Don’t miss these shows this week!


Goblin + Secret Chiefs 3 @ Le National

Legendary Italian prog-rock band Goblin is coming to Montreal for the first time EVER. That’s pretty remarkable considering they’ve been around since the early 70s.

Goblin rose to fame in 1975 after scoring Dario Argento’s film Profondo Rosso. They quickly became synonymous with the great Italian horror films of the late 70s and 80s, providing soundtracks to films like George A. Romero’s Dawn of the Dead, Lucio Fulci’s City of the Living Dead and Zombi 2 and other films by Argento including the 1977 masterpiece Suspiria.

Openers Secret Chiefs 3 are legendary in their own right. Band mastermind Trey Spruance is the former guitarist of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More.

The word ‘eclectic’ is thrown around a lot in music writing but Secret Chiefs 3 draw inspiration from an all–encompassing range of sources including 60s surf rock, Middle Eastern and Asian folk music, death metal, soundtracks from Western genre films by Ennio Morricone, electronic music… The list goes on but you get the idea.

Montreal Psych Fest [October 10 to 13] @ various venues

Thursday also marks the start of the 2nd annual Montreal Psych Fest with a party and show at Barfly.

The festival celebrates psychedelic music in all its forms, from sunny 60s-influenced psychedelic pop, to more progressive, experimental sounds. Festival preview coming soon!


Indian Handcrafts + Jimmy Target & The Triggers

This is your chance to catch the two Ontario natives behind Indian Handcrafts at such a small venue before it’s too late to do so. Their popularity has been rising exponentially since their first full-length release just a year ago. They’re signed to Sargent House, which has a reputation for turning out high-quality, influential acts like Russian Circles and Red Fang.

Just by listening to their record, Civil Disobedience for Losers, you can tell they come from frozen lands. The album is the perfect soundtrack for driving your beat-up clunker across dangerously icy Canadian highways during a blizzard in the middle of the night.