Hey you! Yes you! Go see these shows this week!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15
This one’s for all you club kids out there. Winner of best newcomer of the 2013 DJ Awards, Lleida, Spain’s UNER specializes in minimal house and techno with a definitively smooth European flavour. The club scene is really not my thing, and usually when I see the words “minimal house” my mind draws a total blank. That being said, there’s definitely something refreshing about UNER that sets him apart from many of his contemporaries.
When: 10 p.m.
Where: 1248 rue de la Montagne
How much: $25 ($20 pre-sale at Kafein and Atom Heart)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16
MUTANK + Squalor + CroMagnum @ Barfly
Montreal band MUTANK strip away all the superfluous nonsense to give you pure thrash metal at its simplest and punchiest. There could be no better venue to see them in. Ah, the smell of dingy bar sweat and cheap beer. Good times.
When: 9 p.m.
Where: 4062 St-Laurent
How much: $5
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Scale the Summit + The Reign of Kindo + JOLLY @ Il Motore
Scale the Summit are touring in support of their fourth album, The Migration, released earlier this year. Their music, as does their name, evokes that tingly feeling you get when you’re about to embark on an adventure. Get there early and catch NYC’s JOLLY.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: 179 Jean-Talon o.
How much: $15