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Pop! Montreal - Preview of Friday and Saturday

Posted by Sarah / October 1, 2010

20101001-20101001-DSC_0002.jpgGood "morning" everyone! If you've been attending Pop! for in the past few days, noon is probably morning for you, too. If you haven't, it will be. With the lineups the festival has in store over the next few days, you can expect "fun" to replace the word "sleep" in your vocabulary. There is also a 90% chance of you using the phrase "sleep when you're dead." Here's what my version of what's not to be missed over the next 48 hours.

Truth is, I'd need to divide myself in at least four parts in order to make it to all I want to see with this year's edition of Pop! Montreal (maybe that's what the "Pop!" refers to - the sound it makes when you magically divide yourself).

I like to be organized, so I made a schedule filled with at least one alternative in case the venue I'm trying to get into is full; it can happen, but it shouldn't deter you from trying. Also, if you like to "live in the moment," you want to be able to change your mind at the last minute (in case your ex is at that show or something). Schedule + bicycle = perfect Pop! combination.

Friday (this is tonight):
21:00 - Joe Grass @ Cagibi - Joe Grass is an expert of the slide guitar. He's excellent and really worth seeing. This set is a good way to start the evening off easy and happy.
21:00 - Macy Gray @ Club Soda - What ever became of her? I haven't heard her recent stuff, but I'm inclined to say that I would like it if it's as smooth and soulful as her hits from a while back. Seeing as it's on the Pop! schedule, I trust that they didn't make her come up here to give us a mediocre show. All signs point to it being a groovy time. I'd give it a shot.
21:00 - Ferris Wheel @ Ukrainian Federation - This local, instrumental group really impressed the sh*t out of me last time I saw them live. Including members of Timber Timbre and Torngat, this promises to be an excellent show.
21:15 - Deerhoof @ La Tulipe - I have to admit I haven't heard this band much yet (which is shameful, I know), but according to a friend of mine who recently saw them play in Toronto, this show will make me regret not knowing about them beforehand. This can only mean that I'm bound to see them this time, and again in the future. Nothing wrong with that.
22:00 - Timber Timbre @ Ukrainian Federation - If you're already there because you went to see Ferris Wheel, yay. If not, rush to make it there on time. I honestly promise that it will be worth it. I've seen his show many, many times before (even interviewed him) and would still see him again tonight. He is simply sensational.
22:30 - Grand Analog @ Jukebox - One word: "YES".
22:45 - The Dears @ Mission Santa Cruz - Word on the street is they're getting ready to launch a new album and they'll be playing it all at this show. If you missed them last night, this is your chance!
23:59 - Naomi Shelton @ Sala Rossa - This one came as a suggestion of a very knowledgeable musician friend of mine. Soulful: yes. Combine that with the fact that this venue has a Taco stand, and I'm in.
1:00 - Duchess Says @ Breakglass (7250 Clark) - This show will be recorded. Even if you have no more juice in your battery at this point, Duchess Says leaves no one indifferent. Do it!

As for Saturday, if you've managed to find a bit of time to snooze away after the variety of after-parties, you should get up and grab a cup of coffee on your way to see the Library Voices at Place Pasteur (UQAM), starting at 14:00. This is free, so it should also give your wallet a break. Really, give me one reason why NOT to go see this?!
21:30 - Little Scream @ Cabaret Mile-End - She has mounted deer horns on her guitar. She has the prettiest little voice. 'nough said.
21:30 - Parlovr @ Cabaret Juste pour rire - Another band for which I feel shameful not to have seen yet. Here's my chance to make it up to them.
21:40 - Radio Radio @ Club Soda - I'm pretty sure everyone has heard of these guys by now. They have taken la belle province by storm over the last year and remain the pride and joy of the salty shores of the Maritimes. As much as they sound great on the records, nothing compares to their gigantic live energy during the shows. You really owe it to yourself to see these guys live.
22:00 - Plastik Patrik @ Rialto - Remember the days when Club Saphire used to have this guy on their turntables every week? Damn, I miss those days. Nobody spins music like this guy. Here's your chance to shake it all night long!
22:30 - The Youjsh @ Club Lambi - This project is sprung from a bunch of talented and trained local musicians who decided to explore the possibilities of Klesmer music. Woot!
22:00 - The Luyas @ Red Bird - I've always been very fond of this band, formed by members of SS Cardiacs, Bell Orchestre and Torngat. They used to be a trio, but have since added on a couple members to the group. More can only mean merrier.
22:50 - Forest City Lovers @ Divan Orange - These guys are so lovely and adorable, they make me want to puke. No, seriously: they're as awesome as a box of kittens.
00:30 - Priestess @ Katacombs - Remember the box of kittens I talked about above? Priestess is what happens when the kittens turn into psycho-teenager-metal-gods. Priestess is classic and giant metal. I can't wait!
00:30 - Laurent Bourque @ 3 Minots - If you don't feel like letting Priestess' bass vibrate your inner-core, go see this guy. I saw him once and he is completely excellent.

For more information about venues, ticket prices or the bands, check out the Pop! Montreal site.



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