Montreal Hit List: Cults, Midnight Poutine Showcase, Willis Earl Beal, Adam & the Amethysts & more!

WEDNESDAY APRIL 25

7pm. Little Lab Showcase @ Citizen Vintage, 5330 St-Laurent. Little Lab presents the first Montreal session of “Rhymes of an Hour,” a series of musical nights held regularly in atypical places across the city. First up is a show in Mile End vintage shop Citizen Vintage, the perfect backdrop for a night of music, art and fashion. Featuring performances by: David SimardThe Loodies and Maison Brume. Free entry.

8pm. Joel Plaskett Emergency @ Theatre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest. Nova Scotia indie act Joel Plaskett Emergency play Corona in support of their new album, “Scrappy Happiness,” released in March 2012. With special guest, UK singer-songwriter Frank Turner. Tickets $23, available here.

THURSDAY APRIL 26

8pm. Cults @ Theatre Corona, 2490 Notre-Dame Ouest. NYC indie pop duo Cults play Corona, with Montreal’s No Joy and Leeds’s Spectrals. Tickets $23, available here.

FRIDAY APRIL 27

8pm. Acid Mothers Temple + Phantom Family Halo @ Il Motore, 179 Jean Talon Ouest. Japanese psychedelic rock act Acid Mothers Temple joins Kentucky indie rock act Phantom Family Halo for a show at Il Motore. $13.

SATURDAY APRIL 28

8pm. Little Scream + Akua @ Casa del Popolo, 4873 St Laurent. Local act Little Scream (composed of Arcade Fire’s Richard Parry, as well as Laurel Sprengelmeyer and Marcus Paquin, among others) joins Akua for a show at Casa. Tickets $11, available here.

9pm. Saxsyndrum Album Launch + Technical Kidman + BZARYN + Prime Cuts @ Jackie & Judy | Rococo Bar Spectacle, 6512, avenue du Parc. Montreal blog Midnight Poutine’s second music showcase, featuring performances from: psychedelic dance rock duo Saxsyndrum, celebrating the release of their second album, “Flying Fortress,” along with Technical Kidman, BZARYN and Prime Cuts. $10.

SUNDAY APRIL 29

8pm. Willis Earl Beal + Adam & the Amethysts @ Il Motore, 179 Jean Talon Ouest. Blue Skies Turn Black and Pop Montreal present Chicago’s soul/art house singer-songwriter Willis Earl Beal and local indie pop act Adam & the Amethysts. Tickets $15, available here.

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