Tangiers, controller.controller, Hawaii
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, August 14)
It's a hipster hat trick with stylish indie rockers Tangiers, controller.controller's death disco dance party and dream pop duo Hawaii. See feature, page 46.
Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players
Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (August 16)
How can you go wrong with a slideshow of reclaimed family photos from other people's garage sales, goofy political commentary and a pre-teen drummer? Oddball fun for the whole family. See feature, page 46.
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Saturday ( August 16)
If Thom Yorke and his band of experimental sonic pranksters managed to translate the fuzzy deconstruction of Kid A into a transcendental live show last time they were in town, imagine what they'll pull off playing actual songs! See feature, page 47.
DJ /rupture, Kid606
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (August 18)
Tired of po-faced dweebs using electronic gimmickry to make dull, humourless bleepscapes? Watch this house-rockin' assault of three-turntable terror. DJ /rupture gets backpacks bouncing. See feature, page 52.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Monday (August 18)
Dumb radio pop got you down? Sharp-witted Aussie singer/songwriter Paul Kelly understands and has an antidote.
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday (August 19)
So you thought Vancouver's Bocephus King was just an ace country crooner? Don't be surprised if he breaks into Prince's Little Red Corvette. See Celebrity Spins, page 51.
Dar Williams, Kat Goldman
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Wednesday ( August 20) Since her meandering banter is often more entertaining than the sweet folk tunes themselves, Williams's earnest dorkiness is particularly endearing when she's up on a stage. And get there early enough to catch Kat Goldman open the show.