A weekly feature that highlights the 10 best music happenings in Toronto. Here’s what’s on this week, March 21 to 27.
Amy McConnell and William Sperandei Singer and trumpeter celebrate a recent Juno nomination in the vocal jazz album of the year category. March 20 to 22, 9 p.m. $15 to $20. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., 416-363-5299 or jazzbistro.ca
Foster the People The Pumped Up Kicks pop trio launches its new album, Supermodel, with a special small-club gig. March 21, 9 p.m. $20 (sold out). Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., 416-598-4226 or ticketmaster.ca
Sheila Jordan The 85-year-old jazz-singing legend gives two shows and one vocal workshop. To March 22, $30 (also, March 23, 2 to 6 p.m., vocal workshop, $30 to $75). Chalkers Pub Billiards & Bistro, 247 Marlee Ave., 416-789-2531 or chalkerspub.com
Elegies: A Song Cycle Musical theatre piece penned by Tony-winning songsmith William Finn, starring Priscilla, Queen of the Desert’s Thom Allison. March 25 to April 13 (previews March 21 to 23).$30 to $50. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E.,1-800-838-3006 or actingupstage.com
The Strypes The unreasonably young Irish upstarts share fans with rockers Arctic Monkeys and the like. March 22, 6 p.m. $17.50. Mod Club, 722 College St., ticketweb.ca
Andrea Simone, with Filip Jeremic The sassy, big-voiced soul-pop singer shares an evening with a stand-up comic. March 22, 8 p.m. $15. Baltic Ave., 875 Bloor St. W., 647-898-5324 or baltic-avenue.com
Childish Gambino The American actor, comedian and hip-hop star goes multimedia. March 24 and 25, 7 p.m. $51.75 to $70. Sound Academy, 11 Polson Street, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca
Harlan Pepper Footloose, tuneful rockers celebrate their new Take Out a Twenty & Live Life to the Fullest album. March 25, 10 p.m. No cover. Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., 416-703-0811 or thecameron.com
Quique Escamilla Toronto-based Chiapas songster shows off material from his debut 500 Years of Night disc. March 26, 8 p.m. $TBA. Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., 416-588-0307 or lula.ca
JP Saxe The fresh-faced, heartbreakingly poignant young singer-pianist is on the rise. March 27, 8 p.m. The Supermarket, 268 Augusta Ave., 416-840-0501 or supermarkettoronto.ca
Jessica Lea Mayfield April 23. The Garrison, ticketfly.com.
Field Trip (Broken Social Scene, Interpol, Shad, Chvrches, Constantines) June 7 and 8 (weekend passes now available). Fort York Common and Garrison, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.