Brian Auger's Oblivion Express
Orbit Room (580A College), Thursday (April 29)
Calling all mods - Hammond heavyweight Brian Auger and his Oblivion Express crew continue kicking out swinging jazz-funk joints all weekend at the Orbit Room.
The Fleshtones, Purple Toads, the New Kings
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (May 1)
It's always a party when the Fleshtones get down with their Super RockTM sound, but a rare appearance by the Purple Toads makes this Horseshoe gig an event.
Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (May 1)
If you haven't yet seen the Trachtenburg Family's weird and wacky musical interpretations of found images from America's heartland, Saturday would be a good time to start.
The Raveonettes, Rogers Sisters
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (May 2)
Nothing to do Sunday night? Head over to Lee's Palace to see the Rogers Sisters upstage well-hyped garage-pop headliners the Raveonettes.
Apples in Stereo, High Water Marks
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (May 3)
Sure, it'll be swell to see the Apples in Stereo swing through their old faves, but the real excitement here is Hilarie Sidney's new band the High Water Marks, with Oranger's Jim Lindsey on drums.
Black Eyed Peas, Sweatshop Union
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Tuesday (May 4)
BC jazzy hiphop collective Sweatshop Union add a shot of social consciousness before breakdancers-turned-mainstream-hiphop-stars Black Eyed Peas bring their feel-good hooks to the Kool Haus stage.
Peaches, Young Heart Attack, Worldprovider
Opera House (735 Queen East), Wednesday (April 5)
Upstart Austin labelmates Young Heart Attack threaten to eclipse Toronto electrotrash expat Peaches with their rowdy 'n' raw rawk 'n' roll.