Reverb (651 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, January 29)
The jazz/pop chanteuse and smokin' NOW calendar cover girl launches her new How Did We Get To Here? disc at the Reverb.
Martha Wainwright, Joel Kroeker, Amy Millan
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Friday (January 30)
Here's your chance to hear the songs from Martha Wainwright's ridiculously overdue debut album, along with a preview of the hot upcoming solo disc by Stars' Amy Millan.
Winterfolk w/ Josh White Jr., Tannis Slimmon, Danny Marks
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Rancho Relaxo (300 College), the Swallow (292 College), Free Times (320 College), Thymeless Bar & Grill (355 College), Friday to Sunday (January 30-February 1)
See top local folk talents show off their stuff along with international roots rising stars at this three-day multi-venue folkstravaganza. Check out www.winterfolk.com for details.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (January 30)
Red House Painter Mark Kozelek unveils his new Sun Kil Moon project with songs from the fab new Ghost Of The Great Highway (Jetset) disc. See feature, page 42.
System Soundbar (117 Peter), Friday (January 30)
Canuck techno god Richie Hawtin, aka Plastikman, hits the decks at System Soundbar. See feature, page 52.
Banjo Special w/ Chris Coole, Arnie Naiman, Chris Quinn, Brian Taheny
Poor Alex Theatre (296 Brunswick), Saturday (January 31), and the Tranzac (292 Brunswick),Sunday (February 1)
Toronto's top banjo pickers unite with special guests for an evening of twangy thrills. See feature, page 40.
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), Sunday ( February 1)
Guelph-heavy local indie three-piece heads up Sunday's Wavelength pwyc night with the sweet tunes from their debut EP. See feature, page 37.