Earl Greyhound, Speed Control
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, January 18)
If youre a fan of sparkly eyeliner, boy-girl harmonies and long-haired dudes who look like Bo Bice, you wont wanna miss glam-friendly NYC rockers Earl Greyhound at the Dollar.
Boat (158 Augusta), Friday (January 19)
Not enough cash to get to Austin for the Pitchfork showcase at SXSW? Heres your chance to see local glitch-punk threats Crystal Castles before they become jet-setting pop stars. See feature, page 59.
Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths, Leon & the Peoples
Docks (11 Polson), Friday (January 19)
Take advantage of this rare opportunity to see soulful reggae greats Beres Hammond and Marcia Griffiths as they sing For The Love Of It.
Matt Mays, Museum Pieces
Mod Club (722 College), Saturday (January 20)
While its not quite the dub reggae curveball that Matt Mays was threatening, his new When The Angels Make Contact disc is a definite detour from his alt-country path. Maybe itll all make sense in concert. See Celebrity Spins, page 54.
Docks (11 Polson), Saturday (January 20)
West Coast rapper with East Coast attitude Jayceon Taylor, aka the Game, has no shortage of jealous adversaries in the hiphop world, so if youve got beef, take a number. Still, it should be interesting to see what scores the Game settles at the Docks.
Last Town Chorus, Young Galaxy, the Films, Don Vail
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday (January 23)
Listen closely and you can almost hear the sighs of 'D'oh!' emanating from Queen West as the Horseshoe presents the week's hottest indie rock show, gratis . If you don't see Last Town Chorus and Young Galaxy for free, you'll be sorry. See features, page 44.