Kings of Convenience
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, February 17)
Norway's harbingers of the "quiet Is the new loud" trend show why they're Feist faves at a sold-out Lee's Palace show. See feature, page 51.
Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Osunlade, Josh Deep
Supermarket (268 Augusta), tonight (Thursday, February 17)
Celebrate Black History Month with Chicago spiritual jazz greats Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Afro-house DJ Osunlade.
Toronto Public Space Committee benefit
Bloor Cinema (506 Bloor West), Friday (February 18)
Refuse to be a mindless consumer sheep! Help support the Toronto Public Space Committee with fab artists like Sarah Harmer, Jason Collett, Magali Meagher, Andre Ethier and more. See T.O. Music Notes, page 62.
Masters of Persian Music
Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge), Friday (February 18)
Iranian virtuosos Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh and Kayhan Kalhor (behind the Gabbeh soundtrack) get down Persian-classical-style with tombak drummer Homayoun Shajarian.
Gladstone (1214 Queen West), Saturday (February 19)
Bust out your Mardi Gras beads and shake your tail feathers at Swamperella's killer Cajun fiesta.
Shameless launch party
Gladstone (1214 Queen West), Sunday (February 20), 2 pm
Montreal bossa pop crew the Diskettes and comedian Dawn Whitwell help celebrate the newest issue of the saucy feminist mag.
Buddy Miller, Justin Rutledge
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (February 23)
Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch Grammy-nominated Nashville guitar ace Buddy Miller close-up and personal at the 'Shoe - and get there early to check out local upstart Justin Rutledge. See feature, page 48.