Guest Bedroom, Lunchmeat, Hot Monogamy, 10,000 Watt Head
Teranga (159 Augusta), Friday (February 29)
After you’ve sampled Teranga’s fine Senegalese-style peanut soup and Yassa chicken, watch local indie rockers Guest Bedroom, Hot Monogamy and others tear up the joint.
Blue Rodeo, Luke Doucet
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (March 1)
After Blue Rodeo’s two previous nights at Massey Hall as a warm-up, Toronto’s best-loved roots rock crew will be in top form for the final show of their three-night stand with Luke Doucet on the bill.
Tannis Slimmon w/ Mansa Sissoko
Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas West), Sunday (March 2)
Inspired by her trip to West Africa, Guelph singer/songwriter Tannis Slimmon will be performing songs from her recent Lucky Blue disc with the musicians who accompanied her to Mali, along with genuine griot Mansa Sissoko picking wicked runs on kora. Dope!
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday (March 4)
Ex-Test Icicle Dev Hynes is sounding more twangy than thrashy since hooking up with the Saddle Creek posse, but don’t hold that against him. His Horseshoe gig en route to SXSW should be a corker.
Steve Earle and Allison Moorer
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Tuesday (March 4)
Having just picked up a Grammy Award for his swell Washington Square Serenade album, hardcore troubadour Steve Earle should be in exceptionally good spirits for his Toronto return, particularly with partner Allison Moorer opening the show.
Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor West), Wednesday (March 5)
Uniting metal lovers and haters like few heavy rock bands in recent memory, Black Mountain promise their blowout at Lee’s will be the rock ’n’ roll fiesta of the week. Don’t miss it.