Obituary, Alabama Thunderpussy, Full Blown Chaos
Reverb (651 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, September 13)
Making a serious bid for the most deafening bill of the week, metal bruisers Obituary join forces with Southern-fried rockers Alabama Thunderpussy for a roof-raiser at the Reverb.
Budos Band w/ DJ John Kong, Circle Research
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Friday (September 14)
The fabulous Staten Island funkestra - whose members made Amy Winehouse's Back To Black album a classic - show there's more to the Budos Band than Afrobeat when they pound out the percussion-heavy jams from their great new Budos Band II (Daptone) disc. Expect to sweat.
Carlu (444 Yonge), Friday (September 14)
Those looking for a refreshingly modern take on Brazilian samba and forro shouldn't miss the return of Brazilian-bred chanteuse Bebel Gilberto at the Carlu, where she'll be joined by the forward-looking Forro in the Dark.
Rilo Kiley, Jonathan Rice, Grand Ole Party
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (September 18)
Fans of indie rock faves Rilo Kiley are split over their groove-based new Under The Blacklight disc, so it will be interesting to see how the new material goes over at the Phoenix. Be sure to get there early to find out if Jenny Lewis joins her singer/songwriter boyfriend Jonathan Rice onstage for a duet.