M for Montreal is heading to SXSW!


M for Montreal is wholeheartedly with the SXSW team, which had to cancel its 2020 edition given the risks related to the coronavirus epidemic. Without a doubt, the M team will definitely be there next year!

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On March 19 and 20, M for Montreal takes off to Texas for a 14th export mission at the famous South by Southwest Festival and Conference in Austin! Once again this year, the M team came together with POP Montreal for an official showcase and with Brooklyn Vegan for the not-to-be-missed annual party.

Save the dates for two nights that are sure to be memorable:

March 20 // Montreal Mish-Mash party

M for Montreal, POP Montreal & Quebec Creates are pleased to join forces again this year at SXSW for the official Montreal Mish-Mash party on March 20 at the Scratchouse, featuring some of Canada’s finest acts.

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Scratchouse // Outside patio
M for Montreal presents:

8:00pm – Tallies
9:00pm – Kiwi Jr.
10:00pm – Ada Lea
11:00pm – Zen Bamboo
12:00am – Elephant Stone
1h00am – Le Couleur

Scratchouse // Indoor stage
POP Montreal presents:

8:15pm – Bodywash
9:15pm – Basia Bulat
10:15pm – Land of Talk
11:15pm – Haviah Mighty
12:15am – Naya Ali
1:15am – Legal Vertigo

More details on our showcasing artists

Ada Lea

Montreal, Quebec-based musician Alexandra Levy — who records and performs as Ada Lea — is also a painter and visual artist, and traces of her many creative abilities run throughout her debut album what we say in private, a beautifully colorful collection of profound pop songs to be released later this summer via Saddle Creek + Next Door Records (CA).

March 20 @ Scratchouse, 10pm

Elephant Stone

Debuting a decade ago, the psych-pop creation of Rishi Dhir along with long-time collaborators Miles Dupire (drums) and Robbie MacArthur (guitar), and touring member Jason Kent (keys/guitar), have released five critically-acclaimed albums, toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, been nominated for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize and picked up praise from the likes of NPR, Brooklyn Vegan, Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone, Clash Magazine and more.

March 20 @ Scratchouse, 12am

Kiwi Jr.

Labeled “Delightful as fuck” by NOW Magazine and “Naive enough to be charming” by Exclaim, Toronto’s Kiwi Jr. presents Football Money, a dispatch stitched out of fragments, a lustrous twelve-string paint-job unraveling ten booksmart tracks in under thirty minutes.

March 20 @ Scratchouse, 9pm

Le Couleur

When Le Couleur comes on stage, it’s bound to be explosive! The Montreal trio offers us a rich and sensual performance. Their new album Concorde is not to be outdone: vintage atmosphere and warm sounds, it draws its roots from psychedelic, disco, yéyé and French chanson.
March 20 @ Scratchouse, 1am


“Crafting the kind of woozy surf-pop nodding gold that wouldn’t sound out of place blaring out of a busted cadillac cruising past Venice Beach” – DIY

Tallies debut album arrived in 2019 via Kanine Records and was not only Rough Trade’s album of the month, it was also in both Rough Trade UK & USA’s top 100 albums 2019.

March 20 @ Scratchouse, 8pm

Zen Bamboo

Despite their young age, they have collected an impressive collection of medals, including but not limited to four EPs released in a record time, appraisal from media outlets from all over, as well as two performances at the Montreal Francofolies. Zen Bamboo is grunge. It’s like rock, but much cuter and vicious. It is danced and it is cried. Their principle goes as follows: to create songs that speak simultaneously to the brain, the reproductive organs, and the heart.

March 20 @ Scratchouse, 11pm