Monday, Oct. 17

* Les Hay Babies album launch
* Fantasia Fest’s obscure ’80s horror double bill
* Deep Dark Shorts queer film screening
* Music Concretely electroacoustic night
* Emily Millard album launch
* Secret indie rock show


Night of the Comet

Acadian indie-folk trio les Hay Babies launch their jangly pop-flavoured new album Motel 1755 with an early show this afternoon at La Tulipe. 4530 Papineau, 5 p.m., free

The Fantasia Film Festival presents a post-apocalyptic double-bill tonight at Bar le Ritz PDB with 35mm screenings of 1984’s sisters-vs-zombies flick Night of the Comet followed by the 1988 nuclear scare Miracle Mile. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $10

If locally produced queer cinema is more your bag, head to NDQ for tonight’s Deep Dark Shorts screening night, featuring spooky, Halloween-ready films that clock in at 20 minutes or less. 32 Beaubien E., 8 p.m., free

In advance of this month’s electroacoustic Akousma Festival, Eastern Bloc presents an evening of sonic exploration called Music Concretely, featuring a tribute (Martin Tétreault and Erick D’Orion) to the 1940’s-era foundations of electronic music, plus Martin Rodriguez’s Radio Therapy, which incorporates the sound of an MRI brain scanner and the Wave Field Synthesis project from New York’s EMPAC (Experimental Media and Performing Arts Centre). 7240 Clark, 8 p.m., $10/$8 students

Art-folk singer-songwriter Emily Millard — whose voice is said to be “a mercurial weapon” and whose music has been described as “[interweaving] Gaelic and Scandinavian folk traditions with jazz and just a hint of rock” — launches a new album called By Heron and By Season at la Vitrola. 4602 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10

Check out four chill indie rock acts from Whitby, ON (Chastity), Montreal (Pandacide and Look Sacré) and Baltimore (Trunkweed) at secret show spot Bad Lunch. 9:30 p.m., $7/PWYC, BYOB

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