Everyones favorite Zef crew Die Antwoord have just dropped a new music video "Cookie Thumper" and as to be expected its hype, weird, amazing and off the charts crazy. We saw them live last last year at Metropolis and we can tell you they are just as unique live as they are on screen. Check it out Montreal.
We've all been waiting in eager anticipation for the lineup drop for the massive rave fest that is îleSoniq and it's finally here! The two-day EDM festival will take over Parc Jean-Dapeau this August 14 & 15 for its second edition and just based on the artists and DJ's set to perform this year, it's gonna be huge.
The crazy-ass lineup includes the world-class DJ hero Deadmau5 (!), the South-African bad-ass duo Die Antwoord (!!), and local electro mind-blowers Black Tiger Sex Machine (!!!).
Other notables include Azelea Banks, Flosstradamus and Showtek just to name a few, but all in all, you done good îleSoniq. You done real good.
Another month brings a new slew of shows to check out in Montreal, and with Die Antwoord, La Roux, and Motel Raphael all set to take to the stage, June is gonna be a good month for music. Read on and find out about the shows you shouldn't miss this June.
Why you're going: La Roux found a lot of success almost immediately upon starting her career with singles like "In for the Kill' and 'Bulletproof'. After a few years on hiatus, La Roux is back with a brand new record, killer new tracks, and what will undoubtedly be a really fantastic live show.
Why you're going: With no recent album releases, The Kills are set to be playing their show in Montreal with the hits off their four studio albums; Keep On Your Mean Side, No Wow, Midnight Boom, and Blood Pressures. Their fans will enjoy a night of the bands' greatest hits, and if you're a fan of The White Stripes, Patti Smith, or even LCD Soundsystem, this might be a great reason for you to discover some new music!
Why you're going: The French Alt/Rock band has a lot of celebrities that have named them as a musical favorite. Their distinct sound and talent have made them really stand out in the industry since they got started 15 years ago.
Why You're Going: The 25 year old German producer is best known for his work on the track 'Clarity', and has since played around with many other genres like dubstep, progressive house, and classical. It's going to be a packed night at NCG!
Why you're going: The Grammy Award winning DJ has a ton of hits with his own music, and also with the remixes of songs he's done by big names including Kylie Minogue, No Doubt, Daft Punk, and Maroon 5. Wonder what he'll play for Montreal...
Why you're going: Krewella has played Montreal several times before, and concert-goers always come out of the show raving about how great the set was. They're not only known for mixing many different genres; they know how to get you dancing!
Why you're going: The very talented singer-songwriter always puts on an absolutely stellar show when he's in town. And really, there's a reason his music has been featured on hit TV shows like Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill. It's fantastic.
Why you're going: These very talented ladies from Montreal are gearing up to release their debut album 'Cable TV', which was created after raising funds via IndieGogo. The campaign went well beyond it's 5K goal, showing just how invested their fans already are in seeing them succeed. This is going to be a very exciting show in the city!
Why you're going: The Jezabels became successful immediately after the release of their debut album, and recently released their sophomore record (in January). The four-piece band always put on a great, upbeat show, and this one will definitely include tons of new music for fans to enjoy.
Why you're going: Lindsey Stirling is a YouTube SENSATION that you will absolutely, most definitely, not want to miss in concert. She has performed with Pentatonix, and in 2012 her song 'Crystallize' was the 8th most watched video on YouTube. She's also a professional violinist, and was on America's Got Talent in 2010. Sounds like a lot will be happening at Metropolis on June 16th!
Why you're going: Did you say acoustic... Rock? Swoon! Tyler Ward has opened for the likes of The Fray, Boyce Avenue, and The Jonas Brothers. His charm and talent have not only gotten him on notable tours, but a couple nods from Billboard, as well as a major label. There are definitely big things ahead for this musician!
Why you're going: Both these Montreal acts are performing as part of the city's Fringe Festival, which brings together the greatest talent MTL has to offer. Between the Soul Pop sound of Chic Gamine and the upbeat, indie pop Lakes of Canada, you're in for an awesome night.
Why you're going: Another standout show at Montreal's Fringe Festival, these three Canadian acts are almost unbelievable to think of all together. The energy and creative sound that they each bring to the table are going to keep Divan Orange up and dancing for sure. If you're looking for some good new music, definitely check these guys out!
Why you're going: Diamond Bones are an up & coming act from Montreal with an album due out later this year, and Geographer are a great headlining act from San Francisco with a great Indie Rock vibe fit for our city, and of course, for Divan Orange.
Why you're going: Beck has practically become a household name since he first became famous in the 90's, and has remained at the top of his game all these years by continuing to remain creative and innovative in his music. Also? Place Des Arts is one of the greatest places to experience music in Montreal!
Why you're going: This Canadian band wasn't named Exclaim's best punk album of the year in 2010 for no reason; they have really nailed exactly what it means to create music in this genre, and will be performing all their greatest songs in the comfort of the cozy Divan Orange on St.Laurent.