Kyra & Tully
Mitzi´s Sister (1554 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, February 22)
They've never heard of Devendra Banhart or Joanna Newsom, but thats what makes the freak-folk of Kingstons Kyra & Tully so special. See feature, page 47.
Sparklehorse, Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter
Mod Club (722 College), Friday (February 23)
Has the mid-February thaw gotten you all giddy? Why not drop by the Mod Club and turn that smile upside-down with the help of beautiful brooders Sparklehorse and Jesse Sykes. See feature, page 53.
Brutal Knights CD release jam
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (February 23)
Brutal KnightsÕ new Feast Of Shame album is their best yet, as youÕll find out when the fur flies at the Dollar with CPC Gangbang, Career Suicide, Sweet Janes and Terminal State. Rock on.
Final Fantasy Tranzac benefit
Tranzac (292 Brunswick), Friday-Saturday (February 23-24)
Join violin virtuoso Owen Pallett and pals like the Silt and the Centaurs (Friday) and the Phonemes (Saturday) as the art-pop avengers fight to prevent the Tranzac being kicked out of its digs.
Souljazz Orchestra, DJs Jason Palma and John Kong
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Saturday (February 24)
Ottawa isnt the place that springs immediately to mind when your thoughts turn to Afrobeat, but the surprisingly funky Souljazz Orchestra are working to change all that. See cover story, page 42.
The Ettes, Hot Monogamy, Shitt Hott, the I Spies
Lee´s Palace (722 College), Wednesday (February 28)
Three-pronged L.A. garage rock assault squad the Ettes show a solid roster of local bashers how it's done at Lee's Palace. See Q & A, page 48.