J Dilla tribute
Fez Batik (129 Peter), tonight (Thursday, March 2)
Celebrate the legacy of the late Detroit hiphop innovator Jay Dee at Fez, with a tribute-slash-benefit show headlined by local lights like Muziklee Inzane, Jermaine Brown, Son of S.O.U.L and more.
Hugh´s Room (2261 Dundas West), Thursday to Saturday (March 2-4)
Prolific truck-drivin country son-of-a-gun Fred Eaglesmith really needs three whole nights to make a dent in his back catalogue, so why not make it a hat trick?
Blind Boys of Alabama, Susan Tedeschi
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (March 3)
It may not be a church and it's definitely not Sunday, but prepare to be moved by the spirit when the Blind Boys of Alabama raise the roof at Massey Hall.
Aesop Rock, Cage, El-P, Mr Lif, Camu Tao
Opera House (735 Queen East), Friday (March 3)
One of the cant-miss highlights of this years CMW is a rare Def Jux label showcase topped by Aesop Rock and El-P but make sure you get there early to catch Camu Tao. See feature, page 71.
Soundscapes in-store (572 College) Sunday (March 5), 4 pm, and Horseshoe (370 Queen West), doors 9 pm
Giant Sand man Howe Gelb plays songs from last year's Arizona Amp and Alternator project and previews his secular gospel recording, 'Sno Angel Like You. See feature, page 50.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Monday (March 6)
Horn-heavy Havana jazz crew blast away the winter blahs at the Opera House - which could be better than anything youll see at this summers Downtown Jazz Festival.