The city’s best underground music fest is on

Three days and nights of heaviosity starts now.

facebookEasily the best underground punk fest in the city, A Varning From Montreal will smash into its seventh annual edition with three days of pure punker mayhem at (Where else?) Katacombes. Here’s the lowdown on that festival and a handful of other shows (and birthdays) not to miss this week.

Thursday: The first night of A Varning From Montreal features Criminal Damage, Kremlin, Nuclear Spring, Life Chain, Agitator, SexFace and Whiskey Shits, with veggie burritos being slung by the fine folks at Velo Burrito. If you don’t have tickets yet, better not be tardy, as Varning routinely sells out in advance. 1635 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $20 ($52 for a weekend pass)

Returning to their comfortable cowboy boots and mesh caps are Yesterday’s Ring, who’ll get their twang back on with No Bones, Miracles and Charles Barrington at Cabaret Underworld. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 8 p.m., $10

Friday: A Varning continues with its one-two combination punch with Sweden’s Institution (ex Totalitar), Bloodcrow Butcher, Kontrasekt, Koward, Total War, Hysteria, Ambush, Silent Order with DJs Jimmy Rose and Lady Christina spinnin’ the crust and other punker delights. 1635 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $20 ($52 for a weekend pass)

Saturday: The final stand for 2013’s edition of A Varning From Montreal finally puts the boot in with NYC’s Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, San Fran’s Ruleta Rusa, Jerseyites Primitive Pact, Proxy, Rotten U.K. (who, despite their slippery moniker, actually rule from NYC’s roost — think UK82), NYC’s la Miasma, Dethfox and Septimo Continente with vittles being served up from the folks at la Dinette. 1635 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $20 ($52 for a weekend pass)

Local radio station with the huge heart CJLO celebrates its 15th birthday as a station and seven years on the AM dial (1690 AM) with a birthday at Notre Dame des Quilles. On-air DJs past and present will man the wheels of steel, with the first 100 people to sign up at getting some free booze. Free booze, I say, so stop pulling at yer pud and click away! 32 Beaubien E., 7 p.m.

Dead Messenger wedge themselves out of the studio, where they are putting the finishing touches on their third record, just long enough to play the Barfly with the support of Goodnight Sunrise and Rabbi Wolf. 4062 St-Laurent, 10 p.m.

Local tripped out noiseniks Cousins of Reggae will send you into dementia 13 with Babi Audi and Dungeon Crawler at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5

Sunday: My easy pick for the second week of November will go to the kings of doom and gloom, Japan’s Church of Misery, with ample support from the epic doom of the Gates of Slumber at Il Motore. I’ll be there with bells on, AAANNNNDDDD it’s my birthday, so if you should chance upon my grizzled and sloppy mug, feel free to buy me drinks. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $15/$20

Monday: True, the Church of Misery gig has got me hot under the collar, but the Wooden Shjips with Cave at Casa should prove to be equally enthralling. Note: this will be a day after my birthday; please buy me belated drinks, and thank you in advance. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15

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