Rockin' at the Roundhouse
Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner), tonight (Thursday, May 6)
Toronto twangers Creaking Tree String Quartet, Bebop Cowboys, Liquidaires, Terra Hazelton and the Jeremiahs band together to benefit the Esprit Orchestra.
Real Tuesday Weld, Jill Barber
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, May 6)
Reformed visual artist Stephen Coates brings the full band version of his spooky Real Tuesday Weld Project to the Drake.
LSM Hiphop Showcase
360 (326 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, May 6)
Check out rising Toronto hiphop artists J-Staxxx, Daetona, Aristo, Empire, Hustlemann, DJ Law and Phatkhat before they blow up.
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Friday (May 7)
English prog-fathers Yes take advantage of the unlikely resurgence of hobbit rock.
Young and Sexy, Russian Futurists, P:ano, Ninja High School
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Friday (May 7)
The CBC Radio 3 tour kicks off a two-night stand at the Drake with a fab lineup of indie rock hotshots.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (May 8)
Bacharach-obsessed Norwegian singer/songwriter brings his lush pop arrangements to the 'Shoe.
Estelle Klein tribute
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Sunday (May 9)
A who's who of the local folk scene, including Dan Kershaw, Blair Packham, Arlene Bishop, Grit Laskin, David Woodhead and others, pay tribute to scene linchpin Estelle Klein.