Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, April 28)
Having changed his stage name from Manitoba to Caribou - at least until the critters with antlers formalize their objection - Dan Snaith rocks the Horseshoe with songs from his great new Milk Of Human Kindness disc. See feature, page 58.
Opera House (735 Queen East), tonight (Thursday, April 28)
Mere stabbings and legal hassles can't stop UK grime threat Dizzee Rascal from tearing up the Opera House. See feature, page 76.
Mando Diao, the Comas
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (April 29)
Williamsburg's Comas can't seem to get enough of Toronto, so they're coming back for another festive alt-rock frolic with their new Swedish garage rock pals, Mando Diao. See feature, page 58.
Joel Plaskett, Peter Elkas, Matthew Barber
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday and Saturday (April 29 and 30)
Hugh's Room hosts a Canuck indie-boy hat trick when Joel Plaskett is joined by ex-Local Rabbit Pete Elkas and Matt Barber for a sensitively strummy two-night soirée. See feature, page 54.
Drake (1050 Queen West), Sunday (May 1)
Celebrate May Day by checking out clever cut-ups Negativland, who hit the Drake as part of the eclectic Deep Wireless festival.
Ryan Adams, Rachael Yamagata
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Tuesday (May 3)
Be the first on your block to hear the songs from Ryan Adams's ambitious new Cold Roses double album - if you decide to hang around after the opening set by OC-approved upstart Rachael Yamagata.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (May 4)
Make sure you finish your conversations before Joe Pernice gets onstage, because even a whisper may drown out his delicate folk-pop musings.