The Lonesome Organist
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, July 17)
You're assured an entertaining spectacle whenever Chicago one-man band the Lonesome Organist starts flailing his limbs. See feature, page 42.
The Distillery (55 Mill), Sunday ( July 20)
To warm up for next weekend's 15th annual Beaches Jazz Festival, there's a Parti Gras! blowout Saturday and Sunday (July 19 and 20) at the Distillery from noon to 11 pm. Blues guitar great Larry Garner raises the roof Sunday, 7:30 pm.
Ukrainian Centre (85 Christie), Saturday ( July 19)
Direct from Addis Ababa, legendary Ethiopian soul singer Mahmoud Ahmed makes a rare local appearance sure to inspire fits of eskeusta.
Mars Volta, Rye Coalition, Saul Williams
Opera House (735 Queen East), Monday (July 21)
Find out if At the Drive-In's 'froed freak brothers Cedric Bixler and Omar Rodriguez still have it when Mars Volta takes over the Opera House with the always amazing Rye Coalition and Saul Williams.
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday ( July 21) The White Stripes' blues bashing too tame for you? Check out the Kills at the 'Shoe Monday. This snarlingly UK-based duo promises to blast a shit-storm of feedbacking rage. See feature, page 40.
Blur, Moving Units
The Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Monday (July 21)
Damon Albarn went to Mali and all Blur got was some trance-inducing beats. Good for them. See feature, page 35.
Pernice Brothers, the Tyde
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (July 22)
Sure, the new Pernice Brothers disc, Yours, Mine & Ours, may sound nice and sunny at first, but once you go beneath the surface the songs get dark awfully quick. Don't miss openers the Tyde. See feature, page 40.
The Datsuns, Deadly Snakes
Opera House ( 735 Queen East ), Wednesday ( July 23)
The riotous riff-rocking Datsuns may bring the thunder from Down Under, but it's Toronto's own Deadly Snakes who'll make the Opera House shake.