Pop Montreal is underway. There are a lot of concerts you can go see. Each day we're going to list which shows you should make time for, with songs by the artists playing for convincing's sake. Here's what to see at Pop Montreal, Sunday.
Sunday, September 29th
Moonface and Caroline Keating @ Ukrainian Federation. 8:30 PM. $15.
Spencer Krug, star of Wolf Parade and scorer of your worst/best high school memories, takes over the most intriguingly-named venue of the entire festival. Will there be lumpy old men silently drinking beer out of a boot and talking about the old country while Krug's balladry becomes the building's pulse? Only one way to find out.
They cemented Toronto's international status as an Interesting Punk City with a great debut record, but what really makes METZ METZ are their incredible live shows. They play with such power, it's almost like they're trying to outdo the album. Do they hate it, or something? They shouldn't. It's really good. Crabe and Fist City open.
Songs of Darkness with Patrick Watson, AroarA, Sarah Pagé, Little Scream + Guests @ Théâtre Rialto. 8PM. $20.
From Pop Montreal's event page:
“Songs of Darkness brings some of Montreal’s finest musicians together for a one off collaborative concert. They will perform original material and covers, all drawn from their personal connection to the ubiquitous theme of darkness in music. An evening of not just acknowledgement, but celebration of the darkness that inhabits the music we hear every day and that exists within ourselves.”
Nu-metal may have died, but darkness in music still goes on! According to them, anyway.