Musicologist: September 24–30
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Musicologist: September 24–30

Photo of Smoosh by absolutwade.
This week, Musicologist is a bit biased since we’ve been helping organize Ladyfest, taking place this weekend. Even if we weren’t, we’d still recommend it. But this week we’d also suggest heading to the El Mocambo tonight to check out Donkey Punch, if you’re not an indie rock snob and like classic rock/blues-influenced songs and catchy, catchy melodies. It’s free, so you don’t have anything to lose.
Ulrich Schnauss and Madrid at the Rivoli on Wednesday is a good bet for those of you who love dreamy electronic music. The Bloc Party show on Friday (now moved to The Docks) is another good choice—not just for the headliners, but for openers Smoosh. Yes, they’re teenaged sisters who started their band at an incredibly young age, but no, it’s not a gimmick. We saw them two and a half years ago and were jealous because they had amazing songs and the drummer played better than us, even though we were twice her age.
If none of those appeal to you, check out the complete listings after the fold.

This Week

Monday, September 24
Nick Lowe w/ Ron Sexsmith and Teddy Thompson @ Mod Club, $25
Common w/ Q-Tip @ Kool Haus, $39.50
Donkey Punch, Tim’s Myth and Loudlove @ El Mocambo, Free
Tuesday, September 25
Thomas Dolby @ Mod Club, $24.50
Andrew Bird @ Opera House, $20
The Mountain Goats @ Lee’s Palace, $15
Iron and Wine @ Music Hall Theatre, $25
Roz Bell CD release party @ Revival, $10
Wednesday, September 26
Suzanne Vega @ Mod Club, $30
Ulrich Schnauss w/ Madrid @ Rivoli, $15
Fionn Regan @ Horseshoe, $13.50
Thursday, September 27
Julie Doiron, Laura Barrett, Cry Rumble and more as part of Ladyfest Toronto @ Tranzac, $5–10
Soulive @ El Mocambo, $20
Friday, September 28
Masia One, Climbing PoeTree, Nolan Natasha Pike (of Scandalnavia) and Hibou as part of Ladyfest Toronto @ The Boat, $5–10
Bloc Party w/ Smoosh and Deerhoof @ The Docks, $34.50
Ben Harper @ Massey Hall, $39.50–59.50
Carolyn Mark and Geoff Berner @ Tranzac, $10
Elephant Man w/ Kat Deluna @ Kool Haus, $32.50
The Postage Stamps @ Lee’s Palace, $10
Bat For Lashes @ El Mocambo, $10
The Brunettes w/ Ferraby Lionheart @ Horseshoe, $12.50
Saturday, September 29
Rae Spoon, Forest City Lovers, 123TEN!!! and more (Ladyfest Toronto all-ages matinee) @ Kapisanan Philippine Centre, $5–10
The Tennessee Twin, Cherie Pyne, Cougar Party, Shitt Hottt and Partyline as part of Ladyfest Toronto @ Sneaky Dee’s, $5–10
Great Lake Swimmers @ The Phoenix, $15
The Hot Springs @ Lee’s Palace, $8
Kalan Porter @ Mod Club, $29.50
Chad VanGaalen @ The Drake, Free
Sunday, September 30
The Weather Station, Wendy Atkinson, Alanna Stuart and Emma McKenna as part of Ladyfest Toronto @ The Boat, $5–10

Recently Announced

November 23 and 24 – The Stills @ Lee’s Palace, $15
November 26, 27 and 28 – Stars @ The Phoenix, $22.50
November 30 – Canadian Idol Finalists Brian Melo, Jaydee Bixby and Carly Rae Jepsen @ Massey Hall, $39.50–55
December 16 – Alexisonfire w/ Anti-Flag, Saosin and The Bled @ Arrow Hall, $33.50