POP Montreal and Sirius XM present the 4 artists in the Sirius XM: Discovery Series.
Jeremy Dutcher is a classically-trained Canadian Indigenous Two-Spirit tenor, composer, musicologist, performer and activist, currently based in Toronto, Ontario. A Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) member of the Tobique First Nation in North-West New Brunswick, Dutcher studied music and anthropology at Dalhousie University. After training as an operatic tenor in the Western classical tradition, he expanded his professional repertoire to include the traditional singing style and songs of his community. He became widely known for his first album Wolastoqiyik Lintuwakonawa, which won the 2018 Polaris Music Prize and the Juno Award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the 2019 Juno Awards.
Jeremy Dutcher will stream LIVE from the Rialto rooftop on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm.
Self-described "loud dance punk" group VICTIME got their start one drunk and hazy night in Quebec City amongst a kick in the face, a probable concussion, too many FourLokos, and one resounding scream: "HEY LET'S START A PUNK BAND!" With vocals by Laurence Gauthier-Brown that harken back to the riot grrl era and Samuel Gougoux's Sonic Youth-inspired guitar, brought together by Simon Provencher's raucous drumming, they have never once lost the intensity of their founding barroom brawl. Their debut EP Mon VR de rêve which saw them crash onto the scene in 2017, is brazenly followed by the 2018 album* La femme taupe* and 2019 EP Mi-tronc, mi-jambe which have firmly planted them among Quebec's contemporary rockers.
Victime will stream LIVE from Ursa’s backyard on Saturday, September 26th at 6:30pm.
Jonathan Personne is the solo project of Jonathan Robert, frontman of the Montreal post rock revival band Corridor. Walking the line between indie rock and indie folk with riffs reminiscent of the 60s, his style never dares to settle. His second album, Disparition, released on August 28th boasts the influence of Ennio Morricone, the acclaimed composer of many Western film soundtracks. The cinematic quality is further reinforced by the album being recorded on an old tape machine, creating a nostalgic sound that feels like a familiar film soundtrack and echoes the mixed emotions of being on tour, at once living his passion and being far from home.
Jonathan Personne will stream LIVE from the main stage of the Rialto Theatre on Wednesday, September 23rd at 8pm.
Winner of the French division of the SOCAN Songwriting Prize in 2015, long-listed for Polaris Music prize in 2017 and among the 10 finalistes for the Prix Félix Leclerc, Antoine Corriveau has made his mark on Quebec’s musical landscape with his melancholic yet danceable tracks. Self described “tender-hearted rocker”, Corriveau has said of his upcoming album Pissentlit that he is trying to turn inward after a long career of writing about the world around him and the people he sees in it. This novel self-portrait style can be heard in his single “Maladresses,” an amuse-bouche hinting at the possibilities of the record to be released on October 9th.
Antoine Corriveau will stream LIVE from Ursa’s terrasse on Friday, September 25th at 7:30pm.