Music Gallery (197 John), tonight (Thursday, October 25)
Be prepared for a time warp as cerebral emcee Buck 65 takes you back to 1957 with joints from his engaging new Situation disc.
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Friday (October 26)
Although Ween are in the habit of playing only a select few songs from their most recent release at shows, they'll be all over the excellent new La Cucaracha disc at the Sound Academy.
Creaking Tree String Quartet CD release party
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday (October 26)
Time to toast another terrific Creaking Tree String Quartet disc as the "none of the above" picking crew let loose on the songs from their new disc, The Soundtrack.
Coheed and Cambria, Clutch, Fall of Troy
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Monday (October 29)
Sadly, you won't see Josh Eppard drummng with Coheed and Cambria, but on the upside, bassist Michael Todd is back to present the fourth chapter of their Armory Wars saga, with heavy support from Clutch.
Mr. Something Something w/ Ikwunga
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Wednesday (October 31)
Once all the Halloween candy is gone, head over to Lula Lounge for an Afrobeat-style celebration of Mr. Something Something's new disc with Afrobeat poet Ikwunga.