Revival (783 College), tonight (Thursday, November 4)
Chicago violin virtuoso saws up a storm with the cataclysmic music from his recent Weather Systems (Righteous Babe) disc.
Clinic, Midnight Movies, Sons and Daughters
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (November 5)
Britrockers Clinic may be the official headliners, but odds are on either of the buzz band openers - electric folkies Sons and Daughters and L.A. spooksters Midnight Movies - to steal their thunder.
Solvent, Vitaminsforyou, Orphx, Bleep, Black Turtleneck, Nybbl
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West), Friday (November 5)
Check out Solvent's Apples & Synthesizers (Ghostly) synth-pop turn as part of this fab electro-charged throwdown with Black Turtleneck and others.
Cali Comm Tour 2004 w/ Zion I, Del, Haiku d'Etat, Aceyalone
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (November 6)
Don't miss this off-the-hook West Coast hiphop extravaganza as Cali kings Aceyalone, Del, Zion I and supergroup Haiku d'Etat tear the roof off the Phoenix.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (November 8)
Didn't get tickets to see the Beasties? Why not head over to Lee's Palace, where the real party is going down, hosted by Rocket from the Crypt's Jon Reis and his deadly Hot Snakes.
El Vez For Prez
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday and Wednesday (November 9 and 10)
Republicans? Democrats? What's the difference? See the genuine political alternative in action as El Vez makes his own hip-shaking bid for the White House over two nights at the 'Shoe.
REM, Joseph Arthur
Hummingbird Centre (1 Front East), Wednesday (November 10)
Sure, their new album's a huge snore, but if you're lucky, REM will reach into their big back catalogue and treat the Hummingbird crowd to something with bite.