Andrew Cash CD release party
The Rivoli (332 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, March 13)
It’ll be just like old times when former L’Etranger frontman and NOW writer Andrew Cash returns to the Rivoli to unveil Murder =, his first new solo record in over a decade!
The Gutter Twins
Mod Club (722 College), Friday (March 14)
Considering Gutter Twins Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli’s propensity for bloody-knuckle dust-ups, it might be wise for fans of gothic blues to check them out during this brief honeymoon period of their musical union.
ONLINE EXTRA: Q&A, Mark Lanegan.
Jose Gonzalez, Mia Doi Todd
The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (March 15)
If those Kalan Porter tickets seem a little too pricey, why not try an even more sensitive alternative like Swedish strummer Jose Gonzalez? His Phoenix gig with Mia Doi Todd will make for a very pleasant evening.
Justice, Busy P, Fancy
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Sunday (March 16)
Yes, they’re back! You can’t blame the Justice boys for trying to maximize their concert revenue while their trendy club sound is still hot. They know it could all be over next month.
Mod Club (722 College), Tuesday (March 18)
Take one part Amy Winehouse, two parts Joss Stone, mix in a smidgen of Dusty Springfield and – presto! – you’ve got Duffy, the latest Brit soul-singing sensation. See her at the Mod Club before she gets to the ACC.
Drive-By Truckers, the Whigs
Opera House (735 Queen East), Wednesday (March 19)
If you thought the loss of axe swinger Jason Isbell would stop the Drive-By Truckers dead in their tracks, guess again. With bassist Shonna Tucker now writing as well as singing, Isbell’s departure turned out to be more a blessing than a curse.