Bovine Sex Club (542 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, November 15)
Ever wondered what would happen if Paul Barker (Ministry, Revolting Cocks) joined forces with Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard, Tomahawk)? Neither have we, but their U.S.S.A. attack unit promises to hit with a nasty wallop.
Corb Lund, Elliott Brood
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (November 16)
It's not every day that Corb Lund and his Hurtin' Albertans leave their rural prairie homestead, but since their new Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier! disc just hit the streets, you'll get a chance to see the CCMA roots group of the year up close at Lee's Palace.
Spiritualized Acoustic Mainline
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (November 17)
With a string quartet and a gospel group involved, it's not going to be a typical Spiritualized show, but Jason Pierce is running things, so you know it'll be an entrancing experience.
Doug Riley memorial concert
Convocation Hall (31 King's College Circle), Sunday (November 18)
Late, great Toronto pianist/composer Doug "Dr. Music" Riley is honoured by David Clayton Thomas, Michael Burgess and Motherlode along with many of the city's most respected jazz artists in what promises to be a spectacular night of music.
Mod Club (722 College), Tuesday (November 20)
Tuareg rebels-turned-rockers Tinariwen return to kick out the jams Tishoumaren-style and should raise the Mod Club's roof.
Odessa/Havana CD release party
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Wednesday (November 21)
Join David Buchbinder and Hilario Duran for the release of their new Odessa/Havana disc documenting the magic that happens when Jewish and Afro-Cuban musical concepts collide.