Exclaim! 12th Anniversary Party
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, April 15)
Celebrate 12 fab years of Exclaim! magazine with a post-rock party featuring Tortoise, Four Tet and Beans. BYOBackpack.
Les Mouches CD release, Bell Orchestre
Music Gallery (197 John), Friday (April 16)
Don your most pristine whites for this fashion-conscious launch party featuring the latest jewel in the blocks recording club crown, panic folk crusaders Les Mouches, along with Montreal's fab Bell Orchestre.
Rufus Wainwright, Teitur
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday and Saturday (April 16 and 17)
The Divine Mr. Wainwright gives ravenous fans a taste of Want Two, the second volume of his two-disc operatic cabaret epic. Get there early and check out John Mayer's new favourite musician, Teitur.
Tobin Sprout, Elf Power
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (April 19)
Closet artiste Tobin Sprout, the mysterious power behind Guided by Voices, is joined by the mystical Elf Power for an unearthly pop frolic.
Juana Molina, Savath & Savalas, Prefuse 73
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (April 20)
It's cultural collision night at Lee's Palace. Argentine upstart Juana Molina along with Savath & Savalas get down Afro-Brazilian-style with awesome drummer Susie Ibarra.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Tuesday (April 20)
The reunited Senegalese groove machine returns to Toronto for a soft-seat soiree at Massey Hall. The dancers may be disappointed, but the brilliant Baobab should sound incredible.
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Wednesday (April 21)
Fans of alt-country and folk alike will enjoy the well-crafted narratives of Texas troubadour Slaid Cleaves, who'll be playing tunes from his new Wishbones (Philo) disc at Hugh's Room.