How To Dress Well
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, June 7), doors 8 pm. $15 advance, $18 at the door. RT, SS.
There've been a lot of attempts over the past couple of years to lump people like How to Dress Well together with other R&B-inspired weirdos like the Weeknd and Frank Ocean, but like all attempts to invent genres, "PBR&B" misses the point. Branding issues aside, How to Dress Well makes extremely moving and unique music, and there's a huge amount of anticipation for his upcoming album.
Onra, Jason Palma, Mymanhenri
Supermarket (268 Augusta), tonight (June 7)
Rewired classic R&B
K'naan, Kae Sun
David Pecaut Square (55 John), Friday (June 8)
Luminato hip-hop soul.
The Great Hall (1087 Queen West), Friday (June 8)
Laid-back Toronto folk pop.
In Flagranti, Mikey Apples, Brandon Sek
Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen West), Friday (June 8)
Cosmic disco and dance floor oddities.
Ernest Ranglin, Jay Douglas, Everton ‘Pablo' Paul, Calypso Rose
David Pecaut Square (55 John), Saturday (June 9)
Reggae and soul icons at Luminato.
Zeus, Two Hours Traffic, The Elwins
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Saturday (June 9)
Local pop-rockers with a classic touch.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Saturday (June 9)
Arab dance pop.
David Pecaut Square (55 John), Sunday (June 10)
Baroque pop at Luminato.
Deer Tick, Turbo Fruits
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (June 11)
Rhode Island alt-country.
Sugar Beach (25 Dockside) and Opera House (735 Queen East), Monday (June 11)
Free fan show, plus charity auction gig.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (June 12)
Lush, forward-thinking pop.
Witch Mountain, Blood Ceremony, Castle
Hard Luck Bar (772a Dundas West), Wednesday (June 13)
Spooky doom metal.