Jon-Rae & the River CD release
Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (November 10)
If you like your soul sung by pasty dudes who look like they could use a good meal and your country cut with punk rock tude, look no further than local faves Jon-Rae & the River, who claim they Know What You Need as they launch their fab new CD at Lees.
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3
Mod Club (722 College), Friday (November 10)
Wondering what Peter Buck and R.E.M.s touring band have been up to since the Athens college rock icons most recent disc bombed? Theyve found a better gig backing wry Brit Robyn Hitchcock, who trots out tunes from his perfectly poppy new Ole! Tarantula album at the Mod Club.
Old Crow Medicine Show
Mod Club (722 College), Sunday (November 12)
That alt-country heavyweight Gillian Welch and partner David Rawlings were impressed enough by Old Crow Medicine Show to guest on the BC roots fusionists latest great recording should be ample proof that their Mod Club show is not to be missed.
Easy Star All Stars
Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (November 12)
Ever wonder what OK Computer would sound like filtered through a thick haze of spliff smoke, reggae-style? Easy Star All Stars have the answer, bringing their Radiodread revamps to Lees Palace for dub lovers.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Wednesday (November 15)
Brit blue-eyed soul crooner and FOVM (friend of Van Morrison) dazzles the Dundas West crowd with polished rock, rhythm 'n' blues tunes.
Guns N' Roses
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Wednesday (November 15)
Since Chinese Democracy likely wont see the light of day before scientists figure out a way to live on the moon, this may be your only chance to hear whatever rock gold mine bloated Axl & co. are sitting on. Seriously.