The Toronto band's new album, Sleep Is the Enemy (in stores Tuesday), brooks no pretense its dozen songs dip and rip like Van Halen or AC/DC. "We're not trying to do anything new or expand our sound," says Jones. "Albums are just excuses for us to go on tour." Danko Jones keeps it pretty straightforward lyrically too. There's no CD-spanning theme about family or funerals buried in songs like "Sticky Situation," "She's Drugs," and "First Date." "We just write stuff that sounds good to us," says Jones. "I'm just looking for a good riff."
Sat., May 20, 9 p.m.