Written by Scott Simpson on 23.07.14

A big week for fans of emo and punk rock in Montreal and a host of pre and after parties for Osheaga: time to get Your Music Fix for the week of July 27th to August 2nd.

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Montreal’s own Syngja describe themselves as  “the result of combining re-interpreted Icelandic folk songs, psychedelic-pop, strange frequencies and dark, distorted beats with a cappella tape recordings of Tyr & Zuzu’s Icelandic great-grandmother and live analog overhead projections.” If that’s not enough to want to catch them live at Divan Orange, then maybe the $5 ticket price will.

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Venerable American metal band Trivium is back in Montreal less than a year after it left quite an impression at the Théâtre Corona. They’ll be revisiting the South-West concert hall accompanied by local hardcore rockers Of Temples and fellow American metal bands Darkest Hour and Veil Of Maya. Meanwhile, Wisconsin band PHOX will be playing at Casa Del Popolo to play its quirky fusion of folk, soul and rock, with an opening set by the very talented folk artist J.E. Sunde.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Prepare to get your early-2000s nostalgia on as American pop rock 4-piece band The Fray hit up the Metropolis alongside Seattle indie rock trio Barcelona. The How To Save A Life singers are in town promoting their fourth studio album Helios, which sees them perform across North America and Europe.

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

If this Blue Skies Turn Black / Confluence / Pouzza Fest co-production is anything to go by, emo is clearly not dead. St-Louis-based Foxing, known for their genre-bending take on emo, head up this stacked lineup that also includes fellow Americans The Hotelier, Prawn, and local post-punk band Laureate. They’ll be performing at Il Motore and tickets are only $10.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

With the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival kicking off the next day, what better way to celebrate than attend the Osheaga & MEG Pro Official Pre-Party at La Sala Rossa? Featuring a bevy of local performers, including Emilie & Ogden, Fire/Works, Men I Trust, and Secret Sun, the event also serves as a showcase of Montreal’s considerable talent pool.

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Considering some may not be able to attend Osheaga, the organizers have done their best to make many of the performers available to non-festival goers through their official after parties. The Wedidit crew will be assembling at the SAT with sets by LA electronic producers Shlohmo and RL Grime and Halifax electronic music hero Ryan Hemsworth. In the meantime, Chromeo will be hitting the decks for a DJ set at the Théâtre Corona.

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

For their second round of official Osheaga After Parties, organizers have booked influential punk rockers Against Me! alongside Toronto indie-rock duo July Talk at the Théâtre Corona. Meanwhile, two of the most anticipated electronic acts at this year’s festival, Four Tet and Jon Hopkins, will be setting up shop at the SAT with Hopkins delivering a 3 hour set.


Sunday, July 27th:
Syngja / Divan Orange / 9:30pm / $5.00 (at the door)
Monday, July 28th:
Trivium / Théâtre Corona / 8:00pm / $30 (buy tickets)
PHOX + J.E. Sunde / Casa Del Popolo / 8:00pm / $10 (buy tickets)
Tuesday, July 29th:
The Fray / Metropolis / 8:00pm / $57.25 (buy tickets)
Wednesday, July 30th:
Foxing / Il Motore / 8:00pm / $10.00 (buy tickets)
Thursday, July 31st:
Osheaga + MEG Pro Pre-Party/ La Sala Rossa / 8:30pm / $12.50 (buy tickets)
Friday, August 1st:
Shlohmo + Ryan Hemsworth + RL Grime/ SAT / 10:00pm / $26.75 (buy tickets)
Chromeo (DJ Set) / Théâtre Corona / 11:30pm / $35.65 (buy tickets)
Saturday, August 2nd:
Against Me! + July Talk / Théâtre Corona / 11:30pm / $35.65 (buy tickets)
Four Tet + Jon Hopkins / SAT / 10:00pm / $26.75 (buy tickets)

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