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Live music picks for WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 through TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2009.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 4 / DAN DEACON / THE GREAT HALL / 1087 QUEEN ST W / $10 / 19+
P4K-approved experimental indie-electronic artist DAN DEACON plays the Great Hall on November 4, joined by spastic experimental rockers NUCLEAR POWER PANTS. Deacon is a classically trained composer that serves up a high-energy mix of eclectic sounds using an array of keyboards, mixers and effects pedals. His live performances offer an up-and-close, sweat-soaked glimpse at his massive back-catalogue.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6 / STEAM WHISTLE UNSIGNED SHOWCASE #12 / STEAM WHISTLE BREWERY / 255 BREMNER BLVD / $5 / 19+
Steam Whistle Brewery hosts the twelfth edition of their unsigned showcase, featuring some great local talent and culminating in a headline set from THE COAST. In support of his recently released 7" with KING KHAN, BLOODSHOT BILL will start things off right. GREAT BLOOMERS round out the line-up, with guest DJs spinning in between sets. 100% of proceeds from this dirt cheap show are donated to the Artists' Health Centre Foundation.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6 / SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO / MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE ST / $18.50 / 19+
JAMES FORD and JAS SHAW are the duo behind UK electronic music pioneers SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO. They're the creative force behind countless dance floor bangers, anthems and mash-ups that have spread across the globe like wildfire. Joining SMD are a collection of musicians and artists known as the PHENOMENAL HANDCLAP BAND, at the center of which lies the Witch Doctor and the Medicine Man.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 / DAN AUERBACH (BLACK KEYS) / PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE ST / $20.50 / 19+
DAN AUERBACH steps aside from his regular duties as the vocalist and guitarist in THE BLACK KEYS to promote his recently released solo LP Keep It Hid. The album maintains the bluesy glory of the Keys but tones down the aggression and volume, offering up 14 folk-tinged songs about love and heartache. Joining Auerbach are JESSICA LEE MAYFIELD and JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE, son of legendary singer/songwriter STEVE EARLE.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7 / VIC CHESNUTT BAND / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR ST W / $15 / 19+
Athens, Georgia native VIC CHESNUTT may have been partially paralyzed at the age of 18, but that hasn't stopped the singer/songwriter from crafting beautiful and intricate songs for the past two-and-a-half decades. His band is an ever-rotating cast of immensely talented musicians and his stop at Lee's will feature appearances from GUY PICCIOTTO of FUGAZI and a few members of THEE SILVER MT ZION.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 8 / MAX TUNDRA & DEASTRO / THE DRAKE / 1150 QUEEN ST W / $12.50 / 19+
MAX TUNDRA is the alter-ego of British multi-instrumentalist and producer extraordinaire BEN JACOBS. Known equally for his three solid Domino Records full lengths and his vast catalogue of remixes (FRANZ FERDINAND, ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI, PET SHOP BOYS), Max Tundra will take over the Drake Hotel with support provided by electro wizard RANDOLPH CHABOT JR, also known as DEASTRO.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 9 / WHITE DENIM / HORSESHOE / 368 QUEEN ST W / $12 / 19+
Austin, Texas based trio WHITE DENIM have been making a name for themselves since they self-released Exposion in 2008 to widespread critical acclaim. Just a few weeks ago, they quietly released their much anticipated third studio album Fits through Downtown Records. Joining White Denim are fellow Texans BRAZOS and a still-to-be-announced opening act.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10 / GIRLS / EL MOCAMBO / 464 SPADINA AVE / $12 / 19
Lo-fi buzz-band GIRLS headline the El Mo, fresh off of the September release of their debut LP Album. They've exploded onto the scene in 2009, starting off as relative unknowns and gaining rapid momentum with the adamant support of Spin, Pitchfork and the New York Times. They'll be supported by fellow surf-rockers REAL ESTATE in what promises to be an upbeat and highly sexualized night of drinking and dancing.
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Lead photo of Travis Caine & the Lasting Effect taken at the King Edward by Matthew McAndrew.
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