Global Divas w/ Jane Bunnett, Dione Taylor, Jorane and others
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), tonight (Thursday, March 31)
Swing into spring with the annual Global Divas gala and enjoy the voices of a slew of talented women while raising funds for St. Stephen's Community House. See feature, page 70.
King Sunny Ade
Opera House (735 Queen East), tonight (Thursday, March 31)
Still-reigning highlife monarch King Sunny Ade hits the Opera House for a night of West African polyrhythmic bliss.
Buddy Guy, Lucky Peterson
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (April 1)
It may be April Fool's, but this showdown between blues guitar slingers Buddy Guy and Lucky Peterson ain't no joke.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (April 2)
Why be pegged as the next Franz Ferdinand? UK "it" band Bloc Party have what it takes to outlast the hype. See cover story, page 46.
Great Lake Swimmers
Music Gallery (197 John), Saturday (April 2)
The ecclesiastic charm and fab acoustics of the Music Gallery should be a perfect setting for the gently devastating (and very quiet) songs on the Great Lake Swimmers' new Bodies And Minds disc.
Black Mountain, Crystal Skulls
360 (326 Queen West), Tuesday (April 5)
Hard-sluggin' Vancouver heathens Black Mountain - led by Jerk With a Bomb's Stephen McBean - try to live up to their supergroup status while fighting off an upstage bid by Seattle pop threat Crystal Skulls. See feature, page 52.
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Wednesday (April 6)
Strokes-connected NYC piano pop upstart Regina Spektor is ready to be your own private Tori Amos. See feature, page 55.