Spice Girls Tribute Band Wannabe Revive the ‘90s
If you were alive in the ’90s, you know who the Spice Girls are—they were inescapable.
Electro-jazz Hybrid Duo Saxsyndrum Pump Up the Funk
Jazz might be the last genre you’d expect to see at POP Montreal. After all, some might say it’s best reserved for middle-aged couples sipping wine in tasteful-yet-stuffy establishments, not for the unwashed youth at one of the city’s biggest indie festivals. Saxsyndrum is challenging the status quo by merging electro dance music with sweet saxophone licks to revitalize jazz in a whole new way.
Little Scream Gives a Taste of Iowa to Pop
Laurel Sprengelmeyer, better known by her musical alias Little Scream, arrives at the sleepy coffee shop in flurry of activity.*
A Glimpse Into the Minds of Two POP Fashion Designers
As Coco Chanel famously put it, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only—fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, and the way we live.” Nowhere is this concept more apparent than on the streets of our cosmopolitan city, and POP will be flaunting the best of the best in their seventh annual fashion show.
Former Women Members Leave Calgary Behind for POP
There’s nothing like a 50-show tour to put a new band through its paces.
Cakes da Killa Has a Sweet Spot for Hip-Hop
Cakes da Killa (alter ego of Rashard Bradshaw) is on the rise, and that’s not just a baking pun.
Dalibor Baric Hosts Retrospective of Experimental Animated Short Films
The works of Croatian filmmaker Dalibor Baric cannot be easily ascribed a genre. Avant-garde, futuristic and experimental come to mind, but after watching a few of his short films, one would more readily believe that they belong in a bizarre category all their own.
Black Bear Brings the Drum Circle to POP
Drum group Black Bear is having a powwow—and you’re invited.
Braids Overcome Speedbumps to Churn Out Synth-Driven New Record
It’s been a tumultuous year for the Montreal-based and Calgary-born group Braids—from ditching the guitar-fuelled art rock that put them on the map, to losing a founding member—but drummer Austin Tufts believes it’s only helped solidify the band’s positive outlook and experimental drive.
Paranormal-Themed Film POP Kicks Off with Spooky EVP Installations
This year’s Film POP has decided to take the spooky approach for their theme, but has ditched the washed-up clichés in favour of legitimately spine-tingling subjects—like the bone-chilling whispers of the dead through electronic voice phenomenon.