Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, April 21)
It's not every day you get a chance to see a desert mystic like Howe Gelb work his magic up close. Don't miss it.
Sneaky Dee's (300 College), Friday (April 22)
Tired of going to club shows where nobody dances? Montreal freakbeat sharpies Les Séquelles are determined to get hips shaking at the Bring 'Em On In party with DJs Gedge and Bond. See feature, page 51.
Hot Hot Heat, Futureheads, Louis XIV
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Saturday (April 23)
Where were you in 82? It's new wave night at the Kool Haus, where Hot Hot Heat get angular with the Futureheads after the comical Louis XIV open with some light faux Brit humour.
NOW Lounge (189 Church), Saturday (April 23)
Andrew Spice returns to the prairies to finish school next month, so this may be your last chance to catch the sweet piano balladeer for a while. Celebrate the nationwide release of his Pretty Demons disc at the NOW Lounge.
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (April 24)
Nothing fun to do Sunday? Why not spend your day of rest getting down with Brooklyn funk queen Sharon Jones? See feature, page 53.
Garbage, Dead 60s
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Monday (April 25)
Fans of red-haired sirens and weedy dudes in lab coats should be thrilled by the return of 90s rock holdouts Garbage. Everyone else, get there early to check out the Dead 60s.
Holly Go Lightly
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Tuesday (April 26)
You've heard her trying to spice up those White Stripes records. Now see the Brit garage rock goddess singing her own soulful stuff at the Dollar.