Death from Above 1979, the Panthers, Vietnam
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, December 9)
Local noise-rock duo Death from Above 1979 fight off an upstage threat from Brooklyn's Panthers while the members of Vietnam jump around and knock shit over.
Wolf Parade, Illuminati, Shawn Hewitt
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (December 10)
Celebrate the first anniversary of Tyler Clark Burke's Santa Cruz indie mixer with prog-metallers Illuminati, smooth Afro-Kraut soul man Shawn Hewitt and Montreal art rock kooks Wolf Parade.
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Saturday (December 11), two shows 5:30 and 9 pm
The celebrated Queensbridge MC makes his triumphant return with his great new Street's Disciple double disc.
Carlos Bastidas & Mapalé
Orale Bar & Lounge (111 Yorkville), Saturday (December 11)
Colombian-born, Toronto-based flutist Carlos Bastidas presents the cumbia-, vallenato- and salsa-flavoured sounds of Mapalé's new Pasión Latina disc. Dancers, take note.
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), Sunday (December 12)
Sonic Unyon-signed North Carolinian noise-rock squad the Nein make their Toronto debut with a wicked Wavelength bill.
DJ Evil Dee, DJ Bazarro, DJ Law, DJ Fase, DJ Fathom
Fez Batik (129 Peter), Tuesday (December 14)
DJ Evil Dee, one half of Da Beatminerz hiphop production duo, makes a rare Toronto appearance at Fez Batik with DJs Bazarro, Law, Fathom and Fase causing an additional ruckus. Yea-uh!
Pilate, Boy, Memory Bank
Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (December 15)
Catch Canuck Coldplay Pilate in all their swooning glory alongside Sam Roberts heir apparent Boy and local shoegazey indie outfit Memory Bank.