Musicologist: October 15–21
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Musicologist: October 15–21

Photo of Architecture in Helsinki by Zach Klein.
There are lots of great shows in Toronto this week—including a bunch of free ones. On Tuesday, Musicologist recommends checking out Sarah Melody at the Mod Club (where Snow of “Informer” fame will be making an on-stage appearance—YES!) and then running to the Horseshoe to see Wintersleep and A Northern Chorus. Spiral Beach, who also put on a great live show, have a free concert on Thursday at Hart House’s Arbor Room.
If you’re one of the three people left on the planet who still think it’s important to pay for music, there are also plenty of shows that cost money this week. Musicologist feels your money would be best spent checking out Architecture in Helsinki (if you like jubilant pop collectives) or Queens of the Stone Age (if you like getting your face rocked off and chest-rattling bass, as the band has been known to use a reverse-wired speaker as a kick drum mic for that extra bass WHOOOMP).
Full listings after the fold.

This Week

Monday, October 15
Spoon @ Kool Haus, $21.50
!!! @ Opera House, $15
Queens of the Stone Age w/ The Black Angels and Biffy Clyro @ the Sony Centre, $29.50–47.50
Bruce Springsteen @ Air Canada Centre, $67.50–115
Tuesday, October 16
Wintersleep CD release w/ A Northern Chorus @ the Horseshoe, free
Sarah Melody @ Mod Club (featuring an appearance by SNOW!), free
Melissa Ferrick w/ Dance Yourself To Death @ Lee’s Palace, $16.50
The Zoobombs @ The Silver Dollar, $10
Wednesday, October 17
Digitalism @ Mod Club, $15
Dark Funeral @ Opera House, $27.50
Sandro Perri w/ Nat Baldwin and Anna Linda Siddall @ Tranzac, $10
Thursday, October 18
Architecture in Helsinki @ Opera House, $17.50
David Usher @ Phoenix, $24.50
Kevin Hearn & Thin Buckle @ The Drake, $14
Sunparlour Players @ Rivoli, $10
Spiral Beach @ Hart House, free
Friday, October 19
Boys Night Out w/ The Reason @ Mod Club, $14.50
She Wants Revenge @ Opera House, $20
UNKLE @ Lee’s Palace, $17
Saturday, October 20
Do Make Say Think @ Phoenix, $15
Sinead O’Connor @ Massey Hall, $37.50–54.50
M.I.A w/ Datarock and Holy Fuck @ Kool Haus, $25
Sunday, October 21
The New Pornographers @ Phoenix, $22.50
New Young Pony Club @ Mod Club, $12
The Wailin’ Jennys @ Hugh’s Room, $22.50–25

Recently Announced

November 24 – The Acorn CD release @ Horseshoe, $10
November 27 – Shonen Knife @ Lee’s Palace, $13.50
December 6 and 7 – Bon Jovi @ Air Canada Centre, $47.75–135
December 10 to 13- Joel Plaskett Emergency @ Horseshoe (60th anniversary celebrations), $15–17.50
December 14 – Patrick Watson @ Mod Club, $15