Where to get your sonic beat-down this week

Girls in the Garage, ol’ fashioned punk rock, pummel-pop, hardcore, True Norwegian Black Metal and more in Montreal bars & clubs this week.

facebookThings definitely start heating up a little bit after a cold couple of months in the clubs but fans of pummeling pop are definitely going to want to just skip right down the gig listed on Sunday. Dig it.

Tonight: The Yes All Girls monthly at le Ritz has cooked up a night entitled “Girls in the Garage” (y’know, like the kick-ass comp) and will feature CISM’s DJ Romanne Blouin and resident homegirl Annie Q. Expect a heaping helping of post-punk, punk, no wave, krautrock and of course some seriously swingin’ 1960’s garage stomp. 179 Jean-Talon W., 10 p.m., free

For a night of good ol’ fashioned punk rock, catch Restorations with Black Love and Templeton at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $15

Friday: No wave/psych punkers les Zerreurs will cave in yer cranium at l’Esco with Ghost Vines and Melted Faces. 4467 St-Denis, 10 p.m., $5

For a night of true Norwegian black metal, see legends Enslaved at Foufounes but the real reason you should be showing up is to catch the opening doom of Yob who will devastate. Easily one of the best doom bands ever. Also opening is Ecstatic Vision and Sons of Bedlam. 87 Ste-Catherine E., 7 p.m., $25/$28

The 15th edition of Cool Fest promises another stacked bill over two nights at la Plante, with Edmonton/Montreal’s Brazilian Money, the Powers, Brooklyn’s Computer Syndrome, Ottawa’s Bonnie Doon, Brooklyn’s Mysterious House and Tobias Rochman and Porn Persons. Also expect a lot of screenings/projections as well as grub for carnivores and vegans. 8 p.m., $10

Saturday: Cool Fest continues on Saturday with Toronto’s the Soupcans, Providence’s Bevin Blechtum, Bile Sister, New Orleans’ Monika Heidemann, Drug Train and Buffalo MRI. La Plante., 8 p.m., $10

Continuing the month-long birthday celebration of l’Esco is Red Mass with Primitive Hands and Auks. This will be awesome! 4467 St-Denis,  9 p.m., $10

Casa is oddly enough the place for the hardcore beat-down of Toronto’s Dead Tired, who open for Make Do and Mend with Lost Love starting the night off. 4873 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $15

Sunday: The big ticket of the week is Florida pummel-pop band Torche, with ample support from metal-gazers Nothing with Wrong at le Ritz. This should definitely be packed to the tits. If you were lucky enough to see the drummer of Torche completely obliterate his kit to pieces the last time they were in town at Foufounes you know just how God like this will be. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $15/$20

Monday: L’Esco is once again the place to be between 5 and 7 p.m. to listen to the les Marinellis‘s third jammer, île de Rêve, out on the hipper than fuck label Burger Records. 4467 St-Denis, 5 p.m.
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