NXNE Music & Film Festival and Conference
Various venues, Thursday to Saturday (June 9-11)
Now in its 11th year, the 2005-model North By Northeast - Canada's premier independent music showcase - is bigger and bolder than ever. Don't miss the fun. See page 43.
Mod Club Theatre (722 College), tonight (Thursday, June 9)
Her flamboyant brother may get the press, but now that Martha Wainwright has found her voice, she's not taking a back seat to anyone.
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday (June 10)
Even with stoic keyboard babe Natalia Yanchak knocked up (congrats!), Montreal's newly hot-again purveyors of pop noir romantique put on a transcendental show. Morrissey caught their May 24 show in L.A. - you should see them at the Phoenix.
The New York Dolls
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (June 11)
It's now down to just David Johansen and Sylvain Sylvain, but if the New York Dolls' energetic show at SXSW in March is any indication, their Toronto return should be a wall shaker.
The Get Up Kids
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Sunday (June 12)
If the rumours are true, the Get Up Kids are planning to call it quits after this tour (perhaps paving the way for a Get Up Adults reunion down the road). Don't miss a choice emo opportunity.
Caesars, Shout Out Louds
Mod Club Theatre (722 College), Monday (June 13)
You heard them jerking it out on the iPod commercials. Now's your chance to jerk right along with the Caesars and the Shout Out Louds .
Atomic Bitchwax, Sons of Otis, Electric Magma, Floating Widget
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Tuesday (June 14)
Calling all thud-fuds. Get yer smoke on - we've got ourselves a stoner rock free-for-all, with Atomic Bitchwax and Sons of Otis leading the way.