Around Town: May 11-13, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from May 11-13, 2018. Keep up-to-date with the latest happenings in Montreal with Mornings Rock with Terry DiMonte, heard weekday mornings from 5:30-10am on CHOM 97.7 in Montreal, via the free iHeartRadio app or at


Distorsion Psych Fest
Ongoing until May 13, 2018 @ Various venues
Montreal's celebration of music that falls into the realm of psychedelia! Expect live music, VJs, visual artists, filmmakers, a psych-themed flea market, and more. Full list of shows and events HERE.

Kiefer Sutherland
May 11, 2018 @ Club Soda (1225 St. Laurent)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $41.75-$43.75 (tickets HERE

Not only is Kiefer Sutherland an accomplished actor, cattle rancher, and professional cowboy (look it up, it's true!), he also knows how to play guitar and sing! Head down to Club Soda this Friday as he shows off his musical talents as part of his Reckless tour!

The Sword + The Shelter People
May 11, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $25-$30 (tickets HERE)

Stoner metal act, The Sword brings their science fiction-influenced music and more to Foufs along with The Shelter People this Friday.

Punk Police Rock & Roll Train Wreck
May 11, 2018 @ North Star Pinball (3908 St. Laurent)
10pm-3am, No cover!

DJs Hot Carl and Atom Quilty will be spinning 100% vinyl and pay tribute to punk, power pop, glam, and soul.

MTL Drum Day
May 12, 2018 @ Montreal Chinese Presbyterian Church (5560 Hutchison, Outremont)
9am-5pm, $35 (tickets HERE)

This is the 1st edition of Montreal Drum Day, an 8-hour event bringing together drummers from Montreal and Toronto for clinics, workshops, and live performances.

Wacken Metal Battle Canada - Eastern Canada Finale
May 12, 2018 @ Piranha Bar (680 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 8:30pm, Show 9pm, $10-$12

Metal acts Lutharö (Hamilton), Skullmace (Montreal), Centuries of Decay (Toronto), and Nordheim (Quebec City), go head-to-head to find out who will play the national finals in Toronto with the hope of representing Canada's metal scene at this year's Wacken Open Air Festival in Germany.

Rewind: 80s New Wave Dance Party
May 12, 2018 @ La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
10pm-3am, $6-$8

The Cure, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, David Bowie, Eurythmics, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Echo and the Bunnymen... Just some of the artists whose music you'll dance to at this 80s new wave dance party!

Mess Around: 60s Soul, R&B Party
May 12, 2018 @ Groove Nation (410 Rachel East)
10pm-3am, $6

Montreal's original Mess Around will be celebrating its 5th anniversary this Saturday at a brand new location, Groove Nation. Dance the night away to 60s soul and R&B spun on 45s!

Retrochlag, Retro 80s Night
May 12, 2018 @ Blockhaus (3328 Ontario East)
10pm-3am, No cover

DJ "Funky Fresh" InYourFace will be playing a wide range of 80s new wave, pop, R&B, rock, and more at this new Hochelaga hotspot.

The Sherlocks + Frisky Kids
May 13, 2018 @ Petit Campus (57 Prince Arthur East)
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm, $15-$18.50 (tickets HERE)

British indie alternative act, The Sherlocks, stops in Montreal this Sunday with one of Montreal's most energetic bands opening for them, The Frisky Kids.


Course pour la compassion
May 12, 2018 @ Valois Park (40 Baie de Valois, Pointe Claire)
Registration 7-8am, Warm up 8-8:15am, 
10km walk/run 8:15am, 5km walk/run 8:30am, 1km walk/run 9:30am

Put on your running shoes for this walk/run benefiting the West Island Palliative Care Residence this Saturday morning. For more information or to donate, click HERE.

Aux 33 Tours Warehouse Sale
May 12-13, 2018 @ Aux 33 Tours Annexe (1379 Mont Royal East)

Aux 33 Tours is doing some spring cleaning and will be selling off some of the records from their warehouse for $1. Note: Unlike their previous $1 sales, this one will be taking place next door to their store location on Mont Royal East.

EtsyMTL Marché Créatif: Fait à Montréal
May 12-13, 2018 @ Technopole Angus (2600 William Tremblay)
Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm, Free

Over 100 local artisans and creators will have their locally-made work up for sale at this artist market. Food, products for pets, art, stationary, photography, items for babies and kids, toys, housewares, pottery, and more.

Whisky & Grooves
May 12, 2018 @ The Black Watch Officers' Mess (2067 Bleury)
Doors 8pm, Event 9pm, Free entry

The Black Watch Officers' Mess and local band Don't Believe The Hype have curated a handful of records paired with select scotches for a one-of-a-kind listening party. Entry is free and drinks can be purchased throughout the night.

Retro Expo Montreal
May 13, 2018 @ Delta Montreal (475 President Kennedy)
10am-5pm, $5, Free for kids under 10

Toys, comic books, video games, and cosplay take over the Delta Hotel this Sunday. Organizers are even encouraging patrons to come dressed up as a family in their favourite character costumes! More info HERE.

Listings for Around Town are compiled by Mornings Rock producer, Esteban Vargas. If you'd like to submit your event or have an event suggestion for consideration, e-mail

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