Opera House (735 Queen East), tonight (Thursday, September 28)
Pity Nick Diamonds and his Islands crew for having to follow Malajube, with the Montreal franco freaks looking for anglo revenge after their Polaris snub. Watch the fireworks.
Wanda Jackson, the Rizdales
Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen West), Friday and Saturday (September 29-30)
The Cadillac return of rockabilly filly Wanda Jackson should be a smokin affair. Dont be surprised if Elvis Costello sneaks out of Diana Kralls gala show in Brampton early to catch the end of Jacksons set.
Emily Haines, Les Trois Accords, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Les Breastfeeders
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Sunday (October 1)
You may go to Sundays free See Vous Play summit to see Emily Haines and Joel Plaskett, but youll leave talking (en franais) about Quebecois killers Les Trois Accords and Les Breastfeeders. See feature, page 61.
Yo La Tengo
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (October 2)
Its revenge of the nerds night at the Phoenix, when Ira Kaplan and his Yo La Tengo posse threaten to kick your ass with the lounge ditties from their new disc. See Celebrity Spins, page 78.
Aerosmith, Motley Crue
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Monday (October 2)
Based on Steven Tylers recent Two And A Half Men cameo, worries of his budding acting career derailing Aerosmith may have been premature. Nevertheless, help convince Tyler to keep his night job at the ACC.
Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (October 4)
It should be interesting to see how harp-plucking chanteuse Joanna Newsom makes sense onstage of the Van Dyke Parks orchestrations in the new material from her forthcoming Ys (Drag City) album. But the real question is, will she dress sexy at Bill Callahans funeral?