LET'S JACK IT UP hosted by Jack Layton and Steven Page with the Sadies, the Constantines, Jully Black, BARLOW, DJ ZAHRA and MARTHa Chaves at the Palais Royale (1601 Lakeshore West), Saturday (May 22), 8 pm. $30. 416-870-8000. Rating: NNNNN
Musicians and politicians with mutually beneficial aspirations have been hooking up in strange and unlikely ways for centuries. As Barenaked Ladies frontman Steven Page gets set to co-host this weekend's Let's Jack It Up concert on behalf of NDP leader Jack Layton, we're checking out how Page stacks up to his jet-setting rock star counterpart Bono.