Twenty years ago, Weezer released its self-titled debut, perhaps better known as the Blue Album. “Say It Ain’t So,” “My Name Is Jonas,” “Undone (The Sweater Song)” and practically every other track on the album have since become alt-rock anthems and karaoke classics. Going to a Weezer show in 2014, however, would involve relatively few of those hits and a whole lot of songs from albums called things like Raditude. That’s where Sheezer comes in. Toronto’s all-female Weezer cover band—a sort of supergroup consisting of musicians who perform with Our Lady Peace, The Hidden Cameras and The Bicycles—plays only the Blue Album and its fantastic follow-up, Pinkerton. To cap off a four-show mini-tour, the group is playing its fifth-annual Halloween show at Lee’s Palace, with opening sets from Peterborough power trio The Lonely Parade and psych-pop siren Petra Glynt. The band is bound to be dressed for the season—past years’ getups have included KISS outfits and superhero suits—so grab a ticket, and a costume. May we suggest Buddy Holly?
Thurs. Oct. 30. $13.50. Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W., 416-532-1598, facebook.com.