Deicide, Disgust, Remain, Desolation
Kathedral (504 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, October 26)
If you have an upside-down cross branded into any spot on your flesh, this showcase of metal brutality may be the show you've been waiting for since your neighbourhood church mysteriously burned to the ground.
Be Good Tanyas
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Friday (October 27)
Just between us girls, this might be your last chance to see secretly volatile BC newgrass posse the Be Good Tanyas performing as a trio. Just sayin'....
The Slits, No Dynamics, Apes
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (October 28)
Why not get yourself caked in mud and head over to Lee's Palace to catch Ari Up and her Slits crew get busy 80s-style at a special Saturday Vazoween one-off? Or if girl punk's not your bag, check out hiphop legend Afrika Bambaataa at the El Mo.
Love Is All, Two Koreas
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday (October 29)
Find out if Swedish knuckleheads Love Is All are really the best ESL punk rock 'n' roll band on the planet... or perhaps runners-up to the Two Koreas. Just kidding.
Fucked Up, Cold World, C'mon, Anagram, Creeping Nobodies, Wyrd Visions
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Sunday (October 29)
Here's a scary-good warm-up for your Halloween frivolity: Fucked Up, named NOW's best T.O. punk band (see page 82), invite a slew of fab friends to help them celebrate the release of their great new Hidden World disc.
Chrome Children tour w/ Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, Percee P, Oh No
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (October 30)
Join your underground hiphop pals Madlib, Peanut Butter Wolf, Percee P, Oh No and their labelmates to celebrate 10 amazing years of Stones Throw Records headnoddery.