I Can Put My Arm Back On You Can't record release party
Adrift Skateshop (299 Augusta), tonight (Thursday, May 26)
Bring along a few extra bucks to pick up a copy of the kick-ass new I Can Put My Arm Back On You Can't 7-inch when you go to see these mugs get busy with From Fiction, Beaumont Hamel and Panserbjorne at Adrift Skateshop.
Wanda Jackson, the Rizdales
Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen West), Friday and Saturday (May 27 and 28)
The long-overdue return of rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson should make for one helluva wingding, and that's why both shows are already sold out. But don't fret - Jackson's making plans to come back in September. See feature, page 52.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (May 28)
Chicago post-rock royalty the Sea & Cake's Sam Prekop tries out the tunes from his wistful new Who's Your New Professor solo disc on the Horseshoe crowd. See feature, page 54.
Mod Club (722 College), Saturday and Sunday (May 28 and 29)
Perhaps hoping to achieve instantaneous Franz Ferdinand status, UK next-big-thing also-rans the Kaiser Chiefs try to prove their mettle with a pair of Mod Club rock shows.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Wednesday (June 1)
While it's true that Mind, Body & Soul lacks the first-take charm of Joss Stone's Soul Sessions debut, the teen diva has learned lots about being an entertainer since her last time here, and she should put on a stellar show.
Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (June 1)
The electrified version of Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops may be troubling for traditional bluegrass fans, but they've still got a handle on that eerie high lonesome vibe that makes old-time music so entrancing. See feature, page 50.