The Canadindie heroes heat up Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Tuesday and Wednesday (May 15 and 16). $34-$38. 416-872-4255.
What Toronto restaurant do you like to eat at before a show, and why?
Any street sausage stand. For some bizarre reason they're illegal in Montreal, so in Toronto I usually go a little overboard.
Favourite Toronto artist?
A friend of mine named Beth Stuart. She's a really amazing painter, among other things. I've been trying to get her to make me a painting for the last two years, but we've been playing phone tag. I wish I had the vocabulary to describe her work with any accuracy.... She makes large, unnerving, stunningly beautiful paintings.
What T.O. club do you hit when you want to party after a gig?
Hrm... club? I usually go to "bed." It's a really great place. Pleasant vibe. Relaxed atmosphere.
What's the wildest time you've ever had in Toronto?
Childhood. Or maybe grade seven.
What do you love most about Toronto?
I love many, many things about Toronto, but the coconut bread at that Jamaican bakery in Kensington Market has a pretty big place in my heart. Also, my sister lives in Toronto. Yup, those are the big two: my sister and Jamaican coconut bread.