Liste Noire

Legends of the underground play Montreal on Halloween weekend

Heroes of punk, metal, psych, stoner rock and darkened disco are setting up at venues near you.

facebookAlrighty, you Halloweiners: The greatest holiday of the year is happening on Monday but you can expect to celebrate it all weekend. Although there are some new sensations playing this week, without a doubt All Hallow’s Eve week is owned by tried and true legends.

Thursday: A couple of heavy hitters tonight starting with the modern psych sounds from Sacred Bones recording artists Psychic Ills at le Ritz. Stacking the bill even more is local psych lords Adam Strangler and Anemone. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9:30 p.m., $12/$15

All metal heads who continue to worship at the altar of original nwobh can check out Grim Reaper at Katacombes. Originally jumping out of the gate in 1979, Grim Reaper were one of the first to rev up metal along with bands like Motörhead and Iron Maiden. Opening is Starlight Ritual and Warsenal. 1635 St-Laurent, 7:30 p.m., $25

Friday: The lovely peeps from Analogue Addiction have cooked up a Halloween party at Quai des Brumes with psych rockers les Marinellis, Punk Explosion and Renny Wilson. 4481 St-Denis, 9 p.m., $10/$12

The best bet for Friday night is the completely fugged sounds of Show Me the Body at Turbo Haüs, with Disposer and the psych punk of local legends Vomit Squad. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9 p.m., $11/$14

Fans of Sloan and the Super Friends are going to want flock to Divan Orange for the supergroup trio Tuns — made up of one member of Sloan, one member of the Super Friends and a contest winner — with openers Young Rival. 4234 St-Laurent, 9:30  p.m., $15

Liste Noire
Liste Noire

Those who like to feel the darkness can check out Berliners and ex-Velvet Condom’s new joint Liste Noire (darkened disco) with Winnipeg’s Kindest Cuts, New York post punkers Bootblacks and new kids on the local block Sad at Casa. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $5/$7

Saturday: If you were smart enough to check out the beat-down of Show Me the Body on Friday at Turbo Haüs you will more than likely make it to Matahari Loft to check out the PBR-fuelled punk mayhem of Trash Talk with Black Noi$e and locals Depwine. 1673 Mont-Royal E., 9 p.m., $15/$20

Proto-metal heads that were diggin’ the Grim Reaper show on Thursday are going to want to show up for back-in-the-day metal of British band Satan with Toronto thrashers Cauldron and Dizastra. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $20/$25

My big pick of the week is first wave Belfast punkers Stiff Little Fingers, who’ll dust off some truly legendary chestnuts at Corona with the Nils and Powernap. If you doubt that they still have the goods, their show at Café Campus a couple of years back was fuggin’ amazing. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8:30 p.m., $30.50/$35

Sunday: Fans of weed and expertly executed jam rock are going to want to smoke some bad banana peels when Allman Bros. offshoot band Gov’t Mule play Corona. They will test your lead guitar patience and jam your sorry punk ass into the ground. 2490 Notre-Dame W., 8 p.m., $37/$42

Monday: Shit, did I say my big pick of the week was Stiff Little Fingers on Saturday night? Well scratch that as the gig o’ the week is happening at Metropolis, where abacus chug rockers Meshuggah will try and keep up with openers — and in my humble opinion the best metal band happening right now — High on Fire. If you haven’t seen High on Fire before …stop being a pud and go to this! 59 Ste-Catherine E., 8 p.m., $35/$40

Current Obsession: Roky Erickson, I Have Always Been Here Before boxset