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2012 M for Montreal Festival: full line-up (Death Grips, A Place to Bury Strangers, Of Monsters & Men, Mac DeMarco + more)

by Bill Pearis

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The seventh annual M for Montreal festival happens next week (November 14 – 17) in its namesake Canadian city. Previous years, M4M has featured mainly Montreal (and other parts of Canada) artists, being showcased to a group of “international delgates” (talent buyers, journalists, music supervisors, tour agenents and other industry types) in a tightly controlled set of shows, this year’s fest expands its scope with nearly 100 performer at 16 venues, giving it more of an actual festival feel than an industry conference that has music showcases the public could by tickets to.

The line-up is much more global this year as well, with musicians from France, Iceland and, for the first time, the United States playing alongside bands from all over Canada. Artists playing the 2012 edition include Death Grips, Of Monsters and Men, Mac DeMarco, Suuns, Mykki Blanco, Sun Airway, A Place To Bury Strangers, Cadence Weapon, Memoryhouse, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Bleeding Rainbow and Blue Hawaii. Full list of performers is below and daily schedule is here and advance tickets to shows and panel discussions are available.

Like in years past (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008), I’ll be heading up for the M fest, and will be reporting the goings-on.

If you want a taste of Montreal this week in NYC, beyond the snow we’re currently experiencing, Montreal rapper Cadence Weapon plays Glasslands on Friday (11/9) with Fat Tony. Tickets are still available. Cadence Weapon tour dates are listed below.

Cadence Weapon – 2012 Tour Dates
November 7, 2012 Kungfu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
November 8, 2012 TT The Bear’s Place Cambridge, MA
November 9, 2012 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
ovember 15, 2012 This Ain’t Hollywood Hamilton, ON
ovember 16, 2012 Red Dog Peterborough, ON
November 17, 2012 Il Motore Montreal, QC

M for Montreal – 2012 Line-up
A Place To Bury Strangers
Aim Low
Ain’t No Love
Alexandre Désilets
Bleeding Rainbow
Blue Hawaii
Bran Van 3000
Cadence Weapon
Chic Gamine
David Giguère
Death Grips
Dehli 2 Dublin
Dig It Up
Dj Henward
Duchess Says
Echo Beach
Eight And A Half
Folly And The Hunter
Goose Hut
Greg Macpherson
Half Moon Run
Heavy Soundz
Human Human
Ian Kelly
Kid Koala’s Space Cadet Headphone Experience
Le Kid & Les Marinellis
Le Matos
Leif Vollebekk
Les Trois Accords
Loud Lary Ajust
Mac Demarco
Maïa Leia
Man Forever
Midnight Romeo
Misstress Barbara Band
Moon King
Mozart’s Sister
Mykki Blanco
No Joy
Odonis Odonis
Of Monsters And Men
Paper Diamond
Philippe B
Pif Paf Hangover
Pl Mafia
Plants And Animals
Ps I Love You
Rah Rah
Seb Black
Statue Park
Sun Airway
The Balconies
The Nils
The Valveenus
The Yardlets
Trapper Keeper
Twin Twin
Usa Out Of Vietman
Vulgar, You!
We Are The Union
Yamantaka//Sonic Titan
Yan Wagner
Young Galaxy
Young Lungs
Young Rival
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