The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, September 29)
Jack White may have lost the plot, but his Detroit homeboys in the Dirtbombs are keeping the rama-lama spirit of Motor City rock 'n' roll alive. Watch them tear up the Horseshoe.
Culture Shock festival
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday to Sunday (September 30-October 2)
Just cuz the leaves are falling doesn't mean Harbourfront's stopped programming fab shows by the lake. This weekend's Culture Shock fest has an offbeat roster from raucous art punks No Dynamics to Jo'burg hiphop crew Tumi & the Volume. Don't miss it.
Architecture in Helsinki
Rancho Relaxo (300 College), Saturday (October 1)
Get ready to sweat as Australia's most celebrated Zit Remedy tribute act kick out the singalong jams. Don't be surprised if Snake and fellow Degrassi alumni drop by to join in the fun. See feature, page 67.
Antony & the Johnsons
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (427 Bloor West), Saturday (October 1)
Those looking for a less physically demanding night out should head over to Trinity-St. Paul's, where the stained glass will rattle with the glorious blast of Mercury Prize winners Antony & the Johnsons and CocoRosie.
Lou Barlow, Posies
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (October 3)
If you missed that Dinosaur Jr. reunion show, don't fret - you can still see Lou Barlow do his sensitive singer/songwriter thing, along with the re-energized Posies opening the show. See feature, page 71.
Alejandro Escovedo, John Dee Graham
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Tuesday (October 4)
It's great to see that Alejandro Escovedo is well enough to be back on the road, and his Toronto return should be a stellar event, particularly with fellow Austin songster John Dee Graham on the bill. See feature, page 70.