Death From Above 1979, controller.controller, From Fiction
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, July 28)
This three-night stand of sold-out shows may be your last chance to catch local noiseniks-made-good DFA1979 in a small club setting. Expect a loud and sweaty good time. See feature, page 64.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (July 29)
If songs about pussy juice and fake tan tragedies make you want to shake your booty, look no further than Friday's fabulous Club V bash at Lee's, where Gravy Train!!!! promise to get you wigglin' to their bent bubblegum silliness. See disc reviews, page 74.
Dwele, Ursula Rucker
Harbourfront Centre's mainstage (235 Queens Quay West), Friday (July 29)
Start your Caribana weekend off right with Harbourfront's Hot & Spicy Food Festival, boasting a free show by Detroit soul satisfier Dwele and Ursula Rucker. Tasty! See feature, page 75.
The Flats (Molson Park, Barrie), Saturday (July 30)
Looking for a hard-rocking alternative to the laid-back good cheer of Caribana? Why not head to Barrie for the Warped Tour thrash fest with Offspring, Dropkick Murphys, Senses Fail, Dillinger Escape Plan and tons of other shouty tattooed white boys in shorts. See feature, page 62.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (August 1)
Ever wonder what Cat Power would sound like if she were British and traded her mope for grungy guitars and amped-up drums? Nottingham-bred Scout Niblett might be your new favourite artist. See feature, page 62.
Iron Maiden, Mastadon
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Wednesday (August 3)
With Cinderella, Ratt and Quiet Riot over at the Docks while Iron Maiden blast away at Molson Amp, metal fans will be torn, but the presence of rising death metal maulers Mastadon on the Maiden bill makes it the best bet.