Friendly Rich & the Lollipop People
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, February 16)
Tom Green's musical right-finger man, Friendly Rich, finally puts his years of college education to work with an avant-vaudevillian orchestral extravaganza at Lula Lounge.
The Boat (158 Augusta), tonight (Thursday, February 16)
What's better than Sloan playing their own songs? Hearing the Bicycles, Laura Barrett, Dollarama, the Chris Murphies and their fellow Sloan acolytes improving on Snowsuit Sound, Deeper Than Beauty and other 90s alt-nostalgia.
Lula Lounge (1585 Church), Friday (February 17)
A weekend Brazilian getaway too pricey? Why not warm up with the lilting Cape Verdean soul of Lura, who heads up Lula Lounges Afro-Brazilian Carnaval bill?
Femme Generation, Diableros, Lullabye Arkestra, Code Pie
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (February 18)
If one CD launch is exciting, just imagine the mayhem thatll go down when killer local indie squads Femme Generation and the Diableros team up for a double-barrelled disc release (and re-release) at the Shoe.
Ariel Pink, Psychic Ills, dd/mm/yyyy
The Boat (158 Augusta), Monday (February 20)
Watch in awe as telepathic New York rock 'n' roll beardos Psychic Ills use their dual-guitar attack to obliterate Beverly Hills home-recording dweeb Ariel Pink.
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Wednesday (February 22)
With the recent passing of his friend and collaborator Jay Dee, Common's Kool Haus show promises to be an especially moving event. Don't miss guitar-slinging opener Shad.