A lot of bands that blend traditional guitar pop with modern electronic touches struggle when it comes to pulling it off live, but Django Django are notable exceptions. Not only do they sound great onstage, but they also seem to be having a genuinely great time up there, which is all too rare in the indie rock world.
Tuesday (March 12), Opera House (735 Queen East), 9 pm. $17.50. LN, RT, SS.
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, March 7)
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Burger Records Roadshow
w/ Cold Warps, the BB Guns, Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs, Fill Spectre
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (March 8)
Bubblegum garage rock party.
Rustie, Jackmaster, Oneman
Hoxton (69 Bathurst), Friday (March 8)
Left-field Scottish bass music.
Animal Collective, Dan Deacon
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Saturday (March 9)
Tame Impala, the Growl
Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Saturday (March 9)
Patti Smith, Tony Shanahan, Jackson Smith, Jesse Smith
Queen Elizabeth Theatre (190 Princess), Friday (March 9)
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New Creations Festival
w/ Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Steven Mackey, Pekka Kuusisto
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe), Saturday (March 9)
Damian LAzarus, Infinity Ink, Subb-an, Jeff Button
Moskito (423 College), Saturday (March 9)
Crosstown Records dance party.
Matthew Shipp Trio, Clifton Joseph
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Sunday (March 10)
Avant-garde jazz heavyweight.
Veronica Falls, Cold Showers, Cheatahs
The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), Tuesday (March 12)
Reverb-drenched surf pop.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Tuesday (March 12)
w/ Tanika Charles
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Wednesday (March 13)
Classic soul with a rock twist.