Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, June 17)
Son Volt mainman Jay Farrar is joined by multi-instrumentalist sidekick Mark Spencer (Blood Oranges) for some country blues and a little revolutionary political intrigue.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, June 17)
Aggressive frontman Andy Falkous is sure to shoot off his mouth when he leads his Welsh indie punk flailers into the Horseshoe. Hey, maybe he'll even break shit!
Mod Club (722 College), Saturday (June 19)
Synth-happy art rock siblings Matt and Eleanor Friedberger preview songs from the forthcoming Fiery Furnaces disc, Blueberry Boat (Rough Trade), while hipsters note that Gallowsbird's Bark was cooler.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe), Friday (June 18)
The celebrated vocal stylist salutes her Canadian idols - Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Ron Sexsmith, Neil Young and Bruce Cockburn - and then does a few old faves so no one who pays $125 will go away disappointed.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (June 19)
Global diva Angélique Kidjo brings the African heat of her new Oyaya! disc to Harbourfront for a sweet lakeside soirée.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (June 23)
Buzz band the Arcade Fire treat you to a preview of their stunning new art-rock epics, soon to be released on North Carolina indie Merge. Catch 'em before they buckle under the weight of the hype like fellow Montrealers the Unicorns.