Back this month with their 4th edition o f the party, Naive Melodie plays host to an official M for Montreal after party. Once a month, DL Jones, Herve K, Win Butler & Regine Chassagne bring to you a powerful event & one for a great cause. Dedicated to bring new life to the atmosphere that has become a standard at charity events around town, this crew of artists are changing the benefit game.
“The mandate really is just to combine our forces to give back,” says Cult Mtl’s Jones, who was introduced to Arcade Fire’s core couple by producer James Murphy. “Charity events are usually seen as stiff. We saw this as an opportunity to bring something exciting to it.”
“Nightlife hasn’t been doing bad at all in Montreal, but I feel none of it has been unexpected enough,” adds Jones. “You kinda know what you’re gonna get wherever you go each time. We’re gonna surprise people not just with this one but for the parties to come also.”
When they say “We’re gonna surprise people”, they are not joking! So far Naive Melodie has seen some amazing surprise guests come out to support Chassagne’s Haiti charity foundation, KANPE. The most notable going to the queen herself, Madonna, who joined Diplo at the event after her tour kick-off here in Montreal. This month, Naive Melodie partners up with M for Montreal headliner & closing performer Grimes… who I should add plays a sold-out show at Metropolis earlier in the evening.
Being the *only* official Grimes after party in town, it is obvious she will take the slot as special secret guest. The promise of a 2nd special guest is very intriguing. Who could it be… This guy hasn’t got a clue! This month’s edition of the fundraising event is sure to be fire! All for the very low cover price of 15 bucks, there will be lots to keep your body well into Sunday morning.
Revenues from all these events go directly to the cause. Additionally, this month also sees the launch of partnership from Naive Melodie’s creative forces and Artgang Montreal. Premiering a capsule collection of derivatives Friday night, the revenue brought in from this collection will also be going directly to KANPE. This premiere event will be FREE! Can’t argue with that, right? This event goes down at 6524 St Hubert, from 5-8PM, a good precursor to the rest of your weekend shenanigans.
So get up, get out, & sport your new Artgang merchandise at Naive Melodie this Saturday!