Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, November 6)
John K. Samson and his band of merry folk-punk phenoms bring a little piece of the 'Peg to Lee's Palace for the first show of a three-day extravaganza.
The Unicorns, Besnard Lakes
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Friday (November 7)
In the mood for a band brawl? Catch the goofy lo-fi indie rock sissies before they get arrested for assaulting too many of their fans. See feature, page 50.
Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Orbit Room (580A College), Friday (November 7)
Hammond B3 heavyweight Brian Auger returns to raise the roof at the Orbit Room for the first of a two-night stand.
Lyrics Born, Grouch & Eligh, Ugly Duckling, Abstract Rude
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (November 8)
Cali hiphop underground heroes throw down at the Opera House.
Required Listening CD launch
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Saturday (November 8)
Toast the release of Movement DJ John Kong's fab new Required Listening compilation with DJ Serious, Shawn Hewitt, Quartertones and some special secret guests. See feature, page 72.
Belle & Sebastian, Rasputina
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (November 8)
Get out your cardigans as Scots pop charmers Belle & Sebastian bring the snappy tunes from their Dear Catastrophe Waitress disc to Massey Hall. See feature, page 48.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday ( November 9)
The twang-friendly hombres are amped up to prove they are still the best rock 'n' roll band on earth. See feature, page 50.
Plaid, Luke Vibert, N.E.D.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Tuesday (November 11)
Innovative UK electro hotshots Luke Vibert and Plaid reconnect with their acid roots at the Opera House.
Metal Urbain, New Model Army
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday ( November 11)
Creative French electro-punk thrashers claw their way back from obscurity to show New Model Army how to rock a party.