Written by Scott Simpson on 17.09.14

POP Montreal ends on a high note with the return of The Unicorns, cheeky British songstress Lily Allen brings Sheezus to the Metropolis, and a night of Scandinavian pop awaits the Théâtre Corona with and Elliphant both performing. Time to get Your Music Fix for the week of September 21st to 27th.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

A decade after the release of their seminal album Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?, The Unicorns have rebanded for a short tour alongside Arcade Fire, culminating with a headlining show during POP Montreal. After years of rumblings regarding a comeback, the Montreal trio finally decided to make it happen, thanks in part to Arcade Fire’s Win Butler. This might very well be their last performance together, so get your tickets while you still can.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

After recently releasing their third studio album Complete Surrender to widespread acclaim, Slow Club are ready to unleash their new material on tour. The British duo, know for their indie folk tunes with pop sensibilities, are performing alongside Nick Mulvey at the Sala Rossa.

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

After releasing two critically acclaimed and commercially viable albums, Brooklyn pop/rock/new punk revivalists The Drums have a lot to live up to. Anticipation for their new album Encyclopedia, set for release on September 23rd, is understandably high, and Montreal has the luxury of being the first city on their tour schedule after its release.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Canadian multi-instrumentalist Owen Pallett is, in a word, prolific. Having recorded and performed under his Final Fantasy moniker for many years, he’s now been steadily releasing material under his given name, all while helping the likes of Grizzly Bear, Arcade Fire, The National, Duran Duran, and even T.Swift record their own material. Recently coming off tour with Arcade Fire as a backup musician, he’s now launching his own solo tour and inviting none other than Basia Bulat along the way.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Seems like everyone’s playing in Montreal on Saturday, making the night’s plan-making a tough decision. The Théâtre Corona plays host to a powerhouse Scandinavian-pop tag-team with Danish singer-songwriter Karen Marie Ørsted, commonly known as , bringing along Swedish alt-pop star Elliphant. Another pop duo made in heaven is performing at Metropolis that same night: Lily Allen is back on the scene with her latest release Sheezus, and she’s invited Mr. Little Jeans along for the ride. Lastly, those who believe that electronic live performances only consist of DJs with large headphones standing behind a laptop clearly haven’t seen the anonymous Slow Magic perform live, or any other self-respecting electronic act for that matter. Check out his video for “Girls” to get a sneak peak of what to expect when he rolls into Montreal at Le Belmont.


Sunday, September 21st:
POP Montreal: The Unicorns / Metropolis / 8:30pm / $27 (buy tickets)
Tuesday, September 23rd:
Slow Club / Sala Rossa / 9:00pm / $15 (buy tickets)
Wednesday, September 24th:
The Drums / Cabaret du Mile-End / 8:00pm / $20 (buy tickets)
Thursday, September 25th:
Owen Pallett w/ Basia Bulat / Théâtre Corona / 8:00pm / $20 (buy tickets)
Saturday, September 27th:
MØ w/ Elliphant / Théâtre Corona / 8:00pm / $30 (buy tickets)
Lily Allen / Metropolis / 8:00pm / $40.80 (buy tickets)
Slow Magic / Le Belmont / 9:00pm / $13 (buy tickets)

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