Ronnie Spector's Christmas Party
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, December 11)
Get in the holiday spirit with Ronnie Spector backed by Sloan's Chris Murphy and the Commotions. See feature, page 60.
David Bowie, Macy Gray
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Friday (December 12)
Bing Crosby's elfin buddy David Bowie joins Macy Gray for train-wreck thrills at the ACC. See chart, page 58.
Howe Gelb, Oh Susanna
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Friday (December 12)
Giant Sandman Howe Gelb brings his entrancing brand of desert dementia to the El Mocambo, and Oh Susanna comes along for the ride.
Royal City, Sufjan Stevens
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (December 13)
Guelph alt-country darlings reunite to swap Bible stories with spiritual singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens in a holy shakedown at the Horseshoe.
Mikey Dread, the Scientist
Bambu by the Lake (245 Queens Quay West), Saturday (December 13)
The Dread at the Controls faces off soundclash-style against the Scientist for a night of dubwise delight. See feature, page 72.
Hot Hot Heat, the Unicorns, the French Kicks
Opera House (735 Queen East), Sunday (December 14)
The second night of Hot Hot Heat's triumphant return to Toronto marks the end of their hugely successful world tour. Anything can happen. See feature, page 60.
Emm Gryner, Amy Millan, Sarah Slean
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Wednesday ( December 17)
Catch Stars crooner Amy Millan in her solo Lady Lustre guise, along with her fellow Toronto pop tarts at Umbrellamusic's all-girl showcase.
Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Wednesday ( December 17)
Suburban punk achievers Moneen and Alexisonfire join forces at the Kool Haus for an explosive night of thrashy kicks.