POP Montreal has just announced another round of artists who will be coming to the famed Montreal festival this Fall. Former Jurassic 5 member Chali 2na will be gracing La Belle Ville with his presence, as will post-rigodon hip hop group Alaclair Ensemble, taking to the stage with Fat Tony.
Local duo Maica Mia will be bringing their experimental sound experience to the POP, and The Dears front-man, Murray A. Lightburn, will be flying solo at this year’s festival, promoting his electronic-opera Mass:Light at the Ukranian Federation.
And the Ubisoft Rooftop Concert Series will be back in full swing with Thus:Owls bringing their pop-tinged folk to the Montreal skyline.
If you’re on a totally different bent, Ensemble d’Ondes de Montréal will be performing new and traditional pieces from the Ondes Martenot repertoire, in collaboration with special guests, Patrick Watson, Marie-Jo Thério, and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh.
Montreal musical pioneer, Socalled, will be hosting this year’s POP symposium, featuring funk legends Bernie Worrell and Fred Wesley. And Tony Visconti will also be a special guest at POP. Best known for his work with David Bowie, Morrissey, T.Rex and Paul McCartney, he will be share stories and discussing music at the Société des arts technologiques [SAT].
Finally, you will definitely want to check out Songs of Darkness – a special one-time themed concert, featuring performances from Patrick Watson, Ariel Engle and Andrew Whiteman (AroarA),Brad Barr, Andrew Barr, Sarah Pagé and Andres Vial (The Barr Brothers), Laurel Sprengelmeyer (Little Scream) and other special guests. This exclusive event will take over the Rialto, celebrating the personal relationship each of these musicians share with the darkness that is found in music.
Fans will also get a chance to see Patrick Watson perform from a new orchestral project after he chats with Jian Ghomeshi at the Olympia on September 26th during Q’s POP Montreal remote taping.
Stay tuned for more Eastscene coverage of this Pop! Montreal 2013.