Hugh´s Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday (March 24)
Unlikely as it might seem, there could be some Hughs Room heads nodding if the Birmingham, Alabama-bred queen of the coffee house folk scene breaks out her funky dance-floor fave Hit Or Miss on Friday.
Magnolia Electric Co., Destroyer, Nedelle
Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (March 25)
Jason Molina has bowed out of the battle of the beards, but still expect heartland rockers Magnolia Electric Co. to wipe the floor with Dan Bejar's precious lit-pop project, Destroyer.
Convocation Hall (100 King´s College Circle), Sunday (March 26)
Rakish 69-year-old singer/songwriter Kris Kristofferson may now look more like Gabby Hayes than your typical sex symbol, but just try to hear his outlaw country tunes over the screaming ladies in the crowd.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday (March 26)
With Cat Power temporarily out of commission, the Beggars Group is relying on Scout Niblett to fulfill their enigmatic waif/rock singer chick quota. Psst: shes a Libra.
Blackalicious, Pigeon John, Fat Lip
Opera House (735 Queen East), Tuesday (March 28)
Unlike many hiphop acts, Blackalicious can actually tear it up live. Jurys still out on Black Eyed Pea pal Pigeon John, while Fat Lip could not be reached for comment.
Blowfly, Brownman & the Electryc Trio
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Wednesday (March 29)
Don't miss the caped crusader for filthy funk, Clarence "Blowfly" Reid, as he previews scatologically skewed punk parody tunes at Lula Lounge.