Necro, Psycho Realm
Opera House (735 Queen East), tonight (Thursday, January 10)
Conventional hardcore hiphop too tame for your taste? Splatter rapper Necro along with Psycho Realm, Danny Diablo and Boondox promise to raise the body count at the Opera House.
Elizabeth Shepherd, Adrian Gibson, JazzCotech Dancers
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Friday (January 11)
More adventurous International Association for Jazz Education delegates may learn a few things about how jazz music can rock a party when Toronto jazz piano sensation Elizabeth Shepherd is joined by the UK’s JazzCotech Dancers, DJ Adrian Gibson and John Kong to tear the roof off the Supermarket.
Sons Of Handsome Ned
Cameron House (408 Queen West), Saturday (January 12)
This salute to the late, great Queen West scenester features performances by Handsome Ned’s nephews Slim Twig and Nick Masyk along with Nick’s dad Jim Masyk of the Sidewinders, as well as the Ferraros, who are the sons of Cameron House co-founder Anne-Marie Ferraro. Count on other special guests to appear.
Duke Robillard Band
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (January 12)
The blues year gets off to a rip-roarin’ start with the return of Maple Blues Award nominee Duke Robillard and crew. Count on the Dukester to honour his fave forebears.
The Drake (1150 Queen West), Monday (January 14)
If you enjoy your indie rock well fucked with, Brooklyn-based bashers the Muggabears have something deviously disorienting and positively irony-free they want you to hear.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (January 16)
Joe Williams has been called a more blunted Beck, but don’t let that dissuade you from checking out his synthesized suburban R&B moves at the Horseshoe with Ecstatic Sunshine.