Moving Units, Chinese Stars, Kill Me Tomorrow
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, October 21)
Charged-up Los Angeles death disco trio uncoil the darkly twisted joints from their new Dangerous Dreams (RX/Palm) disc. See feature, page 62.
Stranglers, Money Money
Mod Club (722 College), tonight (Thursday, October 21)
The men in black are back with the songs of Norfolk Coast, the best new Stranglers stuff in ages. See feature, page 64.
... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, IQU
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (October 23)
Unruly Austin prog-punk adventurers roar back with an instrument-smashing frenzy. Stand back!
The Organ, Controller. controller
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (October 23)
Now that Morrissey's forgiven Jesus, get your moody ya-yas out with gleefully godless Mozzer-obsessed girl brooders the Organ, who bring local death disco darlings controller.controller along for the ride.
Le Tigre, Gravy Train!!!!, Cannonball Jane
Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), Monday (October 25)
Prepare for mayhem when feminist electro-punk attack force Le Tigre take over the Guvernment, aided and abetted by Bay Area trash-hop queers Gravy Train!!!!. See feature, page 63.
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Tuesday (October 26)
Philadelphia crew demonstrate how to put on a real live hiphop show at the Kool Haus.
Docks (11 Polson), Wednesday (October 27)
Rapper/thespian Mos Def reprises his role as a righteously indignant indie hiphop threat for his just-released New Danger (Geffen/Universal).