Friday, May 18

*Pouzza Punk Fest
*Montreal Underground Film Festival
*Santa Teresa music festival
*Gene Tellem and CFCF at Newspeak










Pouzza Fest. Photo by Caroline Perron.

It’s day one of the Pouzza punk fest, which is welcoming headliners Reel Big Fish, Face to Face, Grimskunk, Cancer Bats, We Are Wolves and many more bands to small venues in the Quartier des Spectacles as well as outdoor stages in Place des Festivals and Parc la Fontaine. See the complete line-up and schedule here. Various locations, $51.76 day passes, $101.75 for a three-day pass

Also beginning today is the Santa Teresa music festival in Sainte-Thérèse. This year’s headliners include Chet Faker, Lil Uzi Vert, Oh Wonder, (Sandy) Alex G and Feist, the latter of which will be taking the stage tonight. Blainville W. (Sainte-Thérèse, various venues), 4 p.m., $25–$95

The Montreal Underground Film Festival is back for its 13th year, kicking off with the opening night party featuring a program of experimental animation and video. The festival runs through Sunday, May 20,  screening over 60 experimental films from 18 countries. See what’s in store for this edition of the MUFF tonight at Bar le Ritz, and and plan ahead to check out the upcoming screenings this weekend. 179 Jean-Talon W., doors at 7 p.m., $10 

Hey Ocean! singer David Beckingham has a solo career — one of the highlights of which is a song called “Montreal,” the Vancouver singer-songwriter’s ode to our fair city (see the video here) — and tonight he’s headlining a show at Casa del Popolo with openers Twin Bandit and Jenny Banai. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10/$15

Also on the festival tip is the fourth edition of No Exist No Fest, a showcase of local indie/experimental acts on local label No Exist at la Sotterenea (in the basement of la Sala Rossa). 4848 St-Laurent, 9:30 p.m., $10/$15

If you’re in search of a dance party, local DJs Gene Tellem and CFCF are playing Newspeak care of Montreal record label SOBO and electronic music promoters Homegrown Harvest. 1403 Ste-Elisabeth, 10 p.m., $5 before midnight/$10 


For more concert recommendations, see this week’s edition of Hammer of the Mods.