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SOUND SEEKERS: Hot picks! Top band gigs for the fall season

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Box Tiger plays Le Petit Chicago on Friday. Photograph by Jason Cipparrone

This Weekend!

Toronto four-piece Box Tiger play art rock with cryptic titles (“Set Fire to Your Friends”) and one-word expressions of frustration (“Knives,” “Unmasked”). The band — led by songwriter and guitarist Sonia Sturino — brings to mind The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Box Tiger plays Le Petit Chicago with Fevers and Mastik on Friday, Oct. 11. Check the club’s facebook page for details. 

Buzz band Diana — they’re in good dance-indie rock company with Austra on Paper Bag Records — play Maverick’s Saturday, Oct. 12, with Silkken Laumann and Black Usher. Info here

Garry Elliott and Steve Boudreau — the jazz enthused guitarist and pianist who jam often at Vineyards, decide to record a few originals on their first duo album called Pre-Dawn Skies. Saturday, Oct. 12, at GigSpace Performance Studio on Gladstone Avenue.