Montreal has become North America's unofficial indie music scene king, spawning such popular favorites as Arcade Fire and A Simple Plan. At any given time in an empty garage or reasonably priced warehouse space you'll hear the sounds of up and coming new bands. Montrealers support their local talent as does the generous provincial grants to Montreal musicians. Music lovers travel across the continent and beyond to check out Montreal's exciting music scene as there is plenty of variety for all who love live performances.
Montréal's famous nightlife includes plenty of venues to hear live music. On any given night you can listen to bluegrass, rock or blues at Grumpy's or Quebecois music at Les Dieux Perrots. Montreal is known as a jazz town and you can catch local and international jazz musicians at The House of Jazz. Enjoy some fine dining and vocals at Upstairs Jazz Bar & Grill or great pub food alongside Celtic music on Crescent Street. There's even a club for those not into the club scene. Listen to punk, metal, hardcore and emo at the famous and eclectic Foufones Electronique. Neighborhoods bars and lounges are also good places to hear live music and grab a smart cocktail.