There are just too many great shows tonight

Music festivals, promoter anniversary shows, single launches, rare duos, scenester heartthrobs = major dilemma. PLUS even more shows through the weekend & beyond..

facebook (379x464)The big shows this week come courtesy of Noah Bick’s Passovah crew, who’ve cooked up a fest that has already taken over the Casa and the Rialto’s Piccolo space, and expands into Resonance and Lambi over the weekend. Like previous Passovah fests, Bick & co. offer a huge bang for your buck with very packed bills that should appeal to all. Check it.

Friday: The Golden Two, aka local heartthrob Eddy Blake and Spaceshits/Sexareenos Danny Marks, will lay it down at l’Esco with help from Kurt Bel-Air and the Ambassadors. 4467 St-Denis, 9 p.m.

Turbohaus keep things steady gigging this weekend with Bummer. Helping Bummer launch their “Steal the Nights” seven-inch will be No Bones, Greys and the Dirty Nil. Better pack an appetite as well ‘cause the fine furry folks from Vélo Burrito will be serving ‘em up hot and spicy. 1180 St-Antoine W. #480, 8 p.m., $10/$12 with the seven-inch

For a night of guitar skronk, you can catch Alvarius B. (Alan Bishop/Sun City Girls) with Montreal’s other heartthrob, Sam Shalabi. La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $12

Local promoters with a heart of gold Analogue Addiction celebrate their first year at Quai des Brumes and will kick it up with les Marinellis, Ponctuation, Nanimal and the busiest rawk DJ in town, Mathieu Beauséjour, keeping things spinnin’. 4481 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $10

Ex-Eric’s Tripper Julie Doiron returns to her pairing with Wooden Stars at Sala, with the bonus of local openers Maica Mia. The mosh pit at this is going to be insane! 4848 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15

Passovah keeps things cooking across the street at Casa with Ari Swan and eight more4873 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $5 to $25 suggested donation

Saturday: The only officially sanctioned Motörhead cover band Motörheadache are returning to Katacombes with a tribute to Judas Priest, Painkiller and Sleazy Way Out. 1635 St-Laurent, 9 p.m.

Easily the big pick of the week would be Suuns playing in the tiny confines of Casa with L.A. Foster, c/o Blue Skies Turn Black and, yes, you guessed it, Passovah. If you didn’t already grab tickets for this, you may be shit out of luck. 4873 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $10/$15

Sunday: One of my favourite drone/loop artists, thisquietarmy, will hypnotize at la Vitrola with New York’ Tignor and Turnquist with local Helle Nica. 4602 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $8

Passovah finally ends its roost at Casa with Lakes of Canada, Dear Denizen, Molly Sweeney and a fuck ton more. 4873 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $5 to $25 suggested donation

Wednesday: For a night of noise and musical mayhem, head down to Casa for New Yorkers Alberich and Ligature with Montrealers Ames Sanglantes and Burrow Owl. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $8


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