ACC (40 Bay), tonight (Thursday, May 15)
Robert Smith and the boys take their fans on a trip through their three decades of goth rock, and should also be previewing material from their upcoming 13th studio album, to be released in the fall.
British Sea Power, the Rosebuds, Jeffrey Lewis
Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (May 16)
British Sea Power’s newest album title asks Do You Like Rock Music?, which gives you an idea of what to expect from their live show. Get there early to check out Jeffrey Lewis’ charmingly unhinged psych-punk-folk. See feature page 42.
Holy Fuck, Off the International Radar
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Friday (May 16)
Tripped out Toronto post rock outfit Holy Fuck play an Earthroots benefit with fellow electronics-loving space cadets Off the International Radar.
Anaal Nathrakh, the Last Felony, Nefastus Dies, Kronosfear
The Kathedral (651 Queen West), Saturday (May 17)
Prepare to have your face melted at this night of heavy-as-fuck black metal and grindcore. What Anaal Nathrakh lack in facepaint and costumes they make up with in volume and speed.
Bonde Do Role, the Death Set
The Social (1100 Queen West), Sunday (May 18)
Brazil’s Bonde Do Role play their first local gig since replacing front woman Marina Ribatski, teaming up with spastic electro-punks the Death Set for a sweaty night of indie dance. See preview page 40.