El Guincho, Lemonade
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, November 27)
It should be a crazy night at the El Mo when hairy-scary tropical beat scientist El Guincho, aka Pablo Díaz-Reixa, drops by to unleash his delightfully loopy jams. Rock on!
Broken Social Scene
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Friday (November 28)
Since the Scenesters have just finished a swing through sunny Florida, they'll probably need some time to acclimatize themselves. So this second show of their two-night stand at Sound Academy might be the one to see.
Last Pogo 30th anniversary
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (November 29)
Join the reunited Ugly, Mods and Scenics along with Steven Leckie, Mickey DeSadist and others in commemorating the chair-splintering punk summit and remembering Teenage Head's late, great Frankie Venom. Nice night for a party, isn't it?
Women's Blues Revue
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (November 29)
With a welcome influx of younger talents, namely Alberta-born Little Miss Higgins, Lily Frost and Elizabeth Shepherd, this years Women's Blues Revue promises to be the most exciting ever. See feature, page 43.
Lady GaGa, Shiloh
Circa (126 John), Sunday (November 30)
This double bill featuring New York club queen Lady GaGa and 15-year-old Canuck sensation Shiloh is shaping up to be the hottest show of the week. Grab a ticket while you can.