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Making It Montreal CONCERT!!!

ANNOUNCING the Making It Montreal Concert!

Featuring:
HRSTA
(constellation records)
VALLEYS
(Semprini Records)
GRIMES
(Arbutus Records)

Wednesday, October 27, 9 p.m., $5
Le Divan Orange, 4234 St. Laurent

A mini-CD sampler of the performers will be available for $2 each at the show (and later through Montreal's Distroboto vending machine network). 

HRSTA (pronounced her-shta) plays powerful yet often subtle music. It's the brainchild of singer and guitarist Mike Moya who, along with a revolving cast of musicians, has performed under that name since 2000. Moya was a founding member of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, with whom he will resume touring with this winter, so don't miss out on what may be the last chance to see HRSTA for awhile!

Grimes is weird pop influenced by styles such as (to name a few) R&B, Industrial, goth, hip hop and Western medieval organum. She is noted for simple but strong percussion, vocal virtuosity, and addictive melodies... particularly unique, strangely beautiful, sometimes scary, frequently melancholic and catchy as hell.

Valleys forge delicate vignettes that chill the blood and stir the soul.  Soaked in a swirling ocean of electronic haze, stripped guitars, ghostly vocals, feedback and sparse percussion through a shimmering dream-pop cloudscape.

Making It Montreal: Music Discussion @ Pop Montreal Symposium, Friday Oct. 1, 1 p.m.

Making It Montreal: Music Discussion at the Pop Montreal Symposium!

Montreal’s English-speaking music scene has been one of the best known in North America for over a decade, attracting many new talented and hopeful musicians to the city from far and wide. But why?

The answers will be explored in this fourth (and final) Making It Montreal live discussion. We'll be asking these four active members of the local music scene who moved to Montreal in adulthood to discuss the specific challenges and advantages of trying to “make it” here:

Moderated by Louis Rastelli (Distroboto / Expozine).

Friday, Oct. 1, 1 – 2:30 p.m. FREE admission!

175 Président-Kennedy Ave.

Making It Montreal is made possible through the assistance of Canadian Heritage's Cultural Development Fund. The Music Discussion is an ARCMTL/ Pop Montreal co-presentation.