Andrew W.K., Priestess
Sound Academy (11 Polson), tonight (Thursday, February 14)
If you’re looking for a heart-stopping alternative to all the typical romantic Valentine’s Day schlock, why not watch Andrew W.K. stir up some bloody metallic mayhem? Stand back!
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday (February 15)
For those waiting for the right concert to go out and celebrate Black History Month, this rare local show by South African horn hero Hugh Masekela promises to be a party and a half.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday (February 16)
Sure, it’s two days after Valentine’s Day, but this solo show at the El Mocambo by sensational chanteuse Eleni Mandell should be the hottest night of the week.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Saturday (February 16)
The Stones Throw posse kick off their Move Toronto monthly with a crazy launch party for the In Living The True Gods DVD featuring J Rocc, Karriem Riggins, Koushik, DJ Egon and guests. Should be off the chain.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Tuesday (February 19)
The name might not ring any bells, but you’ve probably heard Ingrid Michaelson’s catchy tune The Way I Am about a million times in Old Navy commercials. Lisa Loeb too upbeat? Michaelson may be just your speed.
Super Furry Animals
Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (February 20)
Those fab Super Furries had better bring their A-game to the Mod Club with those noisy upstarts Times New Viking and anti-folk strummer Jeffrey Lewis opening up. A triple bill not to miss.