El Mocambo (464 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, September 11)
Euro emo sensation Damien Rice tries to shake off the "Irish Leonard Cohen" tag at an intimate El Mocambo session.
My Morning Jacket, the Sleepy Jackson
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (September 12)
The big draw here is the beardo brothers of My Morning Jacket, but it's the Sleepy Jackson that everyone will be talking about. See feature, page 68.
Ay Carumba! with the Tijuana Bibles
Gladstone (1214 Queen West), Friday (September 12)
The lucha-masked surf garage superheroes face off against burlesque harlots Skin Tight Outta Sight! for no-holds-barred rock 'n' roll wrestling insanity. Better even than those old Hulk Hogan's Rock & Wrestling cartoons.
Colonel Tom and the Loose Cannons, the Backstabbers
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (September 12)
Backstabbers main man Colonel Tom Parker is joined by his Loose Cannons, including Kevin Quain and Burke Carroll, to launch his new children's music disc Songs For The Young' uns. See feature, page 66.
The Raveonettes, Stellastarr
Lee's Palace, Saturday ( September 13)
Danish dandies return with yet another dose of Dogme gone garage rock.
Super Furry Animals
Soundscapes, Monday ( September 15) at 7 pm
Super Furry frontman Gruff Rhys strums a few ditties on his acoustic guitar and mumbles something or other in Welsh. Hey, it's free.
Billy Talent, Alexisonfire
Opera House (735 Queen East), Tuesday ( September 16)
Local screemo rising stars Billy Talent take the Alexisonfire challenge. See feature, page 63.
Interpol, the Stills, Broke Revue
The Kool Haus (132 Queeens Quay East), Wednesday ( September 17)
Nu new wavers Interpol channel the spirit of Ian Curtis and inspire fits of spazz-dancing.