Don't let the new suffix fool you. Ghost B.C. are still the same old Ghost: ridiculously satanic, gloriously theatrical and catchy as all, er, hell. Although the doomy, anonymous Swedes' new album, Infestissumam, disappointingly puts lush synth layers ahead of slaying, catchy riffage, the infusion of major-label cash has surely also sent their live show completely over the top. Bring on the swinging thuribles of incense, the altars and stained glass backdrops, and those terrifying hooded, face-concealing robes.
Monday (May 6), doors 8 pm, all ages, Opera House (735 Queen East). $20. RT, SS, TF.
Drake Underground (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, May 2)
Dl Incognito, Elaquent, Techtwelve
Rivoli (332 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, May 2)
Hip-hop album release party.
Toronto Thaw Three
w/ Beliefs, Breeze, Violent Future, Spearhead, Sins, Tarantula X and many others
Blk Box Theatre (1087 Queen West), Rancho Relaxo (300 College) and Comfort Zone (480 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, May 2) to Saturday (May 4)
Billy Bragg, Kim Churchill
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Friday (May 3)
Lefty folk hero mellows on new LP.
Carl Craig, Subplot
Moskito & Bite (423 College), Friday (May 3)
Melanie Fiona, Charlie Red
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Friday (May 3)
Grammy-winning R&B out of Toronto.
Keys N Krates, Thugli
The Hoxton (69 Bathurst), Friday (May 3)
Live remix band.
The Highest Order, Comet Control, Milk Lines
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (May 4)
James Blake, FaltyDL
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth) and Wrongbar DJ set (1279 Queen West), Saturday (May 4)
Toronto Reggae/ska Explosion
w/ Big Youth, Dennis Alcapone, Dawn Penn, (Leon) Delroy Williams, Willi Williams and others
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (May 4)
Inaugural reggae/ska event.
Purity Ring, Blue Hawaii
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Sunday (May 5)
Hyped indie electronic duo.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen West), Tuesday (May 7)
English indie folk trio.