Take Out The Trash Festival
Gladstone Hotel tonight (Thursday, May 22) through Saturday (May 24).
Three thrill-packed nights of eastern Canada's trashy finest garage rockin' courtesy of the Deadly Snakes, Les Sequelles, Tijuana Bibles and the Leather Uppers, along with choice trashy flicks.
Soundscapes (572 College) tonight (Thursday, May 22) at 8 pm.
Gifted local singer/songwriter is joined by members of Broken Social Scene at an in-store release party for Collett's new Motor Motel Love Songs (Arts & Crafts) disc.
Red Square tonight (Thursday, May 22).
Soulful Chicago house hero drops in for an intimate set. See preview, page 62.
Lula Lounge Friday (May 23).
Toronto jazz upsetter Nick Ali's self-described "jungle jazz" project, mixing hiphop and hard blowing. See cover story, page 42.
El Mocambo Saturday (May 24).
Australia's Rolling Stones Jr. get their rocks off beneath the neon palms. See review, page 61.
Surface Saturday (May 24).
New York underground house DJ Frankie Feliciano rocks the joint alongside local heroes.
NOJO + Phatt Al
Distillery District Saturday (May 24).
The idea of Toronto's big jazz band locking horns with underground hiphop MC Phatt Al is baffling yet very intriguing.
Zion-I, Lyrics Born
El Mocambo Sunday (May 25).
Two of the Bay Area's hottest underground hiphop crews. Zion-I dabble with club breaks, while Lyrics Born operates under the watchful eye of DJ Shadow.
Manitoba, Four Tet, Prefuse 73
Lee's Palace Tuesday (May 27).
A stellar night of beautiful, quirky electronic music. See Manitoba preview, page 41.Hot TicketsThis week's must-see shows