Demon's Claws, No Dynamics, Jewish Legend
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, February 15)
Since they've been banned from NYC, expect to see Montreal's recklessly rockin' Demon's Claws playing more gigs in Canada, starting with this Silver Dollar blowout. See feature, page 44.
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Friday (February 16)
Last year Patrick Watson was still one of Montreal's best-kept secrets, but since he released his latest album and scored a Grey's Anatomy soundtrack nod, he's all the rage. Catch him in a small club while you can.
Kiss Me Deadly... Or Condor, Tusks, Crystal Cliffs
Drake Underground (1150 Queen West), Saturday (February 17)
Something about Kiss Me Deadly... Or Condor screams Montreal. Perhaps it's their ridiculous handle, their art-school aesthetic or their energetic, hooky dance pop. In any case, check 'em out at the Drake.
Apples in Stereo
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (February 20)
Since taking care of the Decemberists on the Colbert Report, Robert Schneider has found new notoriety in indie circles, well-timed to coincide with the release of the Apples in Stereo's new disc. Get a ticket early. See Talking Toronto, page 50.
Julie Doiron, Woolly Leaves, Baby Eagle
Drake Underground (1150 Queen West), Tuesday (February 20)
Attention, Eric's Trip fans. With Rick White rumoured to be backing his old bandmate Julie Doiron when she swings by the Drake, this could be the closest you'll get to a full-on reunion. See feature, page 46.