Friday (January 18), 9 pm, at the Garrison (1197 Dundas West). $13. RT, SS, TW.
The Montreal/Toronto collective's debut album, YT//ST, is still blowing minds with its genre-bending collision of Asian pop, doom metal, ambient, psychedelia, folk, art rock and opera. However, you can't get a real sense of how ambitious and innovative they are until you catch their highly theatrical live show in person. No surprise that they made both NOW's year-end best albums and concerts lists.
Young Guv, Actual Water, Odonis Odonis, Beliefs
The Piston (937 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, January 17)
Wavelength 555/Silent Shout
w/ Beta Frontiers, Prince Innocence, Blank Capsule, Boy Bitch
Play (1032 Queen West), Thursday (January 17)
Sunday Wilde, Reno Jack, Dawn Whitwell
Cameron House (408 Queen West), Thursday (January 17)
Blues, rockabilly and roots.
Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington) Friday and Saturday (January 18 and 19)
VIrgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College), Friday (January 18)
Hoxton (69 Bathurst), Friday (January 18)
Futuristic hip-hop and booming bass.
Catl, the Royal Crowns
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (January 19)
Toronto blues-punk farewell show.
Your 33 Black Angels, The Auras, B17s, River Jones
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (January 19)
Psych rock and dream pop.
Holy Trinity 002
w/ KiNK, Gingy, Mike GIbbs, Fabio Palermo
Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square), Saturday (January 19)
Dance party in a church.
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (January 21)
Over-the-top cock rock craziness.