Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Egon
Lullabye Arkestra, Lenin I Shumov, Sailboats Are White
Santa Cruz: The Formal
Blackalicious, Lateef, Latyrx, Lifesavas, DJ Shadow
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, April 8) Former Heartbreak Hill belter/bassist and Crazy Stringer Whiteley takes it down a notch with the lovely tunes on her new Hopetown album. See feature, page 58. Surface (12 Brant), tonight (Thursday, April 8) Remaining in Toronto after spinning at the Madvillain and Jaylib extravaganza, Stones Throw kingpins Peanut Butter Wolf and DJ Egon bring the funk to Surface. Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Friday (April 9) Impassioned soul-metal bashers Lullabye Arkestra spread the love with jazzy Russophile upstarts Lenin I Shumov at the uncomfortably swank Drake. Stone's Place (1255 Queen West), Saturday (April 10) Dig up your vintage suits and Goodwill prom dresses (and hide your white belts) for the latest instalment of Tyler Clark Burke's Santa Cruz slow-dance shindig/indie rock social. Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (April 10) Any time the hammerlock rockers don the masks, you know you're in for a party, so grab a brew and toast the release of the Tijuana Bibles' righteously rockin' Fists Of Fury disc. Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Monday (April 12) The big draw for the Quannum road show may be DJ Shadow spinning advertising jingles, but Gift of Gab and Blackalicious will be providing the real entertainment. See feature, page 72. The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (April 13) Entrancing Senegalese soul man Baaba Maal promises to reveal more of his political agenda at his highly anticipated Phoenix show.