Jill Barber CD release
Drake (1050 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, October 5)
Singer/songwriter Jill Barber presents the warm country-tinged songs from what could be her breakthrough album, For All Time. Catch her in the intimate Drake Underground while you still can.
Dwight Yoakam, Johnny Reid
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), tonight (Thursday, October 5)
Hopefully, Cali country rebel and part-time thespian Dwight Yoakam will reveal what he's been working on since last year's delightfully confounding Blame The Vain disc when he sashays into Massey Hall.
Dr. Octagon, Spank Rock
Opera House (735 Queen East), Friday (October 6)
Attention, Earth people! Master of the abstract rhyme Kool Keith, aka Dr. Octagon, makes a rare terrestrial landing. Don't be surprised if humanoid partner KutMasta Kurt joins in the fun. See feature, page 75.
Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins
Trinity St. Paul's Centre (427 Bloor West), Saturday (October 7)
You loved her in Rilo Kiley; you laughed with her in Troop Beverly Hills. Now see the child-star-turned-chanteuse indulge her country passion with hottie sisters the Watson Twins at Trinity St. Paul's. See feature, page 52.
Matmos, So Percussion
Music Gallery (197 John), Sunday (October 8)
Adventurous experimental duo Matmos perform the musical salutes to Wittgenstein and semen from their recent The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of A Beast (Matador) disc at the Music Gallery.
Peter Case, Jon Dee Graham
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday (October 8)
At South By Southwest 2006, Peter Case rocked harder than Wolfmother and Serena-Maneesh combined. Even when strapped with just an acoustic guitar he still puts on a helluva show, so don't miss him with Austin ace Jon Dee Graham on Sunday.