Vinicio Capossela w/ Marc Ribot
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Friday (May 18)
You'll have a good idea of why Vinicio Capossela is known as the Italian Tom Waits when he teams up with avant guitar slinger Marc Ribot at Lula Lounge.
Abdominal CD release party
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Friday (May 18)
Join Elizabeth Shepherd, Notes to Self, Justis, DJ Fase, Alini Morales and other Toronto hiphop scenesters to celebrate the release of MC Abdominal's great new Escape From The Pigeon Hole album.
Tonic (117 Peter), Saturday (May 19)
Virginia Beach bad boy buddies of Pharrell Williams promise to rock Tonic silly, so leave your backpacks at home and prepare to sweat.
Asha Bhosle, Sonu Nigam, Kailash Kher, Kunal Gajawala
Rogers Centre (1 Blue Jays Way), Sunday (May 20)
Its a night of Bollywood stars at the Rogers Centre, but the main draw here is legendary South Asian singing superstar Asha Bhosle.
Bright Eyes, Gillian Welch, Oakley Hall
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Tuesday (May 22)
Having exhausted the Omaha indie scene for novel new collaborators, tireless boy wonder Conor Oberst has started appropriating alt-country's finest, with Gillian Welch picking up the torch Emmylou Harris set down after I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.