montreal office.
We can’t wait to see your work!
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CALLING ALL BANDS – PLAY AT POP MONTREAL 2015! http://popmontreal.com/calling-all-bands-play-at-pop-montreal-2015/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=calling-all-bands-play-at-pop-montreal-2015 http://popmontreal.com/calling-all-bands-play-at-pop-montreal-2015/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:27:20 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734530 Read More]]> the_unicorns_dominick_mastrangelo-10
Keep your cool if you can… It’s that time of the year again. Calling all bands – now is your chance to make your wildest dreams come true and be a part of MEGAPARTY history! Don’t be shy – submit your band to play POP Montreal 2015 as of NOW! September 16 – 20, 2015 will mark the 14th edition of POP Montreal.

You can apply online through Sonicbids or by submitting a physical application by dropping it off at our office or mailing it to:

POP Montreal
5585 avenue du Parc,
Montréal (Quebec)
H2V 4H2

GOOD LUCK!

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MERCI TO EVERYONE! XOXO POP http://popmontreal.com/merci-to-everyone-xoxo-pop/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=merci-to-everyone-xoxo-pop http://popmontreal.com/merci-to-everyone-xoxo-pop/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:17:08 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734394 Read More]]> uni
THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT!

WE DID IT!! We time traveled to 2003 and saw The Unicorns play live, witnessed the triumph of POP over Jock, danced all night as commanded by the queen of calypso, survived a robbery and came out stronger, fell in love with Ronnie Spector, heard Richard Reed Parry‘s heartbeat, dined with Steve Albini, got serenaded at Twin Shadow, and watched true legends in the making during Ought. There was balcony stage diving at Ty Segall, lap dances given by Turquoise Jeep, a bunch of late night parties, a lot of making out, ridiculous running around, a few too many McAuslans, and you, with us, throughout it all. Who ever said that #13 was unlucky?
See you September 16th to the 20th, 2015. Until then, rest up, stay hydrated and keep believing in unicorns.

#MEGAPARTY

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MEET US AT HALIFAX POP EXPLOSION 2014! http://popmontreal.com/meet-us-at-halifax-pop-explosion-2014/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=meet-us-at-halifax-pop-explosion-2014 http://popmontreal.com/meet-us-at-halifax-pop-explosion-2014/#comments Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:00:34 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734467 Read More]]> PS-I-LOVE-YOU-+-CROSS-+-SHEER-AGONY-+-KURVI-TASCH-HALIFAX-POP-EXPLOSION-2014
Get stoked to come hang with us at our Halifax Pop Explosion showcase where a handful of our favorite bands will be joining us for a #MEGAPARTY out east!

Friday October 24th, POP is having its annual Halifax POP Explosion takeover at Gus’ Pub & Grill (2605 Agricola St., Halifax, Nova Scotia) at 9 PM and it’s going to be a huge family affair!

Halifax Pop Explosion + POP Montreal + Passovah present:

PS I LOVE YOU (1:00AM)
http://psiloveyouband.bandcamp.com/

CROSSS (12:00AM)
http://crosss.bandcamp.com/

SHEER AGONY (11:00PM)
http://sheeragony.bandcamp.com/

KURVI TASCH (10:00PM)
http://kurvitasch.bandcamp.com/

$15 adv / $15 door (prices include all taxes and fees)
Tickets and passes: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/tickets/
Full fest info: http://halifaxpopexplosion.com/

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POP Recap: Sunday September 21st http://popmontreal.com/pop-recap-sunday-september-21st/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pop-recap-sunday-september-21st http://popmontreal.com/pop-recap-sunday-september-21st/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:04 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734402 Read More]]> the_unicorns_dominick_mastrangelo-4You guys….. It’s already over!! After a crazy five days of amazing shows, art, panel discussions, kids activities and lots of Monster Energy to get through it all, we are happy and sad to say that it’s a wrap! Yesterday was a wonderful way to end such a successful edition of POP Montreal 2014. From the exclusive Stars performance broadcast live from Breakglass Studios, to the excellent Kids POP performance by Grammy award winner Jennifer Gasoi, another busy shopping day at Puces POP, Calypso Rose’s wonderful presence at our mega Late Night Little Burgundy closing party and who could forget the unique “pinch us, we’re dreaming” moment during The Unicorns. We know you can’t wait for next year’s even bigger and better fest!

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Kids POP and Friends: uRockaoke http://popmontreal.com/kids-pop-and-friends-urockaoke/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kids-pop-and-friends-urockaoke http://popmontreal.com/kids-pop-and-friends-urockaoke/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 13:00:16 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734359 Read More]]> 51675_10150111909969838_505109837_7554503_1846527_oUrockaoke 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 about all things Urockaoke.

Why Urockaoke?

You Rock! + Karaoke = uRockaoke

“uRock” for short.

side note: the word uRockaoke, can be used as a verb or a noun.

Our theme song goes like this;

“You can Rockaoke, I can Rockaoke, We can all Rockaoke tonight!”

(make up the tune)

Give us a bit of Urockaoke history:

With the help of our friend, Raf Katigbak, uRock was conceived in time for our very first show in October 2004 which took place at a venue called The Empty Nest during pop montreal festival. It involved the same original band members that are in the band today (minus keyboard player, Mark Heoppner, of whom we have a life-sized cardboard cut-out which we sometimes bring to shows just to have his presence felt).

For our first show, we printed hundreds of pages of lyrics and projected them on a big screen. It worked and everyone was stoked. I remember “Smooth Operator” being a train wreck. Sorry! Now we use digital projections of lyrics to make them easy to read and more fun. We started with about 50 songs in 2004 and now we have over 300 on the list.

Best experience playing for kids?

my favorite uRock kids party was our first time playing at a ‘kids pop’ which took place at metropolis venue. it was mind blowing and life changing. first participant, 7 year old boy, chose “Billie Jean”. We started the song, full room of over 200 kids and parents, balloons everywhere, metropolis stage lighting filled the room with vibe. The young boy did not sing a word of the song, he just danced like MJ for 4 minutes and the crowd went nuts!  Next participant, crushed “Come Together” (Beatles) and at that moment I realized we had something really special. By the way, we need to say thanks to all the artist that have produced all these hits!!

Favourite tune? Why?

Favourite tune right now is “Guilty” by Barbara Streisand and Barry Gibb but it’s not on our list as it shouldn’t be.

I didn’t see any Frozen tunes on your kids repertoire? What else d’you got?

Right… We should probably remove our Rage Against The Machine for the kids event.

We are huge fans of the Wiggles, unfortunately for many.

Tell us what to expect at the Kids POP Don’t Stop show:  

This could potentially be the best show of the entire festival.

OG uRock band members:

Jordey Tucker

Chris McCarron

Michael Felber

and

YOU!

we do Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

uRockaoke.com

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Urockaoke hit the stage at 15:30 sharp SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 21st for our the Kids POP Dance Party, For more information see the events page (link to party event page). Sing it loud, sing it proud! See you there!

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POP Recap: Saturday September 20th http://popmontreal.com/pop-recap-saturday-september-20th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pop-recap-saturday-september-20th http://popmontreal.com/pop-recap-saturday-september-20th/#comments Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:11:08 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734381 Read More]]> jjWOW! 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 out with the ladies of J.J. Fad and so much more. It is probably safe to say that it was a success. Hopefully you are still in one piece because today is a big one!

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An Interview with Sinbad Richardson http://popmontreal.com/an-interview-with-sinbad-richardson/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=an-interview-with-sinbad-richardson http://popmontreal.com/an-interview-with-sinbad-richardson/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:01:33 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734031 Read More]]> sinbadR_PressPhoto_Jojo

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 the chair being raised, and it clicked right away that it would also be the theme of the animated ads. There was the pigeon who would play the bar mitzvah boy, the food friends would play all the extras and all I added was the scroll with the googly eyes. Overall I wanted to create an animated version of the poster and program cover designed by Heath Cairns.

When did you start making videos and doing animation? What is your background?

I think it really started with drawing comics when I was really young. I read a lot of Safarir magazine and I was really into Mario Malouin’s Québec pop culture comics which led me to do caricatures and comics. Eventually we got a video camera and I pointed it at my sketchbook and started figuring out basic stop motion and claymation. Later on in high school we had a computer with Flash (back when it was still Macromedia) and I started making digital animations and animated GIFs. Fast forward to today, I’m using Toon Boom’s software that are an animation software company based in Montréal.

What kind of video work do you generally produce? Is your aesthetic usually along the same lines?

Most of my video work is 2D animation but I do on occasion get to revisit stop motion. My aesthetic is most inspired by shows I praised growing up like The Simpsons and Beavis and Butt-Head. However, for the Pop ad I wanted to stay within the aesthetic of the festival’s already published imagery and make the ad fit in seamlessly.

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What other projects have you worked on recently?

Most recently I finished a second episode of my Jenny 5000 series. It’s a 2D animated series about a radio host and her friends trying to make sense of show business ( www.jenny5000.com ). I’m also working on an animated music video for Country that should be ready for mid-October.

Which artist are you not going to miss at POP Montreal 2014?

Suzanne Vega! I always and still do find the music video and performance of Tom’s Diner very peculier and interesting and minimal in a beautiful way. It’s just Vega looking out the window singing to herself without any musical accompaniment, it’s up there as far as personal favourite music videos.

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POP Recap: Friday September 19th http://popmontreal.com/pop-recap-friday-september-19th/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pop-recap-friday-september-19th http://popmontreal.com/pop-recap-friday-september-19th/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 15:17:08 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734366 Read More]]> 190914twinshadowcindylopezWOAH! 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 Sheryl Crow’s set. Either way, don’t worry… the best is still to come!

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Label Spotlight: Banko Gotiti http://popmontreal.com/label-spotlight-banko-gotiti/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=label-spotlight-banko-gotiti http://popmontreal.com/label-spotlight-banko-gotiti/#comments Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:00:38 +0000 roxanne lemieux http://popmontreal.com/?p=1734327 Read More]]> Screen shot 2014-09-20 at 3.00.43 PM
Meet Banko Gotiti Records, the newest local label soon to be on everyone’s radar. Currently representing Noni Wo, Vesuvio Solo, The Group Sound and Pat Jordache, the startup 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 strives to export the output of a fertile community to a global audience.

After the recent release of The Group Sound’s LP Romantic Notions, look out for Noni Wo’s U S B E P, Vesuvio Solo‘s Favors, a follow-up LP to Pat Jordache’s Future Songs coming this fall and much more!

Don’t miss Banko Gotiti’s showcase, tonight Saturday September 20th in the POP Box at POP Quarters (3450 St-Urbain) with Pat Jordache, Noni Wo, Vesuvio Solo and The Group Sound. 8 PM, $5.

You can also catch them at Banko Gotiti + Summer Cool present Guez Roast, an outdoor BBQ on Sunday September 21st with performances by Vesuvio Solo, Noni Wo, Pat Jordache, Ramzi, She Devils, Bataille Solaire and many more. Click here for more info and address.




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