Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, October 23)
For crazy combustible rock 'n' roll entertainment, it's hard to top Tel Aviv trio Monotonix. Might be wise to wear non-flammable clothing.
Crystal Castles, Lymbyc Systym
Circa (126 John), Friday (October 24)
NME cover stars Ethan Kath and Alice Glass bring their glitchy Crystal Castles 8-bit analog attack to Circa for a night of chaotic fun and frolic.
Kensington Hillbillys CD release
Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington), Friday (October 24)
After two years of recording and re-recording, Steve Ketchen and his Kensington Hillbillys are finally releasing their great new Tecumseh disc. Join the celebration at the Dakota. See local player.
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (October 25)
Delmark just released Blues On The Moon, the first-ever Byther Smith live concert DVD, but for those who need to hear the Chicago blues guitar great up close and personal should check out his Silver Dollar show. It'll be a cooker.
Sisters Of Mercy
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (October 28)
Halloween hits the Phoenix a few days early this year as Andrew Eldritch and his Sisters Of Mercy swoop in for a scary goth getdown. Boo!
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (100 Princes' Blvd), Tuesday (October 28)
The frightfully freaky Of Montreal might look and sound like Quebecers, but don't let the face paint fool you - they're actually from Athens, Georgia. In any case, their upcoming gig should be a dazzling delight. See feature.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), Wednesday (October 29)
Sure, David Byrne's at Massey Hall, but you'll get your best entertainment value from soul sister number one Sharon Jones, backed by the fabulous Dap-Kings. See Q&A.