Parlovr Montreal, QC November 20

Quietly gaining a reputation for their impassioned art pop anthems, Montreal's Parlovr reveled in some hometown love for another stirring exhibition of their unique songs. Parlovr stick out because, for an indie rock power trio, there's no real father to their style. They definitely come from the land of Wolf Parade and Arcade Fire, but there's a grittier, street-wise edge to their whole operation. And they like to have a good time, joking with the audience and recruiting an ecstatic fan to work as a "human microphone stand" at one point. In the new pop paradigm, Parlovr occupies a place of their own.