I Can Put My Arm Back On, You Can't; AIDS Wolf; Heart Murmur
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), tonight (Thursday, February 5)
The fabulously named I Can Put My Arm Back On, You Can't blast the Jehu-like tunes from their fab self-titled disc with AIDS Wolf and Heart Murmur.
Mod Club Theatre (722 College), tonight (Thursday, February 5)
Mercury Prize-winning East London hiphop threat hasn't survived a shooting, but he was stabbed once. See feature, page 49.
Super Furry Animals
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, February 5)
Kooky Cardiff crew present their cleverly disguised anti-war songs from Phantom Power.... Watch out for yetis. See feature, page 32.
African Music Routes w/ Boubacar Diabate and more
ROM (100 Queen's Park), Friday (February 6)
Celebrate Black History Month with the transfixing sound of Boubacar Diabate, Madagascar Slim and others.
The Notwist, Themselves
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (February 7)
Since the Notwist are as comfortable with gritty electro dirges and folky banjo twang as with heavy metal thud, prepare to be surprised.
The Backstabbers w/ Andrew Collins & Marc Roy
Canadian Corps Hall (201 Niagara), Saturday (February 7)
Local string kings are joined by Andrew Collins & Marc Roy for another great Grand Ol' Uproar picking party.
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (February 7)
Windy City soul blues great Jimmy Burns shows he hasn't lost touch with the Delta sound, at the Silver Dollar.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday ( February 10)
Wilco bassist John Stirratt ditches the avant-wankery of his other band for a reinvention of classic California pop. Think Bread, but better. See feature, page 38.