who raises the roof at the Phoenix (410 Sherbourne) Tuesday (April 17), $24.50. 416-870-8000.
What Toronto restaurant do you like to eat at before a show?
I'm bad with names, but there's a place that has steak frites around the corner from the Reverb, where I played last. Y'know, on that strip where there's a talking Toronto bunch of shops and stuff. This place is about a block south on a big intersection. Tasty.
What was your biggest misconception about Toronto?
I never had any preconceived anything about Toronto. I guess I thought records were gonna be cheaper.
What do you hate most about Toronto?
It's kinda dirty. I've wound up in some pretty seedy areas close to downtown on record hunts.
Who's your favourite T.O. artist?
The entire Canadian Talent Library roster.
Most memorable border-crossing experience heading to Toronto?
I actually flew into Toronto once, and the customs guy spent half an hour looking through the files on my computer. I guess he thought I was bringing in something vitally dangerous, kiddie porn or bomb plans. Wasted 30 minutes, and then he just let me go.
It was weird.