Get out there and see these shows this week!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Starts at 7 p.m., free.
Alex Pelchat is a Montreal experimental musician. Even if you don’t recognize the name, you may be familiar with many of the projects he has a hand in. He plays in Drøm Før Du Dør, *Shining Wizard* and Gens Chrétiens in addition to his solo act. He also helped found the Misery Loves Co. tape label with other Montreal musicians. He has also been a steady fixture of the Montreal improvisational and experimental music scenes, having participated in Mardi Spaghetti — a weekly improvised music series at Le Cagibi that started in 2008 — and organizing Noïsundaéè — another weekly music series showcasing anything that can be described as weird or strange that happens Sunday afternoons at La Plante.
Show starts at 7 p.m., $10 suggested contribution.
Doors open at 8 p.m., $14 at the door.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
This city’s only festival dedicated exclusively to psychedelic music is back for a third consecutive year. Starting on Friday, this year’s festival presents three nights of performances featuring Pachyderm, The Backhomes, Les Marinellis, Red Mass and The Auras.
Friday and Saturday shows start at 9:30; $10 at the door before 10 p.m., $15 after. Sunday show takes place at l’Escogriffe at 10 p.m., $10.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Saturday show takes place from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday show takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., free.
Doors open at 8 p.m., $5.
Doors open at 8 p.m., $15 in advance via Blue Skies Turn Black or at the door.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Doors open at 8 p.m., $18 in advance via Blue Skies Turn Black or $20 at the door.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Doors open at 9 p.m., $5 or PWYC.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $13 in advance online via Petit Campus and at Soundcentral, Aux 33 Tours or Cheap Thrills; $15 at the door.
Witching Hour is a collective of Montrealers that includes musicians, artists, educators, writers, photographers, filmmakers and activists. All of their events feature live music and electronic DJs to supplement other media being presented, be it film, live body painting or yoga. This event will feature their usual varied lineup of live bands and electronic DJs, plus a body painting presentation, ‘an etheric healing chamber with palm reading and shamanic pracitices’ and much more.
Event starts at 9 p.m., $15 or $5 upon presentation of a POP Montreal festival pass.