Opera House (735 Queen East), tonight (Thursday, September 16)
This match-up is too close to call. Brampton bashers Moneen take on St. Catharines crew Alexisonfire in a punk rock battle of the burbs.
Kensington Rocks w/Elliott Brood, Barmitzvah Brothers
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), Friday (September 17)
Weewerk joins in the Kensington Rocks festivities (September 16-19) with a sweet showcase featuring Great Lake Swimmers, Barmitzvah Brothers, Elliott Brood and the always delightful Two-Minute Miracles.
Gary U.S. Bonds
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (September 18)
A rare local appearance by Bruce Springsteen fave Gary U.S. Bonds should be a treat, but if you want to dance till 2:45 am, you'll need to do it outside the venue.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (September 20)
Dulcimer-hammering art rockers Macha aim to keep people dancing after avant-funk crew Mahjongg kick out the jams. See feature, page 74.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Tuesday (September 21)
Here's one for the curiosity seekers: a folk-psych flashback with the reunited Nektar and archetypal Canterbury crew Caravan. Certain to be a trip.
Keane, French Kicks
Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), Tuesday (September 21)
See if hotly tipped piano-based trio Keane really are the new Coldplay when they present the bittersweet tunes from their Mercury-nominated Hopes And Fears disc. Get there early.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (September 22)
Fresh off wowing crowds in Brazil, Hamilton's Domino-signed ambassadors to the world bring the electronic pop ditties from their hot new Last Exit double disc to the 'Shoe.