10 shows you need to know about

The best rock ‘n’ roll, punk, noise and black metal shows happening in Montreal this week PLUS an important record launch & cult-film screening.

facebook (379x464)In keeping with my POP Montreal tradition, my defences were rendered useless and I’m now sick as a dog. After a 24-hour coma sleep, I’m now able to get back on the gig horse for a rocky ride, and if you aren’t feeling too pooped from POP, hope to see yah out there.

The gigs:

Friday: Supergroup Kicker, featuring members of Neurosis (!), Filth and Dystopia will pummel the walls of Katacombes with Dethfox, Show of Bedlam and the Spanish punk of Era Libre. 1635 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $10

Black Lips play Montreal so often that they could almost be considered locals. If you like your garage with a heaping amount of booze-fuelled chaos and danceable rhythms, don’t miss ’em at Club Soda. Once again these Hotlanta hooligans have a great night in store, having enlisted the help of ex-Spaceshits bro King Khan and BBQ, with locals Chocolat. 1225 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m., $25

For a night of heaviosity, head down to Foufs to catch Of Temples, Graves of Disgrace, In the Name of Havoc, Join the Conspiracy and Mellevon. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 7 p.m., $13

Saturday: One of the premier modern psych bands in the city Avec le Soleil Sortant de Sa Bouche release their long-awaited recorded debut Zubberdust! with Bataille Solaire with DJ Bowly and Bron as well as DJ Knife and Fork, at la Vitrola. 4602 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $7

For a night of musical fuckery, you can also catch UN, Pelada and Elektroliquid Chrome; Black Mollasses, White Velvet Vox (how could they not become huge with a name like that!) with added help from Psyche-Ichlie, Spank Trance and Ethereal Musings, at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m.

The big pick of the week easily goes to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats who will lay down their biker film visuals and seriously ’70s-tinged fuzz at Ritz P.D.B. And yes, smoking your weight in pot is mandatory here. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $20

Sunday: To get your Sabbath started early, catch ex-Hot Spring Gigi French (aka Giselle Webber) in a duo setting with Blake Eddy, at Quai des Brumes. 4481 St-Denis, 5 à 7

If you’re still feeling the hurt from POP, you can put your feet up and dig into some popcorn at Cagibi’s Cult Movie night. This week they’re screening the 1987, Kathryn Bigelow classic Near Dark, followed by the 1988 Frank Henenlotter (Basket Case!)-directed film Brain Damage. 5490 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., PWYC

Monday: A big night of heavy and loud is promised at Sala with Balance and Composure, Seahaven and Creepoid. 4848 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $15/$20

Wednesday: A night of black metal and dark punk is happening at the good ol Turbohaus before they finally pick up stakes and move to their new location in St-Henri. The bands are Bastard Sapling, Perchten and Basalte. 1180 St-Antoine W. #408, 8 p.m., $5


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