POP Montreal + NeXT showcase at CMW 2014

pop montrealPOP Montreal will be putting on a showcase at CMW in collaboration with NeXT at the Silver Dollar on May 10th. Advance tickets are only $10 and available here.

Artists + Set times:
8pm – blueVenus
9pm – Motel Raphaël
10pm – Grounders
11pm – PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots)
1am – Orkestar Kriminal
2am – Sunshine & The Blue Moon
3am – Liver

operatorsDan Boeckner (Divine Fits, Handsome Furs, Wolf Parade) who will perform with his new project, OPERATORS. He said this about OPERATORS, “It’s a real mix of like electronics and lots of live drums and guitar. I’m kind of tapping into my…I listened to a lot of Fugazi when I was a kid, so it’s that plus my love of New Order. That’s kind of how it’s shaking up.”

Watch their live set at Double Happiness in Columbus, OH below via YouTube.

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Enchanting psych-pop melodies.
Sidewalk Hustle said about Grounders, “[a] well loved local indie rock act who’s Wreck a Smile EP is a MUST own.” Find out more about Grounders on their Bandcamp –grounders.bandcamp.com.


PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots)
PKEW_PKEW_PKEWA punk rock band who writes short, blisteringly catchy shout-along anthems about growing up and giving up, failure in life and love, and getting drunk with your best friends. Find out more about PKEW PKEW PKEW (gunshots) on their Bandcamp – pkewx3.bandcamp.com.


Orkestar Kriminal
Orkestar_KriminalThis gang of punks is the new project of Giselle Weber (Gigi French, Hot Spring) and also features members of Thus Owls, Clues, Monogrenade, Bloodshot Bill, Sexareenos, Random Recipe and more! Find out more about Orkestar Kriminal on their Bandcamp – orkestarkriminal.bandcamp.com.


Motel Raphaël
motel_raphaelMotel Raphaël is a young Indie-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin. In this, their first year as a seven piece unit, they’ve represented Montreal at a national level in CBC’s Searchlight Competition. Find out more about Motel Raphaël on motelraphael.bandcamp.com.


Sunshine & The Blue Moon


They are described as Lo-fi shoegaze. Find out more about Sunshine & The Blue Moon on their Bandcamp site. 



Liver is dedicated to playing aggressive, triumphant and drunken Canadian rock. Find out more about Liver on their Bandcamp – livertheband.bandcamp.com.


Pop/Rock with Jazz and Latin influences. Andrea’s vocal style is organic and heartfelt which earned her “Best Acoustic Act” and “Best Female Fronted Band” nominations at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Find out more about blueVenus on their Bandcamp – soundcloud.com/andreadeboer

1 Comment

  1. Lots of talent in the Motel Raphael group .
    Dane Stewart a McGill university school of music graduate is playing the keyboard and the – Vibraphone.
    Afolabi Fapojuwo an amazing and extremely talented drum player is also a McGill university school of music graduate .Since 2012 he is /was absolutely pivotal to the success of the Motel Raphael .Keep on watching Afolabi’s awe-inspiring performance throughout the 2014 Motel Raphael Fall tour !
    Robin Warner a McGill Schulich School of Music graduate in Jazz performance and composition is an incredibly gifted musician. He plays the bass as if it were a lead instrument. He is known to put more than 100 percent in the organization and is/ was since 2012 intimately involved with the musical choreography of the band.

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