Special Issue

  • Don’t Believe Everything You Read

    Sponsored Content Isn’t Harmless

    Newspaper ad revenues are plummeting, faster than anyone predicted.

  • Who Watches the Watchers?

    How Filming the Police is Lawful and Necessary

    In schools and workplaces, the concept of “if you see something, say something” is often employed to encourage transparency about peer misconduct.

  • Merging Montreal Mainstays

    Maica Mia Takes on Bass Player From Godspeed You! Black Emperor

    Maica Mia was originally the brainchild of Maica Armata and Johnny Paradise, but that brainchild is about to get a sibling.

  • Good Vibes All Around

    Look Vibrant are Quickly Becoming Montreal Favourites

    When POP Montreal’s founder Dan Seligman calls you “possibly the greatest band in the world,” you know you have something good going.

  • Opaque Pop Melancholy

    You’ll Never Get to Heaven Showcase Ethereal Melodies

    It comes to you as if in a dream, the faint glimmer of manipulated piano brushing past as you sink deeper into the blackness. You’ll Never Get to Heaven emits ambient melancholy, remnants of pop vocals embedding themselves in murky haze and crackle.

  • Math Blasters

    Head Honcho Brings Math Rock to POP

    Math in itself may not be something to look forward to. Math rock, however, is a different story.

  • What You Really, Really Want

    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.

  • Two Saxxy Gentlemen

    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.

  • A Little Interview

    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.*

  • The Faces Behind the Fashion

    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.