El Mocambo (464 College), tonight (Thursday, October 2)
Get out your turtlenecks! France's answer to the Moldy Peaches, Herman Düne, present the bittersweet tunes from their Next Year In Zion album to a swooning horde of indie rock fans.
Whoop 'em up!
The Annex Theatre (736 Bathurst), Friday (October 3)
Why wait for another Depression when you can party like it's 1929 at the Annex Theatre as the Good Right Arm String Band (featuring Tony Allen and Chris Coole) join forces with barrelhouse piano pounder Julian Fauth and ragtime duo Sheesham and Lotus for a night of old-timey fun and frolic.
Steve Howe Trio
Mod Club (722 College), Saturday (October 4)
Calling all old-school mods: legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe brings back the heady days of the Flamingo with his smokin' Hammond jazz combo, featuring his hard-hitting son Dylan Howe on drums and B-3 basher Ross Stanley. See Q&A.
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Sunday (October 5)
Sure, Beck is the headliner, but fans of Brooklyn's outdoor festival faves MGMT should be out in numbers at the Sound Academy on Sunday to hear songs that might turn up on their proposed double album.
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Monday (October 6)
For anyone who feels Lambchop is too loud and lively, frontman Kurt Wagner promises to bring things down a notch or five with a quietly introspective solo recital. Shhh!