Massey Hall (178 Victoria), tonight (Thursday, March 15)
Tropicalia linchpin Gilberto Gil takes a day off from his job as Brazil's culture minister to make a splashy appearance at Massey Hall, performing a selection of his best-loved tunes.
Mod Club (722 College), Friday (March 16)
German electronic pop duo Booka Shade are angling to be the new Depeche Mode, so catch them now at the relatively intimate Mod Club.
The Shins, Viva Voce
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Saturday (March 17)
It's worth $27.50 (plus service charges) to have your life changed, even though it might be powerful Portland indie rock duo Viva Voce who get the job done, not the Shins.
Man Man, Icy Demons
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday (March 18)
It's a bird! It's a plane! No... it's moustachioed Philly art rock freaks Man Man, who'll blow your mortal mind with their unison chanting and instrument-swapping foolery.
Neil Hagerty & the Howling Hex
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Tuesday (March 20)
Neil Hagerty off the couch? Surprised the hell out of us, too. Take this rare opportunity to catch the Pussy Galore and Royal Trux survivor when he tears up the Dollar with his hot-shit Howling Hex crew.
Pigeon John, Macromatics
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Wednesday (March 21)
Summertime pool parties may be a distant fantasy, but any party thrown by Trilby-sporting Quannum MC Pigeon John is well worth attending.