Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, September 9)
Montreal rock squad rip through the roaring tunes from their great new Scénario Catastrophe disc with DJs Mimi La Twisteuse and Sweet Pete.
Mindbender, Dope Poet Society
Urban Zone stage (Mavety & Dundas West), Saturday and Sunday (September 11-12), 3 pm
Spend your weekend afternoon checking out these local hiphop crews, topping the bill on the Urban Zone stage at the Junction Arts Festival.
Drive-By Truckers, Allison Moorer
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (September 11)
Don't miss this Southern rock free-for-all, starring Drive-By Truckers with soulful support from Allison Moorer. See Celebrity Spins, page 100.
Fiery Furnaces, White Magic
Mod Club Theatre (722 College), Sunday (September 12)
Chicago's answer to the White Stripes bust out the self-consciously whimsical tunes that are thrilling hipster critics and critical hipsters alike. See feature, page 99.
Old 97's, Chuck Prophet
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (September 12)
After a fleeting solo ride, Rhett Miller returns to rock with the Old 97's, following Chuck Prophet's Mametian opening set. See feature, page 96.
Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zandt
Cumberland 3, Monday (September 13), 9:30 pm; Wednesday (September 15), 9:15 am
Filmmaker Margaret Brown's probing study of the life and music of archetypal Texas song-poet Townes Van Zandt - loaded with vintage performance footage, home movies and interviews with those who knew him best - should be a highlight of the Toronto International Film Festival's Real To Reel documentary series.
Nick Lowe, Geraint Watkins
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (September 15)
Taking leave of his Twickenham garden, Britain's silver fox, Nick Lowe, belatedly appears to plug 2001's The Convincer.