Who: Le Couleur, Mon Doux Seigneur, Lydia Képinski, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Bad Nylon, Canailles, David Lee, Rymz
When: November 18th, 2017
Where: L’Escogriffe, Le Quai des Brumes and Club Soda, Montréal, QC
The fourth and final day of M for Montreal took place on Saturday, and it was definitely packed with a lot of great acts all across the city.
During the afternoon, the Franco M SiriusXM Showcase happened between l’Escogriffe and le Quai des Brumes. Le Couleur was the first band to take the stage, and their electro-pop performance with hints of disco vibes was the best way to start everyone’s day.
Over at Quai des Brumes, Mon Doux Seigneur showcased their impromptu grooves and point-blank prose, joking about being an “international band”, then carrying on with fully québécois rock.
Lydia Képinski was up next, her emotional lyrics, bubbly attitude and powerful voice filling up the air of L’Escogriffe.
Those who did not know Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire were up to a surprise. The francophone New Brunswick rock band gave an upbeat performance, with lyrics of unity and love, all while lead singer Serge Brideau gave the crowd a charismatic and eccentric no one saw coming.
Bad Nylon was the last band to play at L’Escogriffe. The all-female, francophone hip-hop collective gave a stunning performance, with their sharp lyrics, high energy and great choreography.
Finally, Canailles closed the afternoon showcase at Quai des Brumes. While the venue’s stage seemed barely big enough to fit all 8 members of the band, they did not let that affect what was a very festive performance.
Later in the evening, rap enthusiasts made their way over to a sold-out Club Soda. David Lee opened the show, getting the audience hyped, and ended his set with a new very interesting track, rapping over the very rock and roll sounds of electric guitars.
Shortly after, Rymz appeared on stage. With beautiful stage effects and lots of guests joining him on stage, you could feel the party happening at Club Soda. Rymz performed mostly tunes from his latest album “Mille Soleils” that came out the previous day, but that didn’t prevent the audience of hardcore fans from singing along during the whole show.
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Hi there! My name is Marie, I am French born and raised, now living in Montreal. I work in Marketing by day, and I’m an avid concert-goer by night. I have always had a passion for photography, and realized that this mixes quite well with my love for live music (the absolute best way to experience music, if you ask me).
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