Boot Camp Clik w/Buckshot, Sean Price, Smif N Wessun
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, November 3)
Y'all ready for some hardcore? New York roughnecks Buckshot (of Black Moon), Sean Price and Smif N Wessun are back to show the borough-thorough crew is still alive in the 05.
Mark de Clive-Lowe w/ Bembe Segue
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Friday (November 4)
It'll be a night of broken beat jazz, funk and soul with west London DJ/producer Mark de Clive-Lowe on the mix, joined by celebrated chanteuse Bembe Segue breathing fire.
Quintron & Miss Pussycat
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (November 5)
Since Katrina has laid waste to their Spellcaster Lodge, one-man band Quintron and puppet-mistress partner Miss Pussycat are coming to party with us in Toronto. Their loss is our gain.
Ukula Bright Lights festival
Distillery District (55 Mill), Saturday (November 5)
The promising lineup of Saturday's all-day Bright Lights fest is topped by Brit hotshots Elbow and the Duke Spirit, but don't miss Islands, the Jim Guthrie-enhanced new pop project from 2/3 of the erstwhile Unicorns.
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Tuesday (November 8)
You may only know him as the songwriter of Wild Thing and Angel Of The Morning, but Chip Taylor is also the uncle of sexiest woman alive Angelina Jolie - and he's got a great duo thing going with singer Carrie Rodriguez.
Kanye West, Fantasia
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Wednesday (November 9)
Thanks largely to producer/arranger Jon Brion, Kanye West has a hit record. Hopefully, he can pull off the songs by himself in concert when he hits the ACC Wednesday.