Plants & Animals
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, September 18)
Here's your chance to see potential Polaris Prize winners Plants & Animals at the 'Shoe before the award is announced September 29 so you can tell all your friends how much better they were before fame spoiled them.
Los Lobos, Pistolera
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (September 19)
The forthcoming Los Lobos album is a contractually obiliged set of Disney film ditties, but that doesn't mean East L.A.'s finest have to do Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah baloney all night long, right?
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (September 20)
Even if your partner is determined to drag you to the deadly dull Swell Season show at Massey Hall or the Randy Newman love-in at Convocation Hall, by the time they're over, the Supersuckers still won't be up to full ramming speed yet, so you can salvage the night by hitting the Horseshoe.
DJ Premier and Pete Rock
Circa (126 John), Sunday (September 21)
Here's the tag-team throwdown hip-hop fans have been waiting for - DJ Premier getting busy on the wheels of steel with the great Pete Rock for a night of head-nodding nirvana. Dope.
Exclaim Tour w/ Bison b.c., Baroness, Genghis Tron
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (September 24)
It's a heavy, bludgeoning battle for hipster metal supremacy as Vancouver's hairy Bison b.c. exchange righteous riffery with Brooklyn badasses Baroness while the Philly roughnecks in Genghis Tron take notes from a safe distance. See feature.
Santogold, Low vs. Diamond, Let's Go to War
Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), Wednesday (September 24)
Brooklyn's answer to M.I.A., Santogold should pack out the Guvernment even if the added disco-burning bonus of Crunkville cut-ups Let's Go to War weren't on the bill. Don't miss it. See feature.