The Saints, Frantic City
• The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, April 27)
It's not every day that punk rock legend Chris Bailey brings his Saints to town for a bit of reckless merriment, so do yourself a favour, mate.
Eddie Turner Band
• Silver Dollar (529 Bloor West), Saturday (April 29)
Those who like their blues guitar heroes on the searing side really need to check out Eddie Turner's action when the Otis Taylor sideman shows off some hot licks from his Rise (Northern Blues) debut.
• El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday (April 29)
If you want to check out the state of homegrown hiphop, the El Mo is the place to be for the M1 Academy night with Masia One, Shad, Abdominal, Eternia, DJ Dopey, Isis, Notes to Self, Mindbender, Zaki Ibrahim and tons of other mic marvels you need to hear.
Johnny Cash tribute w/ the Tennessee Three
• The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Monday (May 1)
Can't get enough of Johnny Cash? Why not stop by the Horseshoe for a night of the Man In Black's faves performed by his early sidemen, guitarist Bob Wootton and drummer W.S. Holland - the first sticksman to play a full set of drums at the Grand Ole Opry!
• Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (May 2)
Advance reports of recent multimedia events staged by Nick Zammuto and cellist sidekick Paul de Jong involving projected montages of found images mixed with their own video creations indicate that the Books' performance will be a mind-melter.
• The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (May 3)
The just-released Back To The Web (Rykodisc) album by Athens's Elf Power is by far their best work ever, so if you've been waiting for just the right time to see them, this would be it.