This year is the 10th anniversary of the annual event focusing on talented local artists. With the mission of promoting rising artists to help them get recognition on the international stage, M for Montreal is a unique occasion to discover new talents. For this edition, we selected shows that promise to deliver magical moments.


The Franklin Electric – November 18, 8:30 PM, Rialto Center

The alternative folk quartet could easily passed for another wannabe Mumford and Sons if it wasn’t for their musical arrangements that remind us way more of Broken Social Scene in their early days than the popular British band. They deliver the right mix of piano ballads and folk rock melodies to fall in line with other big names.



The Dears – November 20, 8:30 PM, Fairmount Theatre

They’re baaaack! After a hiatus of four years, the Canadian band made a return this year to the great pleasure of their fans who had almost lost hope. With their sixth studio album titled Times Infinity Volume 1, they offer to their patient public a sound that is daring without losing its original sound. Their show at M for Montreal is definitely one not to miss!





APigeon – November 21, 6:00 PM, Divan Orange

The singer seduced the crowd while performing on stage at the last Festival Mode et Design, and she just came back from New York where she performed at the boutique of renowned stylist Patricia Field. Since her spacey electro-folk sound with strong vocals is hard to describe, we suggest you add her performance to your calendar during M for Montreal.




Grimes – November 21, 8:00 PM, Metropolis

The darling child of Montreal’s indie scene will be back in town to close the event with an already sold out concert. She just released her fourth album Art Angels, on which she is playing guitar (with a strong 80”s sound) and sings lyrics that are almost her way of settling the score with the oppressive media. Get ready to dance the night away to Grimes very personal brand of pop.


You can purchase tickets for the event here!


About The Author

Marie-Ève Venne
Lifestyle Director

Marie-Ève is a little person who still secretly wishes she was one of the Olsens twins. You can catch her running from event to event, a coffee bigger than her face in one hand and her cell phone glued to the other. At Dress To Kill, she is the one writing about the newest musician you need to discover and that trendy bar that makes the best damn cocktails in the city.

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