Ministry, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Hanzel und Gretyl
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), tonight (Thursday, October 14)
Roused back into action, industrial-strength rockers Ministry and friends attempt to thwart the Bush presidential bid with carefully focused noise. See feature, page 60.
PJ Harvey, Moris Tepper
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday (October 15)
With any luck, PJ Harvey will join Captain Beefheart guitarist Moris Tepper on bass as he presents the raging ragged glory of his new Head Off (Candlebone) disc at the Phoenix. The show starts at 7 pm sharp, so get there early. See feature, page 55.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Saturday (October 16)
If all you know of Jolie Holland is her work with Canuck newgrass babes the Be Good Tanyas, you'll be pleasantly surprised by her spooky-good American gothic blues when she flies solo. See feature, page 54.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Sunday (October 17)
Fabulous Argentine singer/songwriter Juana Molina returns with the entrancing songs of her recent Tres Cosas (Domino) disc. Don't miss this one.
Revival (783 College), Tuesday (October 19)
It's a big week for Buenos Aires artists as Juana Molina's crosstown rival Federico Aubele presents his funky dubwise twist on tango with a full band at Revival. See feature, page 56.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (October 19)
Having an existential crisis? Head to Lee's Palace and get drawn in by the delightfully hypnotic angsthems of West Coast indie crew Pinback. They feel your pain.
Sarah Jane Morris
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Tuesday-Thursday (October 19-21)
With three nights of Sarah Jane Morris at the Lula Lounge, there's no excuse for missing the jazzy Brit diva.