Easy Action, Brutal Knights, Dirty Tricks
Sneaky Dee´s (431 College), tonight (Thursday, May 11)
Whenever Easy Action firebreather John Brannon gets onstage, youre in for a riveting performance, and having Montreals Dirty Tricks and the Brutal Knights on the bill ensures an entertaining night out.
Small Sins, Cities in Dust, Novaks
Horseshoe (370 Queen), tonight (Thursday, May 11)
Still riding high on their recent high-profile signing to Astralwerks and subsequent name change Thom DArcys Small Sins (formerly Ladies and Gentlemen) share the love with Paper Bag newbies Cities in Dust.
The Stills, Royal Mountain Band
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Thursday and Friday (May 11 and 12)
Stylish brooders the Stills continue bridging countless solitudes with the Montreal-NYC-style shadowy nouveau wave rock on their brand new album, Without Feathers (Warner). See cover story, page 46.
People Under the Stairs, Time Machine, Gym Class Heroes
Reverb (651 Queen West), Saturday (May 13)
Few hiphop duos can put on a show like L.A.s People Under the Stairs, and considering that their new Stepfather disc is a straight-up party platter, this show should be a blast.
Le Saint Tropez (315 King West), Monday and Tuesday (May 15 and 16)
Why not swing into the workweek with the spirited jazz stylings of promising young singer/pianist Elizabeth Shepherd while you can still catch her in an intimate setting.
Hummingbird Centre (1 Front East), Tuesday (May 16)
Wondering what sort of Peter Gabriel-esque face paint Maynard James Keenan will be sporting in Toronto? Neither are we, but Tool are sure to have loads of prog kicks in store for their Hummingbird soiree.