Mitzi’s Sister (1554 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, January 24)
Thursday nights at Mitzi’s Sister suddenly got a lot cooler with Fred Robinson (of U.I.C. and the Chickens) booking the night. See for yourself when the Superstitions tear up the joint garage-rock-style.
Madagascar Slim, Fado Blues
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (January 25)
Those who like their blues with an exotic twist really need to experience guitar ace Madagascar Slim getting down at the Dollar.
Republic of Safety CD release
Sneaky Dee’s (431 College), Saturday (January 26)
Some good news and bad news for Republic of Safety fans: the celebration of a new disc comes with the announcement that the group is splitting. College Street will be running black with a river of guy-liner Saturday night.
Zaki Ibrahim, Hero, Wee Golden
Mod Club (722 College), Tuesday (January 29)
Catch soulful rising scene star Zaki Ibrahim as she takes a giant step beyond her hiphop roots with Hero and Wee Golden at the Mod Club.
Carolina Chocolate Drops, Good Right Arm
Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas West), Tuesday (January 29)
Here’s your chance to catch the hottest thing to happen in African-American string band music in 70 years when the Carolina Chocolate Drops cakewalk into Hugh’s Room for a thrilling thowdown with the Good Right Arm.
Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Wednesday (January 30)
If you loved Brainfreeze and couldn’t get enough of Product Placement, Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow have raised the stakes with The Hard Sell: an eight-turntable 45 spinoff to top all funky 7 summits. Don’t miss it.