Canada is a testament to the diversity and wealth of talent in the music scene. M for MTL will overtake our city from November 15 to 18, 2017 for its 12th edition. It is an exceptionally organized and streamlined festival that is tailored for putting the right people in the right rooms in front of the right artists. You can learn more about the festival here, where you can also get info on passes and tickets.
Time to shine the spotlight on the best of what’s being produced locally & across our nation on what has been a very festive year.
Must See M for MTL Canadian Acts
John Jacob Magistery – Montreal band – Alternative indie @johnjacobmagistery
Driven by the lead singer’s obsessive personality, the post-indie group experiments with beautiful/dystopian sounds and emotionally charged lyrics. Their live performances, which range from an acoustic solo to a full six-piece band, showcase the group’s strong vocals with an intent well-crafted sound/message
Friday, November 17th 10 pm-1 am @ Le Ministère
Darcys – Toronto duo – Pop/rock @itsthedarcys
There is the calm, there is the storm, and then there are the Darcys, art-rock wonders who do both simultaneously. Their results are meaningful, momentous and absolutely enviable. Their sounds are grand, moody and uplifting – who knows what happier days will bring.
Friday, November 17th 10pm-1am @ Le Petit campus
Jean-Michel Blais – Classical – Montreal @jeanmichelblaismusic
Montreal-based piano virtuoso Jean–Michel Blais is a bit of an enigma to the music world. Blais maintains a strong sense of originality and personality mixing a number of styles into his own strongly emotive sound that’s never overly cheery or melancholy, but still suits both moods perfectly.
Saturday November 18th, 9pm @ Théâtre Rialto
Aliocha – folk and 90’s grunge, from rock to Americana – Montreal @AliochaS
When asked about his inspiration, the young songwriter says, “Our fleeting emotions, sensations and thoughts. What I’m interested in, what I seek, is to be able to capture those shapeless, ephemeral things and crystallize them in a song, so that I can feel them again and – if I’m successful – make others feel them, too.”
Wednesday, November 15th, 8:30 PM @ La Sala Rossa
Nomadic Massive – La Sala Rosa – Montreal @NomadicMassive
Rapping in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic, Nomadic Massive is Montreal Hip-Hop’s best kept secret. Spreading their sound across borders and cultures, the group has captivated audiences and critics worldwide.
Saturday 16th – 11h15 till… – La Sala Rossa