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WHIRR to hit Casa on Friday - high chance of dreamy pop thunder, gazing at shoes.

Posted by Lorcan / August 15, 2013

Whirr colour.jpgPurveyors of all things loud and intense, San Francisco's Whirr will hit Casa del Popolo on Friday night, August 16th. True to their name, they're a group that aren't afraid of volume and noise, but never fail to systematically sprinkle dreamy pop magic throughout their compositions.

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Nails to hammer Il Motore to foundations on Tuesday night.

Posted by Lorcan / April 25, 2013

Nails band small.jpgEveryone's favourite Little Italy venue will have a severe test of its foundational strength put in place when both Nails and Xibalba roll into town on Tuesday for a casual evenings of relentless hardcore pounding. With the renowned Southern Lord touting their recent 'Abandon All Life' record, the Californians will be intent on whipping up quite the storm.

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Dark delights at Messe Des Morts

Posted by Lorcan / March 12, 2013

Mgla120313.jpgThose with a soft spot for darker underground metal were treated to the second installment of the Mess Des Mortes festival last Saturday night, with a packed-out Theatre Plaza being the venue of choice. Appealing to the substantial amount of Black Metal fans in the fine city of Montreal was always going to be a winner, and with the first installment having gone down successfully, round two with luminaries from as far afield as Poland and Germany was always a certainty.

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Godstopper to depth-charge Piranha Bar this Thursday night.

Posted by Lorcan / February 20, 2013

GodStopTop-20130220.jpgToronto's Godstopper have pretty much cornered the local market for pounding heavy guitar mixed with gloriously melodic vocals. Think the heaviest of Seattle's grunge freaks mixed with underground miscreants like Sleep and Harvey Milk, and you'll be close to the mark. Lorcan Archer took time out with Mike Simpson to discuss the group's impressive What Matters debut, and what drives the group to make the racket they do.

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Between The Buried And Me to run Russian Circles around Club Soda this Saturday

Posted by Lorcan / January 31, 2013

20130131-BTBAM.jpgCome Saturday night, Club Soda will be become ground zero for riffs and instrumental explosivity, as a pair of US groups roll into Montreal with two diverse but equally powerful styles on offer. Be advised, a severe air guitar warning will be in effect on St Laurent between St Catherines and Réne-Lévesque.

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Chelsea Wolfe on snowy touring and special acoustic gigs ahead of Il Motore show.

Posted by Lorcan / January 18, 2013

Chelsea WolfeChelsea Wolfe has to be one of the more beguiling singer-songwriter figures in the North American underground scene. Blending a concoction of dark folk, elements of velvet-draped goth and a beautifully dissonant style of rock - she's won fans far and wide with her first two records. She hits Montreal's Il Motore this Tuesday night, with support from King Dude. With a unique image and style that captivates, she's certainly got identity both visually and musically - standing out like a beacon in the sea of more uniform groups.

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