Friday, March 25

* Senzafine album launch at Barfly
* Van Horne Variety Live
* Christ plays Casa del Popolo
* Strip Spelling Bee at MainLine Theatre
* Smiths cover band the Smiffs play le Ritz
* Avant_Mutek dance party with Monolake at Espace Reunion

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Mathy, metalish Montreal rock band Senzafine launch a new record, Macchina Spirituale, with a show at Barfly. 4062 St-Laurent, 8:30 p.m. $5

The second annual edition of Van Horne Variety live brings together musicians, comedians, video and visual artists for one night of eclectic entertainment. See a nearly complete list of performers and participating artists here. Nomad Live (129 Van Horne), 9 p.m., PWYC

Among the dozen shows recommended by our rock columnist Johnson Cummins in this week’s edition of Hammer of Mods, a local band called Christ is number one. They’re headlining at Casa tonight, with openers 10,000 Horses. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $5

The March edition of Montreal’s Strip Spelling Bee goes down tonight at the MainLine Theatre and this time with a Vampy theme for those keen to come in costume — if only to be peeled away layer by layer with each spelling mistake. 3997 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10

On-point Smiths cover band the Smiffs (featuring members of Stars, Suuns and Pang Attack) play a show at Bar le Ritz PDB with Toronto openers Nyssa, courtesy of Passovah. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., $15/$10 in advance

Visiting German electronic music producer and sound artist Robert Henke follows up his CIMMT lecture by taking the reins at tonight’s Avant_Mutek dance party as his alter ego Monolake at Espace Reunion, where he’ll be joined by the U.K.’s Pearson Sound and Tessela plus our own DJ CMD (Corina MacDonald). 6600 Hutchison, 10 p.m.–6 a.m., $35/$30 in advance

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