This week's must-see Toronto shows.
Fucked Up w/ Vivian Girls, $100, Final Fantasy
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), tonight (Thursday, October 30)
If you're going to check out one show of Fucked Up's three-night stand, this bill with 60s girl group throwbacks the Vivian Girls is the one not to miss.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (October 31)
If you're out to show off your snazzy costume, Will Munro's Vazoween party might be a better bet, but for psychedelic Swedish kicks Dungen can't be beat.
Changuito & the Toronto Cuban All-Stars
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Saturday (November 1)
Can't get enough of that seductive Cuban songo groove popularized by Los Van Van? Why not check out the percussionist who pioneered it at Lula Lounge, and get ready to move?
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Monday and Tuesday (November 3 and 4)
With the early signs of 90s nostalgia beginning to appear, can you really blame Billy Corgan for trying to cash in with Smashing Pumpkins golden oldies shows? On the upside, no Zwan songs!
O'Death, Elliott Brood, Hoots and Hellmouth
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Tuesday (November 4)
Elliott Brood are supposed to be the headliners, but it could prove difficult to follow a typically explosive set by New York's O'Death, who are intent on making a good first impression.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (November 5)
Calling all Devolutionists: Japan's Polysics will be taking over the Horseshoe for a night of riotous robo-punk revelry you won't soon forget.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Wednesday (November 5)
Sure, hiring a Jon Anderson sound-alike from a Montreal tribute band to front Yes could prove disastrous. But aren't preposterous gambits that carry the risk of colossal failure one of the things that make prog rock shows fun?3