DJ John Kong
Jay Reatard, Brutal Knights, Chocolat
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), tonight (Thursday, October 16)
We can only hope that the fist-flying insanity is confined to the Brutal Knights set opening for jerk-magnet Jay Reatard. It would be great to hear Reatard and crew rip through their entire Matador singles series. See online Q&A.
Serious As Cancer benefit
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Friday (October 17)
Join DJ John Kong and his Do Right! label artists Elizabeth Shepherd, Justis and Valery Gore along with Circle Research, Abdominal and DJs Nasty Nav, Jason Palma, Aki, Paul E. Lopes, Felix & Gani and General Eclectic in a massive benefit blowout to support cancer research. All proceeds go to Mount Sinai Hospital's Samuel Lunenfeld Research institute.
Hercules and Love Affair
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (October 18)
So what if most of your friends are going to see Stereolab swinging to the oldies at the Phoenix when you can get down with Andy Butler's infinitely hipper Brooklyn crew Hercules and Love Affair over at the Opera House? See feature.
Danzig, Dimmu Borgir, Moonspell, Winds of Plague
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Sunday (October 19)
You know Halloween can't be far off if both Danzig and his former horror-core group the Misfits (at the Phoenix Wednesday) have gigs this week. As cartoony hilarious as Misfits shows have become, a devilishly delightful Danzig performance always promises more entertainment value for your dollar.
Diplo w/ Abe Vigoda, Boy 8-Bit, Telepathe
Circa (126 John), Tuesday (October 21)
With party-rocking DJ Diplo threatening to quit touring, this would be a good time to catch him with his Mad Decent crew, including rising stars Abe Vigoda (the band, not the actor who does walk-on bits for Late Night with Conan O'Brien). See features on Diplo and Abe Vigoda.