Ravi Shankar's Festival Of India II with Anoushka Shankar
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe), tonight (Thursday, October 13)
The return of classical sitar great Ravi Shankar is the big draw here, but don't miss his more progressive sitar-playing daughter Anoushka, opening the show.
Wanda Jackson & the Rizdales
Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen West), Friday and Saturday (October 14-15)
Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson had such a good time when she hit Toronto last May that she decided to treat us to another rockin' two-night stand.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday (October 15)
Here's a rare chance to see swoon-inducing Mavericks frontman Raul Malo crooning in an intimate setting, close enough to count the breadcrumbs in his Music City goatee!
Rat King fundraiser
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), Saturday (October 15)
Help make sure local luminary Maggie MacDonald has a chance to unleash her high-concept Rat King rock opera on the public while checking out performances by arty scene stars like the Phonemes and the Pink Leotards. Rad.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (October 17)
Join Montreal's vaunted Wolf Parade - and touring member Dante DeCaro (of Hot Hot Heat notoriety) in a delightful chorus of Do They Know It's Halloween?
Franz Ferdinand, TV on the Radio, Cut Copy
Ricoh Coliseum (100 Princes' Blvd.), Tuesday (October 18)
Get your Scots on when the nattily dressed members of Franz Ferdinand show off tracks from their great new CD. Don't be surprised if you see them getting tipsy with Twitch at the Gladstone Ballroom later that night.