Just the best Montreal shows this week

Don’t hibernate just yet — there are some killer gigs happening, including a possible contender for best show of the year.

facebookPhew! I’m finally back after being out of town for a month, but things seem to be at a simmer this week in club land. As many of you are still getting over Halloween festivities and may need a bit of time before getting back on the horse. But although the week’s pickins are a bit on the slim side, I’ve dug up the best, including a show on Sunday that could prove to be one of the top shows of the year.

Friday: Do not miss the chance to catch local psych rockers Elephant Stone — with Wizaard! — before they shove off on a West Coast tour . Turbo Haus (5011 Notre-Dame W.), 9 p.m., $12/$15


If you’re new to town and want to check out one of Montreal’s longest running DIY joints, you can ask a backpacked nerd where the Iji, Sheer Agony and Sick show is. Good luck Sherlock. 10:30 p.m.

If you want to put your money in the right place, get to Katacombes for the benefit for Antifa band Action Sedition. Headlining is one of Montreal’s longest running punk bands the Ripcordz, Resistance, Dissidence and Idiocrate. 1635 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $7

Saturday: Once again Turbo Haus makes the ride to St-Henri worthwhile as the much ballyhooed Greys headline with Fake Palms, Dorries and Femme Accident. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9:30 p.m., $10

If you’re more on the fart-joke tip, catch the toe-tapping power pop of Diarrhea Planet with Music Band and Commander Clark Group at le Ritz. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $10/$13

Sunday: My big pick of the week is most definitely Italian horror soundtrack/prog duo Zombi, who will liquefy your puny mind at le Ritz with Pinkish Black. If you’re into Goblin as well as a healthy heaping of Magma, Bitches Brew-era Miles Davis and ’70s synth giants, you are not going to want to miss this. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $12/$15

Monday: For a night of sonic mayhem, catch Adam Strangler in the cozy confines of Quai des Brumes with Dirty Dishes, Stove and Growing Pains. 4481 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $8/$10

Wednesday: Most of you are going to be doing the electric boogaloo at le Ritz for the Wand, Double Date With Death and No Aloha, but another solid bet would be to catch ’90s-style rock duo Solids with Wild Moth and Gulfer at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10/$12

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