Pack AD, Shitt Hottt, Speaking Tongues, the Schomberg Fair
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, September 11)
It's an east vs. west showdown at the 'Shoe for Canadian blues rock duo supremacy, with Vancouver's Pack AD taking on Toronto's Speaking Tongues. But don't miss the fab Shitt Hottt playing their last show ever. Sad but true. See feature.
Wonder-Full w/ Bobbito, DJ Spinna, Felix & Gani, John Kong
Revival (783 College), Friday (September 12)
Join the New York turntable tandem of Fondle 'Em label boss Bobbito García and the legendary DJ Spinna in a Wonder-Full night celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder. See Q&A.
Poster Show III w/ AIDS Wolf, Indian Jewelry
Whippersnapper Gallery (587A College), Saturday (September 13)
If you're going out to peruse the artful advertising for shows you missed by bands you don't care about, be sure to stay for the entrancing performance of Indian Jewelry before congratulating AIDS Wolf members on releasing a disc that doesn't suck. See feature.
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Sunday (September 14)
Goldfrapp's decision to follow the commercial success they enjoyed for the glammy synth pop of the Black Cherry and Supernature albums with a return to a subtler and more delicate approach for Seventh Tree may have been ill-advised, but you know the charismatic Allison Goldfrapp is still going to sell it onstage at the Music Hall.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday (September 16)
Calling all math rock fans! Studio aces Steve Albini and Bob Weston take a break from documenting other bands to join celebrated Minneapolis bartender Todd Trainer in a rare performance by Shellac, their esteemed minimalist battering trio. Count on a festive evening of deadpan humour and the strong likelihoood of some high-stepping sashaying.