Get out there and see these shows this week!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Radio Radio + Dead Obies + Beat Market @ Université de Montréal (Place de la Laurentienne)
Starts at 7 p.m., free.
Alex Pelchat, Eric Lewis, John Heward & friends @ La Poêle
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.
10 years of Divan Orange: PyPy + Jesuslesfilles + DJs Bonnes Manières @ Divan Orange
Doors open at 8 p.m., $14 at the door.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Montreal Psych Fest @ La Vitrola
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
Beat Market + Fonkynson + Le Couleur + French Fox @ Bassin Peel
Parcs Canada in collaboration with Lisbon Lux Records are presenting this free, two-day outdoor event showcasing some of the best of the Lisbon Lux roster.
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.
Grump + Bearmace + Perverted Justice @ l’Escogriffe
Doors open at 8 p.m., $5.
The Growlers + The Garden + Nancy Pants @ Bar le “RITZ” P.B.D. (formerly Il Motore)
Doors open at 8 p.m., $15 in advance via Blue Skies Turn Black or at the door.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Russian Circles + The Atlas Moth @ Cabaret du Mile End
Doors open at 8 p.m., $18 in advance via Blue Skies Turn Black or $20 at the door.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Naomi Punk + Harsh Reality + Goddard x Pelchat @ La Plante
Doors open at 9 p.m., $5 or PWYC.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Windhand + All Them Witches + The Great Sabatini + Mountain Dust @ Petit Campus
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 presents Filthy Haanz + Nanimal + Superbloom + Primitive Hands @ l’Orage Club Échangiste
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.