Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, March 11)
Celebrated Aussie singer/songwriter Paul Kelly's new two-disc Ways & Means (True North) may not be his best ever. He's a stellar performer nevertheless, so his Lee's show is well worth checking out.
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, March 11)
With a slew of impressive T.O. talent on her lovely new Uneven Hill disc, you can expect this local folk-popster's CD release gig to be packed with cool guest appearances.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (March 12)
Don't bother trying to figure out why Danko Jones is bigger in Malmö than Mississauga. Just enjoy their kick-ass getdown before they move to Sweden for good. See Celebrity Spins
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (March 13)
His malevolent Sweetblood's Call is one of the most chilling blues songs ever cut, but don't let that scare you away from Louisiana Red's Silver Dollar gig.
Cooper Temple Clause, Calla
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (March 13)
Can ambitious Brit rockers pull off their genre-fusing experimentation in a live setting? See feature, page 52.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Monday (March 15)
Although Elvis Costello's artsy new North song cycle is the dullest recording he's ever made, the upside is that it's unlikely his live performance of the tunes could be any worse. See chart, page 52.
Two-Minute Miracles, Aaron Booth, Sea Snakes
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Wednesday (March 17).
Indie super-producer Andy Magoffin and his Two-Minute Miracles band perform tiny, perfect pop songs at this Umbrella Music Live showcase. Get there early to catch rising singer/songwriter Aaron Booth.