The Tough and Lovely, Rock Wizard, the Clydesdales
Silver Dollar, tonight (Thursday, June 16)
Columbus, Ohio, hasn't had much rock 'n' roll to crow about since the New Bomb Turks imploded, but the Tough and Lovely are shaping up to be Ohio's next contenders. Wallopin' good.
Oasis, Jet, Nic Armstrong
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Friday (June 17)
So the new Oasis opus isn't quite up to snuff, but the battling brothers Gallagher never let the music get in the way of putting on an entertaining show. Arrive early to see opener Nic Armstrong. See feature, page 65.
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Friday (June 17)
You thought Antibalas were the only ones with scratchy Fela Kuti records at home? Check out Afrodizz at the Supermarket. These Montreal hombres know all about the Kalakutu groove. See feature, page 86.
Sleater-Kinney, Dead Meadow
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (June 18)
Now that the ladies of Sleater-Kinney have rediscovered their old Jefferson Airplane and Led Zep records, they might even win over the hairy psych horde who only came to see Dead Meadow. See feature, page 61.
Hunter Valentine, Dragonette
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday (June 18)
Looking for a new nü wave bandwagon to jump on? You could do worse than Martina Sorbara's Dragonette, who count New Order among their fans. Get there early to catch all-girl power trio Hunter Valentine. See cover story, page 68.
Comets on Fire
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (June 19)
They've got an Echoplex and know how to use it, so don't miss these psych-rock monsters when they tear the roof off Lee's Palace Sunday.