El Mocambo (464 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, January 26)
Montreal metal kiddos rock the El Mo with songs from their brand new Hello Master disc while Cheerleader take notes.
Fertile Ground, Brownman, Gruvasylum
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Friday (January 27)
Dont miss Baltimore soul-jazz combo Fertile Ground when they try out new material from their forthcoming album.
Music Gallery (197 John), Saturday (January 28)
Chicago saxophone genius (seriously hes got the paperwork to prove it) Ken Vandermark and his ripping jazz quartet always have some surprises in store, and theyll be unveiling three new compositions at the Music Gallery.
Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (January 28)
Evidently, Washington, DC's Walkmen don't need any new recordings to get them off the couch and on the road. They're wisely capitalizing on the post-punk revival while they can.
Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Tuesday (January 31)
Sure, their new album is called S&M Communion Bread, but leave your whips and gimp masks at home for the wholesome folk-fest that Steve Earle's sister Stacey and her partner, Mark Stuart, have in store.
Low, His Name Is Alive
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (January 31)
The folk hoedown at Hugh's Room too exciting for you? Try chilling out with the sad sacks in Low - just bring a mirror to make sure your pals are still breathing after the second encore.
Little Brother, Fort Minor
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Wednesday (February 1)
So you think Tom Green is the worst rapper you've ever heard? Check out Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda when his Fort Minor project gets blown out of the water by real hiphop openers Little Brother.