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Billy Joel performs live at Shea Stadium on July 18, 2008.

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This is the first of a weekly feature that highlights the 10 best music happenings in Toronto. Here's what's on this week, March 7 to 13.

A Tribe Called Red Juno-nominated electric pow-wow music, from Ottawa. March 7, 10 p.m. $15. Hoxton, 69 Bathurst St., ticketweb.ca

Sleepy Sun Hazy psychedelic rock, California style. March 7, 10 p.m. $11.50. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., ticketfly.com

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The Souljazz Orchestra The charismatic Afro-beat and cosmic jazz troupe launches its Inner Fire album. March 7, 10 p.m. $21. The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W., worldfamousmusic.myshopify.com

The Pack A.D. The bluesy Vancouver garage-rock duo of drummer Maya Miller and guitarist-vocalist Becky Black unveil its strong new album, Do Not Engage. March 8, 10 p.m. $15. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., ticketfly.com

Trust Ominous synth pop comes from the talented young Robert Alfons, who celebrates the release of his Joyland album on the Arts & Crafts' label. March 8, 9 p.m. $21. Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W., ticketweb.ca

Billy Joel He is, after all, the piano man. March 9, 8 p.m. $68.75 to $164.75. Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay St., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

Cecilia String Quartet The Monday Evening Concert series concludes, with help from soprano Stacie Dunlop and cellist Shauna Rolston. March 10, 7 p.m. $40. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W., 416-408-0208 or performance.rcmusic.ca

The Mark Eisenman Trio The long-running jazz troika gathers around a Steinway grand at an upscale house concert. March 10, 7 p.m. $30 (sold out). Jazz in the Kitchen, 52 Pine Cres., jazzinthekitchen.ca

Genius + Soul = The Music of Ray Charles Local soul and blues all-stars Shakura S'Aida and Fathead's John Mays and Al Lerman do the math for a tribute to the late, great American music icon. March 13, 8:30 p.m. $27.50 to $30. Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., 416-531-6604 or hughsroom.com

Arcade Fire Grammy-winning rock anthemists from Montreal bring their Reflektor Tour, with fans encouraged to don costumes or dress stylishly for the occasion. March 13, 7:30 p.m. $46.50 to $86.50. Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay St., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

Booking Ahead

Keb Mo March 14. Massey Hall, 416-872-4255 or masseyhall.com

Randy Bachman March 15, Massey Hall, 416-872-4255 or masseyhall.com

Boston, with Cheap Trick June 23 (on sale March 7, 11 a.m.), Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca

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