Written by Scott Simpson on 10.09.14

While September might be synonymous with Back To School, in Montreal it also means POP Montreal is back! This year includes performances by the likes of Twin Shadow, Timber Timbre, Panda Bear, and hundreds more. This week also sees How To Dress Well, Charles Aznavour, and the return of The Black Keys. Time to get Your Music Fix for the week of September 14th to 20th.

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Tom Krell, aka How To Dress Well, has seen his profile rise significantly these last few years, with people identifying to his fusion of R&B, electronica, and ambient. All three of his releases have been designated Best New Music by music publication Pitchfork, including his most recent LP “What Is This Heart”. All the lovesick kids of Montreal will most likely flock to Le Belmont to see him perform alongside LA singer-songwriter Nite Jewel.

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

At 90 years old, a career spanning over 6 decades, and 50 full-length albums released, you’d think Charles Aznavour could retire happy; think again. To celebrate his recently released career-spanning compilation by Barclay, he’ll be performing his biggest hits at the Bell Centre, to the delight of young and old alike.

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Montreal has had no shortage in Black Keys performances these past few years, but that doesn’t stop them being healthily attended every time. See them perform new material off their new album Turn Blue, with an opening set by Cage The Elephant.

Friday, September 19th, 2014

When POP Montreal rolls around, the question is not what to go see, but what you’re willing to miss. With so many great simultaneous performances throughout the city, you’re bound to be missing out on something amazing. But such is the nature of the POP Montreal beast. Friday alone boasts performances by The Rural Alberta Advantage, alongside PS I Love You and Mozart’s Sister, at the Cabaret du Mile-End, a late-night performance by Twin Shadow at Le Late Night Little Burgundy, and local doom-folk champions Timber Timbre, running high after the release of their amazing and Polaris Prize-nominated fifth record Hot Dreams.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Having to pick between San Francisco garage-rock musician Ty Segall and Animal Collective founder Noah Benjamin Lennox’s side project Panda Bear is no fun, no fun at all. But choices must be made. Either you catch Ty Segall at the Club Soda with girl-pop surf group La Luz and New Zealand’s Nymphets, or you head to the Rialto Theatre to see Panda Bear perform alongside Blues Control and Ramzi.


Sunday, September 14th:
How To Dress Well / Le Belmont / 8:00pm / $15 (buy tickets)
Wednesday, September 17th:
Charles Aznavour / Bell Centre / 7:30pm / $78 to $243,50 (buy tickets)
Thursday, September 18th:
The Black Keys / Bell Centre / 8:00pm / $45 to $89.50 (buy tickets)
Friday, September 19th:
The Rural Alberta Advantage / Cabaret du Mile-End / 7:00pm / $16 (buy tickets)
Twin Shadow / Le Late Night Little Burgundy / 11:00pm / $15 (buy tickets)
Timber Timbre / Metropolis / 6:30pm / $30 (buy tickets)
Saturday, September 20th:
Ty Segall / Club Soda / 8:00pm / $18 (buy tickets)
Panda Bear / Rialto Theatre / 7:00pm / $25 (buy tickets)

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