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WALKING AFTER MIDNIGHT
Lori Yates and The Nashville Rejects host her annual tribute to Patsy Cline Friday, May 19, at The Casbah (Queen at King West). Guest singers include Sue Leonard, Treasa Levasseur, Jennifer Budd, Shari Dunn, Melissa Marchese, Gillian Nicola, Mimi Shaw, Michelle Titian, Mary Simon and Piper Hayes. 9 p.m. $20.
Emotional and full of longing, fado is a form of Portuguese folk music that dates back to early 19th century Lisbon. Tony Gouveia, born in Lisbon and raised in Kitchener, is part of a new breed of North American fado singers. He performs Friday, May 19, 8 p.m., at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St. $20. Call 905-543-8512 for more information.
Garnet Rogers is the consummate folk troubadour, travelling across North America playing music, first with his brother Stan and then as a solo act, for more than 40 years. The Hamilton native returns to the Pearl Company, 16 Steven St., on Saturday, May 20, 8 p.m., with an old friend, Ohio poet Peter Paul Van Camp. $20 admission.
Mount Farewell is a Burlington-based band that writes catchy, highly-textured and well-crafted pop rock. The band — Noah Thrall, Nathan Day, Adam Thurston, Brady Anderson — are releasing a new EP called “Love Letter Home.” Mount Farewell performs Friday, May 19, 7 p.m., at the Gasworks, 141 Park St. N., with Detritus 217, Adelaide and Elise. $12 at the door. All ages welcome. $12.
THE DIRTY NIL
I’m giving you a week notice on this show because if it’s not sold out now it probably will by the time the doors open. It’s The Dirty Nil’s first hometown show since winning a Juno six weeks ago in Ottawa. The Nil is playing Thursday, May 25, 8 p.m. with The Flatliners and Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs, at Club Absinthe, 38 King William. Tickets are $20 in advance, plus service fee, online at Clubabsinthe.ca.