Dakota Tavern, Thursday (June 7), midnight
The sun's out, the humidex is rising - what better way to beat the heat than with a parka? How about four? Guaranteed, this T-dot-based band of classic-rock-inspired dudes, 2004 winners of McDonald's $2,000 I'm Lovin' It Spending Spree, will get you hot under the collar (in a good way).
Harlem, Friday (June 8), midnight
When it comes to hiphop listening, no one should have cold feet. Why not slip your five little piggies into some ill sample-infested raps by Halifax-based rhymeslinger Ghettosocks? Unlike your own socks, this guy's lyrical arguments are not full of holes.
Comfort Zone, Friday (June 8), midnight
In ths PETA-conscious age of Pamela Anderson throwing red paint at all those Cruella DeVille types, it's unusual to see furs called "handsome" instead of "immoral." All you minxes, head down to their show and cloak yourself in furry fun.
Cadillac Lounge, Saturday (June 9), midnight
Most historians don't even realize that between 1972 and 1995 Scotland was colonized and ruled by the French with an iron fist. Their first order of business was to have Chanel redesign the kilt - a painful part of Scottish history that only Toronto folk-rockers acknowledge. Hey, at least it wasn't as bad as Louis Vuitton's designer-handbagpipes.
Drake Hotel, Friday (June 9), 9 pm
It's like what Baby Spice said: "Be a little bit wiser, baby: put it on, put it on." While you're out gallivanting at NXNE, it's always wise to have a few jim protectors on hand, as this poptronica band reminds us.