GRAHAM ROCKINGHAM’S BEST BETS
Kele Fleming is a singer-songwriter and founder of the early ’90s Vancouver indie pop band Hazel Motes, which grew up on the scene with groups like Grapes of Wrath. She performs with violin looper Lara Kroeker and Hamilton singer-songwriter Will Gillespie, Thursday, May 25, 9 p.m., at the Spice Factory, 121 Hughson St. N. $10 at the door.
COMEDY AT THE CASBAH
Toronto comic Nick Reynoldson headlines a night of standup comedy at The Casbah (Queen at King St. W.) on Thursday, May 25. Also on the bill are Eric Johnston, Doug Koning and Mike Mitchell. Hosted by Clifford Myers. Show starts at 9 p.m. $10 with $2 from every ticket sold donated to The Lost Organization, a mental health initiative. Warning: expect foul language.
The Flatliners is a punk rock quartet from the suburbs of Toronto that has been making underground waves for the past decade. The band performs Thursday, May 25, at Club Absinthe, 38 King William St., with Juno-winning Hamilton rock trio The Dirty Nil and Sam Coffey & the Iron Lungs. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, plus service fee, online through Clubabsinthe.ca.
THE SINNERS CHOIR
The Sinners Choir is a trio of veteran Toronto sidemen — Terry Wilkins (Levon Helm, Lighthouse, Rough Trade), Adam Beer Colacino (The Mercenaries) and Adam Warner (White Cowbell Oklahoma, Jill Barber) — that pays homage to the roots music that inspired them. They play The Casbah (Queen at King St. W.) on Sunday, May 28, 8 p.m. with Jake Chisolm and Deeps. $10.
CHOIR! CHOIR! CHOIR!
Choir! Choir! Choir! is a Toronto-based singing group led by Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. The Toronto-based duo has made a name for itself by turning its audiences into choirs, directing each one in a celebration of contemporary pop songs. Choir! Choir! Choir! performs Sunday, May 28, at Mills Hardware, 95 King St. E. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 7:30. $20 in advance. $25 at the door.