Dundas Square, Saturday (June 9), 3 pm, and Sneaky Dee's, midnight
Scholarly punks who know their history swear by these Toronto legends. It's their first show in 30 years (we get the original lineup) and likely the last chance you'll get to hear Tired Of Waking Up Tired live.
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Sneaky Dee's, Saturday (June 9), 1 am
A nitrous blend of Stooges and New Bomb Turks, they're the garage rock equivalent of a souped-up Dodge with fuzzy dice dangling from the rear-view mirror and a switchblade in the glove compartment.
The Boat, Thursday (June 7), 1 am
The 70s boogie might throw garage purists, but if you like primal, dirty, Hellacopters-style punk 'n' roll rock, check these East Van boozers. Never a dull (or sober) moment.
Comfort Zone, Friday (June 8), 11 pm
Don't let their shy indie nerd appearance fool you. These three scrappy Montreal power-popsters are foul-mouthed punks with a musical R rating for extreme coarse language.
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Savannah, Friday (June 8), 11 pm
Some Clash, some early Costello, a bottle of whiskey and you've got some idea where these hearts-on-their-sleeves, punk prairie boys are coming from.