Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, November 11)
They work best with barely controlled chaos, so hope for a gear malfunction when the Brooklyn cut-ups take over Lee's Palace.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, November 11)
Spoken-word star rocks the mic with his meditations on mystery ladies and mystic truths.
Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front West), Friday (November 12)
A solo performance by fabulous Detroit-reared jazz pianist Geri Allen is a rare treat, particularly seeing her up close and personal at the Glenn Gould Studio.
Devendra Banhart, Six Organs of Admittance
Music Gallery (197 John), Friday (November 12)
Fast-rising folk-psych mystic Devendra Banhart floats into the Music Gallery, where he'll take you on a mind-melting trip through Niño Rojo. No, really.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Monday (November 15)
Sure, Halloween is over for most of us, but the scary dress-up fun never stops for Marilyn Manson and his merry band of metalloid miscreants. Boo!
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (November 16)
Fast-rising banjo-plucking knitter and sometime Danielson Famile member graces the hallowed halls of Lee's Palace with his stunning indie-folk spirituals.
Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen West), Wednesday (November 17)
Edmonton roots country roustabouts roll into the Cadillac Lounge for their roof-raising Toronto debut. Don't miss it.