The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, May 12)
Unlikely as it may seem, this is actually 70s pop star Andy Kim's first-ever Toronto show. Count on hearing more than the million-selling hits. See Celebrity Spins, page 74.
Mommy and Daddy
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Friday (May 13)
Who would've thought a synth-and-bass duo called Mommy and Daddy could rock so goddamn hard? See feature, page 60.
Gang of Four
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (May 14)
As reunited classic lineup of the Gang of Four raise the roof at the Phoenix, across town the Parachute Club get busy with Martha and the Muffins at Hugh's Room, so Saturday is hereby proclaimed 80s night in Toronto.
Stereo Total, Les Georges Leningrad
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (May 15)
You'd be well advised to brush up on your broken franglais when trilingual Eurotrash electro-popsters Stereo Total team up with Montreal nutty noise-rock squad Les Georges Leningrad for a transcontinental Gallic getdown.
Hylozoists, Nathan Lawr
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Monday (May 16)
After a lengthy hiatus, Paul Aucoin's orch-pop ensemble, the Hylozoists, makes a triumphant return to the stage as a nonet supergroup to preview songs from their forthcoming album. A rare event, not to be missed.
Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (May 18)
Earplugs are recommended if you plan to catch the art punk mauling of Seattle's Blood Brothers, who unleash the blood-curdling howls of last year's awesome Crimes disc on the Mod Club. See cover story, page 54.