The MFJ Picks for Heavy Montreal 2014

No jam bands. No trip hop. No experimental electronica. This weekend the Music Festival Junkies head to Canada for the annual Heavy Montreal and nothing but loud music. We asked our local metal festival junkie, The Angry Villager, who he plans on catching this weekend.

Babymetal

babymetal

Saturday, August 9
1:10pm-1:50pm
Heavy Stage

Wikipedia Says:  J-pop, heavy metal, death metal
The Angry Villager Says: They may look like someone dipped Sailor Moon and her friends in a vat of Lemmy’s sweat, but from what I hear they transcend the J-Pop hype.

Pennywise

pennywise

Saturday, August 9
2:30pm-3:15pm
Heavy Stage

Wikipedia Says:  Punk rockskate punkmelodic hardcore
The Angry Villager Says: I’ve been a fan of these guys since Jesus was a Tween – I wish I could build a Wayback Machine to bring my teenaged self into the future to see them.

Dropkick Murphys

DropkickMurphy

Saturday, August 9
4:45pm-5:30pm
Molson Canadian Stage

Wikipedia Says: Celtic punk, Hardcore punk, Punk rock, Alternative rock, Oi!
The Angry Villager Says: Saw these guys in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day 10ish years ago and it’s possible I’m still hung over. If you’re anything like me, your liver and your ears are writing a letter to the governor asking for a pardon as we speak.

Anthrax

anthrax

Saturday, August 9
6:15pm-7:15pm
Molson Canadian Stage

Wikipedia Says: Thrash metal, Speed metal
The Angry Villager Says: Come for Scott Ian’s chin spinach (he still has that right?), stay for the music (they still play that, right?)!

The Vandals

the vandals

Saturday, August 9
6:15pm-7:00pm
Apocalypse Stage

Wikipedia Says:  Pop punk, Punk rock, Skate punk, Melodic hardcore, Hardcore punk (early), Ska punk
The Angry Villager Says: My pop punk roots are showing, but I really hope they play that song where they make fun of G.E. Smith from SNL.

Nashville Pussy

nashville pussy

Sunday, August 10
2:00-2:45pm
Apocalypse Stage

Wikipedia Says:  Hard rock, Psychobilly, Southern metal
The Angry Villager Says: Let Them Eat Pussy!

Body Count

body count

Sunday, August 10
4:30-5:15pm
Heavy Stage

Wikipedia Says: Thrash metal, Crossover thrash, Speed metal, Hardcore punk
The Angry Villager Says: I saw these guys in 1991, and all I can say is…I hope Ice brings Coco on stage.

Bad Religion

bad religion

Sunday, August 10
6:00-7:00pm
Heavy Stage

Wikipedia Says: Punk rock, Melodic hardcore, Alternative rock, Hardcore punk, Progressive rock 
The Angry Villager Says: If there’s one band that will put my old man body into full-on “twelve year old Katy Perry fan” mode, it’s this band. Literally. Can’t. Even. Wait.

Fucked Up

fucked up

Sunday, August 10
8:30pm-9:15pm
Apocalypse Stage

Wikipedia Says: Hardcore punk, Indie rock, Experimental rock
The Angry Villager Says: Their press photo on the Heavy MTL website kind of makes them look like vacationing teachers from a Waldorf School in the Berkshires, but they kick some serious ass. Plus, bonus points for being Canadian!

Slayer

slayer

Sunday, August 10
9:15pm-10:45pm
Apocalypse Stage

Wikipedia Says: Thrash metal
The Angry Villager Says: \m/

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