The 90s rock revival shows no signs of slowing down. Pioneers of post-hardcore (back then we just called it alt-metal), Quicksand have reformed (again) and seem to be enjoying their second comeback attempt much more than their ill-fated previous reunion. No word on whether there are any new recordings in the works, but you probably just want to hear the classics anyway. Wednesday (January 9) at the Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), 8 pm. $29. RT, SS, TM.
Basia Bulat, Sook-Yin Lee
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, January 3)
Autoharp-loving folk singer.
Feast in the East
w/ Yacht Club, Digits, Beta Frontiers, Miss Elizabeth
Polyhaus (388 Carlaw), Friday (January 4)
Quirky tunes and free snacks.
Church, the Leslie Spits, Fighter/Lover, Burn the Radio
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (January 4)
Indie rock record release party.
Gabriel Minnikin, Wayne Petti
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Friday (January 4)
Canadian alt-country double bill.
w/ Craig Dominic, Nino Brown, Blackcat
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Friday (January 4)
Hip-hop for homos.
Never Forgive Action
w/ K-Cut, DJ Numeric, DJ Dalia
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Saturday (January 5)
Classic hip-hop party.
Donlands & Mortimer, Tasseomancy, Alex Lukashevsky
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Sunday (January 6)
Weirdo pop and spooky folk.
Walter TV, Cellphone
Parts & Labour (1566 Queen West), Wednesday (January 9)
Lo-fi electronic art rock.