William Parker, John Oswald, Nick Fraser, Andy Yue
Arraymusic Studio (60 Atlantic, suite 218), tonight (Thursday, January 11)
Celebrated free jazz bass boss William Parker is joined by a cast of top-notch improvisers for an awe-inspiring throwdown as part of the AIMT Interface series.
Friends In Bellwoods CD release
Tranzac (292 Brunswick), Friday (January 12)
Here's your chance to find out what Sebastien Grainger's been up to since DFA1979 went bust, while helping out the Daily Bread Food Bank. It's a win-win situation! See feature, page 43.
Class of 2007: A New Grade of Indie Rock Genius
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (January 12)
Not to be outdone by the Bellwoods multi-act extravaganza, Dan Burke has thrown together his own indie rock spectacle, boasting Montreal's Nymphets, Action Makes, Hot Monogamy, Harmony Trowbridge and others. See feature, page 40.
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Friday (January 12)
If cumbia and salsa hooked up in Queens and knocked back a gallon of Sparks while listening to Count Basie LPs, you'd wind up with something like Folklore Urbano. See feature, page 38.
Cause Co-Motion, the Blankket, Think About Life
Press Club (850 Dundas West), Saturday (January 13)
From the label that brought you Love Is All and the Long Blondes come wired-up Brooklyn bashers Cause Co-Motion to make a show by the Blankket and Think About Life a life-changing experience.
Maple Blues Awards
Mod Club (722 College), Monday (January 15)
Join guest performers Harry Manx, Jim Byrnes, Ndidi Onukwulu, Chris Whiteley and others in toasting the winners of the 10th-anniversary edition of the Maple Blues Awards .