The Black Heart Procession, Danielson, Castanets, Devics
• Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, August 3)
The ominous Orwellian soundscapes of San Diegos Black Heart Procession should be a perfect foil for the hell-or-high-water apocalypse anthems of spiritual bandleader Daniel Smith and his Danielson crew. Added bonus: you never know what wacky costumes Smith and co. will sport onstage.
Leroy Sibbles, the Arsenals, Errol Blackwood
• Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen West), Friday (August 4)
Trying to figure out how to do Caribbean Carnival right? Get busy at the Irie fests free opening-night festivities, capped off by Canuck reggae godfather Leroy Sibbles. See Celebrity Spins, page 55.
Bummer In The Summer fest
• Tranzac (292 Brunswick), Friday to Sunday (August 4-6)
Fed up with the modern rawk angst, uncomfortable venues and beer-drinking meatheads of yer average big music fest? Why not check out boundary-pushing art stars like Oneida, Deep Dark United, Laura Barrett and more at this weekends superb Bummer In The Summer series. See feature, page 53.
Wolf Parade, Frog Eyes
• Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (August 5)
You may be done with Wolf Parade now that they're all Polaris Prize-nominated and well known, but get over it, hype-hater, if only to check out underrated Victoria brainiacs Frog Eyes, whore sure to confound fans at the Phoenix with their wordy, weird pop.
Sonic Youth, the Go! Team
• Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Tuesday (August 8)
Call it an upstage bid waiting to happen: can the ancient but still cool noise pioneers in Sonic Youth really hold their own against the hyperactive Go! Team young uns? Find out when they face off at the Kool Haus.
Gnarls Barkley, Peeping Tom
• Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Wednesday (August 9)
Go even Crazier when Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo bust out summer 2006s unofficial (or is it official now?) anthem... though maybe youll want to show up late and miss the train wreck that is Mike Pattons Peeping Tom.