Brahja Waldman's Quintet

What’s that? You wanna go see some shows this week? Well get to it.



This year, MUTEK teamed up with Elektra to celebrate both festivals’ 15-year anniversaries and the result is EM15. The festival wraps up this weekend so be sure to catch a free event at the Musée d’art contemporain featuring Markus Floats, Santoz, Leon Louder, Bataille Solaire, Hugues Clément, Marie Davidson, Processor. Check their schedule for more events.

Most nighttime events start at 10 p.m., ticket info here.

Static Gold @ Cabaret Lion d’Or

Funk and swing collide into a dance party tonight when Static Gold launch their debut album Speaking Easy.

Show starts at 9 p.m., $13 at the door.

Brahja Waldman’s Quintet + Sam Shalabi, Anthony von Seck and Alexander MacSween @ Resonance Café

Brahja Waldman’s Quintet launch Sir Real Live, a vinyl recorded live at Resonance Café last August.

Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; $6, $8 includes download code, $15 includes vinyl. 

Bearmace + Yardlets + Melted Faces + Hiroshima Shadows @ La Vitrola

Show starts at 10:30 p.m., $6 with some proceeds going to Sun Youth.


Suoni per il Popolo: Crosss + Sheer Agony + Maica Mia + Shitsu @ La Vitrola

Show starts at 9 p.m., $6.


Suoni per il Popolo: USA Out of Vietnam + Public Animal + Marie Davidson @ La Sala Rossa

Doors open at 8:30 p.m., $8 in advance via Suoni per il Popolo or $10 at the door. 

Fringe Fest: APigeon + Girls In Uniform @ Divan Orange

Doors open at 8:30 p.m.; tickets cost $10 and are available at Divan Orange, Atom Heart, l’Oblique, Cheap Thrills and online via Indie Montreal.

B-17 + UUBBUURRUU + The Disraelis @ l’Escogriffe

Doors open at 9 p.m., $5.

Launch parties all around at shows this week!


Sensitive Shredders video premiere w/ KoKo + BEARMACE + Hiroshima Shadows @ Drones

A new Montreal skateboard video will premiere tonight followed by a show featuring three of Montreal’s noisiest bands. Watch the Sensitive Shredders trailer below:

Tickets $5, doors at 10 p.m.


Dethfox + Septimo Continente + Towanda @ L’Escogriffe

Montreal boasts an impressive array of punk bands that have cropped up this past year. Dethfox is one of them (see BEARMACE for another example) and tomorrow they’re playing what will be their second show ever to officially launch the release of their demo tape.

Tickets $6 or $10 including demo tape, doors at 9 p.m.


El Napoleon + Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel @ L’Escogriffe

This is the week of launch parties and to round it out nicely is the cassette launch of prominent Montreal’s psychedelic music scene member El Napoleon. Joining him are Mr. Elevator & The Brain Hotel touring in support of their debut LP Nico & Her Psychedelic Subconscious, released in October on Burger Records.

Tickets $5, show at 10 p.m.

Not many shows have a video trailer. Then again not many shows feature four bands, three floors, a midnight door time and only $5 cover (or free if you’re in costume).

Barton Fink, Slut Drive, Hiroshima Shadows and Heat are putting on such a show tonight at Theatre St-Catherine and DJ Unga follows up their sets well into the night and early morning. You can find out more info on the event page and, of course, check out the video trailer featuring the music and members of Hiroshima Shadows: