Caribou, Fuck Buttons
Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor), Thursday and Friday (March 20 and 21)
Dundas don Dan Snaith, aka Caribou, brings new warmth to his electro-bleeping, which won’t be the stark contrast you’d imagine following the Fuck Buttons. The Bristol bad boys have softened up their abrasive attack since stumbling onto the many splendours of melody.
The Primordials, Hi-Risers, Blue Demons
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (March 21)
Calling all scooter types! Get set for a totally gear go-go throwdown when T.O. freakbeat fanatics the Primordials face off against the equally sharp-dressing Hi-Risers and the mysterious Blue Demons at the Dollar. Vrooooom!
James Brown tribute w/Karl Injex, Daz-I-Kue and John Kong
Supermarket (268 Augusta), Friday (March 21)
Start your James Brown 75th anniversary celebrations early with a three-dope-DJ salute to the music of the Godfather of Soul at the Supermarket. Yes, Daz-I-Kue is indeed that bearded Bugz in the Attic fella.
Chromeo, Let’s Go to War
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (March 22)
Hoist your NyQuil cocktails, it’s time to get down and dirty with talk-boxin’ terrors Chromeo and the new kings of Crunkville, Let’s Go to War. Warning: this music could set off your SCRAM.
Global Divas Benefit
Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front West), Wednesday (March 26)
It’ll be a hot night at Glenn Gould Studios as this year’s stellar cast of soulful Global Divas – including Kiran Aluwalia, Maria Farinha and Uitsile Ndlovu – are backed by Jane Bunnett’s fab Spirits of Havana band to raise funds for St. Stephen’s House.
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Wednesday (March 26)
So what if all your friends already have tickets for Sons and Daughters? Just think how envious they’ll be when they hear you were at the intimate Rivoli show by Adele, Tottenham’s most spellbinding jazzy soul strummer – ever! She also went to the same school in Croydon that produced Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Kate Nash but, hey, don’t hold that against her.