Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, October 28)
Having recovered from their CMJ exploits, the Tangiers are back and ready to kick ass with Feuermusik (featuring former members of Rockets Red Glare) at the Horseshoe.
The Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), Friday (October 29)
The sizzling neo-soul diva, sometime sax-blower for Lenny Kravitz and former D'Angelo flame brings the sultry stylings of her new Stone Love album to the Guvernment.
Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday and Saturday (October 29 and 30)
New York Afrobeat activists Antibalas stage two solid nights of hard-pounding conscious dance jams. Be prepared to sweat.
The Chickens, Gerard Van Herk & Deja Revue, Bloodshot Bill
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday (October 30)
Get ready for Halloween with the Chickens, who've summoned former Deja Voodoo main man Gerard Van Herk from his coffin for a scary good time with Bloodshot Bill.
Brian Jonestown Massacre
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (October 31)
Trick or treat? It's anybody's guess when Anton Newcombe and company make a timely reappearance at Lee's, but either way it'll be entertaining. See Q&A, page 95.
The Used, Head Automatica, the Bronx, the Bled
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Sunday (October 31)
The Used may be headlining with Head Automatica, but don't be surprised if those rock 'em, sock 'em hombres in the Bronx upstage everyone.
Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (November 3)
Arriving just a little too late to tantalize trick-or-treaters with their Brechtian punk cabaret antics, the bizarro Bostonians raise spooky-good hell at the Mod Club. Dress up if you dare.