Santa Cruz w/ Deadly Snakes, the Dirty Hearts
Lee's Palace (529 Queen West), Friday (October 8)
It's October, and that's reason enough for a special Santa Cruz party with the Deadly Snakes and the Dirty Hearts. Bring your own working flashlight, and the most awesome costume gets you a $100 gift certificate for a tattoo!
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday (October 8)
Austin-based songster Eliza Gilkyson, deciding it's time to get more overtly political, presents songs from her recent Land Of Milk And Honey disc at Hugh's Room.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (October 9)
Here's a rare opportunity to catch Danko Jones before they jet to the U.S. and back to Europe. Label reps should come with blank cheques, since they're still looking for a Canadian deal.
The Faint, TV on the Radio
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (October 10)
Unimpressed with Usher's abs and Kanye's bridgework? Why not save yourself a wad of cash and check out the sexy grooves of the Faint instead. See feature, page 58.
Hummingbird Centre (1 Front East), Tuesday (October 12)
Sure, Morrissey's new You Are The Quarry disc is far from his best work, but the Mozzer always puts on an entertaining display.
Interpol, Secret Machines
Docks (11 Polson), Wednesday (October 13)
Post-wave brooders Interpol try to outdo melodramatic psych-popsters the Secret Machines in a battle of the stylishly floppy coifs. Who will win? See feature, page 59.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (October 13)
Don't expect any more Buddy Holly vibes when the former Weezer bassist, sometime Rental and occasional Tegan and Sara collaborator shows the results of holing up in a small town with the elegiac tunes from his self-titled solo debut. See feature, page 60.