King Khan & BBQ Show, Night Terrors, Brutal Knights
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, February 3)
Two-man wrecking crew King Kong and BBQ take over the Silver Dollar for an evening of Southern-fried frolicking with the Night Terrors and the Brutal Knights. Hopefully Dan Burke has enough women's designer jeans and earth shoes to go around.
Church of the Holy Trinity (10 Trinity Square), tonight (Thursday, February 4)
While an octet of ladies from California chanting Eastern European women's vocal music may sound more weird than wonderful, Kitka's spin on the traditional tunes is hauntingly beautiful.
Tumi and the Volume
Revival (783 College), Friday (February 4)
Johannesburg's answer to the Roots, sizzling live hiphop crew Tumi and the Volume take their African Way tour to Revival and team up with the M1 Academy kids for a continents-bridging throwdown. See feature, page 66.
Frontier Index, League Champs, Beneath Augusta
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Friday (February 4)
Get a preview of the forthcoming Frontier Index debut album when Stratford's soul country upstarts show how they get down at the El Mocambo. See feature, page 56.
Ian Tyson CD release
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Wednesday to Friday (February 9-11)
Join Alberta-based Canfolk icon Ian Tyson in celebrating the release of his new Songs From The Gravel Road disc at his three-night Hugh's Room stand.
Swamperella Mardi Gras
Southern Accent (595 Markham), Tuesday (February 8)
Celebrate your Fat Tuesday by chowing down on Creole grub at Southern Accent, but don't get too full to dance up a storm with Swamperella's Soozi Schlanger and her zany zydeco crew.