We are SO excited about what we have going on at South By Southwest (SXSW) this year! It will be our 13th year bringing some of Montreal’s finest to Austin, TX and this time we are gonna celebrate with one heck of a party, ok two parties!!
SHOWCASE #1 – M for Montréal X Brooklyn Vegan
Thursday, March 14th 2019
MOHAWK 912 Red River St. (VIP Entrance on E10th St)
M for Montreal celebrates a decade of hosting Daytime Parties with Brooklyn Vegan on Thursday, March 14 at the legendary MOHAWK!! Can you tell we’re excited about this? We kick off the afternoon, perched on the rooftop terrace for our first daytime Poutine Party and bevs at 12 PM – 2 PM, plus over a DOZEN of the hottest bands including M2018 darlings Hubert Lenoir, Pottery, Les Louanges! Full lineup announced!
Industry RSVP for the Poutine Party here
SHOWCASE #2 – M for Montréal X Pop Montréal Official Showcase
Friday, March 15, 2019
Swan Dive 615 Red River St.
We continue the celebration and music Friday, March 15 with our Official Nighttime showcase at Swan Dive, with M for Montreal in collaboration with Arbutus and Exclaim! on the Outdoor Patio, Pop Montreal on the indoor stage. Join us for our annual Cocktail Party presented with Quebec Creates at 6:30-8pm!
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Hubert Lenoir is the prophet of a new era, freed, plural, calling out the fantastical in everyone. Darlène is a pop, R&B, plastic soul, glam rock and jazz tour de force, a post-modern opera on the coming-of-age of an entire generation. Videoclip
More than half of Pottery’s members are also part of Paul Jacobs’ line-up, a figure in the iconic scene of the Montreal garage-punk scene in recent years, particularly because of his energic shows.
On stage, Pottery keeps this same contagious energy as Jacobs, but offers more varied compositions. Pottery is a rock’n’roll band that knows how to make you want to party! Vidéoclip
Les Louanges consists of Vincent Roberge… and that is it! For his debut full-length ‘La nuit est une panthère’, the young producer embarks on a new path by exploring more chillwave, R&B and hip-hop sounds. Vidéoclip
There’s no discernible pattern to Helena Deland’s latest release. On the third and fourth volumes of From The Series of Songs “Altogether Unaccompanied”, the Montréal-based artist has amassed a collection of memories in song form, more like a box of old photos or unsent letters than a traditional EP.
Ghostly Kisses is the dreamy music of singer and songwriter Margaux Sauvé. With more than 7M plays on Spotify, she released ‘The City Holds My Heart – EP’ in 2018, a 5 pieces album unfolding around Margaux’s ethereal voice and inspired by the sonic textures of the 90’s.
Sorry Girls is a Montreal based duo consisting of Heather Foster Kirkpatrick and Dylan Konrad Obront. The two met in 2008 while studying at university, making joke songs on GarageBand together over pots of Kraft Dinner on the floor of their friend’s apartment. Though they didn’t collaborate on anything serious for many years, there was an immediate pull to create music together. It wasn’t until one serendipitous afternoon almost eight years later that they pooled their combined interest in powerful pop ballads to write ‘This Game’ sparking the inspiration for their debut EP Awesome Secrets, self-released in November 2016.
It wasn’t until September of 2017 that Boivin found her calling, when a friend invited her to play at a music festival. At that point, she only had one finished song. “I realized that this was my chance,” she says. “If I was ever going to make my own music, it was now. I quit my job and moved in with my sister, just so I could write and produce constantly.”
“I’d like to be as un-mysterious as I possibly can,” Graham Van Pelt says.
He’s about to release Time Travel, his first record in the four years since he moved from Montreal to Toronto, and he’s no longer Miracle Fortress, or Inside Touch, or any of the aliases he’s used to record over the years. He’s just Graham Van Pelt. Videoclip
On their fourth album, the restless Toronto trio change lanes again, this time to minimal, claustrophobic electronic music that sounds like the end of the world.