A Love Supreme (Part I) Tsunami Benefit
Opera House (735 Queen East), tonight (Thursday, January 20)
The tsunami relief funders keep on comin'. This weekend's A Love Supreme benefit opens at the Opera House with Esthero, Ivana Santilli, Saukrates and Brassmunk, and continues Friday at Roxy Blu with DJ Fase, Paul E. Lopes, Dave Campbell and Circle Research. Right on!
Bright Eyes, CocoRosie, Tilly & the Wall
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday (January 21)
Get out your handkerchiefs - the Johnny Ray of emo's politically charged, cathartic circus is comin' to town, with femo upstarts CocoRosie and Tilly & the Wall along for the ride. See feature, page 56.
J-Zone, Louis Logic, Circle Research
The Reverb (651 Queen West), Saturday (January 22)
Tired of thuggish rappers and po-faced playas boasting about their bling? Shit-talkin' NYC hiphop hustler J-Zone has the entertaining antidote. Not to be missed. See cover story, page 54.
Revival (783 College), Saturday (January 22)
Straight outta Crown Heights comes reggae's most unlikely rising star. But don't let the peyes throw you; Matisyahu's the real deal. See feature, page 53.
Bobby Bare Jr.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (January 24)
Although all the Young Criminals Starvation League members who guested on Bare Jr.'s From The End Of Your Leash (Bloodshot) disc won't be at his Lee's show, Jesus Lizard fans should note that Duane Denison will be ripping on guitar.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (January 26)
Count on having a rockin' good time when the former Replacements bassist gets busy at the Horseshoe. See Celebrity Spins, page 59.