pop montrealPop Montreal is to Montreal what CMJ is to NYC...I think. I'll sort of find out tomorrow because Montreal is where I'll be. Thursday night I'll catch Antony & The Johnsons with CocoRosie at Cabaret La Tulipe (sounds fancy, I know). After that I'm not sure what I'll do...it's SUPPOSED to be a vacation. I won't see Interpol while I'm there (they play at the same time as Antony somewhere else in Montreal), but fortunately/unfortunately I'll be home in time to see them at Webster Hall Sunday night (yes, I'll miss Across the Narrows).

"You would have to work pretty hard to avoid Pop Montreal this week. In its fourth year, the indie music festival is bigger than ever." [The Gazette]

"A few of the artists that will be blessing the jewel of Quebec include Enon, Black Mountain, Interpol, Stars, Ted Leo/Pharmacists, Busdriver, Beck, Coco Rosie, Antony and the Johnsons, Chromeo, The Dirtbombs, Weird War, Foxy Brown, Strung Out, Architecture in Helsinki, Kings of Leon, and Alex Chilton's new best buddies, The Posies. Now please keep in mind that this list is in no way exhaustive. There are quite a few more bands playing over the festival's five nights, lots of which, I'm sure, are very, very popular in Canada but that these American eyes of mine just don't recognize." [Tiny Mix Tapes]

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