The One Man Band Show
Music Gallery (197 John), tonight (Thursday, January 13)
Prepare to be amazed by the multi-tasking wizardry of Sandro Perri (aka Polmo Polpo), John Kameel Farah, Guitarkestra, Chimichanga and mn-l at this fascinating showcase of solo musicians who sound like artsy armies.
Santa Cruz w/City Field, DJs Kola and John Turner
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (January 14)
OK, so the trendy Santa Cruz night isn't the best situation to hear a band, but it's well worth putting up with some yappy singles Friday to see the spirited 30-minute set promised by Matt Murphy's new wave project City Field at 11:30 pm.
Gordon Lightfoot Tribute
Hugh's Room (332 Queen West), Friday-Sunday (January 14-16)
Don't worry, the Canuck folk poet laureate is alive and well. This three-night extravaganza - featuring J.P. Cormier, Jenny Whiteley, Madviolet, Lynn Miles and others - is a salute to Gordon Lightfoot and his inspiring legacy.
Jane Bunnett's Spirit Of Music fundraiser w/ Ralph Benmergui
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Sunday (January 16)
Altruistic folks who aren't benefited out will be thrilled by this weekend's swank Spirit Of Music funder, where jazz flute phenom Jane Bunnett helps raise cash for young Cuban musicians.
Neko Case, Johnny Dowd
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Sunday (January 16), doors at 6 pm
Whenever Neko Case gets together with the Sadies, it's a safe bet that you're in for a good time, especially when Johnny Dowd's on hand to stir things up.
Guvernment (132 Queens Quay East), Monday (January 17)
See why Sir Elton and Duran Duran have hitched their wagons to this delightfully campy NYC glam-pop crew when the Sisters dazzle in the appropriately technicolour environs of the Guvernment.