Antler, Sandro Perri, Eiyn Sof, Weather Station
The Boat (158 Augusta), tonight (Thursday, November 6)
If you intend to play psych these days, having some variation of an "Antler" handle seems to be a prerequisite. Don't miss the freaky folky duo of Vanessa Hanson and Colleen Costello unveiling their creepy-cool new Antler disc with Sandro Perri and pals at the Boat.
The Drake (1150 Queen West), Friday (November 7)
If you love Black Mountain, you'll definitely need to check Stephen McBean in his Pink Mountaintops guise at the Drake. Less Floyd-y but still awesome.
The Bicycles CD release party
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (November 8)
With the Bicycles and Young Rival staging a simultaneous release party and inviting their musician pals to participate, this Lee's show is shaping up to be the local-scene love-in of the season. See feature, page 47.
Tom Russell and the Flatlanders
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Monday (November 10)
The first-ever Toronto appearance by legendary Texas supergroup the Flatlanders is actually more of a singer/songwriter throwdown, but any time Butch Hancock gets together with Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore you know you're in for an event. See feature, page 46.
Deerhunter, Times New Viking
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (November 12)
Atlanta indie star Bradford Cox (of Atlas Sound fame) and his "ambient garage rock" crew Deerhunter blast out the charmingly off-kilter tunes from their fab new Microcastle disc, with Times New Viking warming things up. See disc review, page 56.