Weeeeeoooooo! Look at all these cool shows this week!


Jeunesse Cosmique presents: Processor + Little Ghost + AE Bridger + Wiwichu @ Casa del Popolo

Jeunesse Cosmique is one of the most interesting labels in Montreal, representing a truly eclectic collection of artists that have one thing in common: their music can be described as experimental or just plain weird. This event will feature live painting by local artist Chang E Ling.

Show starts at 9 p.m., PWYC ($5 suggested).


L’OFF Festival de Jazz de Montreal presents: Kids Eat Crayons @ Resonance Café

My favourite weirdo/jazz/punk band will be playing two sets throughout the evening. According to the event description, there will be a real live grand piano! That eats children! Kids Eat Crayons have also just released their first ever music video for a song called ‘Winston Eats Shit’. Check it out!

Show starts at 10:30 p.m., $10.


Appalaches + Atsuko Chiba + Au Revoir + Alam Al-Mithal @ l’Hémisphère Gauche

Appalaches are an instrumental post rock band. Guitarist Mat Jason Blanchet will be leaving the band to live abroad so this is your chance to see them with their current lineup.

Show starts at 9 p.m., $12.

Montreal Psych Fest Fundraiser feat. POP GOES + Paddle to the Sea + Lightbulb Alley + Kompadres @ Bistro de Paris

Montreal Psych Fest’s main organizer Tasha Class put on a three-day festival this year by dishing out a lot of money from her own pocket. If you feel so inclined, help her out by going to this show and dropping some cash in the bucket.

Show starts at 10 p.m., PWYC.


NOÏSUNDAÉÈ #29 @ La Plante

NOÏSUNDAÉÈ is an afternoon concert series that takes place every Sunday at La Plante. It seeks to showcase artists whose work may not otherwise see the light of day because it may be too weird, non-traditional or fun for mainstream ears. At the end of the show, attendees can enjoy a meal prepared by the Plant Community Kitchen for a small donation.

This week features Jamie Dunkle and his “projet de drone pesant pour orgue électrique”; Rochester, NY ensemble Gay Angel; Orian; and Portable Cosmoshrine, the solo project of Shota from Wreckage with Stick.

Show starts at 3:30 p.m., PWYC.

King Tuff + Cassie Ramone + Beat Cops @ Bar le “RITZ” P.D.B.

King Tuff’s third full-length Black Moon Spell is out now. “Los Angeles, full of its screaming coyotes and creeping helicopters, surely slathered its sexy, twisted, hairy, polluted spirit all over Black Moon Spell. The Sunset Strip shat itself when it heard all these guitar solos.” — Black Moon Spell bio page on Sub Pop Records.

Doors open at 8 p.m., $13 in advance via Blue Skies Turn Black or $15 at the door.


Secret Chiefs 3 + Cleric @ La Vitrola

A constantly revolving lineup and a mix of so many genres it’ll make your head spin (including surf rock, death metal and traditional Middle Eastern folk influences), Secret Chiefs 3 is really unlike anything else.

Doors open at 8 p.m., $20 via Blue Skies Turn Black or at the door.

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.