The music of unrest and protest is punk fuggin’ rawk. Here’s where to get some (+ metal, psych, indie rock & more) this week.
Wild permutations of psych and punk will be bouncing off the walls of the city’s small venues over the next seven days.
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.
Metal legends, serious punks, trance-inducing electronic experiments and masterful power-pop on Montreal stages this week.
* Wrong Hole at Barfly
* CHOQ.ca party at SAT
* Third Bass at Playhouse
* Robocop at Dollar Cinema
* Verdun gets a Benelux — go get wasted!
* Free Burger Day at Burger Bar
* Semaine du vélo urbain fetes ladies on bikes
* Translated comics launch @ D&Q
* Can-punks HGM and Vomit Squad at Barfly
* Neighbourly election anxiety
* Blâck Pâques vernissage
* Gallows and Barn Burner
* Timmy’s Organism, Genital Hospital
* Back-to-back Buñuel!!
Usually I count down the days until the annual Heavy MTL festival, which gets underway early Saturday and ends late on Sunday. Having seen some incredible sets there by Voivod, Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Motörhead, High on Fire, Slayer and more, I’m truly thankful for the organizers who plant this annual two-day event in my backyard. […]