GET READY FOR POP MONTREAL 2007 :: OCTOBER 3-7
FEATURING: PATRICK WOLF, GRIZZLY BEAR, BLACK MOUNTAIN, PATTI SMITH, FUJIYA & MIYAGI, TED LEO & THE PHARMACISTS, CHROMEO, MAGNOLIA ELECTRIC CO., CODY CHESNUTT, HOT HOT HEAT & MORE!
POP MONTREAL is extremely proud to announce the initial peek at our 2007 lineup. Festival dates this year run from October 3-7. The 6th edition of the fest will offer a daring and exciting array of concerts and parties by iconic legends and rare savants in old theatres, churches, loft spaces, loading docks and traditional venues around Montreal.
Some of the highlights this year include the Rock and Roll Hall of fame poet laureate Patti Smith; the grimy post punk dismantlers of blue-collar rock n' roll Pere Ubu; the neo soul misfit Cody ChesnuTT whose rare performances are almost as special as his silky smooth tenor; the west coast underground hyphy (hip-hop) kings The Federation who bring their dance floor bangers to Canada for the first time; Mort Sahl the comedic legend who was born in Montreal over 80 years ago and has influenced everyone from Lenny Bruce to Woody Allen and JFK to Ronald Regan; 70's rock icon Michel Pagliaro, who is going to show us all what it's like to make music in Quebec and bridge cultural, linguistic and generational lines. Added to this list are amazing local talents like A-Trak, Chromeo, Sunset Rubdown and Megasoid, reggae crooner Junior Kelly, French club sensation Yelle, underground hip-hop hypesters, Daedalus, Kid Sister, The Cool Kids and Glitch Mob, plus all kinds of amazing genre-defying acts, such as Caribou, Qui, Final Fantasy, Ron Sexsmith, Fujiya & Miyagi, Chad VanGaalen, Gary Lucas and Buck 65.
Of course that's just a taste. There will be over 300 artists performing this year: there will be art shows and a fashion show; an incredible conference in association with McGill University; as well as Film Pop and Puces Pop, the hippest craft fair known to indie-kind. So get your asses down to Pop, come and get your cherries popped, or just pop and pop until there is no more pop left in ya.
Patti Smith, Cody ChesnuTT, Pere Ubu, Hot Hot Heat, Grizzly Bear, Half Japanese, Final Fantasy, Mort Sahl, Ron Sexsmith, Man Man, Patrick Wolf, Michel Pagliaro, Black Mountain, Oakley Hall, Sunset Rubdown, The National, A-Trak, Kid Sister, Eric's Trip, Caribou, Born Ruffians, Chromeo, Tiga, Buck 65, Yelle, DJ /Rupture, Tony Rebel, Jr Kelly, Starvin Hungry, Bionic, Trigger Effect, Lotusland, Magnolia Electric Co., Chad VanGaalen, The Watson Twins, DJ Mehdi, Jay Reatard, Qui, Megasoid, Glitch Mob, The Cool Kids, Gary Lucas, Earlimart, Ndidi Onukwulu, Miracle Fortress, Taqaq, Fujiya and Miyagi, Daedalus, Filastine, Fucked Up, Maga Bo, Georgie James, Tiombe Lockhart, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, Basia Bulat, We're Marching On and more!