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Buckfest, Cool Fest, music docs, a psychedelic mass & more to do over the next 7 days.

facebookSo we’ve been dumped back into the deep freeze, and most touring vans continue to avoid our frozen tundra. But it’s around this time that local bands take up the slack, and this week certainly reflects that.

Thursday: The 13th edition of Buckfest keeps on rolling with the dialed-in dementia sounds of Crabe, with Mikrob and Phil Console. L’Escogriffe (4467 St-Denis), 9 p.m., $5

Friday: A good start to your Friday night would be to darken the door of the BBAM! Gallery for an edition of Mr. Ralph’s Record Player. Ralph Alfonso and 222 glamour punk Chris Barry will be playing, praising and discussing the importance of one of the greatest records ever made, the Ramones’ 1977 eponymous debut. 3255 St-Jacques, 7-10 p.m., free

Rivet heads are going to want to the screening of the Lamb of God documentary As the Palaces Burn. This should prove to go beyond the pale considering singer Randy Blithes recent incarceration on manslaughter charges and his recent exoneration. Personally, I’ll be going gaga over the announcement of a Slint doc that should be making the rounds this year. Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste-Catherine E.), 7 p.m., $13.53

Catch a screening of Je Suis Dans Un Band, a (French-language) documentary that chronicles local bands Monogrenade, Jesuslesfilles and les Momies de Palerme, as part of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois festival. 355 de Maisonneuve E., 7:30 p.m., $11/$9 for students & seniors

Saturday: The New Moon Psychedelic Mass pulls up its stakes from Café Cleopatra and sets them down at Il Motore. Expect the unexpected, with programming running the gamut from meditation to make-up artistry to performance art to live performances by NooM (that’s “moon” backwards donchaknow) and Lightbulb Alley, plus a host of DJs playing a wide range of music. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $10

Cool Fest proves itself aptly titled when it kicks off this year’s edition at Arbutus HQ in the afternoon (details here). Performing is Vang Vold, Ylang Ylang, Country and Mark Lowe. Cool Fest moves over to Brasserie Beaubien at night and hosts Tired, Toronto’s Fleshtone Aura, Halifax/Ottawa’s Slumlord and Ball Tripper. 73 Beaubien E., 9 p.m., $5

Sunday: Cool Fest continues at Il Motore with Jef Barbara, Marie Davidson, L.A.’s Walter TV and even a performance from Cool Fest bigwig Blake Hairgrease. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $10

Wednesday: Garage rockers that like to leave marks will want to catch Leamers with Ishi Tishi and Dana & the Day Olds at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m.

Current obsession: Slint, Spiderland

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