Oct. 22, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Canadian folk icon. Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Oct. 23, Pantages Playhouse Theatre. One of America's greatest singer-songwriters. Tickets $62 at Ticketmaster.
Professor Bach Project
Oct. 23, Canadian Mennonite University, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg Bach soloists. Tickets $15, students $5 at McNally Robinson.
Dr. Rage & the Uppercuts
Oct. 23, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Local blues-rockers release new album, Sexus Diablo. With Thrashers, In-Fluents. Tickets $10 at Into the Music, Music Trader.
Oct. 23, Folk Exchange, 8 p.m. Local folk-roots songwriter. Tickets $8 at 231-1377.
Wine, Women & Song
Oct. 23, St. Norbert Arts Centre, 7 p.m. A cabaret featuring Mira Black, Amber Epp and Katherine Penfold. Tickets $15 at McNally Robinson.
Oct. 23, Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 8 p.m. Local indie-rock band releases new album, The Sun Hot. With Haunter, J.R. Hill. Admission $5.
Oct. 24, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Traditional Irish music meets punk rock. With Inward Eye. Tickets $21.50 and $31 at Ticketmaster.
Big John Bates & the Voodoo Dollz
Oct. 24, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Rockabilly burlesque show. Ticket info TBA.
Hoosli Ukrainian Male Chorus
Oct. 24, Pantages Playhouse, 7:30 p.m. 40 Years of Spirit & Song Gala. Tickets $31.50 at Ticketmaster.
Oct. 24, Times Change(d), 7 p.m. Local singer-songwriter releases new live album, Performer. Admission $15.
Oct. 24. Young United Church, 7:30 p.m. Local bluesman. Tickets $20 at 789-1405. Proceeds to Aurora Family Therapy Centre.
Oct. 24 (3 p.m.) and 25 (8 p.m.), 298 Yale. Maximilian Fleischman, Karis Wiebe and Sylvia Scott Wortley. Tickets $30, seniors $25, and students $15 at McNally Robinson, 774-3601.
3 Inches of Blood
Oct. 25, Royal Albert, 10 p.m. Vancouver power-metal shredders. With Saviours, Seventh Sin. Tickets $18 at ticketworkshop.com, Into the Music, Music Trader.
Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra
Oct. 25, St George's Anglican Church, 2:30 p.m. The oldest orchestra in Manitoba. Tickets $10 at 453-5642.
Oct. 27, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver pop-punk band supporting Masterpiece Theatre. With the New Cities. Tickets $25, $30 at Ticketmaster.
Oct. 27, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Bluesman who plays a 20-stringed combination sitar-guitar. Tickets $25 at Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store, Ticketmaster.
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra
Oct. 27, Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. Guest conductor Scott Yoo. Tickets $26.50, seniors $24.50, students $7.50 at 783-7377.
Oct. 28, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Toronto new wave indie rockers. Tickets $26.50 and $36.50 at Ticketmaster.
Downchild Blues Band
Oct. 28, Club Regent Casino, 8 p.m. Canadian blues vets. With Colin Linden. Tickets $30 at Ticketmaster.
Asleep at the Wheel
Oct. 29, McPhillips Street Station, 8 p.m. Western swing traditionalists. Tickets $35 at Ticketmaster.
Oct. 30, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Experimental Icelandic group. With Sin Fang Bous. Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster.
All That Remains
Oct. 30, Garrick Centre. Melodic metalcore from Massachusetts. With Lacuna Coil, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster, Taking Dawn. Tickets $30 at Ticketmaster.
Oct. 30, Club Regent Casino, 8 p.m. Violin virtuosi aim to do for string music what Lord of the Dance did for Irish step dancing. Tickets $40 at Ticketmaster.
Oct. 30, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. With Subcity, Greg Crowe & the Scarlet Union, Afterbeat and Thiefs. Tickets $10 at Into the Music, Music Trader, WECC.
Oct. 30 and 31, Royal Albert, 10 p.m. Influential Victoria punk veterans. Tickets $18.50 at ticketworkshop.com, Into the Music, Music Trader.
Oct. 31, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Country star and his band the Hurtin' Albertans in town to support Losin' Lately Gambler! Tickets $19.50 and $27.50 at Ticketmaster.
Karrin Allyson Quartet
Oct. 31 and Nov. 1, Berney Theatre, Rady JCC. Grammy-nominated vocalist. Tickets $36, students $20 at 477-7534.
Henschel String Quartet
Oct. 31, U of W's Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 8 p.m. German string quartet. Tickets $29, students $10 at 786-9000, virtuosi.mb.ca.
Juan de Marcos and the Afro-Cuban All-Stars
Nov. 1, Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 8 p.m. Former member of Buena Vista Social Club. Tickets $39.50 at Ticketmaster, Folk Fest Music Store.
Nov. 1, Westminster United Church, 7:30 p.m. Organist. With Marnie Giesbrecht and Joachim Segger. Tickets $25, students and seniors $20 at McNally Robinson, 784-1330.
Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir: We Remember
Nov. 1, Knox United Church, 3 p.m. Winnipeg premiere of Bruckner's Requiem. Tickets $20, seniors $16 and student $8 at 896-7445.
Up Close & Musical
Nov. 1, Canadian Mennonite University, 2 p.m. WSO String Quartet. Tickets $20, students $10 at 949-3999. Fundraiser for WSO's Women's Committee.
Nov. 3, Royal Albert, 10 p.m. Toronto horrorbilly band. With Dreadnoughts, Hypnophonics. Tickets $13 at ticketworkshop.com.
Nov. 4 and 5, Club Regent Casino, 8 p.m. Canadian country star. With Sierra Noble. Tickets $36.75 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 6, Pyramid Cabaret, 8 p.m. Remnants of N.J. horror-punk legends. Ticket $29.50 at Soul Survivors.
Nov. 7, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Western Canadian Aviation Museum fanatic and Folk Festival fave. Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Nov. 7, Garrick Centre, 7 p.m. Toronto thrash metal legends. With Evil Survives, Striker. Tickets $22 at ticketworkshop.com.
Nov. 7, McPhillips Street Station Casino, 8 p.m. Canadian country music star. Tickets $31.50 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 8, Berney Theatre, 3 p.m. A mix of opera, pop, musical theatre and folk music. Tickets $20, students $10 at McNally Robinson.
Nov. 9, MTS Centre, 7:30 p.m. Makeup-wearing band still wants to rock all night, and sell loads of merch. Sold out.
Nov. 9, Pyramid Cabaret, 9 p.m. California ska-punk vets. With the Johnstones. Tickets $17.50 at Ticketmaster.
Kenny Shields & Streetheart
Nov. 10, Cowboys, 9:30 p.m. Can-rock radio staples. With Velocity. Tickets $20 at 694-SHOW.
Nov. 10, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Toronto roots artist. With Melissa McClelland. Tickets $15 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Nov. 11, Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 8 p.m. Winnipegger returns home to release Plain Jane. With Meaghan Smith. Tickets $39.50 and $49.50 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 11, U of W's Duckworth Centre, 8 p.m. Trance DJ known for multi-media shows. Tickets $67 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 12, Club Regent, 8 p.m. Canadian guitar guru. Tickets $40 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 12, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Hamilton pop rock band. Tickets $12.60 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 13 & 14, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Veteran roots-rockers. Tickets $17 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Champion & His G-Strings
Nov. 14, Pyramid, 10 p.m. Montreal electronic artist and his band supporting new album, Resistance. Tickets $17 at jazzwinnipeg.com, 989-4656.
Stone Temple Pilots
Nov. 15, MTS Centre, 7 p.m. Reunited grunge-pop band. Tickets $39.50 and $59.50 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 15, Winnipeg Art Gallery, 2 p.m. Eckhardt-Gramatté competition winner. Tickets $20 at McNally Robinson, students $5.
Nov. 16, MTS Centre, 7:30 p.m. Holiday-themed orchestral rock group and multimedia extravaganza. Tickets $25 to $55 at Ticketmaster.
Nuclear Blast Tour
Nov. 16, Royal Albert, 8 p.m. Extreme metal love-in with Vader, Decrepit Birth and more. Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 16, Burton Cummings Theatre, 8 p.m. Boston Celtic punk band. Tickets $19.50 and $29.50 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 17, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Reunited indie-rock pioneers fuzz it up. With Pink Mountaintops. Tickets $30 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 17, Club Regent Casino, 8 p.m. Neo-crooner and full-on swooner. Tickets $35 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 18, Pantages Playhouse Theatre. Godfather of the British blues. Tickets $42 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 18, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. East Coast rockers play acoustic show. Sold out (second show Dec. 4).
Nov. 19, Park Theatre, 8 p.m. Juno-winning Cuban-born Canadian. Tickets $22 at Ticketmaster, Folk Festival Music Store.
Nov. 19, Pyramid Cabaret, 9 p.m. Technical Florida metalcore band. With Chimaira, Whitechapel, Dirge Within. Tickets $33 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 19, Club Regent Casino, 8 p.m. Herman's Hermits frontman. Tickets $36.75 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 19, Garrick Centre, 7:30 p.m. Toronto synth popster. With Jets Overhead. Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 20, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter touring with Fugazi's Guy Picciotto and members of Thee Silver Mt. Zion and Godspeed You! Black Emperor as his backing band. Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster, WECC, Music Trader.
Nov. 21, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver rocker touring in support of album named after his home city. With Mother Mother. Tickets $25 and $39.50 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 21, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Spirit of the West frontman on solo tour. Tickets $17 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Nov. 21, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Vancouver hip-hop group on comeback trail. Tickets $21 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 21, Park Theatre. Calgary roots-rocker. Tickets $15 at Ticketmaster.
Zemlinsky String Quartet
Nov. 21, U of W's Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, 8 p.m. Czech string quartet. Tickets $29, students $10 at 786-9000, virtuosi.mb.ca.
Nov. 24, Garrick Centre, 8 p.m. Australian funk band. Tickets $29.50 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 25, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Montreal rawk band. With Early Man, Trigger Effect. Tickets $15.75 at Ticketmaster.
You Say Party! We Say Die!
Nov. 25, Royal Albert, 10 p.m. Toronto dance punk. With Little Girls. Tickets $10 at ticketworkshop.com.
Nov. 26, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Vancouver slam poets show off musical side. Tickets $15 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Nov. 26, McPhillips Street Station, 8 p.m. Celtic standards trio. Tickets $36.75 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 28, Burton Cummings Theatre, 8 p.m. One of the world's greatest living folksingers. Tickets $35 at Ticketmaster and the Folk Festival Music Store.
King Kahn & BBQ Show
Nov. 28, Royal Albert, 10 p.m. Garage/doo-wop duo. With Those Darlins. Tickets $16 at ticketworkshop.com, Into the Music, Music Trader.
Aviv String Quartet
Nov. 28, Rady Jewish Community Centre, Berney Theatre, 8 p.m. Chamber music. Tickets $36, students $20 at 477-7510
Nov. 30, Pyramid Cabaret, 10 p.m. Thrash freakin' metal. With the Accused. Tickets $18 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 30, Royal Albert, 10 p.m. Toronto orchestral pop band. With Gentleman Reg. Tickets $13 at ticketworkshop.com, Into the Music, Music Trader.
Nov. 30, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Ontario emo band. Tickets $15 at Ticketmaster.
Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, Centennial Concert Hall, 8 p.m. Heart-breaking ballads and standup comedy rolled into one. Tickets $50 and $70 at Ticketmaster.
Dec. 1, Garrick Centre, 6:30 p.m. Auto-tune loving Edmonton hip-hop/pop band. With The Midway State, Artist Life and the Envy. Tickets $22.50 at Ticketmaster.
Dec. 4, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. East Coast rockers play second acoustic show. Tickets $25 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Dec. 5, Garrick Centre, 8 p.m. Costume-wearing metal band from space. With Job for a Cowboy, Red Chord. Tickets $33.75 at Ticketmaster.
Three Days Grace
Dec. 5, MTS Centre, 7:30 p.m. Toronto post-grunge band. With Default, Dreadnaut. Tickets $39.50 and $44.50 at Ticketmaster.
Dec. 8, Garrick Centre, 5:30 p.m. Connecticut hardcore group headlines five-band bill. With Cannibal Corpse, Unearth, Born of Osiris, Hate Eternal. Tickets $32.25 at Ticketmaster.
Rita MacNeil and the Men of the Deeps
Dec. 8, Club Regent Casino, 3 and 8 p.m. East Coast singer brings annual Christmas show to town. Tickets $63 at Ticketmaster.
Dec. 14, Club Regent Casino, 8 p.m. Mr. Las Vegas aims to win over yet another casino. Tickets $63 to $115 at Ticketmaster.
Jingle Bell Rock
Dec. 15, Convention Centre, 7 p.m. Celebrate Christmas with goth-rockers AFI. With Cage the Elephant and Melissa auf der Maur. Tickets $40 at Ticketmaster.
Dec. 18 & 19, West End Cultural Centre, 8 p.m. Toronto singer-songwriter records live album at his favourite venue. Tickets $20 at Ticketmaster, WECC.
Tegan & Sara
Jan. 14 & 15, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Folk-rock sister duo. With An Horse. Tickets $20 and $32 at Ticketmaster.
Jan. 23, Pantages Playhouse Theatre, 8 p.m. Blues/rock guitarist touring in support of new album, Rooftops and Satellites. Tickets $39.50 and $49.50 at Ticketmaster.
Jan. 29, Burton Cummings Theatre, 7: 30 p.m. Acclaimed songwriter touring in support of Townes Van Zandt tribute. Tickets $25 and $39.50 at Ticketmaster.
Jan. 31, Garrick Centre, 7 p.m. Swedish death metal. With Exodus. Tickets $35 at Ticketmaster.
March 9, Burton Cummings Theatre. Flamenco guitarist. Tickets $47.50 at Ticketmaster.
March 20, MTS Centre, 6:45 p.m. Toronto punk pop band. With Against Me!, Alexisonfire. Tickets $29, $37 and $47 at Ticketmaster.
George Thorogood & the Destroyers
May 22, Centennial Concert Hall. Bad to the bone bluesman. Ticket info TBA.