Dragonette, Kill the Lights
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, December 8)
Attention, Martina Sorbara fans! This may be your last chance to see her glam new wave crew, Dragonette, perform on Canadian soil for at least a year, before she and bandmate/ husband Dan Kurtz jet off to the UK.
Gwen Stefani, Ciara
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Friday (December 9)
Got a yen for some Harajuku girl action? Forget Memoirs Of A Geisha and head to the ACC to catch Gwen Stefani and her cartoonish harem, who are sure to deliver an over-the-top show.
Iron & Wine, Calexico
Docks (11 Polson), Friday (December 9)
The Calexico and Iron & Wine tour is starting to look like the RollingThunder Revue, with celebrity guests joining in the twangy action at each stop. So don't be surprised to see some impromptu jams at the Docks Friday night.
Blood on the Wall, Psychic Ills
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (December 11)
See if Williamsburg thrift-store-proprietors-turned-power-rock-trio Blood on the Wall can live up to the hype when they hit Lee's.
Great Lake Swimmers, Mendoza Line, Picastro
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Wednesday (December 14)
Keep your drink-clinking and chatter to a bare minimum to fully experience the whispery strains of the Great Lake Swimmers and Misra labelmates the Mendoza Line.
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Wednesday (December 14)
Need a new holiday tradition? Why not hang out with Sarah Harmer, Sam Roberts, Matt Mays, Kathleen Edwards, the Tragically Hip and Danny Michel as they and their pals in Canuck rootsy rock circles help raise funds for the Hospital for Sick Children?