by carl wilson

The Zoilus Toronto Live Show Guide


My Bloody Valentine will make Ricoh Coliseum feel all blurry on Sept. 25.

Compiled by Zoilus with the generous aid of ace assistants ERELLA GANON, and CHRIS RANDLE.

Corrections & additions welcome. Zoilus-approved shows are marked with a *star. Special picks are **double-starred. If it's not starred, it may mean I don't find it especially thrilling, or just that I don't know or am not sure enough to recommend it. Listings will be updated weekly. All info subject to change - this is a casual effort, please do call the venues. Sources include the Stillepost.ca Toronto board, Eye, Now, ListMe.ca, Canoe.ca, Soundlist, The Whole Note, Toronto Life and, as the saying goes, you - email or post in the comments with show information and disinformation.


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TUE SEP 16

** SHELLAC, CHRIS BROKAW => Horseshoe, $18
* DAVID PRENTICE (violin) & AARON LUMLEY (bass) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
GEORDIE HALEY'S EVERYTIME BAND => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10 pm, pwyc
THE WAKING EYES, THE SHEEPDOGS => Supermarket, $5
LARA MACMILLAN => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $10-$12.50
KG & THE VIPs => Trane Studio, 8 pm, $5-$10
THE HOTEL LOBBYISTS => The Boat, $5
SCOTT PIETRANGELO => Free Times Cafe
TED HAWKINS DUO => Gate 403, 5 pm
THE JESSICA STUART FEW, AKI TAKAHASHI => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30 pm, pwyc
JULIAN FAUTH, JAMES THOMSON => Gate 403, 8 pm
LARA MACMILLAN cd release => Hugh's Room, $12
HOBSON'S CHOICE => Mitzi's Sister, pwyc
ROSS WOOLDRIDGE TRIO => The Rex, 6:30 pm
SCOTT PIETRANGELO, ALEX WOODROW, KRISTIN LAGASSE => Free Times Cafe, 8:30 pm, pwyc
MATT EMPACHER, more => Silver Dollar, 7 pm, $5

WED SEP 17

* FRENCH KICKS, THE WHIGS => Horseshoe, $11.50
* SHAD, HEY OCEAN => Mod Club, $12
* High Lonesome Wednesdays w/ CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar (every Wed.)
* THE RED EYED BOYS => Cameron House, 6-8 pm, pwyc (every Wed.)
* VICTOR BATEMAN (third night of two-month residency – personnel tba) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
* AARON STAEBELL QUARTET (from NY) feat DAVE RESTIVO, BROWNMAN => Trane Studio, 8 pm, $15 ($10 adv, $7 students)
* BATTLESHIP ETHEL, SAFFRON SECT, BLANC EN WHITE, YOUR VOLUNTEER => Rancho Relaxo, 9 pm, pwyc
* Decadent Rare: Music and readings w/ CIARA ADAMS, SULE HEITNER, SEAN DIXON, NATALIE WALSCHOTS => Supermarket, $10
* MUSKOX, ALLISON CAMERON => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10 pm, pwyc
GREAT AUNT IDA, SELINA MARTIN => Czehoski, pwyc
Granny Boots w/RYAN G. HINDS, MARK SHYZER'S QUINTET QUARTET, more => Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 7:30 pm, free
DAVID WOODHEAD => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30 pm, pwyc
LILLI LEWIS => Savannah Room, 8 pm, $5
REVOLUTION LOVE, DRIFTWOOD, MOB MENTALITY => The Boat, $5
WOLVES OF ANSON, STALINGRAD, more => Sneaky Dee's, $5
WITCH HUNT, ENDPROGRAM, more TBA => Siesta Nouveaux, 8 pm, $5
Freehand Books launch w/PAUL QUARRINGTON, PORKBELLY FUTURES => Clinton's, 7:30 pm
AMOS THE TRANSPARENT, DINOSAUR BONES, MATT DUFFIN => Tattoo Rock Parlour, $8
AARON GARNER, PATRICK BALLANTYNE => Holy Joe's, 8 pm, $10
DODGE FIASCO => Dakota Tavern (every Wed)
DARREN SIGESMUND SEPTET => The Rex, 9:30 pm
ROY BOOKBINDER => Hugh's Room, doors 6 pm, show 8:30 pm, $22
THE PRINCE BROTHERS => Cameron House (front room)
FRANK PINCENTE, more => Gate 403, 5 pm
PATRICK TEVLIN'S NEW ORLEANS DUO => Gate 403, 9 pm
PETER EASTMURE BAND, more => Graffiti's
VALENCIA, SING IT LOUD, SINGLE FILE, CASH CASH => Opera House, all ages, 6:30 pm
STEVE KENDRY QUARTET => The Rex, 6:30 pm

THU SEP 18

** Small World Music w/ CHIWONISO (Zimbabwe), VALU DAVID => Lula Lounge, 9 pm, $15 adv, $20 door
** Manifesto w/ HIP-HOP KARAOKE feat ABDOMINAL, MORE OR LES, DALIA & NUMERIC & TED DANCIN, special guest DJ SERIOUS => Revival, doors 9:30 pm, $5 before 11 pm, $10 after
* SNFU, THE 3TARDS, LEFT SPINE DOWN, more => Kathedral, all ages, 6:30 pm
* NICK ZUBECK cd release w/SANDRO PERRI, CHRISTINE BOUGIE, DAFYDD HUGHES => Tranzac (Main Hall), 9 pm, $8
* PLANTS & ANIMALS => Horseshoe, $10
* LULLABYE ARKESTRA, ORN, DJ Daniel Vila => Wrongbar, $5
* THE KNOT (Tilman Lewis & Nick Storring, cellos) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
* AARON STAEBELL QUARTET (from NY) feat DAVE RESTIVO, BROWNMAN => Trane Studio, 8 pm, $15 ($10 adv, $7 students)
* PICASTRO, LIZ FORSBERG, CJ BOYD => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10 pm, pwyc
No Shame w/ THE DARCYS, BOYS WHO SAY NO, THE MUSIC BOX => Rancho Relaxo, 9 pm, $5
LAL, EMMA MCKENNA, MIAU MIAU, THE I LOVE YOU TWOS => The Boat, $5-$10
ALPHABOT ep release w/EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME, BOXES & BAGS, STILL LIFE STILL => Drake Underground, 8 pm, $6
BRAITHWAITE & WHITELY cd release => Glenn Gould Studio, $20
Live Jazz Thursdays w/ RYAN WESTAWAY, guests => Tequila Bookworm, 9 pm
Skull Fucking Metal Fest w/HELLACAUST, DEMONTAGE, HANDS OF DEATH, MALARIA, more => Smiling Buddha, 7:30 pm, $10
MOONSHINE CAFE SHOWCASE (David Celia Band, Jerome Godboo, Mike Branton, Ricky Joe Vella, Redman Live, James Parker, James MacKay, Kelly McMurtry, Chris Bosselle, Elyse Simpson) => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $22
ANCIENT CHINESE SECRET => Cadillac Lounge, 7:30 pm, free
REVOLVERS, THE VESTALOYNES, ENGINE EARS => Mitzi's Sister, free
TUNDRA FUN, THE JESSICA STUART FEW => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30 pm, pwyc
DAVE BORINS => Free Times Cafe, 8:30 pm, $5
WOODWARD COMPANY, DEADBEAT DADS, THE DECADE OF SLEEP, ELISHA, more => Silver Dollar, $4
MORTIFEROUS, AMARITH, BLOOD RUNS COLD => Lee's Palace, 9 pm, $5
MERMEN ATTACKS, MBYRONIC HEROES, ALRIGHT ALRIGHT => Sneaky Dee's, $5
JOSH GABRIEL, STELLA ROSE => C'est What
LORNE HIND, more TBA => Clinton's
ANDREW DEVILLERS cd release, HOTKID => El Mocambo (downstairs), $8
MICHAEL JEROME BROWNE cd release => Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 8 pm, $10

FRI SEP 19

** Small World Music w/ LOS LOBOS, PISTOLERA => Massey Hall, 8 pm, $29.50-$59.50
** Not music but silence: David Foster Wallace memorial => Trinity Bellwoods Park, 9 to 10 pm
* MUDHONEY => Horseshoe, $25.50
* JAY BRENNAN => El Mocambo, $17.50
* Small World Music w/ ELECTRIC GYPSYLAND, ROULA SAID & THE ROULETTES => Supermarket, 10 pm, $10
* THE FRAMEWORK, LIONESS, THE BURNING HELL => Steamwhistle Brewing, 8 pm, $5
RUTH MATHIANG & WALEED ABDULHAMID (Sudan) => Trane Studio, 8:30pm, $15
Steam Whistle Unsigned #8 w/ THE FRAMEWORK, LIONESS, THE BURNING HELL => Roundhouse, 255 Bremner Blvd, 8 pm, $5
UBIQUITOUS ENERGY SEEKER => Phoenix, all ages, $12.50
"Boys Do Girls" w/ MURRAY McLAUCHLAN, KEN WHITELEY, CADENCE, MAX CANN, CARLOS DEL JUNCO, MICHAEL JOHNSTON, SCOTTY McCORD, DAN KERSHAW => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $20
BROOKE FRASER => Mod Club, 7:30 pm, $15
IDLERS, THE DISCOUNTS, SKAFACE => Rivoli, $TBA
TRISH KERR => Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8 pm, free
THE MAD HOUSEWIVES => Graffiti's, pwyc
ALUN PIGGINS & THE QUITTERS => Mitzi's Sister, pwyc
NANCY DUTRA => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 7:30 pm, pwyc
JOSHUA COCKERILL => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10 pm, pwyc
THE DONEFORS => Not My Dog, pwyc
YOUNG FLUX, RED TRAKPANTS, OSCAR BROWN => Smiling Buddha, $5
BREADFAN, KINTRA, THE UNAVOWED => Clinton's, $5
JIM ARMSTRONG & THE SONIC DELI BAND, HOME GROWN, BIG BLUE => Savannah Room, $5
BRAD CASEY, more => Oxford Hotel, 8 pm, pwyc
HEAVY PETTING, CASUAL LICKS => Free Times Cafe, 8:30 pm, $5
THE WARPED 45s, THE LOCUSTS HAVE NO KING => Dakota Tavern, $5
THE GREAT COLLAPSE, BRAINTOY, SCARLET SINS, THE ISOSCELES PROJECT => Reverb, all ages, 7 pm, $5
CAITLIN BURGESS cd release w/SCARECROW => Holy Joe's, 9 pm, $5
NIGHT FLOWERS album release => Drake Underground, $5
JETSET MOTEL, THE PAPER MAKERS, SHERRY RYAN => Silver Dollar, $6
THE VON DRATS cd release w/THE BUTCHERS, THE BRIMSTONES => Cadillac Lounge, $8
TUSKS ep release & MANDIBLES cd release w/STEVEN MCKAY BAND => Tranzac (Main Hall), 8:30 pm, $8
SCOTT B. SYMPATHY, REVIVAL DEAR => C'est What, $8
SKA FACE, THE IDLERS => Rivoli, $10
UMA NOTA => Gladstone Hotel (Ballroom), 9 pm, $10

SAT SEP 20

*** RANDY NEWMAN => Convocation Hall, $49.50-$55.50
** Toronto New Music Marathon w/ EVE EGOYAN, THE LOLLIPOP PEOPLE, THE DEAD ARE THOSE WHO HAVE DIED, ALLISON CAMERON, NEW ADVENTURES IN SOUND ART, TIDAL POOL, BITCHIN, SHRIMP COCKTAIL, ROB’S COLLISION, TIM FRANCOM & DEAN POMEROY, DIGITAL PROWESS, BOOK OF GNOMES, IO MEDIA, CONTACT, more => Yonge-Dundas Square, 2-10 pm, free
** Small World Music: "World's First Bicycle-Powered Concert" w/ MR SOMETHING SOMETHING, EVALYN PARRY => Evergreen Brickworks, Conservation & Sustainability Fair, 550 Bayview, noon, free
* OXFORD COLLAPSE, LOVE AS LAUGHTER, EARSZ => Sneaky Dees, $11
* ALLISON CAMERON (special sounds) with others tba => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
* Small World Music w/ REBEL RHYTHM, ALEXIS BARO QUINTET, CHAMELEON PROJECT, DJ eLman => Lee's Palace, 9 pm, $12 adv
* SUPERSUCKERS => Horseshoe, $18.50
* FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS => Brunswick House, 3:45 pm (every Sat)
* RITA CHIARELLI => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $27.50
* Manifesto: Live From Scarborough outdoor jam, barber battle, T-shirt show, more, w/ TRINITY CHRIS, MONOLITH, KIM DAVIS, LUU BREEZE, RICHIE HENNESSEY, SUFFERAH, SICK SOUND SYNDROME, TRAVIS BLACKMAN & BIG BLAXX, BEATZ 2 DA STREETZ, 2 BADD DANCERS, INNASENSE, CAMOUFLAGE, NEM-S-ISS, CHATTA, more => Scarborough Civic Centre, 160 Borough Dr, Scarborough, 12-7 pm, free
* Manifesto: Move On Up 2 ($1500 Dance Competition) w/ 15 dance crews, mc's ROCHESTER, JD ERA, MAYHEM MOREARTY and more, DJs Red Linkz, Versatile, hosts Trixx & Brooklyn => Earl Bales Park, Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, 4155 Bathurst Street, North York, 3 pm-10 pm, $5
* THE WEATHER STATION, ENTIRE CITIES, SNOWBLINK => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10 pm, pwyc
* SITA BLACK, PARTY TIME, DINAH THORPE, RAE SPOON => Tranzac (Main Hall), 9 pm, $5-$10
ADVENTURE => Whipper Snapper Gallery
CAMERON FAMILY SINGERS => Cameron House, front room, 6 pm (every Sat)
CADILLAC RANCH MATINEE => Cadillac Lounge, 4 pm (every Sat)
Leonard Cohen tribute => Free Times Cafe, 8:30 pm, $5
An Evening of Song w/ THE LLANELLI MALE CHOIR, TORONTO WELSH MALE VOICE CHOIR => Metropolitan United Church, $25
MARGO ROI QUARTET => Trane Studio, 8:30 pm, $10-$15
Toronto New Music Marathon w/EVE EGOYAN, THE LOLLIPOP PEOPLE, THE DEAD ARE THOSE WHO HAVE DIED, ROB'S COLLISON, more => Yonge-Dundas Square, 2-10 pm, free
FAIT DORMI, SAMANTHA MARTIN, GHOST BEES => St. Stephen-in-the-Fields Church, all ages, 3 pm, $5-$10
JOANNE MACKELL & THE PARADIS RANGERS => Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 6 pm, free
SPACECRAFT 7 => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 6 pm, pwyc
QUIQUE ESCAMILLA => Mitzi's Sister, pwyc
LEAVING SANGSTER, MELISSA LARKIN => Savannah Room, 8:30 pm, $5
BIGFIX cd release w/TEX & THE RENEGADES, LOVE PONY => Smiling Buddha, $5
THE HOTEL LOBBYISTS, REVOLVERS, THE SKIRTCHASERS => The Mansion, $5 (byob)
MONICA SCHROEDER, more => C'est What, $6
CENTRAL BOULEVARDE, MUGWUMP, PHANTOM BLACK => Kathedral, 5 pm, $10
HAIL THE VILLAIN, TOY BOX, ISLE OF THIEVES, NATHAN DOWN, more => Reverb, all ages, 5 pm, $10

SUN SEP 21

** Manifesto: The Main Event w/ RASCALZ, K-OS, K'NAAN, KAMAU, HERO, MS CHAWLZ, MARVEL, PROMISE, SKI, D-SISIVE, 4th PYRAMID, many more, workshops, art, dancing, laser tag, more => Nathan Phillips Square, noon to 10 pm, free
** Manifesto: Official Afterparty w/ DJ PREMIER versus PETE ROCK (NYC), BLACK CHINEY (Miami), DEIZE TIGRONA (Brazil), DJs Bang the Party, Shit La Merde, more => Circa, doors at 9:30 pm, $30 adv, "more" at the door
** THE PLASTIC PEOPLE OF THE UNIVERSE (Prague, CZ), FRIENDLY RICH & THE LOLLIPOP PEOPLE => Phoenix, 8:30 pm, $25
** Small World Music w/ ODESSA/HAVANA, DJANITE DADDO (Israel), MARILYN LERNER => Al Green Theatre at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre, 750 Spadina Ave., doors 7 pm, show 8 pm, $25 adv
** Brunch w/ LAURA BARRETT, DAN WERB (Woodhands), GHOST BEES, more => Tranzac, 11:30 am (that's A.M.!), $7 brunch, $10 show
** THE RENT PLAYS THE MUSIC OF STEVE LACY (Kyle Brenders (saxophone) Susanna Hood (voice) Wes Neal (bass) Scott Thomson (trombone) Brandon Valdivia (drums); Lacy songs with texts by Creeley, Kinnell, Lao-Tzu, Welch, Ryokan, etc.) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 6 pm matinee, $6
* Wavelength 431 w/SPOOKEY RUBEN, PRUSSIA, CHILD BITE, more => Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
* THE KENSINGTON HILLBILLIES => Cameron House, 6 pm (every Sun)
* KEVIN QUAIN & THE MAD BASTARDS => Cameron House, 10 pm (every Sun)
* BLUEGRASS BRUNCH => Dakota Tavern, 11 am-3 pm (every Sunday)
* ANHAI, BRANDON VALDIVIA => Tranzac (Southern Cross Lounge), 10:30 pm, pwyc
CARA MATTHEW BAND => Trane Studio, 8 pm, $10
DSU, ERIC HOPPER, JAMIE TODD => The Textile Museum of Canada, 1:30 pm, pwyc
MAX CANN => Gladstone Hotel (Melody Bar), 8 pm, free

MON SEP 22

* BLUEGRASS MONDAYS => The Local, 396 Roncesvalles, free (Every Mon)
* Small World Music w/ LITTLE COW (Hungary) => Lula Lounge, 8:30 pm, $15 adv, $20 door
* SIGUR ROS => Massey Hall, $39.50-$49.50
Panic Density w/ ROBIN DANN/FELICITY WILLIAMS/STEVE WARD => Tequila Bookworm, 9 pm
ICED EARTH, INTO ETERNITY, SAVIOURS => Phoenix, all ages, 7 pm, $27.50

TUE SEP 23

** Small World Music w/ BABA ZULA (Istanbul), DJ Medicineman => Lula Lounge, 9 pm, $20 adv, $25 door
HOLGER SCHOORL (first set solo songs; second set group compositions with personnel tba) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
JAMES => Phoenix, $25
KATE VOEGELE, LESLIE ROY => El Mocambo, $16.50
RACHEL UNTHANK & THE WINTERSET => Hugh's Room, $20

WED SEP 24

** SANTOGOLD, LOW VS DIAMOND, more => Guvernment, 7 pm, $25
* BAD RELIGION, THE BRONX => Sound Academy, all ages, 7:30 pm, $29.50
* BARONESS, GENGHIS TRON, BISON => Lee's Palace, $17
* MOGWAI => Phoenix, $27.50
* Small World Music w/ PRIMAVERA EN SALONICO, MUSICA NUDA (Italy) => Lula Lounge, $20
* High Lonesome Wednesdays w/ CRAZY STRINGS => Silver Dollar (every Wed.)
* VICTOR BATEMAN (fourth night of two-month residency – personnel tba) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
* THE RED EYED BOYS => Cameron House, 6-8 pm, pwyc (every Wed.)
DODGE FIASCO => Dakota Tavern (every Wed)
FOR WHEN YOU GET THERE feat STEVE WARD (Trombone) => Trane Studio, 8:30 pm, $10
ARROGANT WORMS cd release => Hugh's Room, $30

THURS, SEPT 25

** MY BLOODY VALENTINE => Ricoh Coliseum (Exhibition Place), all ages, 7 pm, $47.50
** JASON WILSON (stage director, "Jamaica to Toronto") cd release feat PEE WEE ELLIS, BRINSLEY FORDE, ERNEST RANGLIN => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $40 adv, $45 door (also Sept 26)
* HOLY FUCK => Phoenix, all ages, $12.50
* No Shame w/ NICK JAINA, KITE HILL (members of Ohbijou and Forest City Lovers), PARLOVR => Rancho Relaxo, 9 pm, $5
* THE KNOT (Tilman Lewis & Nick Storring, cellos) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
* Small World Music w/ AUTORICKSHAW, GORDON SHEARD => Lula Lounge, 8:30 pm, $12
CRYPTOPSY, NORTHER, NEFASTUS DIES, LAST FELONY => Opera House, all ages, 7 pm, $25
CAKE, THE PAPER LIONS => Sound Academy, all ages, $39.50
AWESOME COLOR => Sneaky Dee's, $8.50
Live Jazz Thursdays w/ COLIN STORY & friends => Tequila Bookworm, 9 pm
JAKE LANGLEY GROUP => Trane Studio, 8:30 pm, $10

FRI, SEPT 26

** FEMBOTS Calling Out cd release, feat the play Pelee, instruments of Iner Souster, more => Music Gallery, doors 7:30 pm, show 8 pm, $12-$15
** DANIEL NEBIAT cd release => Tranzac, 9 pm, $10 ($20 w/cd)
** JASON WILSON (stage director, "Jamaica to Toronto") cd release feat PEE WEE ELLIS, BRINSLEY FORDE, ERNEST RANGLIN => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm (also Sept 25)
** WALEED KUSH & BILLY BANG (NY, violin) => Trane Studio, 8:30 pm, $15 adv, $20 door
** CESARIA EVORA, NIKKI YANOFSKY => Massey Hall, $50-$70
* METHOD MAN & REDMAN => Kool Haus, $39.95
* LANG LANG => Roy Thomson Hall, $39.50-$99.50
* TWO HOURS TRAFFIC => Lee's Palace, $8.50
* DEAD SCIENCE => El Mocambo, $10
* SWEET THING, GEMMA HAYES => Supermarket, $13.50
* Small World Music ECCODEK cd release, KIRAN AHLUWALIA => Drake, 9 pm, $15
CHRIS KOSTER, THE WATCHMEN => Horseshoe, $20
THE SLACKERS => Opera House, $16.50

SAT, SEPT 27

** CESARIA EVORA, NIKKI YANOFSKY => Massey Hall, $50-$70
** TREKZAK FESTICON indie-style Star Trek convention w/ THE BICYCLES, LAURA BARRETT, WOODHANDS, GREEN GO, VULCAN DUB SQUAD, T'POTTS & COMMANDER DOVERCOURT, much more => Tranzac, events all day, show at 8 pm, $5 advance
** TROUBLE feat BILLY BANG (NY, violin) => Trane Studio, two separate shows: 8:30 pm and 11 pm, $15 adv, $25 door
* LAND OF TALK => Lee's Palace, $10
* BLACK MOUNTAIN => Opera House, $18.50
* KEN ALDCROFT (solo guitar) cd launch => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
* MARTIN TIELLI, JENN GRANT => Hugh's Room, $22.50 (also Sept 28)
* FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS => Brunswick House, 3:45 pm (every Sat)
* Small World Music w/ ONE VOICE (multi-cultural vocal ensemble) => Enwave Theatre, 8 pm, $20
CAMERON FAMILY SINGERS => Cameron House, front room, 6 pm (every Sat)
CADILLAC RANCH MATINEE => Cadillac Lounge, 4 pm (every Sat)
THE ROCKET SUMMER, PHANTOM PLANET, more => Phoenix, 5:30 pm, $17.50

SUN, SEPT 28

** JOZEF VAN WISSEM (NL, lute/electronics), COLIN FISHER/BRANDON VALDIVIA => The Music Gallery, 197 John St, doors 7 pm, concert 8 pm, $5-$15
** Word on the Street: Music! (lit/rock crossover) w/ ERIC CHENAUX, LAURA BARRETT, $100, CHRIS EATON (Rock Plaza Central), more => Eye Weekly Music Stage, all ages, 11 to 6 pm, free
** THE RENT PLAYS THE MUSIC OF STEVE LACY (Kyle Brenders (saxophone) Susanna Hood (voice) Wes Neal (bass) Scott Thomson (trombone) Brandon Valdivia (drums); Lacy songs with texts by Creeley, Kinnell, Lao-Tzu, Welch, Ryokan, etc.) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin St. (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 6 pm matinee, $6
* Small World Music w/ TOUBAB KREWE (North Carolina), HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, DJ medicineman => Revival Bar, 783 College St, $12 adv, $15 door
* Wavelength 432 w/ UHLAN, MY PEOPLE SLEEPING, TUNEYARDS, more => Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
* MARTIN TIELLI, JENN GRANT => Hugh's Room, $22.50 (also Sept 27)
* JANET JACKSON => Air Canada Centre, $69.75-$139.75
* THE KENSINGTON HILLBILLIES => Cameron House, 6 pm (every Sun)
* KEVIN QUAIN & THE MAD BASTARDS => Cameron House, 10 pm (every Sun)
* THE BACKSTABBERS COUNTRY STRINGBAND => Gladstone "Melody Bar," 5-8 pm, pwyc (every Sunday)
* NOW SERIES (personnel tba) => Somewhere There, 340 Dufferin (entrance from Melbourne Ave), 8 pm, $6
* Small World Music w/ LO COR DE PLANA (Marseilles) => Lula Lounge, 8:30 pm, $20 adv
Word on the Street: Music! (more!) w/ LIAM TITCOMB, THE MICAH BARNES TRIO, EVALYN PARRY AND HER FINE BAND, more => Citytv Main Stage, all ages, 11 am to 6 pm, free
THREE, TUB RING, more => Mod Club, all ages, 7 pm, $20
GLENN BUHR QUARTET => Trane Studio, 8 pm, $10
JOHN FINLEY, MICHAEL FONFARA => Earthsong, $25

MON, SEPT 29

** COMMON & N*E*R*D => Kool Haus, all ages, $49.50
* BLUEGRASS MONDAYS => The Local, 396 Roncesvalles, free (Every Mon)
JOHN T DAVIS cd release (hammond organ) => Hugh's Room, $15
Panic Density w/ ANTHONY RINALDI (woodwinds), MARK SEGGER (drums), STEVE WARD (trombone) => Tequila Bookworm, 9 pm

TUES, SEPT 30

** Small World Music w/ VIEUX FARKA TOURE (Mali) => Mod Club, $25
* HOT CHIP => Kool Haus, all ages, $25
* WEEZER => Air Canada Centre, $27.75-$52.75
Autism benefit w/ BARNEY BENTALL, STEVE TUSTIN => Hugh's Room, 8:30 pm, $22

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