Joel Plaskett Emergency, Melissa McClelland, Two Hours Traffic Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, May 25)
The real Joel Plaskett emergency might take place when Plaskett sees the crowd reaction to fab opener Melissa McClelland. Watch out!
Old Time Relijun, Rozasia, Sharp Tongues, Swing Hall
Cinecycle (129 Spadina, down the alley), tonight (Thursday, May 25)
In the mood for some spiritual healing? Let the banshee wailing of K Records poster boy Arrington de Dionyso of Old Time Relijun take you to a higher plane.
The Cult, controller.controller, Bangkok Five
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Friday (May 26)
You know summers in the air when bloated ex-rock-stars crawl out of their low-rent dungeons to replay their hits for people in shorts. Get the season off to a rockin start with Ian Astbury and the Cult.
Guvernment (1 Jarvis), Saturday (May 27)
Sweet soundtrack hookups and the gushing patronage of George Strombo have secured ex-Frou Frou filly Imogen Heap a steadily expanding fan base. Catch her now before she hits the Amphitheatre.
The Fever, (International) Noise Conspiracy
Reverb (651 Queen West), Tuesday (May 30)
Easily the most explosive double bill of the week (sorry, Stabilo and Matt Barber), Brooklyn bashers the Fever heat up the Reverb before Ume upsetters (International) Noise Conspiracy rock the place flat. See feature, page 50.
Mary Timony, Jon-Rae Fletcher
Music Gallery (197 John), Tuesday (May 30)
Indie rock pin-up Mary Timony puts aside her knitting for a rare Toronto appearance as part of a special presentation by Over The Tops Eric Warner at the Music Gallery.