Ought launch a record tomorrow

The Montreal band’s Constellation Records debut is upon us + more events happening this week that you need to know about.

facebookEeeyowza, still reeling from the Loop show at Sala last week. Hitting the cranium with a decibel blast of Stooges/Spacemen 3 minimalist psych smash and bash before laying down a killer version of Can’s “Mother Sky” for an encore? What more could you want? Although this was a jewel on last week’s calendar, this week promises more hotsy totsy gigs that will liquefy your puny mind:

Thursday: Don’t miss Random Recipe’s Frannie Holder’s more melancholic and deeply personal side project Dear Criminals as they launch their debut EP, Crave, at Cabaret du Mile End. 5240 Parc, 5 p.m., free

Friday: Over at Foufs, metal road warriors Endast also launch their new ‘un, Thrive,  with help from their heavy friends Dot, Jesus Horse and Project F. A copy of the record is included with the admission price. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $12/$15

The new glint in Constellation’s eye is the dizzying math rock of locals Ought whom, yep you guessed it, launch their debut More Than Any Other Day at Brasserie Beaubien. Helping them out is Lungbutter, Skin Tone and a DJ set from CKUT’s Venus Collective co-host DJ Pas Cha. 73 Beaubien E., 9 p.m., PWYC

Saturday: Punk rockers who suffer from mental illness and some of the sad fallout of isolation, addiction and other trauma are invited to check out a night of discussion dedicated to recovery with Craig Lewis (aka Crusty Craig). Lewis is the author of Better Days: A Mental Health Recovery Workbook and also suffers from metal illness disorders but can definitely help in keeping them at bay as well as learning to live with them. Show up at Kafein. Donations make his speaking tour possible, but all are welcome. 1429A Bishop, 7 p.m., $5/$10 suggested donation

Montreal Psychfest continues brimming and presents a show by local lysergic nerds Elephant Stone with the Vacant Lots and krautrockers Pachyderm at Quai des Brumes. I was lucky enough to hear a morsel of Elephant Stone’s new mind raker and if they debut some of their new jams, this should be a barn stormer. 4481 St-Denis, 9:30 p.m., $8/$10

Current obsession: Can, Tago Mago