Exclaim! 13th anniversary bash
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, April 14)
Celebrate 13 lucky years of national music mag Exclaim! with Stars, the Organ, Wooden Stars and Montag. Get down. See feature, page 53.
Indian Jewelry, Bush League, Creeping Nobodies
Sneaky Dee's (300 College), tonight (Thursday, April 14)
Watch the bent devolutionists from Houston's Japanic show off their Indian Jewelry hobby while slack-jawed members of the Creeping Nobodies look on in amazement.
Grandmaster Melle Mel
Revival (783 College), Friday (April 15)
Attention old-school hiphop fans: dust off those Adidas for the unexpected return of Grandmaster Melle Mel and the Furious 5. Just don't push him, cuz he's still close to the edge. See T.O. Music Notes, page 62.
Ike Turner & the Kings of Rhythm
Reverb (651 Queen West), Saturday (April 16)
If you wanna see rock 'n' roll played by one of the guys who invented it, check out Ike Turner and his kickass Kings of Rhythm at their first local show in nearly 30 years. See feature, page 48.
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Sunday (April 17)
Take it from Natalie Portman - the Shins will change your life. See feature, page 51.
Moby, Buck 65
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (April 18)
Guitar-strummin' techno boffin Moby sets down his teacup to face off against Halifax roots-hop hotshot Buck 65. See feature, page 49.
Ani DiFranco, Hamell on Trial
Hummingbird Centre (2 Front East), Monday (April 18)
If you've been waiting for the right moment to see Ani DiFranco, now's the time, since Knuckle Down is the post-folk firebrand's best album in years.