13 ways to stick it to your eardrums this week

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facebookAlthough we’ve made it past the holidays and keep on surviving by wrapping our scarves a little tighter around our necks, the Locals Only rule is in effect — most touring bands shudder at the thought of crossing our frozen tundra. We will see the headlights of a couple of tour vans this week, including a show on Sunday that could be an early vote for the show of the year.

Cauchemar

Cauchemar

Friday: Everyone gripping tix for the big gig on Sunday night may want to get properly lubed up for A Cry From the Crypt night at Katacombes. All knuckle-dragging doomsters will want to cross their arms and nod along with Boston’s Magic Circle with local doomsayers Cauchemar and Cauchemar’s croonster DJ Satannick manning the decks. 1635 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $12

For a night of expert songwriting and tasteful and obscure cover choices, you can catch the aptly titled the Mighty Ffud with Plunt at Bistro de Paris. 4536 St-Denis, 10 p.m., $5

Down at the punk rawk hot spot Turbo Haus you can catch No Hands, Fatigue Kills and Mental Fix. 5011 Notre Dame W., 9 p.m., $5

JF Robitaille

JF Robitaille

The very first time I ever tapped out the words “stud muffin” it was affixed to local songster JF Robitaille and he will prove it is still applicable at Casa with Birds of Paradise. 4873 St-Laurent, doors 8:30 p.m., $10

Saturday: If you made it to Turbo Haus for the No Hands show, you can make it two nights in a row with a couple of 416ers Stuck Out Here and Pkew Pkew Pkew, with locals Deeper Well. 5011 Notre Dame W., 9 p.m., $5

A good start before Stuck Out Here would be to check out Poptones Vocal Ensemble at BBAM! Gallery. This mulit-choir plays with a live band and add complex vocal harmonies, performing everything from the Fleet Foxes to the Bee Gees. 3255 St-Jacques W., 3 to 4 p.m., free

The first installment of youthOfNausea’s BYOB Isn’t Everything But It Ranks Right Up features the punk as fuck Blank Bodies (from Denver), Gazm, F.I.T.S. and Ninos Rata. Ask a punk for location. Loudhouse, 9 p.m., $5/PWYC

After a healthy hiatus, Nobro is out of the gate again and grabbing ground at Casa with the Count Ferrara and Rogue Sundown. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $10

Sunday: La Plante is the place to be for a night of short films and music with Silk Statue, Shining Wizard, Alonso Gamarra, Maude Deslaurier, Evelyn Ricky and Kristin Li. Doors 2 p.m., $5/PWYC

The big gig of the week and what could very well go down in Montreal music history is the debut performance from stoner rock/experimental metal gods Sleep, who will bubble the bong at Théâtre Berri (formerly Telus Theatre) with local Southern Lord signees and one of my favourite local bands Big/Brave. Do not miss!!!! 1280 St-Denis, 8 p.m., $30

Monday: If you’re looking to settle your fried cells from Sleep on Sunday, you can catch a special performance by Phillipe Lambert at le Ritz — he’ll be playing a live score to the 1990 film RA directed by Leslie Keen. 179 Jean-Talon W., 9 p.m., free

For a night of musical fuckery, you can catch ex-Nerdy Girl riffer Jessica Moss on violin and electronics, plus the collective of Jason Sharp, Katie Kellough and Stefan Schneider. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $7

Tuesday: Yet another installment of the popular weekly Deadly Mardi DIY shows is happening, with the minimalist and occasionally confrontational Effet Werther. 4479 St-Denis, doors 10 p.m., $5/PWYC

Current Obsession: Sleep, Dopesmoker

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