Your Summer Guide to Passovah’s Summer Fest

Even though the summer of festivals is slowly coming to an end, there are still a few of them left that we absolutely need to enjoy before the weather starts cooling down.  Next up, Passovah Summer Festival.

This is the third year the music festival will be taking place and this time, without much surprise, it’s bigger than ever.  4 nights, 5 venues, there really is something for everyone. What’s truly great about this festival is the lineup, which is entirely made up of Montreal bands, with the exception of PS I Love YouFrog Eyes, and Charlotte Cornfield.  But hey, they’re in Montreal, so every often, they’re almost Montrealers anyway.  Even better, most shows are “Pay what you can“, which makes it really easier to check out what the city’s local artists are made of. So  no excuses people.

Thursday, August 21st

Passovah starts out incredibly strong by showcasing some of the best local bands on the first night.  It might be the strongest night of the festival, in terms of lineup. Both venues are guarantees to provide a stellar time. Head to Casa Del Popolo and check out Sea Oleena‘s beautifully seductive melodies or Seoul for ambient-pop and bluesy tones.  Otherwise, if you want to jump and dance around, head to Piccolo Rialto  for CTZNSHP , PS I Love You and Victoria’s Frog Eyes. 

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Friday, August 22nd

If you haven’t checked out Marché Des Possibles, this might be a great opportunity, head to the Mile-End it spot of the summer. The lineup will offer cool, calm music that will be perfect if you are looking for a low key Friday night.   James Irwin, who’s music sounds like it should be on Twin Peaks (if something good ever happened on the show) and  Toronto’s Charlotte Cornfield will make it worth the while.

Otherwise, if you are a fan of Miracle Fortress check out Graham Van Pelt‘s new project Inside Touch at Piccolo Rialto.  

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Saturday, August 23rd

Montreal favourite Suuns  will no doubt be killing it at Casa. Get there early, the small venue will fill up quickly.  If you are  looking for a dance party where you’ll actually be able to move around, check out Cousins Party  at Club Lambi.

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Sunday, August 24th

We discovered Technical Kidman not too long ago and we were blown away. Energetic and engaging, this is a band who does experimental electronica mashed with substantial psych incredibly well. Combining mystery and grit, they manage to create an aura that is incredibly enticing. Hands down our pick of the night.

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About Caroline Royer

NUMTL Founder and Editor-in-chief, Caroline is an Ottawa-born Montrealer who has spent the better part of her life playing and listening to music. Otherwise, she is a diehard Sens fan, freakishly into architecture and industrial design and terrible at staying put for more than 5 minutes.

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