Dan Frank and the True Believers, Crummy Stuff
Mitzi’s Sister (1554 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, June 19)
Direct from Rochester, Dan Frank and the True Believers threaten to blow the roof off Mitzi’s with their rama-?lama rock ’n’ roll. Rob Sweeney and Mark Keigan (ex-?Purple Toads) kick things off with Crummy Stuff. Yeah!
Blue Revue Benefit
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, June 19)
Join Hawksley Workman, Serena Ryder, the Great Lake Swimmers, Sarah Harmer and Danny Michel in honouring the spirit of the late Bonnie O’Donnell while supporting the Blue Marble Music Fund to advance music education.
Dethklok, Chimaira, Soilent Green
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Friday (June 20)
Can’t get enough of Metalocalypse? Check out the real-?life version of virtual death metal maulers Dethklok featuring Nathan Explosion (series co-?creator Brendon Small), Skwisgaar Skwigelf (Steve Vai’s touring guitarist, Mike Keneally), William Murderface (Vai’s bassist, Bryan Beller) and Pickles (Gene “Atomic Clock” Hoglan). See cover story, page 40.
Jenny Whiteley’s Hootenanny
Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas West), Sunday (June 22)
If you could use a little rootsy relief from all the granddad jazz, Jenny Whiteley and cohorts Luther Wright, Christine Bourgie, Dan Whiteley and Carolyn Mark have got what you need to hear.
Nathan Phillips Square, Tuesday (June 24)
Sure, the idea of Kevin Costner crooning heartland rock at the Phoenix is awfully tempting, but British R&B swinger James Hunter offers a much more musically enriching experience at Nathan Phillips Square. See Q & A, page 50.