Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, February 10)
Former Norah Jones opener Philly singer/songwriter Amos Lee previews his forthcoming Blue Note debut album with a low-key sold-out show at the Drake. He's gonna be huge. See feature, page 69.
Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Friday (February 11)
Last seen being grabbed Right Thurr by tranny tease Vanity onstage at the AVN porn awards show in Las Vegas, Chingy - now being called the "Eddie Murphy of the Dirty South" - gets his freak on at the Kool Haus.
Wavelength 250 w/ Horsey Craze (the Constantines), Creeping Nobodies, Masia One, Kids on TV, SS Cardiacs
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (February 11)
Indie institution Wavelength throws a slew of parties to celebrate its fifth birthday this week. All the shows, which kick off Thursday, are killer, but we're stoked to see if the Constantines will preview their upcoming follow-up to Shine A Light when not covering Neil Young as Horsey Craze.
DFA party w/ Tim Goldsworthy, Tim Sweeney
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Saturday (February 12)
Former UNKLE member Tim Goldsworthy brings DFA's now sound of New York to Supermarket, with John Kong and others. See feature, page 87.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Tuesday (February 15)
Now that the Libertines have called it quits and Franz Ferdinand's totally 2004, set your sights on the latest lads to toss their hats into the new wave revivalist ring before the NME chews 'em up and spits 'em out. See Celebrity Spins, page 71.
Antony and the Johnsons
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Wednesday (February 16)
Antony's cabaret-meets-chamber soul tunes are super-intense, but few realize the fab crooner has a wicked sense of humour that comes through in concert. He's playing two sets (at 7 and 10 pm), so you have no excuse if you miss him. See feature, page 68.