What to do, what to do… I know: check out some of these shows this week.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30
New Moon Psychedelic Mass: NooM + Light Bulb Alley + Bearmace + Hoax @ Café Cleopatra (upstairs)
A new monthly event comes to us from the collective known as Witching Hour Events. To be held every new moon cycle, events feature short works by local filmmakers, performances by local bands of every genre, multimedia activities and visual arts. The event’s creators say it’s all in the spirit of exchanging ideas and information and sharing creative experiences to inspire change.
This version will feature performances by NooM, Light Bulb Alley, Bearmace, and Hoax. Attendees are even encouraged to bring a small instrument or other sound-making device to use during a short jam to honour the new moon.
Dressing like an alien for this edition is also encouraged.
Free before 10 p.m., $5 after.
Pierre-Guy Blanchard, Jérémi Roy and Sam Shalabi trio @ Bethlehem XXX (6568 boul. Saint-Laurent)
Members of Land of Kush, PACHA, and part of the Constellation Records family, the trio will perform an early set at a Little Italy food joint owned by musician, artist and chef Beaver Sheppard.
Show starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m., $7.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 31
Trade Secrets + Archery Guild + Formalists + Blood @ Brasserie Beaubien
Doors at 9 p.m., $5.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2
Lymbyc Systym + Arms and Sleepers + Atsuko Chiba @ Il Motore
Doors open at 8:30 p.m., $10/$12.
Bass Drum of Death + Alex Calder @ Casa del Popolo
Doors open at 8 p.m., $8/$10.