Christ. Photo by Jimmi Francoeur

Christ returns in the form of a Montreal band

And just in time for Easter. PLUS the top punk, rock, metal and drone shows in town over the next seven days.

facebookHoly fuck! Local drone/ambient/post-rock lords Christ mopped the floor with Earthless when they opened up for the California bong bubblers a couple of weeks ago at le Ritz. It was just everything you want from glacial, ambient, cinematic music: dizzying decibel blasts with hairturn dynamics and epic delivery. If this is getting you hot under the collar, check out my big pick of the week on Friday.

Thursday: The great cats at Analogue Addiction keep their machine churning at Divan Orange with Fet. Nat who are launching their EP with help from one of Montreal’s mightiest bands Crabe, Toronto’s Holy Gasp and Quebec City’s la Fete. 4234 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $8

For a night of rawk that will leave rubber on the pavement check out Motorleague with the Southern Comfort of Eagle Tears, the Sick Things and Safety at Turbo Haus. 5011 Notre Dame W., 8:30 p.m., $7/$10

Christ. Photo by Jimmi Francoeur
Christ. Photo by Jimmi Francoeur

Friday: Those who read my reach-around intro (not to mention the headline), you saw my big pick of the week coming: Christ headline with openers 10,000 Horses at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $5

J.P. from Analogue Addiction keeps working like a maniac when his band Adam Strangler open for DMA’s at Petit Campus. 57 Prince-Arthur E., 9 p.m., $12

If you haven’t broken the seal on l’Escogriffe’s 16-year anniversary this month, you don’t want to miss the messy affair of local psychonauts UUBBUURRUU, with openers Blue Cheese. This will rule! 4467 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $10

A night of electronic fuckery is sure to be had on the third New night that is happening at Poisson Noir with NYC’s Kanyon, Babi Audi, Tobias Rochman and DJ Frankie Teardrop (nice Suicide grab there). Secret location, 10 p.m.

Saturday: For a night of punk rawk and mangy metal, head to Katacombes to catch Durs Coeurs, Sexface, Shit Tax, Ninos Rata and Fister, with DJ Sattanick keeping things spinning. 1635 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $6

For a night of sleazy rock, catch NowFuture (MC5 grab?) with Couteau at Atomic Café. 3606 Ontario E., 9 p.m., $5

If you want to check out one of the friendliest and most inclusive DIY spaces in the city, head to Drones to catch Harsh Reality with Shining Wizard. Secret location, 10 p.m., $6 suggested/PWYC

Beaver Sheppard’s joint Country will be laying low for an undetermined amount of time after Saturday night, so make sure you catch them at the Fish with Yardlets and local stud muffin (and personal friend of Black Flag’s Chuck Dukowski) Taylor Hoodlum Stevenson. Secret location, 10 p.m., BYOB

Sunday: The slow Sabbath day at the end of March is just perfect for the post-rock of People for Audio (playing their first show in eight years!) at le Ritz. Make sure you show up early to catch opener thisquietarmy, who is just on fire these days. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., no price listed

Tuesday: The Deadly Mardi DIY series, curated by UUBBURRUU’s Joey Napoleon, continues to ride on its success with Destruction Derby at Rockette. 4479 St-Denis, 10 p.m., $5/PWYC

Current Obsession: The Replacements, The Sire Years boxset