Johnson is in shock (ie. a good mood) as he lists the top synth-pop, psych, metal, punk, indie rock and outside-pop shows of the week — two of them are part of the Jazz Fest!
Garage pop, indie rock, mind-bending psych, a metric ton of metal and two sick festivals hit Montreal stages this week.
A rundown of hot and heavy Montreal shows off the festival circuit this week, from local record launches and tour kick-off gigs to deep-fried sludge from the Southern U.S.
Revolution Fest, CKUT’s Total Eclipse, an early Halloween party, a fundraiser for two bands whose jam space burnt down & more rawk, punk, metal and experimental shows.
Suoni’s a wrap, but the onslaught of metal, psych, rock ’n’ roll & punk fuckery continues.
* Read the Rant Line
* D.I.Y. Noël at Le Lieu
* Hilarious Holiday Hoedown IV
* Velvet Underground cover act Loaded at l’Escogriffe
* Lisbon Lux Records Xmas party
* Hip Hop Karaoke at le Belmont
The four-day festival occupies the city’s best dives Thursday through Sunday. PLUS: A few more unmissable gigs this week.