El Mocambo (464 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, January 12)
Why wait for the next compilation of O.C. soundtrack music when you can see ethereal UK songbird Imogen Heap in the flesh at the El Mo?
Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (January 13)
Come and hoist a glass in honour of the Raving Mojos silver anniversary of cranking out raw punk rock n roll whether anyone likes it or not.
We Are Scientists, the Oxford Collapse, the Diableros
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (January 14)
Looking for the next Franz Ferdinand? How bout the next Brooklyn buzz band? Kill two nerds with one stone by checking out post-punk troublemakers We Are Scientists as they celebrate the U.S. release of their EMI debut.
BrassMunk, Mathematik, Citizen Kane, Starting from Scratch
Drake (1150 Queen West), Saturday (January 14)
Rejigged Scarborough hiphop crew BrassMunk preview their forthcoming Fewturistic album as part of this weekend's Gulu Walk fundraiser for the children of northern Uganda.
Wavelength w/ 10,000 Watt Head, Sing That Yell That Spell, Quebexico, DJ Soh Cah Toa
Sneaky Dee´s (431 College), Sunday (January 15)
Perhaps trying to capitalize on the current hipness of all things Montreal and twangy bands from Tucson, shrewdly named Ottawa noise attack force Quebexico gets the indie kids flailing alongside Sing That Yell That Spell and 10,000 Watt Head.
Maple Blues Awards
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (January 16)
Join Colin Linden, Roxanne Potvin, Garrett Mason and all the rest of the local blues scene's usual suspects to salute the best and brightest of blues in Canada.