Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, February 12)
Spice up your life with some Louisiana heat from Buckwheat Zydeco and the Ils Sont Partis band.
Studio 99 (99 Sudbury), Friday (February 13)
Montreal soft revolutionaries warm hearts with a Valentine's Eve show of dreamy pop romantique.
Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (February 14)
Show some love for the legendary hiphop duo, who resurface for a Valentine's Day jam at the Opera House. See feature, page 57.
Controller.controller, the Barcelona Pavilion
Rockit (120 Church), Saturday (February 14)
The second leg of Wavelength's four-night anniversary party is a post-punk freakout with death disco squad Controller.controller.
Mutabaruka with Freedom L-ive
Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (February 14)
A fiery spoken-word set by Jamaican dub poet and social activist Mutabaruka tops Harbourfront's Kuumba African Heritage Month celebrations.
Janice Jackson & the Canadian Electronic Ensemble
Music Gallery (197 John), Sunday (February 15)
Broaden your horizons for a good cause when vocal acrobat Janice Jackson and experimental composers the Canadian Electronic Ensemble play a benefit for the Music Gallery.
Numbers, Les Georges Leningrad
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West), Tuesday (February 17)
Start a new dance craze at the Gladstone when San Francisco's Numbers join Les Georges Leningrad for some jerky hijinks. See feature, page 50.
North Mississippi Allstars
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday and Wednesday ( February 17 and 18)
Jim Dickinson's blues-rockin' boys kick out the jams Mississippi-style for two chaotic nights. Get down!