Around Town: October 12-14, 2018

Here are some events and shows taking place in and around Montreal this weekend from October 12-14, 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 Around Town is made possible thanks to Le Balcon d'Art (650 Notre-Dame, St. Lambert).


Basin Fest Montreal
October 11-13, 2018 @ L'Escogriffe (4461 St. Denis)
9pm, $10 nightly, $20 for 3 days

Basin Fest was started as an indie music festival by a group of musicians that use the same practice space on Basin Street. This edition will feature 15 bands over 3 days. You can find out more here

AJJ + Kimya Dawson
October 12, 2018 @ L'Astral (305 Ste. Catherine West)
Doors 6pm, Show 7pm, $26.25 (tickets here)

Folk punk rockers, AJJ bring their unique style to L'Astral this Friday night.

Tributes to Rammstein, Slipknot, Korn, Killswitch Engage
October 12, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
7pm, $15 (tickets here)

4 tribute bands come together to pay tribute to some of rock's heavy hitters.

Punk Police Rock & Roll Train Wreck
October 12, 2018 @ North Star Pinball (3908 St. Laurent)
10pm-3am, No cover!

DJs Hot Carl and Atom Quilty will be spinning 100% vinyl as they pay tribute to some of the biggest hits from the 80s including punk, power pop, glam, and soul favourites.

Swingin' Utters
October 13, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm, $24 (tickets here)
California's Swingin' Utters bring their street punk sounds to Foufs this Saturday.

Michel Pagliaro
October 13, 2018 @ Melrose Resto (6548 St. Laurent)

The Godfather of Rock will be playing an acoustic show this Saturday night at Melrose Resto. You can buy tickets by calling 514-508-4227.

Silence Kit + The Castagne's + Dirty Cheetah
October 13, 2018 @ Barfly (4062A St. Laurent)

Winnipeg's grunge/alt rockers, Silence Kit bring their cross-country tour to Barfly this Saturday and are joined by Montreal punk/glam brother/sister duo The Castagne's, and power punk rockers, Dirty Cheetah. 

Rewind: Halloween Dance Night
October 13, 2018 @ Bar La Shop (4177 St. Denis)
9pm-3am, $8-$10

New wave, synthwave, post=punk, britpop, and alt will be the soundtrack to keep you going on the dance floor at this halloween dance party.

The Last of the Duke Street Kings
October 13, 2018 @ BLVD Bar & Grill (100 Kepler, Chateauguay)
9pm, $15-$20 (tickets here)

The Dukes pay tribute to Springsteen this Saturday in Chateauguay.

Montreal Punk Rock Flea Market
October 14, 2018 @ Foufounes Electriques (87 Ste. Catherine East)
11am-6pm, Free admission

Broke and Stoked presents the 1st ever edition of the Montreal Punk Rock Flea Market featuring vendors that sell punk-themed attire, skateboards, vinyl, pins, patches, posters, and more.


Lumifest Longueuil
October 11-13, 2018 @ 305 St. Charles West, Longueuil
Projections, live DJs, games, giant puppets, animation shorts, digital arts workshops, food trucks, and more will be taking over St. Charles West in Longueuil. Full programming here.

Anti Expo Sports Collectors' Fair
October 13-14, 2018 @ IGA Stadium (285 Gary Carter)
Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-3pm, $5

This is the place to be for collectors of sports memorabilia: trading cards, autographed merch, toys, figurines, and more! You'll also be able to meet sports personalities including Rogatien Vachon, Claude Larose, Brian Bellows, Rob Ramage, Tim Burke, Bombo Rivera, and more. More here.

STM Garage Sale
October 14, 2018 @ Bellechasse Garage (5990 Casgrain)
10am-4pm, Free entry

The STM will be selling used equipment, signage, and transit memorabilia with all funds benefitting Centraide, the Red Cross, and the Réchaud Bus. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.

Listings for Around Town are made possible thanks to Le Balcon d'Art (650 Notre-Dame, St. Lambert) and 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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