Pop Montreal 2008 Picks

Seems as if I’m a day late here…. I blame that on moving offices and festivals wanting to be eager enough to start on wednesday. So, we’ll seperate the picks by the ones that have already happened which you’ll need a time machine to attend, and the ones that run from now until the end of the weekend.

PAST: Wednesday

Hot Chip at Metropolis. Here’s some video of it taking place.

Still Life Still at O Patro Vys.

Winter Gloves and Beast at La Tulipe. Really looking forward to hearing Beasts’ debut, think I’m getting it soon.

Woodhands and The Rural Alberta Advantage at The Portuguese Association.

FUTURE: Thursday

The Dears at Temple Ma殮nique.殮 New album and lineup, should be good.

White Whale Showcase at 3 Minots.

Exclaim Tour with Rebekah Higgs, Rock Plaza Central, Jason Collett.

Joseph Arthur: You Are Free at Cinema Du Parc.

Brasstronaut at Le Gymnase.


Julie Doiron, Chad Van Gaalen, Women at Ukrainian Federation.

Wintersleep at Theatre Nationale.

Ratatat at Club Soda.

Hand Drawn Dracula Showcase (see flyer below) at O Patro Vys with Shugo Tokumaru, Contrived, Julie Fader, Brian Borcherdt, Off The International Radar.殮 Going to talk more about this brand new label in the next couple of days, keep your eyes peeled for it.

Final Flash at Foufounnes Electriques.

Hey Rosetta!, These Hands, Throw Me The Statue at Le Gymnase.

Akron/Family and Great Lake Swimmers at Sala Rossa.


Musebox showcase featuring Delta Spirit, Black Diamond Bay, Dr. Dog, Invasions.殮 If you had to stay in one bar all night, stay there on sat.殮 Poster below.

Black Kids, Virgins, Hot Springs at Cabaret du Musee Juste Pour Rire.

Beach House at Eastern Bloc.

Kelp Records Showcase at 3 Minots.

The Dodos, Passion Pit, Au at Sala Rossa.殮 Actually, this might be another one of those shows where its best not to leave.

Jason Kent, The Golden Hands Before God at O Patro Vys.


Brazilian Girls at Club Soda.

As well, go get Butter Chicken at Dad’s Bagels and a sandwich at Schwartz’s.