The Parkas, the Postage Stamps, the Meligrove Band
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, December 18)
Endearing Records' stable of endearingly sissified indie rockers celebrate the holidays and the Meligrove Band's sassified new video.
De La Soul
Inside Nightclub (218 Richmond West), tonight (Thursday, December 18)
Hiphop survivors De La Soul preview their forthcoming disc. See feature, page 51.
The Premiums, Raving Mojos
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, December 18)
Local riff-rock achievers the Premiums join punk legends the Raving Mojos for a rippin' rock 'n' roll hoedown.
Ox, Carnations, Sea Snakes
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Friday (December 19)
Twang troubadour Mark Browning presents the full-band version of Ox in a rare show. See feature, page 54.
Snoop Dogg, Choclair
Ricoh Coliseum, Exhibition Place (100 Princes), Saturday (December 20)
Hiphop icon Snoop Dogg insists he's given up the herb, but he'll still put on a smokin' show at the Ricoh Coliseum with Choclair. See cover story, page 44.
Tamara Williamson's Xmas Variety Show
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Sunday (December 21)
Dreamy belter Williamson recruits pals like Mia Sheard, Bob Wiseman and Reid Jamieson to raise cash for Amnesty International.
Do Right! New Year's 2004
Rivoli Pool Hall (332 Queen West, upstairs), Wednesday ( December 31)
Movement DJ John Kong assembles the contributors to his excellent Required Listening disc - DJ Serious, Circle Research and the Quartertones - for a New Year's Eve blowout with DJ Fase and Matt B.
Hollertronix, Tim Hecker, Will Munro, DJ Long Duk Dong
Studio 99 (99 Sudbury), Wednesday ( December 31)
North Philly DJs Diplodocus and Low Budget mix up their Hollertronix soundclash magic at Mercer Union's Dirty New Year's Eve bash. See feature, page 68.