Norah Jones, M Ward
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (May 11)
This might seem like an odd pairing, but for the crafty M Ward its all about networking. No longer content to remain in the shadows of Conor Oberst and Jim James, the Portland troubadour is determined to make himself a household name... or at least a household first initial.
Arctic Monkeys, Be Your Own Pet
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Friday (May 11)
Its the battle of snarly tot-rockers when Nashville teens Be Your Own Pet face off against Sheffields finest punk primates at the Kool Haus. See Five Questions, page 46.
Amy Winehouse, Patrick Wolf
Mod Club (722 College), Saturday and Sunday (May 12 and 13)
Something for everyone: fans of eyeliner soul, flamboyant pomp rock and trashy ink will all leave this Amy Winehouse-Patrick Wolf double feature feeling satisfied.
Chris Coole & Erynn Marshall, Brian Taheny & Andrew Collins
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Sunday (May 13)
It's mandolin night at Hugh's Room, so get stringy with Chris Coole & Erynn Marshall and Brian Taheny & Andrew Collins as both pairs launch new CDs.
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Tuesday and Wednesday (May 15 and 16)
Showing no signs of either burning up or fading away, Montreal indie heroes Arcade Fire return to Toronto for a two-night stand thats sure to be one of 07s best concert events.