CM On The Ground For POP Montreal 2014 – Day 3Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Once again, Canadian Musician‘s sweet and stylish correspondents Candice Dugas and Melanie Cheung are on the ground in Montreal to cover POP Montreal. This year’s bill is as diverse as ever and features a heap of Canadian and international headliners performing around the city. Words are by Candice, shots are by Mel. For more from the ladies, check out The Run In.
Country pop rock singer Véronique Labbé kicked off our night at Olympia with upbeat devotion. She had her own section of local groupies who cheered on with passion, though her Francophone country hits were serving as a warm-up for the evening’s headliner, Sheryl Crow.
Nine-time Grammy Award-winner and all around super-babe Sheryl Crow arrived and belted out hit after hit: “My Favorite Mistake,” “Strong Enough,” “Everyday Is A Winding Road,” “A Change Would Do You Good…” We have to admit, we were a bit starstruck.
Crow’s “Easy,” a song about staying in and drinking beer, eluded to her transition as an artist on her latest album, Feels Like Home – an album closer to what she knows, with stories about what country means to her.
Sheryl Crow had met Rémi Chassé, finalist on The Voice (2014) after he covered her hit “If It Makes You Happy” and welcomed him on stage for a special rendition of the song. When the tune “Soak Up The Sun” began, all of the seated viewers rose to their feet to boogie. The dance party held strong for the rest of the set. That night, Sheryl Crow won the affection of Olympia’s full house.
We arrived at the Late Night Little Burgundy venue in time for Montreal-based singer Antoine93’s set. His soulful sound reminiscent of ‘90s R&B was a hit amongst the fashionable crowd, many of whom were paying homage to the ‘90s in their outfit choices.
Twin Shadow took the stage clad in NASCAR racing gear and hockey jerseys mixed with leather pieces. Their super-cool disposition complemented their Brooklyn street style. The set started with “Five Seconds To Your Heart” and consistently- built momentum with George Lewis Jr.’s crowd pleasers.
He delivered a heartfelt performance of “To The Top” from his yet to be released new album. Twin Shadow teased the crowd with talk of working on new material, and there was apparently a hint of new song material foreshadowing with that night’s cover of Sade’s “No Ordinary Love.”