Burning Hell CD release party
The Studio (235 Carlaw, #202), Friday, (January 18)
It’s going to be a ukulele festival when the Burning Hell celebrate the release of their great new Birthday Party disc with the People of Canada, Timber Timbre, Weird Weather and Entire Cities.
De La Soul
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Friday (January 18)
The elder statesmen of hiphop’s new school bring the noise to the Sound Academy for anyone looking for some Native Tongues nostalgia or just a few dope jams to chill with while you get your drink on.
Ron Hawkins CD release party
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (January 19)
Be the first on your block to hear the new songs from Ron Hawkins’s self-released Chemical Sounds disc. The respected singer/songwriter of Lowest of the Low and Rusty Nails fame gets busy with a few pals and some cold ones at the ’Shoe.
Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Monday (January 21)
Why bother with lightweights like the Mars Volta over at the Phoenix when you can see metal overlord Ozzy Osbourne and his evil accolyte Rob Zombie raise hell at the Air Canada Centre?
Peter Björn and John, Young Galaxy
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (January 22)
It’s cable-knit night at the Phoenix as Sweden’s Peter Björn and John are joined by their cardigan-positive pals in Young Galaxy for a sunny pop soirée.
Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe), Tuesday (January 22)
We could all use a little South American heat right now, and Ronaldo Campos’s high-energy Afro-Peruvian music and dance troupe promises to raise a musica criolla ruckus at RTH.