Sloan, Yoko Casionos
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), tonight (Thursday, November 30)
If seeing Chris Murphy in the clubs on Queen West every night still isn't enough to sate your Sloan lust, why not help him and his bandmates celebrate a decade of Canadian indie rock icon status? See feature, page 68.
¡Forward, Russia!, Snowden
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (December 1)
So what if you don't have your own exclamation-mark T-shirt yet? You can still have a swell time pogoing 80s-style to the jerky dance rock of Leeds's answer to Franz Ferdinand, ¡Forward, Russia! See feature, page 68.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe), Friday (December 1)
What better way to get in the seasonal swing of things than by joining smoky-voiced diva Holly Cole at her annual jazzy Christmas shindig?
Spiral Beach, Tokyo Police Club, Hexes and Ohs
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (December 2)
Since their whirlwind U.S. tour with the Hidden Cameras has surely generated a healthy fey fan base stateside, now's your chance to catch fast-rising T.O. art rock crew Spiral Beach in a cozy club setting before they're anointed Canada's next indie heroes. See cover story, page 72.
The Who, the Pretenders
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Monday (December 4)
Despite Pete Townshend's urgings to the contrary, you should go check out the Who at the Air Canada Centre. Who knows? This could actually be their final farewell tour.
Danko Jones, the Illuminati
Mod Club (722 College), Tuesday (December 5)
Although Danko Jones can rock hard enough on their own, the addition of former Kyuss frontman John Garcia as guest vocalist should make their Mod Club show an event to remember . See feature, page 66.