Summer in Montreal is probably the best time to check out some good shows, but the month of July is going to be absolutely outstanding. Between the Jazz Festival, Vans Warped Tour, and regularly scheduled concerts, July 2014 might go down in history as the month of legends in the city. From Aretha Franklin to Lionel Richie, Bruno Mars to Justin Timberlake, and all the amazing up & coming artists in between; if you're looking for something to do with friends, chances are you'll be able to pick a great concert to go and hang out.\nClick here for the 25 Montreal Must-See Shows In July 2014 >\nNeon Trees\nDate: July 4th\nVenue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre\nGenre: Pop/Rock/Dance\nWhy you're going: You might still remember Neon Trees as that quirky band who opened for the Killers had that hit single 'Animals' sometime in 2010, but they've been making tons more catchy music worth tuning in to. Their latest album 'Pop Psychology' was released in April 2014, and based on the fun pop tracks you can hear on the record, their show is bound to be a great time!\nMichael Buble\nDate: July 4th\nVenue: Bell Center\nGenre: Jazz/Swing/Pop\nWhy you're going: Another great act in conjunction with Motnreal's Jazz Fest, Michael Buble is one of Canada's most talented and well known acts out there right now. His songs blend jazz and pop like no one has ever done before, and his charm onstage make his shows a must.\nBADBADNOTGOOD\nDate: July 5th\nVenue: Club Soda\nGenre: Jazz/Electronica/Hip-Hop\nWhy you're going: These Toronto natives are best known for collaborating with other great musicians like Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean, but their distinct sound is definitely worth checking out. They have a very unique way of interpreting hip hop tracks, and have been called revolutionary in their genre.\nVANS WARPED TOUR 2014\nDate: July 5th\nVenue: Parc Jean Drapeau\nGenre: Pop/Punk/Rock/Screamo/Everything really\nWhy you're going: Vans Warped Tour is a staple of Montreal summers. Last year, the festival was cancelled in our city and it brought internet riots of all sorts from festival-goers. Don't miss the Warped Tour comeback this year at Parc Jean Drapeau. All the best up & coming artists from pop/rock/punk etc are there, and it's always a sweaty, memorable time!\nAndrew Bird\nDate: July 6th\nVenue: Theatre Maisonneuve\nGenre: Indie/Rock/Folk\nWhy you're going: The very talented multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird always puts on an absolutely stunning show when he comes to Montreal, so it's no wonder he made the list. He's been releasing music since 1996, and consistently showcases his talent on each of his new albums.\nDeer Tick/Adam Baldwin\nDate: July 6th\nVenue: Il Motore\nGenre: Alternative/Rock\nWhy you're going: You're always in for a good night of alternative/rock music at Il Motore. The smaller venue allows for much more intimate shows, and is the perfect environment for the grungy, but still charming music of Deer Tick. Bruce Springsteen inspired musician Adam Baldwin is another great addition to July shows in Montreal, don't miss either of them if you're headed to the concert!\nTyler, the Creator\nDate: July 8th\nVenue: Metropolis\nGenre: Rap\nWhy you're going: Tyler Okonma (better known under his stage name Tyler, the Creator) is a world renown rapper and even has his own record label 'Odd Future Records'. His music features a slew of great artists from Pharrell to Frank Ocean, and he's rumored to be recording with Mac DeMarco now. He's worked with so many great musicians, there's no doubt his live show is a great reflection of all the hard work!\nThe Killers\nDate: July 10th\nVenue: Bell Center\nGenre: Alternative/Rock\nWhy you're going: The Killers are FINALLY coming back to Montreal!!! Can we make requests in advance? Mr. Brightside? Somebody Told Me? Runaways?\nThe Paper Kites\nDate: July 11th\nVenue: Cabaret Le Lion D'Or\nGenre: Indie/Folk\nWhy you're going: As if their Australian roots haven't already won us over, The Paper Kites have toured with Canadian act City & Colour, cementing their clear talent in the indie genre. If you want a good, mellow evening of music, this is meant for you.\nMiniature Tigers\nDate: July 12th\nVenue: La Vitrola\nGenre: Alternative/Indie/Pop\nWhy you're going: These guys have been around for quite some time, having been named one of the best MySpace bands back in 2006. They've continued to get recognition throughout the years, with a brand new album released in June 2014. It'll be a show filled with both old and new music for sure!\nWild Beasts\nDate: July 15th\nVenue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre\nGenre: Indie/Rock\nWhy you're going: Each album Wild Beasts releases receives positive reviews far and wide. Their music is like a dreamy, new genre of rock that makes for a perfect summer show.\nScott Weiland\nDate: July 17th\nVenue: Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre\nGenre: Alternative/Hard Rock/Grunge\nWhy you're going: Known for changing his appearance and vocal style on a regular basis, Weiland's well known flamboyant and chaotic onstage presence makes us very interested in seeing his live performance!\nTouche Amore\nDate: July 19th\nVenue: Il Motore\nGenre: Post Hardcore/Emo/Screamo\nWhy you're going:The up & coming melodic hardcore band have been together since 2007 but are definitely making greater waves in the industry as they continue to release new music. Their lyrics are known to be honest confessions from their lives, and they've been signed to some great labels including their current one, Deathwish.\nThe Fresh and Onlys/The Shilohs\nDate: July 19th\nVenue: La Vitrola\nGenre: Garage/Psychedelic Rock\nWhy you're going: You're always in for a great, intimate show at La Vitrola, which hosts some of Montreal's best underground music shows. If you're looking for a concert jampacked with some amazing up & coming talent, you won't want to miss The Fresh & Onlys or The Shilohs!\nAges and Ages\nDate: July 21st\nVenue: Divan Orange\nGenre: Pop/Indie/Folk\nWhy you're going: Ages and Ages have a sound that's easily to fall in love with. If you're a fan of The Lumineers or similar indie-sounding bands, you'll have an absolute blast at this show.\nGlass Cloud\nDate: July 22nd\nVenue: La Sala Rossa\nGenre: Progressive Metal\nWhy you're going: Glass Cloud are one of those classic bands you'll find in the pages of an Alternative Press magazine. The vocalist was formerly known for his work with Of Mice & Men, to give you an idea of their genre. Signed to Equal Vision Records, this is the perfect show for all you Vans Warped Tour fans that are having some festival withdrawal by now.\nBruno Mars/Pharrell Williams\nDate: July 23rd\nVenue: Bell Center\nGenre: Pop/Reggae/Soul\nWhy you're going: Is there any better way you'd rather spend your evening than with two of the best voices in pop/reggae music? Bruno Mars has been compared to the likes of Michael Jackson, and Pharrell's song 'Happy' is bound to get fans out in huge numbers.\nPentimento\nDate: July 24th\nVenue: L'Esco\nGenre: Punk/Rock\nWhy you're going: If you're a fan of Punk/Rock and haven't heard of these guys yet, you're missing out. They have the classic early 2000's sound that you loved. If you're a fan of bands like The Spill Canvas, check these guys out for a slightly more hardcore sound!\nJustin Timberlake\nDate: July 25th\nVenue: Bell Center\nGenre: Pop/R&B\nWhy you're going: It seems like Montreal just goes wild every time Justin Timberlake is in town, and this show surely won't be ANY different. He's just got it all going on- from his N'Sync days to his solo/acting days, it's tough not to find something to love about JT. He's got a talent and drive for music that hasn't slowed down in the last decade, so make sure you don't miss what's bound to be an epic night!\nLionel Richie\nDate: July 28th\nVenue: Bell Center\nGenre: Soul/R&B/Reggae/Pop\nWhy you're going: We get to host this fantastic music legend in our city this month?! Unbelievable.\nPHOX\nDate: July 28th\nVenue: Casa Del Popolo\nGenre: Folk/Soul/Rock\nWhy you're going: PHOX is playing one of the smaller venues in the city, and we can't encourage you enough: GO CHECK THESE GUYS OUT. They have a beautiful, distinct sound, fronted by female vocalist Monica Martin. One of the absolutely must-see shows of the month!\nThe Fray\nDate: July 29th\nVenue: Metropolis\nGenre: Pop/Rock\nWhy you're going: Lead vocalist Isaac Slaade is one of the must-see musicians of our time. The Fray hasn't performed in Montreal in FAR too long, and despite the tickets being a tiny bit expensive, it's going to be crazy worth it. The Fray have a way of getting you completely lost in music. Go, and enjoy.\nBen Sollee\nDate: July 1st\nVenue: Quai des Brumes\nGenre: Folk/Soul\nWhy you're going: Ben Sollee isn't your average musician. He's known for his professional cellist skills, his music composition, and his very unique writing/performing talents. With a handful of EP's and records to his name already, Sollee's show is going to be a real treat for Montreal fans.\nTony Bennett\nDate: July 1st\nVenue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier\nGenre: Pop/Jazz\nWhy you're going: Tony Bennett hardly needs any introduction; he's by far one of the musical greats. Founder of the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City, a veteran from World War II, an accomplished painter, and holder of several gold records, he's an absolute legend, and we're so proud to host him in our city!\nAretha Franklin\nDate: July 2nd\nVenue: Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier\nGenre: R&B/Soul/Jazz/Gospel\nWhy you're going: Can we just all give a round of applause to the Jazz Festival organizers for this one? Two musical legends in two days, our city is truly outdoing itself this year. If you're enjoying the many fantastic shows that the Jazz Fest has to offer, Aretha Franklin is one that you just can't miss.