Rocket from the Tombs
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, December 4)
A punk rock reunion of Pere Ubu's David Thomas and the Dead Boys' Cheetah Chrome with Television's Richard Lloyd? Don't miss this chance to see the legendary Rocket from the Tombs before the whole thing implodes. See feature.
Young & Sexy
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, December 4)
They may be fey on disc, but these Van City popsters rock shockingly hard live. Trust us. See feature.
Two-Minute Miracles, Fembots, Great Lake Swimmers
Healey's (178 Bathurst), Friday (December 5)
Indie superproducer Andy Magoffin shows off his own musician smarts with the Two-Minute Miracles' new disc. Get there early to check out the Fembots' fab alt-country ditties.
Baatin, DJ Dopey
Funhaus (526 Queen West), Saturday (December 6)
Ex-Slum Village MC Baatin joins DMC turntable champ DJ Dopey for a hot hiphop soirée. See feature.
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (December 6)
Even if you're not keen on the Trachtenburgs' slide-show rock, little Rachel's resemblance to Wednesday Addams must be seen to be believed.
St. George the Martyr Church (197 John), Sunday (December 7)
The Henrys' slide guitar maestro unveils the tunes from his swell new Atlas Travel disc. See feature.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday (December 9)
The masked marvels of instro-rock, Los Straitjackets stage a special Christmas Pageant with added dance thrills courtesy of the World Famous Pontani Sisters. See feature.
Ryan Adams, the Stills
Opera House (735 Queen East), Wednesday ( December 10)
Alt-country threat Ryan Adams finds nothing funny about the confusion between him and his more famous Can-Rock counterpart, so don't even think of shouting requests for Cuts Like A Knife at his show.