David Bowie, Polyphonic Spree
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), tonight (Thursday, April 1)
It may be time for David Bowie to break out the space pods and the face paint if he wants to avoid being upstaged by the delightfully hippy-dippy choral antics of the Polyphonic Spree.
Convocation Hall (31 King's College Circle), Friday (April 2)
Being screamed at for over an hour may not seem like a fun night out, but the stand-up routine of punk-rock-star-turned-actor Henry Rollins is always good for a few knee-slappers.
Roxy Blu (12 Brant), Friday (April 2)
Italian jazz dance DJ supreme Nicola Conte comes loaded with modal movers for what promises to be a Movement session to remember. See Celebrity Spins, page 55.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe), Friday (April 2)
Grey but still great pop tunesmith thrills the Roy Thomson crowd with his awesome catalogue of memorable hits. See chart, page 50.
Blonde Redhead, the Unicorns
Opera House (735 Queen East), Tuesday (April 6)
Montreal-based Campbell River kooks the Unicorns make indie pop mischief before the NYC post-rockers lull the crowd into submission.
The Fuse!, the Black Lips
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Tuesday (April 6)
L.A. garage bashers the Fuse! stir up a punk rock storm with the Black Lips at the Silver Dollar.
Madvillain, Jaylib, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Egon
Revival (783 College), Wednesday (April 7)
A release party for Madvillainy brings together Madlib and MF Doom for a rare Madvillain live performance, and Jay Dee plans to fly in to join the fun. See feature, page 66.