Written by Kevin Horng on 01.12.15

December is here and it’s the holiday season! The snow will start falling soon and the decorations will light up the streets. Jolly music will be playing. Jingle Bells will play throughout the month while the Christmas albums will hit the shelves (we’ve got that Michael Buble CD from a few years ago ready)! If you’re tired of the holiday themed carolling and playlists, there will be a number of shows in Montreal for you to check out!

Marianas Trench

Marianas Trench Montreal Concert

When: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
Where: L’Olympia
Tickets: $48.35 ($150 VIP Meet & Greet) [Buy tickets]

Canadian punk rock band Marianas Trench will be playing a second show at L’Olympia. These guys are constantly being nominated for/winning Much Music Video Awards along with winning other prestigious Canadian music awards like a Juno for group of the year.

Paper Kites + Old Man Canyon

Paper Kites Montreal concert

When: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015
Where: Fairmount Theatre
Tickets: $17.50 ($20 at the door) [Buy tickets]

Australian band Paper Kites released their second album, twelvefour, this past summer. If you like indie bands and folk rock, this is a band/show you definitely have to check out. Old Man Canyon will be opening the show!


Matisyahu Montreal concert

When: Thursday December 3rd, 2015
Where: L’Olympia
Tickets: $47.34 [Buy tickets]

Matisyahu is an American reggae rap artist that is best known for his single back in 2005, “King Without a Crown.” His music style is influenced by his education throughout his life and he teaches it back through his music.

Maribou State

maribou state montreal concert

When: Thursday, December 3rd, 2015
Where: Newspeak
Tickets: $5 [Buy tickets]

Newspeak is bringing English electronic music duo Maribou State for a set. Fresh off their first album Portraits, they’re looking to take their sounds around the world with Montreal being one of the destinations!

Great Lake Swimmers + Art Bergmann

great lake swimmers montreal concert

When: Friday, December 4, 2015
Where: Fairmount Theatre
Tickets: $17 [Buy tickets]

Canadian indie rock folk band Great Lake Swimmers, along with Art Bergmann, will be playing at the Fairmount Theatre (formerly Cabaret du Mile End). Their sounds have been compared to the likes of Iron and Wine, and even the great Neil Young!

Jay Prince

jay prince montreal concert 1

When: Friday, December 4, 2015
Where: Apt. 200
Tickets: No tickets, contact venue for more info

English rapper Jay Prince will be down at Apt. 200 early this month. If you like hip hop and partying then this is a show you don’t want to miss out. Apt. 200 is constantly bringing out great artists you might not have heard of. Be sure to contact Apt. 200 for more info regarding the event.


Kastle montreal concert

When: Friday, December 4, 2015
Where: Newspeak
Tickets: $5 [Buy tickets]

U.S house music DJ & producer Kastle will be playing a set down at Newspeak! Newspeak is a newer gem bringing out the dopest house music artists to visit our city. Check out Kastle’s remix of Drake’s “Hold On, We’re Going Home” for a sample of his sounds.


When: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Where: New City Gas
Tickets: $16 – $36 [Buy tickets]

New City Gas brought out Sander Van Doorn, 3LAU, Vicetone, etc last month and now trap DJ & producer, Borgore! Borgore’s trap sets have been played all over at festivals like Tomorrowland, Ultra, and EDC! Don’t miss out.

Vince Staples

vince staples montreal concert

When: Saturday, December 5, 2015
Where: Le Belmont
Tickets: $20 ($60 Meet & Greet) [Buy tickets]

Breakthrough rap artist Vince Staples is a rap artist to look out for. His new album Summertime is out and it’s dope. The Def Jam signee will be down at Le Belmont for what is to be a great show.

Le Matos

le matos montreal concert

When: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Where: Phi Centre
Tickets: No tickets, contact venue for more info

Montreal duo Le Matos will be at the Phi Centre for a special event; their third album Chronicles of the Wasteland will be presented along with their original motion picture Turbo Kid. Check out the Facebook event for more info.

Kartell + Pat Lok

kartell montreal concert

When: Saturday, December 12, 2015
Where: Newspeak
Tickets: $5 [Buy tickets]

Parisian electronic music DJ & producer Kartell along with Pat Lok will be dropping some sets down at Newspeak. It looks like Newspeak will be playing something good every weekend this December. Be sure to check out their other shows!

Patrick Watson

When: December 15, 16, 18, 2015
Where: Metropolis
Tickets: $47 – $55.30 [Buy tickets]

Another Montreal native is going to be home for a show or three. Patrick Watson will be playing the Metropolis for three shows this month. The band is also fresh off their new album Love Songs for Robots that released this summer.

LUMEN at New City Gas

lumen new city gas montreal festival

When: December 26 – 28, 2015
Where: New City Gas
Tickets: $69 – $99 [Buy tickets]

LUMEN is back again this year and your post Christmas festivities can start down at New City Gas! On Saturday, you’ll have DJ Snake; Sunday, Thomas Jack + Bakermat; and finally Monday, R3HAB. If you like EDM, then you don’t want to miss this three-day festival.

We hope you enjoy some of the show(s). Be sure to check back next month for another month filled with great music shows coming to Montreal!

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