Inside The Musician's Studio
Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West), tonight (Thursday, February 1)
Ever wanted to get inside the head of Polaris Prize winner Owen Final Fantasy Pallett or wondered why Blocks Recording Club boss Steve Kado thinks Toronto Is Great!!!? Find out all this and more when they get grilled by Zoilus blog-boy Carl Wilson at Harbourfront.
Music Gallery (197 John), tonight (Thursday, February 1)
Sit down with the mild-mannered purveyor of positive piano pop as he launches his new A Good Enough Day disc at the Music Gallery. See Local Player, page 55.
Billy Talent, Moneen, Rise Against, Anti-Flag
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Friday (February 2)
Its a Canada-U.S. punk-pop extravaganza as Billy Talent and Brampton live wires Moneen throw down with American counterparts Rise Against and Anti-Flag. See who comes out on top.
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen West), Saturday (February 3), 8 pm
Sadly, Neko Case likely wont jet back from her Friday-night gig in Melbourne, Australia, in time to make this WinterCity show, but Carl Newman and the gang will manage without her. See Strangely Similar, page 54.
Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (February 6)
Leading the Warp label out of the electro doldrums, Brooklyn indie folk crew Grizzly Bear show theyre not just a poor mans Animal Collective.
Kevin Mahogany w/ Art of Jazz Orchestra
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Wednesday (February 7)
Celebrate Black History Month with singer Kevin Mahogany, who performs music from Robert Altman's Kansas City backed by the 18-piece Art of Jazz Orchestra featuring Don Thompson and Jane Bunnett .