Fritz Helder & the Phantoms
Great Hall (1087 Queen West) and the Social (1100 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, November 22)
If the 80s revival is over, Fritz Helder & the Phantoms haven't heard the news. Expect loads of stripey/stretchy fluorescent fashions and flashy choreography at their Greatest Hits release party.
Glen Hansard & Markéta Inglová, Mary Margaret O'Hara
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Friday (November 23)
They're calling themselves Swell Season, but Glen Hansard (of the Frames) and Markéta Inglová are better known as the harmonizing stars of the feel-good flick Once. The real treat here is a rare chance to see Mary Margaret O'Hara singing outside of the Horseshoe. Be sure to arrive early.
Boot Camp Clik, Smif-n-Wesson
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (November 24)
Tired of pop crossover rappers who claim to be hardcore? Badass Brooklyn supergroup Boot Camp Clik feel your pain and are coming to town with something to prove. Boo-yah!
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Monday (November 26)
Don't miss this Seattle garage rock threesome who'll demonstrate the two-chord prowess that inspired Iggy Pop to ask, "Who are these guys?"
Neil Young, Pegi Young
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday (November 26, 27 and 29)
Tickets for Neil Young's return to Massey Hall will be hard to catch, but you know that each of these three nights is going to be a very special event.