Musicologist: November 5–11
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Musicologist: November 5–11

Photo of Ani DiFranco by Maria Bree.
This week, our must-see show is Ani DiFranco at Music Hall Theatre. Having seen her in concert multiple times, Musicologist can vouch for the fact that the Righteous Babe is an amazing live musician. There seems to be some stigma about liking Ani, but don’t fall victim to that or you’ll be missing out.
If you’re looking for something free, Ottawa’s Melissa Laveaux plays Hart House’s Arbor Room on Friday. Her acoustic-jazz guitar work and captivating voice are a good consolation prize for Ani fans who can’t afford her show’s hefty price tag.
Also that night, Ohbijou headlines a fantastic show that also includes Bruce Peninsula, Basia Bulat and Bocce.
If uber-catchy pop tunes with substance are your thing, we recommend Two Hours Traffic at the Horseshoe on Thursday. It’s only 8 bucks, their choruses will get stuck in your head for days and they have an adorable guitarist—what more could you ask for?
Full listings after the jump.

This Week

Monday, November 5
The Waterboys @ Music Hall Theatre, $40–45
Koop and Mocean Worker @ Mod Club, $24.50
Megan Hamilton, Jon McKiel and The Eatons @ the Horseshoe, free
Tuesday, November 6
Ani DiFranco @ Music Hall Theatre, $47.50
Athlete @ Lee’s Palace, $17.50
Swayzak @ Mod Club, $12
Jenny Owen Youngs @ Varsity Theatre, free
Wednesday, November 7
Marc Cohn w/ Amy Correia @ Mod Club, $35
Ani DiFranco @ Music Hall Theatre, $47.50
Mobius Band w/ Tigercity @ the Horseshoe, $11.50
The Weakerthans @ the Phoenix, $25
Thursday, November 8
The Weakerthans @ the Phoenix, $25
The Police @ Air Canada Centre, $59.50–225
Two Hours Traffic @ the Horseshoe, $8
Say Hi, The Velvet Teen and The A-Sides @ Sneaky Dee’s, $10
Friday, November 9
The Academy Is… @ Guvernment, $21.50
My Brightest Diamond @ the Drake Underground, $13.50
Band of Horses @ the Phoenix, $16.50
Jully Black @ Mod Club, $15
Sea Wolf @ El Mocambo, $10
Ohbijou, Basia Bulat, Bruce Peninsula and Bocce @ Lee’s Palace, $10
Melissa Laveaux @ Hart House Arbor Room, free
Grainne Ryan, Jonathan Seet and more @ the Rivoli, $6
Saturday, November 10
Battles and White Williams @ Lee’s Palace, $15
Paul Brandt w/ Shane Yellowbird @ Music Hall Theatre, $39.50
Caribou @ Opera House, $15
Rock Plaza Central @ Music Gallery, $10
XYZ Affair, Hexes and Ohs and The Craft Economy @ the Drake Underground, $5
Sunday, November 11
Razorlight @ the Phoenix, $16.50
Juliette & The Licks @ Mod Club, $17.50
The Bicycles, The Blankket and more @ Sneaky Dee’s, PWYC

Recently Announced

November 20 – And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead @ Lee’s Palace, $20
December 13 – Apostle of Hustle @ Lee’s Palace, $15