Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Friday (September 3)
Celtic soul brother number one returns to roar through the hits at Molson Amphitheatre.
Sonore w/ Peter Brötzmann
Goëthe-Institut (163 King West), Friday (September 3)
German free jazz saxophone scorcher Peter Brötzmann is joined by Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafsson for a three-way improvisational blowing session that'll raise the roof of the Goëthe-Institut.
Electrelane, Creeping Nobodies
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (September 4)
Get a preview of the Creeping Nobodies' great new Stop Movement Stop Loss (Blocks) album when they open for Electrelane. See feature, page 47.
Bob Wiseman, Serena Ryder, Ashley MacIsaac, Priya Thomas
Distillery District (55 Mill), Sunday (September 5)
Between Bob Wiseman's devilishly weird pop tricks and Ashley MacIsaac's general nuttiness, there should be enough mayhem on this Toronto City Roots Song Celebration bill to prove it ain't yer parents' folk fest. See feature, page 48.
Black Ox Orkestar
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), Sunday (September 5)
Just in time for the Ashkenaz fest, Montreal's Black Ox Orkestar (it's godspeed! goes klezmatic!) get their Yid on as part of the weekly Wavelength throwdown.
The Microphones aka Mount Eerie, Sea Snakes, Guitarkestra
Music Gallery (197 John), Monday (September 6)
Joined by recent Three Gut signees Sea Snakes, Washington's Phil Elvrum shows off the shimmery, fragile tunes of his Microphones alias in the fab acoustics of the Music Gallery.
The Gris Gris
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Tuesday (September 7)
Nothing to do Tuesday night? Why not get twisted with Oakland-based psych posse the Gris Gris when they enter Dan Burke's own Devil's Triangle of dementia.