Paul Emery & the Dickens, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, the Raving Mojos
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (January 9)
Hipster bar proprietor and roots-rocker Paul Emery and his Dickens squad head up a rollicking bill of good old-time rock 'n' roll. See feature, page 36.
Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday (January 9)
Jory Nash and Aengus Finnan plus a healthy sampling of Canada's finest roots and folk musicians cover tunes by the iconic singer/songwriter.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Friday (January 9)
Harmony-loving Irish indie pop upstarts bring the lush, sunshiny tunes from their So Much For The City disc to the Opera House. See feature, page 33.
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (January 9)
Havoc-wreaking ex-Toilet Boys Afterparty might just torch the Silver Dollar with their shock rock antics.
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Saturday (January 10)
If you scream loud enough, you may appear on the live album the guitar-slinging Veal frontman is recording at Saturday's Riv gig. See Celebrity Spins, page 43.
Tranzac (292 Brunswick), Saturday (January 10)
Catch the awesome all-girl klezmer outfit before they become every T.O. scenester's favourite new left-field band.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Monday (January 12)
The diva who launched her career in a gay bathhouse plays for her legion of camp-loving fans in the cavernous and relatively chaste ACC.
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday ( January 12)
What's not to love about a glamtastic, spandex-clad UK metal band that actually takes itself seriously?