Posted in music | tour dates on June 16, 2009

Pop Montreal

The lineup is coming together for Pop Montreal 2009 (September 30th to October 4th). Confirmed acts include Butthole Surfers, Fever Ray, Dinosaur Jr., Lou Barlow + The Missingmen, Loudon Wainwright III, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Thee Oh Sees, tUnE-YaRdS, to name a few.

Those interesting choices (like Lou Barlow with some configuration of Mike Watt's band?) are just part of the fest's usually-strong lineup. Full lineup so far, below...

Pop Montreal 2009 info

We are thrilled to announce the first of the headliners for the 2009 edition of the POP Montreal International Music Festival. Some of them are our heroes, some are iconoclasts, some we have been planning for years, and all are simply excellent and praiseworthy.

A few highlights include: the left field pop genius of Fever Ray; the legendarily chaotic Butthole Surfers performing a once-in-a-lifetime exclusive POP show with none other than the awesome Dinosaur Jr. and Lou Barlow + The Missingmen; the avant-garde, unnerving and ineffable Diamanda Galas, Brazilian Tropicalia psych rock legends Os Mutantes; the queen of hip hop Roxanne Shante; the mythical inventors of Krautrock Faust; the educator, composer, voice of protest and Sesame Street alumnus Buffy Sainte-Marie. We are also honoured to support the Dalai Lama's visit to the Bell Centre on October 3rd. The talk organized by the Dalai Lama Foundation of Canada is entitled Educating the Heart: The Power of Compassion.

Other early confirmations include: Mono, DJ /Rupture, Tobacco, Lemonade, (Ghislain) Poirier, Chairlift, Matt & Kim, Iris Dement, Loudon Wainwright III, Wovenhand, Destroyer, Teenage Jesus & the Jerks, Thee Oh Sees, The Intelligence, The Homosexuals, Bajofondo, tUnE-YaRdS, Zombie Disco Squad, Mike Simonetti...

Of course, there is much more: We still have hundreds of artists still to be announced. Our SYMPOSIUM will feature workshops and talks by some of the confirmed artists including Roxanne Shante, Diamanda Galas, Faust and Buffy Sainte-Marie. We will once again have our lovable Film POP series as well as everyone's favourite craft fair Puces POP. There will also be more Kids POP events and workshops, and the daring and totally tasteful Art POP, plus the most parties, BBQs, bike rentals and pretty boys and girls on this side of paradise. So book your flights, check your horoscopes and get up on it.

Pop Montreal 2009 initial lineup:
Fever Ray
Butthole Surfers
Dinosaur Jr.
Lou Barlow + The Missingmen
Diamanda Galas
Os Mutantes
Roxanne Shante
Buffy Sainte-Marie
Dalai Lama'
Mono
DJ/Rupture
Tobacco
Lemonade
Ghislain Poirier
Chairlift
Matt & Kim
Iris Dement
Loudon Wainwright III
Wovenhand
Destroyer
Teenage Jesus & the Jerks
Thee Oh Sees
The Intelligence
The Homosexuals
Bajofondo
tUnE-YaRdS
Zombie Disco Squad
Mike Simonetti

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Comments (29)

If you somehow drew the short straw and had to take a trip to Canada, here's something to do.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 4:04 AM

montreal rules dude...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 9:29 AM

Mike Simonetti?

wow, that's worth the trip right there!!!

Posted by Jim | June 16, 2009 9:53 AM

that's a pretty solid lineup, especially for one that's not even nearly complete. damn!

Posted by jp | June 16, 2009 10:21 AM

First an awesome festival, finishing with His Holiness the Dali Lama, then next week is Canadian Thanksgiving? Could Canada be any cooler than the US right now? Not to mention the great Osheaga lineup this year.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 11:33 AM

Loudon Wainwright III, Lucy and Martha as well, for free at Mad. Sq. Pk. Tomorrow evening.

Posted by Kurt C. | June 16, 2009 11:38 AM

That's a long festival.

First poster is obviously a retard who's parents don't let him stay out very late or go anywhere other than Williamsburg. Montreal is one of the coolest fucking cities on the planet. That guy sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 11:40 AM

montreal's ok.

doesn't have a thing on nyc, la, chicago, san francisco.

it's up there with, say, minneapolis or austin, tx or portland, or

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 11:56 AM

Mobile, Alabama

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 12:07 PM

MEHntreal. Just kidding.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 12:52 PM

montreal's ok.

doesn't have a thing on nyc, la, chicago, san francisco.

it's up there with, say, minneapolis or austin, tx or portland, or

^^
I disagree. montreal is highly underrated. if it wasn't for the cold weather I would be living there by now. that city is so culturally diverse and musically alive. many people do not know about it b/c they have never been. also, the canadians are far less edgy and cynical than say new yorkers are...

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 2:11 PM

And also Quebecois chicks put out.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 2:19 PM

I've been lots of times. it's ok. kinda slow paced.

I guess if you live in Canada you'd think it was the shit, but really, doesn't quite compare to a big US city.

it's safe and relatively clean and has a nice cultural thing going. decent, not great, nightlife.

And the French thing is interesting (for awhile).

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 2:25 PM


I think montreal is far more interesting than most big US cities.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 2:56 PM

Many Americans have difficulty understanding other cultures and languages.

Posted by drewo | June 16, 2009 3:04 PM

Canada has such a Napoleonic complex that it's not enough to say that Montreal's cool, it has to be JUST AS COOL AS LA/NYC. It isn't. I don't care if you can drink when you're eighteen, no actual adult thinks that.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:34 PM

Montreal is merely alright.

I mean come on, we're all from New York City, don't tell me your town is so great.

the difficulty understanding other cultures quip is cute. as if Canada has its own culture!

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 5:43 PM

get your facts straight. Toronto is the most culturally diverse city in the world. Look it up. NYC comes in 2nd or 3rd.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 7:42 PM

Fever Ray and Diamanda Galas? that's pretty serious.

Posted by Anonymous | June 16, 2009 9:25 PM

im about to shit my sean jean suit

Posted by john smif | June 16, 2009 9:36 PM

@ 2:25

Not that great nightlife? Clearly you don't know Montreal. Even if their clubs are packed with students, they bring a far more interesting crowd than the bridge and tunnels that pack the clubs in New York. Visit Tokyo Bar in Montreal and tell me their nightlife is shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:19 AM

it's not shit, it's just not that great

Posted by Anonymous | June 18, 2009 10:24 AM

this lineup looks great...

Posted by Anonymous | June 19, 2009 1:41 AM

I'm a Montreal resident just got back from NYC, with a brief stop over in Williamsburg. New York is no longer on top. Could there be more goddamn sports bars? 95% of the places have fucking TVs. Very few people with any style, especially in Williamsburg, which only has one remotely hip bar. I may as well have been in Providence RI.

Posted by Fred | June 30, 2009 11:26 PM

fred, maybe you're just not very in the know and don't have any cool friends in town to show you what's up?

Posted by Anonymous | July 1, 2009 12:16 AM

Interesting lineup. Can't wait to be there. Thanks for the update.

Posted by social bookmarking site | August 16, 2009 12:53 PM

How did this go last year? Ive been watching a few videos on youtube.. looks great!

Posted by Pete | November 1, 2010 9:55 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

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guys only like the yyy's cover cause pitchfork has been slobbering over it. It's the only reason the album received an 8.

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