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Hot Ticket for the week of October 2 - Oct 8


Monday, Oct 2nd - Liverpool electroclash lovelies Ladytron grace The Guvernment (132 Queen's Quay E) this Monday. The new album of remixes and re-released b-sides, Extended Play, is fun but nothing to write home about. But, then again, that's mainly because 2005's disgustingly sexy Witching Hour set the bar impossibly high. Scrumptious, pulsating electro pop? Uhh, yes, please. $23.75, doors 8 pm. -- Panthea

Monday, Oct 2nd - King Khan has been in Toronto two times this year and it doesn't look like he's going to say "no" to a third. He's coming back to the Silver Dollar (486 Spadina) with BBQ as the King Khan & BBQ Show duo. Alongside the duo will be Call Me Poupee and former Bayonettes/Career Suicide mix Dangerloves. Cheap show, but good times ASSURED. $8, doors 9pm. -- Garry

Wednesday, Oct 4th - Hearing Joanna Newsom for the first time always inspires extreme reactions. The waifish harpist bears more than a small resemblance to The Dark Crystal's Gelfling, and, on first listen, may sound something like Lisa Simpson singing Appalachian folk songs. But on second listen you are intrigued, and on third, enraptured. The elf girl and her harp will hold court at the Mod Club with the brilliant Ohbijou on Wednesday (for those fortunate ones who got on it before it sold out.) -- Beth

Thursday, Oct 5th - I am in love with Akron/Family. There. I said it. It's very funny when 40-50 year-olds walk out of an Akron/Family show telling me, "I've already been through the 60's." As funny as I found that, it didn't deter me from enjoying the powerful & warming affect that Akron/Family deliver. Both sporadic and chaotic, they send you down that giant roller-coaster of energy and give you a reason to feel a lot better than you did before walking into the venue. They will be at Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West) with local sh*t-disturbers The Born Ruffians. $12, doors 9pm. -- Garry

(Ladytron photo: Rock // Paper // Pixels)


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