By Melissa Limina
The final show of the 2014 POP Montreal festival was held at Little Burgundy, a cozy dance hall in the basement of Saint Michael church. Late-night shows were held here throughout the weekend. The closing lineup was Fwonte & Poirier, Pierre Kwenders, Kobo Town and Calypso Rose.
I arrived at the venue two hours before the doors opened with no real plan for how I would get inside. There were several doors and I could not be sure which one would open. Eventually some gentlemen arrived, speaking of a friend who was supposed to let them into the venue early. We were ushered into the venue by Drew Gonsalves himself shortly thereafter. I recognized him from the promo photos for the event as the front man for Kobo Town. I managed to introduce myself briefly before he fled to the stage for sound check. Continue reading
Are you weird? Good!… ’cause Weird Canada is shaking up CKUT’s airwaves all October long, every Wednesday noon – 2pm, on If You Got Ears.
Listeners are gonna be treated to all things WYRD ~ from how the site got its legs to the start of National Drone Day, plus episodes about the labels of Canada, Wyrd Distro and the empowering How-To section of the website. This is a residency to be reckoned with! Today on the show we’re chatting with WC founders Marie LeBlanc-Flanagan, Aaron Levin and Jesse Locke – stay weird, CKUT.
Gone so soon — September, this is the end… So, the folks over here at CKUT want to extend a HUGE “thank you” to Pop Montreal for once again rocking our city in so many unexpected ways; from the symposiums to shows, art installations to the record fair, plus all the late night dance parties that had us rubbing our eyes till noon the next day. The 13th edition was a another success! On The Montreal Sessions today we’ll try to relive the reverie with music and memories of this years fest, tune in at 90.3 FM from 3-5pm this afternoon.