Get your noise on at these Montreal shows

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facebookUgggh, I guess I have a bit of the mid winter blues but upon having my morning coffee and poring over social media, the skip has definitely left my step. The other day I tapped out the loss I felt over the recent deaths of David Bowie and Lemmy in the print edition of Cult MTL. Today I was alerted that seven years ago today one of punk rock’s true icons, Lux Interior, had left this mortal coil. To this day, seeing the Cramps as a “niner” remains one of the best live shows I have ever seen. Do yourself a favour and put on the Cramps’ immortal Gravest Hits and dig into the true genius of one of rock and roll’s true madmen.

Friday: The second edition of Subversive: Future Proof Music gets underway at Casa with Chevalier Avant Garde, SAD, the Marquis and a techno industrial set from Trophozoite. 4873 St-Laurent, 9 p.m., $5/PWYC

If you remember the long-gone Jailhouse Rock Café, you no doubt recall the metal beat-down of Slaves on Dope, who will party like it’s 1999 at Turbo Haus with the heavy support of the venue’s house band Fashion Police and Dead Days. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 9 p.m., $10/$15

Saturday: Turbo Haus keeps things swinging over the weekend with second-wave punks the Nils, Death Proof and Stovepipe Johnson. Goes without saying that based on Stovepipe’s sweet-ass name, you should show up early for this one. 5011 Notre-Dame W., 10 p.m., $5

The BombsThe Bombs will be bringing their punk rawk swagger to Hemisphère Gauche, but making this night a little bit more special is a tribute to Hole by Sour Dolls and a tribute to the Runaways (!) by Crimson Queens. Hotcha! 221 Beaubien E., 8 p.m., $10

Former Maica Mia slowcore crooner Caro Diaro recently dazzled Sundance with her soundtrack work but you can catch her off the screen tonight as she takes up the middle slot at Casa with le Vaisseau d’Or and Ylang Ylang bookending. 4873 St-Laurent, 10 p.m., $5/$10/PWYC

Pretty sure that this is the first time I have tapped in Taverne Normand as a venue. Always nice to see small rooms opening up to live music. You can make your way down Mont-Royal to catch the stoner jams of Austin’s the Well with local sublime psychonauts UUBBUURRUU. 1550 Mont-Royal E., 9:30 p.m., $10

The doom and gloom set will be getting all gussied up for another edition of Nevermore, a Night to Die For, featuring DJ Faith and a live performance from Monde Cruel. Katacombes (1635 St-Laurent), 9 p.m., $6/$8

There’s been a lot of buzz about the East Coast tour of locals Nancy Pants with ex-Eric’s Trip-er Julie Doiron. You can catch this perfect coupling at le Ritz with No Aloha warming up the room. 179 Jean-Talon W., 10 p.m., $12/$15

If you need your show announced, hit me up on my email. One fine group of fellas who did exactly that are psych/folk funksters the Fiers, who launch their EP with Blank Bullets at la Vitrola. 4602 St-Laurent, 8 p.m., $5

Sunday: Punching-the-floor metal-core types may want to let some aggression out at le Ritz along the tender lulling of Exalt, Eternal Sleep, Ordeal, Modern Eyes and In the Name of Havoc. 179 Jean-Talon W., 7 p.m., $13/$15

Wednesday: If your bangover isn’t still smarting from le Ritz on Sunday, head down to the Alternative Press tour featuring State Champs, Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck and Like Pacific at Club Soda. 1225 St-Laurent, 6:30 p.m., $25/$28

Current Obsession: The Cramps, Psychedelic Jungle

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