Music - Luke Doucet
Luke Doucet may be Canada’s most versatile artist.
He’s been in post-surf-punk band Veal, played guitar for Sarah McLachlan, produced albums for Melissa McClelland, NQ Arbuckle, Rose Cousins and Ultra Mega; and earned Juno nominations.
He’s still going, too. Doucet is on tour for his latest solo album, Steel City Trawlers. Catch him before he collapses from exhaustion on Nov. 27 at Mod Club, 722 College St. 7 p.m. $15. 416-504-9971. www.factorytheatre.ca.
Music - Revolvers
Though Revolvers are the youngest musicians signed to local indie label Optical Sounds (The Hoa Hoa’s), the label calls the group’s self-released album Apocalypse Surfin’ “one of the best debut albums Canada has seen in a while.”
That’s no faint praise. Now that Optical is reissuing the disc, this psychedelic rock group might get the attention it deserves.
Catch the band on Nov. 26 at Sonic Boom, 512 Bloor St. W. 8 p.m. Free. All ages.
Music - Ozzy Osbourne
In his long, eclectic career, Ozzy has made music that’s landed him in the bad books of mothers and Christian groups, won both an Emmy and a Grammy, and had his dipsomaniac genome sequenced, prompting the discovery that he is a touch on the neanderthal side.
With a reported penchant for drunkenly biting the heads off bats, Osbourne is a must-see, if only for the icky onstage surprises his Toronto stop on the Scream tour might bring when it comes to town on Nov. 27 at the Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. 7:30 p.m. $29.50 - $89.50.
Music - Wolf Parade
Despite sharing its members with a ridiculous number of other Montreal bands, Wolf Parade still manages to release something almost every year.
Wolf Parade’s sessions for its most recent release, Expo 86, contained so much extra material that its been releasing additional songs. All that and a North American tour, too!
Wolf Parade comes to town with Ogre You Asshole on Nov. 26 to make a stop at Sound Acamedy, 11 Polson St. 8 p.m. $26.50.
Theatre - The Silicone Diaries
This intimate, one-person show written and performed by Nina Arsenault, Canada’s most famous transsexual, is back for a second run after a sold-out first season.
Silicone Diaries chronicles the eight years and 60 plastic surgeries that transformed Arsenault from a man into a plastic bombshell.
We awarded her unforgettable performance five stars last November.
Nina’s show can be seen at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. It runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 11. $19 - $33. 416-975-8555. www.buddiesinbadtimes.com.
Theatre - Loan Sharking
The critically acclaimed RUBBERBANDance Group (RBDG) is bringing its storytelling dance performance, Loan Sharking.
Based in Montreal and boasting members from ballet and hip-hop backgrounds, RBDG is known for the classical expertise that echoes through its exuberant contemporary work. Nov. 26 - 27 at the Enwave Theatre, 231 Queens Quay. W. 8 p.m. $33.50 (students), $22.50 (seniors). 416-973-4000. www.danceworks.ca.
Music - Luke Doucet