The trouble with pop is conflicting shows, however since all venues are mostly close by, that does help matters.
Today I am going to check out the entire Laura Veirs show. It is Laura Veirs & The Hall of Fame, The Watson Twins, and Led to Sea. That should be a really good show from opening act to finish. Once that show is over, since Pop Montreal has set times on their website, I’ll head over to see Bonjay. I have only heard good things, and from what I have heard on MySpace, it sounds promising!
Unfortunately, I am going to miss Rebekah Higgs, as she is on at the same time as Laura Veirs. Since Rebekah is from Halifax, Nova Scotia, it is probably more likely that I’ll be able to see her again in the future. Laura Veirs being Portland, Oregon based, as last nights Menomena and Tu Fawning.
There is a free show at
Notman house Barfly (on account of the rain) of She Keeps Bees at 2:00 6:00 PM. They sound interesting, kind of a simplistic garage sound. Schedule for BBQ Pop Thursday is here.
Pop Montreal also hosts symposiums, among other things (Film Pop, Art Pop, etc.).
“Physical vs Download, Why Even Care?” sounds interesting, it is at noon, at Agora.
Also, today there is “Growing Hobby Labels“, as described by Pop: “When your obsession becomes a necessary venture. We take a look at what drives the music collector and appreciator to venture into distribution on a small scale, and where it can go from there. With Sean Michaels (Said the Gramophone), Jesse Locke (Planet Tapes, Texture Magazine), Sebastian Cowan (Arbutus Records). Moderated by Nina Sudra.” It is at 4:30 PM at the Notman house.
As always check out the official website for all information, popmontreal.com