It looks like it’s going to be a record year for Montreal summer festivals. A new punk/hardcore/post-punk festival has joined the ranks this year. RRROOOAAARRR is organized by local promoters Blackdot Presents and features over 40 bands from August 2 to 4.
There are two big shows per night featuring six bands each at Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa as well as free aftershows and a daytime show/BBQ/record swap on Saturday at Katacombes. For a list of bands and schedule, see their Facebook event page.
A 3-day pass and tickets for individual shows are available online here or at Sonik (4050 Berri), Sound Central (4486 Coloniale), Phonopolis (207 Bernard o.), and Cheap Thrills (2044 Metcalfe). There will also be tickets at the door.
Look for a more extensive preview next week, including some music from some of my top pics.