Controller.controller, Death from Above, the Two Koreas
Cinecycle (129 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, March 4)
Local upstarts the Two Koreas add a humorous homage to the Fall when hot death-disco quintet controller. controller launch their new History disc at Cinecycle. See cover story.
Matt Mays and El Torpedo, By Divine Right, Robin Black
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (March 5)
The Halifax alt-country threat rocks out with his El Torpedo buddies while Robin Black and By Divine Right watch in awe.
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (March 6)
Chicago bluesman Byther Smith is actually much too good to be showcasing at CMW, but see him anyway.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (March 6)
Resilient 80s survivor Lauper takes a crack at the standards.
British Sea Power, Kaito
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (March 8)
Weirdo Brit rockers British Sea Power have been known to don military garb and perform on a stage strewn with foliage. Do you really wanna miss that?
Get Up Kids
Opera House (735 Queen East), Tuesday (March 9)
Button up those Goodwill cardigans and get ready for a night of mopey emo-kid goodness.
Rephlex Records Tour w/ Bogdan Raczinsky, Sound Murderer
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (March 10).
Get your annual quota of drill 'n' bass in one night when the Rephlex Tour bulldozes Lee's Palace. And, hey, with a name like Bogdan Raczinsky, how could it not be good?