Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, December 4)
It may be five years too late to be trendy, but Franz Ferdinand - Glasgow's hottest Josef K tribute act - have apparently discovered African music! Get a preview of their forthcoming Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, er... , tonight.
Neil Young, Everest, Wilco
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Friday (December 5)
With Greendale safely out of Neil Young's system and openers Everest and Wilco warming things up, this should be a great night - unless our man decides to toast the 25th anniversary of Everybody's Rockin' with a track-by-track replay. It could happen.
King Khan & BBQ, Golden Triangle
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (December 5)
If you want some real rock 'n' roll action Friday night, catch Wanda Jackson at the Cadillac Lounge. If you're willing to settle for some sloppy garage fun, King Khan and BBQ have what you need.
Martha Wainwright, Brian Borcherdt
Music Hall (147 Danforth), Saturday (December 6)
Suddenly possessing a commanding stage presence to go with that powerhouse voice, Martha Wainwright promises to put on an amazing show at the Music Hall. Don't miss it. See feature, page 47.
Andy Kim's Christmas Show
Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (December 10)
If you need some help getting into the holiday spirit, Andy Kim's Christmas Show with Ron Sexsmith and special guests is a good place to start.