13 shows to pummel your eardrums this week

From post-punk legends to killer locals to pure black metal devastation — it’s all here, fuckos.

facebookIf you are gripping tix for the Prong show this week at Foufounes, you won’t be able to use them this week as the show — and their entire tour — has been cancelled. Not to fret though as there is already a make-up date of May 9 has already been announced. For those of you who remember who Prong is, you may also want to note a show on Sunday featuring 2/3rds of the original line-up of a legendary metal band.

Friday: If you are one of the throngs that are digging the dark wave and minimal synth scene, you’ll want to get your goth sway on with duo Essaie Pas (featuring Marie Davidson), Lowebrau, doomish duo Brusque Twins and Citadel at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $5/PWYC

One of Montreal’s true jewels — Bloodshot Bill — will howl at the moon and sweat up a storm at Katacombes with his band his band the Hiccups Jittery Jack with Miss Amy warming up the room before the mayhem and twang. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9 p.m.

For those of you making the Essaie Pas show, you may want to split up your time between Casa and Quartier General des RIDM to catch Johnny Couteau, Perverted Justice, Effet Werther with DJ Max Papa G. 3450 St-Urbain, 9:30 p.m., free

Saturday: This is definitely a packed Saturday but my big pick of the night would be the almighty P.I.L. at la Tulipe. I have been lucky enough to catch P.I.L. on their last two stops in Montreal and both shows found Mr. Lydon still full of piss and vinegar, with a band behind him that’s definitely in tune with the original spirit of P.I.L. Guaranteed to be amazing. 4530 Papineau, 7:30 p.m., $40/$50

People who went to the Bloodshot Bill show on Friday will want to make it a double header weekend and catch the garagey blues of the Skip Jensen Group at le Cheval Blanc. 809 Ontario E., 6-8 p.m.

Vulgaires Machins’s stellar writer Guillaume Beauregard will prove why he is one of the best crooners and writers in the city at the comfy l’Astral, opening for singer/songwriter Mara Tremblay. 30 Ste-Catherine W., 8 p.m., $29.31-$34.15/$25.07-$28.45 for students

Another night of thrilling solo shows is happening at Turbo Haus when one of the Haus’s owners Patrick Bennett will perform under his solo moniker, Old Boy, and release his debut vinyl EP Commune with solo performances from Johnny Griffin and Tiger Cage. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $10

Shining Wizard will prove they are as awesome as their band name, with openers Cheap Wig and Lafrance. Casa del Popolo (4873 St-Laurent), 10 p.m., $5

Drones keeps things chugging on Saturday with Toronto’s kraut/punk of Eyeballs, fellow 416er and master of looped vocals Doom Tickler, a drone performance based on a Bowie track by DJ Slow Down (aka Paul Saulnier of PS I Love You) and Real Life. Secret location, 10 p.m., $5/PWYC

La Vitrola should get packed for Cleveland’s Pleasure Leftists, Marie Davidson, one of my favorite Montreal bands Complications (the last time I checked they were rocking the kraut/rock vibe but who knows) and Minnesota’s Uranium Club. 4602 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $8/$10

Sunday: This is a big night  for any metal head but my pick of the night as well as the week is the devastating pummel of Tombs, who will level Turbo Haus with the faithful help of Black Anvil and the hugely underrated Metalian. Tombs literally shook me to the core when I saw them and their mixture of black metal (sans the cartoonish element) and the primal power of Killing Joke. This is as good as it gets. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9:30 p.m., $8/$10

Monday: Long time MTL faves and ex-pats the King Khan & BBQ Show return to play le Ritz, with openers Milk Lines. 179 Jean-Talon W., 8 p.m., $20

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