If you’ve been frequenting this site over the course of the past month or so. you might recall that earlier this month, I went to Montreal, to cover the 17th edition of M for Montreal (M pour Montreal in French), an annual conference and festival, which takes place over the course of four days in late November in Canada’s second largest city. Since the inaugural edition back in 2005, M for Montreal quickly expanded to feature a selection of over 100 emerging, buzz-worthy and/or breakout acts from across Francophone Canada (Quebec, New Brunswick and parts of Ontario), the rest of Canada and a selection of international acts playing in showcases in Montreal’s top venues.
After the joint Music PEI and FOCUS Wales showcase at Cafe Campus on hilly Rue Prince Arthur East, it was necessary to check out as much of the murals and street art as I could see while under a somewhat tight schedule. Oh and a second stop at Main Deli Streakhouse for a smoked meat poutine — because poutine.