17 heavy hangs this week

Revolution Fest, CKUT’s Total Eclipse, an early Halloween party, a fundraiser for two bands whose jam space burnt down & more rawk, punk, metal and experimental shows.

facebook (379x464)Okay everybody, we’ve had more than ample time to lick our Pop Montreal wounds, so let’s get back out there:

Thursday: The second edition of the Revolution Fest gets underway tonight at Katacombes with Action Sedition, Farler’s Fury, young punks with new contracts the Ripcordz, Mayday and Sale Gauloise. 1635 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $8

Friday: Revolution Fest continues at Katacombes with NYC’s Urban Waste, True North Strong, Talk-Sick, Hereafter and Toronto’s Sabotage. 1635 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $15

Hugo Mudie and his team at Pouzza fest have cooked up a punk rock bill at la Vitrola with Hounds, Wasted Potential, Warm Needles and local stoners Mountain Dust. 4602 S-Laurent, 8 p.m., $12

Saturday: If you just got yourself a brand new cardigan for the fall weather, you might want to test it out at the Constantines/Cousins show at le Belmont. 4483 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $20

The people at Turbo Haus have asked their good buds Larry and His Flask to play one of the last shows at their current digs before the big move to St-Henri. Filling out the bill is Good for Grapes and the Steady Swagger. 1180 St-Antoine W. #408, 8 p.m., $12

The jocks behind CKUT’s Total Eclipse crew continue their concert series and will hit hard on Saturday night when instru-metallists Squalor pulverize Playhouse with Cheap Wig and Ball Tripper. The DJ between sets is Damn Brunettes. 5656 Parc, 9 p.m., $7

The Revolution Fest goes out with a bang, ending on France’s Hors Controle and Canuck hardcore legends D.O.A. The sweat acts are the Prowlers, les Ordures Ioniques and Berurier Noir cover band Viva Bertaga. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), 8 p.m., $15

A night that promises to be as weird as it is heavy is happening at Barfly, starring Skurge, Feefawfum and Varger. 4062 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $7

Sunday: My big pick of the week is Dan’l Boone, the new jam by Neil Haggerty from Royal Trux and Nate Young from Wolf Eyesm. This should prove to be a glorious mind-fuck, with Gashrat warming up the room. La Vitrola (4602 St-Laurent), 8:30 p.m., $10

For a night of glimmering power pop, don’t miss NYC’s the Jeanies with Montreal’s pride, Dany Laj & the Looks, plus Pale Lips. L’Escogriffe (4467 St-Denis), 9 p.m., $6

Monday: You should need no excuse to check out the lysergically soaked psych sounds of A Devil’s Din and Balltripper, but both bands really need your help. They’ll be playing this show with borrowed instruments because they recently lost everything to a fire in their shared rehearsal space was ravaged by fire where they lost all of their instruments, and will. The show is early at the Barfly and if you can afford it, give until it hurts. If you’re unable to make it down to the show but still want to help the bands get back on their feet financially, you can donate through e-transfer to adevilsdin@gmail.com. 4062 St-Laurent, 6 p.m.12:30 a.m., PWYC

For a night of full frontal brutality, get to Sala for Deathwish Inc’s Code Orange Kids, Twtiching Tongues, Disgrace, Harriers and local swingers with nickels in their mitts Hashed Out. 4848 St-Laurent, 7:30 p.m., $13/$15

Tuesday: The Pure Noise tour pulls into Sala with State Champs, Handguns, Forever Came Calling, Front Porchstep, Heart to Heart and Brigades. 4848 St-Laurent, 6:30 p.m., $15/$20

If crushing metal core is what you crave, head down to Club Soda for the Black Dahlia Murder, Suicide Silence, Chelsea Grin and Alterbeast. 1225 St-Laurent, 7 p.m., $25/$30

For something completely different, catch Andrew Sisk reading from the book that inspired his latest record, The Passing of the Buffalo, with the droney drones of Aim Low opening, at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $7/$8

If you’re already hip to improvisational screech and skronk, you surely know about the Mardi Spaghetti nights happening at Cagibi. This week’s edition is especially solid, with stalwarts Detention joining forces with Shining Wizard with the trio of Chris Burns, David Dugas and Jason Sharp opening up. 5490 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $5 suggested donation

Wednesday: For those of you who want to get your trick or treat on a little bit early, you can check out the Witching Hour event Full Moon Halloween Party at the Rialto. One of my local faves, Marie Davidson, will trance you out alongside She Devils, DJs, dancing, film screenings, bobbing for apples and more. 5723 Parc, 8:30 p.m., $10/$15


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