Pop Montreal 2010 preview

Pop Montreal 2010 begins today, and lasts till Sunday!

I’ll be checking out numerous shows. What follows is who I am looking to check out, and what I recommend. What I attend I will look to post a review up here. And no doubt I am missing some good stuff, as I still have to listen to some artists I have never heard of to see if they are worth checking out.

I am just listing the artist. For the definitive list (venue, times, etc.) head on over to the official Pop Montreal site. And they have a PDF file last updated September 24, so it must be current. Also Said the Gramophone has a better guide to the festival than mine!

This year they really only have a couple big acts, Macy Gray, and The XX. Solange unfortunately cancelled, as she is working on her new album. Shows I am definitely looking to check out are in bold.

Wednesday September 29

Planet Smashers (acoustic set)
Sarah Blackwood
Hellbound Hepcats

The Dears with Imaginary Cities

We Are Wolves

Thursday September 30


Silly Kissers with Grimes, Pop Winds, and Blue Hawaii

Holy Fuck

Laura Veirs & the Hall of Flame with The Watson Twins and Led to Sea

Rebekah Higgs

The Dears with Imaginary Cities

Friday October 1

Molly Rankin

The Dears with Imaginary Cities

Macy Gray with Random Recipe

The XX with Warpaint, and Zola Jesus

Random Recipe (free show!)

The Toasters

No Joy

Saturday October 2

Atari Teenage Riot

Isis (of Thunderheist)

Xiu Xiu with Braids, and Valleys

Marnie Stern with Parlovr, and Special Noise.

Sunday October 3

Fred Penner


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