Friday, Sept. 12

* Montreal Comiccon!
* MRCY Block Party feat. Thus Owls, the Barr Brothers, Sky Ferreira & more
* Talib Kweli talk at the Phi Centre (& live webcast here at Cult MTL) & show at Telus Theatre
* Amazing Concordia-students-only show at the Corona Theatre
* Cirque de Boudoir 8th anniversary party: Temple of Kink, at Apollon
* Night 1 of Montreal Psych Fest

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Sky Ferreira, playing the MRCY Block Party

Comiccon! The three-day comics and sci-fi fanboy and fangirl fest begins this afternoon, featuring the crew from Star Trek: The Next Generation (check out our interview with Marina Sirtis here), a pair of Walking Dead cast members, Robert Englund (Freddy), zombie auteur (as in director) George A. Romero, the Back to the Future Delorean, the Ghostbusters Ecto-1 and much, much more. Palais des Conrgès (1001 Place Jean-Paul Riopelle), 2:30–8:30 p.m., $30 for today only, check here for VIP and three-day ticket details

Here’s a great reason to go to Laval: the MRCY Block Party (mercifully near Montmorency metro), feat. Metric, Neutral Milk Hotel, Death From Above 1979, Sky Ferreira, the Barr Brothers, Thus Owls and Caravane. 475 de l’Avenir, 3 p.m., $46

Concordia students, consider yourselves lucky: A Tribe Called Red is headlining a Con-U welcome back/orientation show, joined by two of Montreal’s best indie-something bands, Suuns and Miracle Fortress, at the Corona Theatre. To get into this show, you’ve got to either be a Concordia student or befriend one real quick. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 7 p.m., $10

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli has two Montreal gigs tonight: a talk at Phi Centre (407 St-Pierre), moderated by Cult MTL’s own Darcy MacDonald, and a show at Telus Theatre (1280 St-Denis). And if you can’t make it down to the talk, you can watch a live webcast right here at, at 8:30 p.m. Read more about the timeliness of the talk right hereDoors open for the talk at 8 p.m. ($12.75 all in), show 10 p.m., $15

The eighth anniversary celebration for recurring kinky theme party Cirque de Boudoir is called Temple of Kink, and yes there is a mandatory dress code (all black or all white, with a mask). It’s also a good excuse to get down to the Village, check out Apollon and a tight line-up of local DJs: Plastik Patrik, Mary Hell, JNNBNNRCK and Davidé. Apollon (1450 Ste-Catherine E.), 9 p.m., $40 advance/$50

It’s the first of three nights of the Montreal Psych Fest, and tonight’s line-up features some great bands to discover: the Backhomes, Pachyderm, Constellation Nightclub and the Knows. La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $15

Check out our complete listings for more club, stage and gallery events.