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Canada Attacks

Six great bands from the Great White North play New York this week.

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Fucked Up
Brooklyn Masonic Temple; 11/5 at 7 p.m.; 317 Clermont Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 718-638-1256
Toronto's appropriately named punk rockers Fucked Up are led by a wrecking ball/front man named Pink Eyes. If that's not enough reason to see them live, this week they play their Polaris Music Prize–winning album The Chemistry of Common Life, with special assistance from Andrew W.K. and the Vivian Girls.

Islands
Bowery Ballroom; 11/5 at 8 p.m.; 6 Delancey St., nr. Bowery; 212-533-2111
Montreal's art-pop wizards Islands welcomed back original member Jamie Thompson on this year's Vapours, and it's worked: Their latest recaptures the off-kilter glories of their 2006 debut, Return to Sea.

Amy Millan
Mercury Lounge; 11/5 at 7:30 p.m.; 217 E. Houston St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-260-4700
Milan is as connected as you can be in Canadian music circles. Not only does she play guitar and sing for Toronto's Broken Social Scene collective, but she's also an active member of Montreal's Stars. And just last month, she released her second solo album, Masters of the Burial. Somewhere in between, we assume, she sleeps.

Dragonette
Santos Party House; 11/5 at 8 p.m.; 96 Lafayette St., nr. Walker St.; 212-584-5492
Another Toronto product, Dragonette is an electropop four-piece fronted by the swaggering Martina Sorbara. Their last album, Fixin to Thrill, came out in the fall on Universal. Look for them in a car commercial any day now.

The Hidden Cameras / Gentlemen Reg
Union Hall; 11/6 at 10 p.m.; 702 Union St., Park Slope, Brooklyn; 718-638-4400
A Canadian twofer! Joel Gibb is the man behind Toronto's Hidden Cameras, whose live act has been known to include strippers and audience participation; Gentlemen Reg is Toronto-via-Guelph's Reg Vermue, a singer-songwriter who knows his way around a pop hook.


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