Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, October 27)
Grease your peyes and dust off your best long black coat to get in the mood for the formidable Hasidic reggae roughneck's righteous return to T.O.
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (October 29)
There's a stellar Southern soul singer in the body of Texas-style bluesman Johnny Rawls. Let's hope his band gives him room to testify at the Silver Dollar.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (October 29)
Both revered and despised for ushering in the free-jazz era, harmolodic heavyweight Ornette Coleman makes a rare Toronto appearance at Massey Hall - exactly where you want to see this saxophone colossus get busy.
The Go! Team, the Grates
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Sunday (October 30)
Anyone going to get psyched for Halloween revelry at the Phoenix with the Go! Team should know that the real treat is Antipodean openers the Grates, who'll get your kangaroo hopping.
Brutal Knights, Fucked Up, Career Suicide, Pink Eye
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Sunday (October 30)
Those looking for some harder pre-Halloween action should check out the punk rock shenanigans at the El Mocambo. With the Brutal Knights on the bill, there's no telling what might go down. See feature, this page.
Spoon, Mary Timony
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (November 1)
Austin indie rock aces Spoon serve up another taste of their super new Gimme Fiction (Merge) disc.
Super Furry Animals, Caribou
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Wednesday (November 2)
Their latest album, Love Kraft, may be an overly ambitious mess, but the Super Furries always put on an amazing show. Don't miss it.