Death of a Salesman
Oct 16-Nov 13, Young Centre, 55 Mill St.
Over 60 years later and with North America in the middle of an economic mess, Arthur Miller’s award-winning Death of a Salesman is still frighteningly relevant. The difference now is that it’s not progressive to question the American dream and the systems surrounding it; it’s just good sense. Real-life couple Joseph Ziegler and Nancy Palk play Willy and Linda Loman in Soulpepper Theatre’s presentation of this celebrated classic. Mon-Sat 7:30 p.m., Sat 1:30 p.m. $31.20-$75.33, $22 ages 21-30. 416-866-8666. soulpepper.ca.
Scientists Of Sound Does Daft Punk’s Homework With Dynamo, Badnutbeats
Friday, Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor W., $12
Halifax electro supergroup Scientists of Sound tour their live tribute to Daft Punk’s Homework, performing songs from the 1997 classic alongside SOS originals. Advance Tickets At Play De Record, Soundscapes, Rotate This, Ticketweb.ca.
Four Tet With Jon Hopkins
Oct 20. Mod Club, 722 College St., $18.50
British producer and DJ Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, is one of the most accomplished and creatively adventurous electronic musicians of the past decade. From his early days as a member of post-rock band Fridge to his tripped-out improv recordings with the late jazz drummer Steve Reid, Advance Tickets at Rotate This, Soundscapes, The Horseshoe, Ticketmaster.Advance Tickets at Rotate This, Soundscapes, The Horseshoe, Ticketmaster.
Hollerado with Free Energy and Foxy Shazam
Saturday, Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen W., $15
Last year, following the free (!) release of their debut LP, Record in a Bag, Hollerado played an insane, month-long, one-show-per-day “Residency Tour.” Last week, the clip they’ve dubbed a “human 8-bit video” for their new single, Americanarama, went viral in mere days, racking up over 100,000 hits. 9 p.m.
Teenanger With Holy Cobras and Little Girls
Friday, Teranga, 159 Augusta Ave., $8
Actual teen anger usually manifests itself in emo. Thankfully, Teenanger’s feelings produced Give Me Pink, a rollicking good time of an album with an unexpectedly sharp wit. The local garage trio’s full-length debut (cassette-only releases notwithstanding) deserves a spot in your collection thanks to tunes like the comical Alone On Acid and the dubiously titled but still bruisingly rockin’ MDMA Jam.
Mayer Hawthorne & The County With Tanika Charles
Friday, The Opera House, 735 Queen E., $17.50
As Mayer Hawthorne, Michigan native turned L.A. resident Andrew Mayer Cohen has been blowing minds with his quality blue-eyed soul. Infamously signed to Stones Throw Records after the label’s head honcho, Peanut Butter Wolf, heard only two of Cohen’s songs, the multi-instrumentalist and vocalist channelled his skills and love of artists including Curtis Mayfield and Smokey Robinson into early singles like Maybe So, Maybe No and last year’s super-solid debut album, A Strange Arrangement. Advance Tickets At Rotate This, Soundscapes, Play De Record, Ticketmaster.