Who? Wade Sheedy (left, drums), Russ Fernandes (bass, vocals), Dave Samuels (guitar).
WHERE? Second Annual Leo's Palace with Tricky Woo and Bionic, Friday (July 27) at Lee's Palace.
SOUND? Hard soul.
key fast facts? With their new Ian Blurton-produced Gold album being readied for release in September, Shikasta are discovering the many benefits of performing outside Toronto. Last weekend we got to play the Ottawa Blues Fest, and that was the shit! We had a trailer next to James Brown's, and he came out with curlers in his hair to hang with us before the show. He signed my guitar and posed for pictures with us -- he's profoundly cool. Wilson Pickett was there, too, but he was really pissed off about being strip-searched at the border, so we didn't try to talk to him.
IF YOURE INTO: Honesty.