Elevator, Prom Night Suicide Pact, Off the International Radar
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Friday (October 24)
Dan Burke's first show back at the El Mo since he was led away in handcuffs looks killer, with ex-Eric's Trip guitarist Rick White's power trio Elevator going straight to psych-rock nirvana.
Captured by Robots, Mayor McCa, the Explanation
Rockit (120 Church), Friday (October 24)
Misanthropic mad scientist JBOT brings his band of robots (literally) to deliver a genre-jumping take on the Ten Commandments. You can't make this shit up. See feature, page 43.
The Thrills, Adam Green
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (October 25)
Irish indie sweethearts the Thrills match up their charmingly sunny jangle pop with Moldy Peach Adam Green's geeky anti-folk antics.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (October 35)
The fab Parisian electronic trio jazz up Argentine tango and bring it back to the dance floor where it belongs. See feature, page 62.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday ( October 27)
Rumour has it, moody alt-country siren Shelby Lynne's trying her hand at guitar-pickin' on this tour. Maybe it's no coincidence she called her newest disc Identity Crisis. Find out when she swings by the 'Shoe Monday.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (October 28)
Alleged Cobain-beaters and dancehall metal kings Killing Joke bring the righteous noise to Lee's. See feature, page 43.
Top o' the Senator (249 Victoria), Wednesday ( October 29)
Southern guitar-slinger Doug Wamble pisses off the jazz establishment with his genre-flouting axe wizardry. See feature, page 44.
Mojave 3, Justin Rutledge
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday ( October 29)
Neil Halstead leads his band of moody former shoegazers through stunning indie psych-country lullabies. See feature, page 46.