Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West), tonight (Thursday, June 1)
Not only are all the proceeds from tonights Funny Girls And Dynamic Divas funder for Sistering helping out homeless and low-income women, but you can preview tunes from Rock Star: INXS contender Tara Slones upcoming disc at this great event, featuring Kate Rigg, Ndidi Onukwulu and more. See T.O. Music Notes, page 169.
Josephine Foster, Pony Da Look
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, June 1)
Opera school dropout Josephine Foster was going nowhere fast with the Childrens Hour, but then this freak-folk fad happened and J.Fos suddenly on top of things.
Creeping Nobodies, Wharton Tiers Ensemble, Wyrd Visions, Ryvyr
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (June 2)
Though its about time the Creeping Nobodies Sound Of Joy disc got a proper launch, the real draw here is a rare local appearance by New York sound architect Wharton Tiers.
The Rub, Cosmo Baker
Spin Gallery (1100 Queen West), Friday (June 2)
So you like your 50 Cent with a little Black Sabbath mixed in? Get down with mash-up maestros the Rub and Cosmo Baker at Spin Gallery.
Man Man, the Ghost Is Dancing
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Monday (June 5)
Bleach your whites and put on your sweatbands Philly art rockers Man Man promise to bellow you silly at the Silver Dollar. See feature, page 153.
Radiohead, Willy Mason
Hummingbird Centre (2 Front East), Wednesday (June 7)
Though it may seem peculiar to see a U.S. folkie warming up for the self-consciously avant Brits, maybe the hat-tip to Willy Mason is an indication of Radioheads new direction. Find out for yourself at the Hummingbird Centre. See feature, page 154.