Plants and Animals
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, February 21)
Secret City artists Patrick Watson and Miracle Fortress have both done well at the Polaris indie rock awards, so it could be Plants and Animals’ turn in 08.
Slow Hand Motëm LP release
The Boat (158 Augusta), tonight (Thursday, February 21)
Not just more dumbasses from Dundas, Slow Hand Motëm put a crazy Golden Horseshoe twist on synth rock and come up with crazy-cool joints Timmy Thomas would dig. Awesome.
Roberto Linares Brown
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), Friday (February 22)
If you like your salsa dura, Roberto Linares Brown offers a funky modern approach to Latin dance-floor grooves with a some rockin’ reggaeton in the mix. Yeah, it’ll be hot.
Cowboy Junkies Trinity Session revisited w/ Ryan Adams
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (February 23)
The Cowboy Junkies have come a long way since their Trinity Session breakthrough, and they’re too big now to make a church return feasible, but Massey Hall should do quite nicely.
George Clinton and P-Funk
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (February 25)
You can count on a party whenever George Clinton and his stellar Parliament Funkadelic crew come to town, and this Phoenix show is long overdue.
Jane Birkin, Robert Scott
Music Hall (147 Danforth), Monday (February 25)
Yes, the great Serge Gainsbourg is long gone, but his muse, singer/actor Jane Birkin, is helping to keep the memory of his wonderful music alive. Don’t miss this rare local appearance. Sure to be sweet.