It’s been a while but let’s get to it: here are some shows this week!


Les Breastfeeders + Vulgar, You! + Loose Pistons @ l’Escogriffe

This one’s a benefit for a friend of the bands and promoters who lost everything in a fire recently. Even if you don’t know the guy (I don’t), this will be a killer show because all of the shows that Analogue Addiction promote are sweaty, noisy and super fun.

Doors open at 9 p.m., $8 at the door.


Bad Nylon + Jonathan @ TRH Bar

Check out the buttery-smooth stylings of local “post-hypersexualization” rap group Bad Nylon.

Doors open at 9 p.m., PWYC.

Zola Jesus + Deradoorian @ Phi Centre

Stark, cold and a little melancholy, Zola Jesus’ latest Taiga is the singer-songwriter’s foray into more pop territory without losing the clean electronic edge.

Doors open at 8 p.m., $21.25 at the door or online via Phi Centre.


Téléphone Maison + Hellenica + Personal Suave + Philippe Vandal + Montagne Glacier @ La Passe

Local music label Jeunesse Cosmique is one of the most unique in the city and their showcases are out of this world. Do yourself a real favour and chill the fuck out.

Show starts at 9 p.m., PWYC ($8 suggested).

You know who reminds me of the Who, or the Strokes when they were still cool? Local Montreal band Loose Pistons.
Lead singer, Hugo Chartrand, has that frontman thing down, from his Beatle boots to striped shirt, military hat and guitar strum style. It probably would have been cheesy on anyone else, but Chartrand was cute enough to get away with it, as any Casablanca-Daltry-Jagger-styled frontman oughta be.

Of course, a crusty wild time is usually found on the corner of St-Denis and Mont-Royal, crammed up in either Quai des Brumes, L’esco, or whatever the hell happens up in Rockette (you usually don’t want to know). This time we found ourselves down in Quai des Brumes, which seems to usually be the backdrop of some extremely talented musicians.

Loose Pistons were opening for Howler on May 16, and though I didn’t stick around for the headliner, (I know, I’m an asshole, but I had to run next door to L’esco to get my face melted) I completely enjoyed grooving to the Loose Pistons. Their set was loaded with wah peddle madness, energetic solos and slamming guitar; it was the kind of stuff that got you amped on the fact that local Montreal musicians can still do rock n’ roll, and do it without it being lame, either.

Loose Pistons @ Quai des BrumeLoose Pistons @ Quai des Brume

Photos by Caile Donaldson. Click on the image to launch the slideshow.