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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.

TONY GOU­VEIA

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

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

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.

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