Concert Calendar: July

The concert season kicks off with hot festivals and tours galore


Wednesday, July 1

The Abrams Brothers, NQ Arbuckle Canada Day Concert Mel Lastman Square 8 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Chad VanGaalen 8 pm, the Constantines 9:30 pm World Routes: Canada Day Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage free. 416-973-4000.

Chucho Valdés Toronto Jazz Festival Enwave Theatre 7 & 9:30 pm, $25. 416-973-4000.

Dave Brubeck Quartet, Brandi Disterheft Quartet Toronto Jazz Festival Nathan Phillips Square 8 pm, $55. 416-870-8000.

Enrico Rava & Stefano Bollani Toronto Jazz Festival Church of the Redeemer $25. 416-870-8000.

George Evans and Maureen Kennedy Toronto Jazz Festival Old Mill Inn 8 pm, $25. 416-870-8000.

Kemer Yousef 4:30 pm, Faduma Nkrumah 6:30 pm World Routes: Canada Day Harbourfront Centre Ann Tindal Park free. 416-973-4000.

Multicultural Canada Day Festival Yonge-Dundas Square noon-8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Room Eleven Toronto Jazz Festival Supermarket 9:30 pm, $17.50. 416-870-8000.

Shuffle Demons Guinness World Record Saxophone Session Nathan Phillips Square 5 pm. torontojazz.com.

Thursday, July 2

Al Di Meola, Amanda Martinez Toronto Jazz Festival: World Sinfonia ’09 Nathan Phillips Square 8 pm, $40. 416-870-8000.

Bobby Militello Toronto Jazz Festival Pilot 9 pm, $15. 416-870-8000.

The Offspring, Pennywise, Frank Turner Shit Is Fucked Up Tour Molson Amphitheatre $22.50-$49.50. 416-870-8000.

Samulnori! Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Tracy Kash Thomas Slack’s 8 pm. 416-928-2151.

wordPEOPLE Toronto Jazz Festival Supermarket 9:30 pm, $tba. 416-870-8000.

Friday, July 3

Dave Holland Quintet, Branford Marsalis Toronto Jazz Festival Nathan Phillips Square 8 pm, $40. 416-870-8000.

Joyce Toronto Jazz Festival Supermarket 9 pm, $20. 416-870-8000.

PapaGroove Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Rodriguez The Hot Spot Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 9:30 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Subhumans, the Ray Gradys, Delinquents, Witch Hunt Kathedral 8 pm, $15. ticketweb.ca.

Susan Tedeschi Toronto Jazz Festival Opera House $30. 416-466-0313.

Waleed Kush Gladstone World 2009 Gladstone Hotel Melody Bar 7 pm. 416-531-4635.

Witch Hunt, the Subhumans Reverb $tba. 416-504-0744.

Saturday, July 4

The Bug Toronto Jazz Festival The Social 11:30 pm, $20. 416-870-8000.

Cage, Yak Ballz El Mocambo $17.50. 416-870-8000.

Curtis Stigers, Eliane Elias Toronto Jazz Festival Nathan Phillips Square 8 pm, $35. 416-870-8000.

Def Leppard, Poison, Cheap Trick Molson Amphitheatre 7 pm, $29.50-$125. 416-870-8000.

Grant Stewart Quartet Toronto Jazz Festival Pilot 9 pm, $12. 416-870-8000.

Hey Monday, This Providence, the Friday Night Boys, Stereo Skyline, the Bigger Lights Mod Club 5:30 pm, all ages, $15. 416-870-8000.

Hiplife World Routes: The Hot Spot Harbourfront Centre Ann Tindal Park 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Kenny Werner Quintet Toronto Jazz Festival Enwave Theatre $35. 416-973-4000.

King Sunny Ade 6 pm, Femi Kuti 9 pm World Routes: The Hot Spot Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage free. 416-973-4000.

Mark Kieswetter, Dave Field Unforgettable! A Musical Celebration Of Nat ‘King’ Cole Gate 403 5 pm. 416-588-2930.

Scott McCord & the Bonafide Truth Toronto Jazz Festival Silver Dollar 8 pm, $12. 416-763-9139.

Van der Graaf Generator Toronto Jazz Festival Opera House $30-$35. 416-870-8000.

Sunday, July 5

Charlie Haden, Ethan Iverson Glenn Gould Studio $69.50 Tickets from the Apr 21 and 22 shows honoured. 416-205-5555. And Jul 6.

Cotton, Brooke Dufton, Rachad Feizoullaev Summer Music In The Garden: Orfea Toronto Music Garden 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Deleted Scenes Sneaky Dee’s 416-603-3090.

Felix Stussi & Ray Anderson Toronto Jazz Festival Pilot 9 pm, $15. 416-870-8000.

Nas, Damian Marley, Common, RZA & GZA, Big Goi, Tech N9NE Slaughterhouse, Slum Village, Reflection Eternal, K’Naan, the Knux, Chali 2NA, M.O.P, EPMD Rock The Bells Molson Amphitheatre 2 pm, all ages, $29.50-$150. 416-870-8000.

Sadao Watanabe, Alain Caron Band Toronto Jazz Festival Nathan Phillips Square $35. 416-870-8000.

Tony Bennett Toronto Jazz Festival Canon Theatre 8 pm, $124-$154. 416-872-1212.

Umalali World Routes: The Hot Spot Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 3 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Monday, July 6

John Butler, Nicky Bomba Phoenix Concert Theatre 9 pm, $25. 416-870-8000.

The Orb, Orchard Lounge Mod Club 9 pm, $27.50. 416-870-8000.

Tuesday, July 7

Fake Problems Sneaky Dee’s 11:20 pm, $10. 416-870-8000.

Wednesday, July 8

Etobicoke Community Concert Band Twilight Concert In The Park Applewood Homestead 7 pm, free. 416-622-4124.

Kensington Market Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $18-$20. 416-531-6604.

Thursday, July 9

Alfie Zappacosta Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $30-$33. 416-531-6604.

Beirut, the Dodos Phoenix Concert Theatre 8 pm, $25. 416-870-8000.

Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Pop Evil Molson Amphitheatre 7 pm, $49.50-$89.50. 416-870-8000.

Kirby String Quartet Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Friday, July 10

Bobby Dreadfull & the Breastfed Superheroes Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

CDG Live!, Karen Jules Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $12.50-$15. 416-531-6604.

Cotton Jones Horseshoe 416-598-4226.

Derelict, Destroy the Prophet, Feast of Wolves Metal As F*%$ Fest DC Music Theatre all ages. 416-234-0222.

John Vanderslice Horseshoe doors 9 pm, $13.50. 416-870-8000.

NOFX, 3Oh3!, Less Than Jake, Underoath, Bad Religion, Chiodos, the Devil Wears Prada, Silverstein, Flogging Molly, Sing it Loud, Aiden, A Day To Remember, Saosin and many more Vans Warped Tour International Centre Arrow Hall Noon, all ages, $44.75. 416-870-8000.

Sunset Rubdown Lee’s Palace 9 pm, $13. 416-870-8000.

Winter Gloves 8 pm, Holy Fuck 9:30 pm World Routes: Beats, Breaks & Culture Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage free. 416-973-4000.

Saturday, July 11

Broken Social Scene World Routes: Beats, Breaks & Culture Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 8 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Broken Social Scene, Explosions in the Sky, Thunderheist, Beach House, Apostle of Hustle, Rattlesnake Choir Olympic Island Concert Cancelled Olympic Island Doors 1 pm, all ages, $49.50 Refunds available at point of purchase. 416-870-8000.

DD/MM/YYYY World Routes: Beats, Breaks & Culture Harbourfront Centre Brigantine Room 11 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Steve Earle Massey Hall 8 pm, $34.50-$44.50. 416-870-8000.

Sunday, July 12

John Kameel Farah CD Release El Mocambo 8 pm, $5. 416-777-1777.

Philips Westin Orchestra Sunday Serenades Mel Lastman Square 7:30 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Monday, July 13

Davila 666 Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm, $10.50. 416-870-8000.

Matisyahu, Dub Trio Opera House 8 pm, all ages, $34.50. 416-870-8000.

Tuesday, July 14

Bowerbirds Sneaky Dee’s 9 pm, $11.50. 416-870-8000.

Micachu & the Shapes El Mocambo 9 pm, $12. 416-777-1777.

Neko Case Massey Hall doors 7:15 pm, all ages, $29.50-$40.50. 416-870-8000.

VNV Nation, War Tapes, Sam Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm, $29.50. 416-870-8000.

Wednesday, July 15

All Time Low, We the Kings, Cartel Koolhaus 6:30 pm, all ages, $23.50. 416-870-8000.

Boys Like Girls, Never Shout Never, the Ready Set Phoenix Concert Theatre 7:30 pm, all ages, $25. 416-870-8000.

Carlos Bastidas Latin Journey Fresh Wednesday Nathan Phillips Square Noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Necrophagist, Ensiferium, Darkest Hour, Winds of Plague Summer Slaughter 2009 Sound Academy doors 2 pm, all ages, $32.50. 416-870-8000.

Patricia O’Callaghan Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $25-$27.50. 416-531-6604.

Thursday, July 16

China Court Trio Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Fucked Up, Women, Vivian Girls Radio Silence Weekend: Celebration of North American Punk & Hardcore Culture Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages, $16. 416-870-8000.

Green Day Copps Coliseum $42.50-$59.50. (Hamilton) 416-870-8000.

Japandroids El Mocambo 9 pm, $8 (tickets from May 9 show will be honoured). 416-777-1777.

Lily Frost Tasty Thursdays Nathan Phillips Square Noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Friday, July 17

Chikita Violenta 8 pm, Los de Abajo 9:30 pm World Routes: Mexico: Beyond Your Expectations Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage free. 416-973-4000.

David Lindley Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $30-$33. 416-531-6604.

J.P. Saxe, Goodtimes, Sean Jones, Zim Zum, Blackburn, God Made Me Funky Beaches International Jazz Festival Woodbine Park 6 to 10 pm, free. beachesjazz.com.

M83 Phoenix Concert Theatre $22.50. 416-870-8000.

Saturday, July 18

Aurora Dance, the 501 Jazz Band, RCM Jazz Combos, Johannes Linstead, Humber Community Music School Youth Ensembles, Maya Chilton, Shannon Butcher Quartet, Daniela Nardi, Ninja Funk Orchestra, Robert Scott, Daniel Panetta, Dr Draw, Monkey Junk, Teeny Tucker Beaches International Jazz Festival Woodbine Park 11:30 am to 10 pm, free. beachesjazz.com.

Café Tacuba World Routes: Mexico: Beyond Your Expectations Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 9 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals Reverb doors 7 pm, all ages, $16. 416-870-8000.

Negative Approach, the Wrong Side, Dave Smalley Solo, Supertouch, Pulling Teeth, Hellmouth Radio Silence Weekend: A Celebration Of North American Punk & Hardcore Culture Annex Wreckroom $tba. 416-536-0346.

Paul Potts Elgin Theatre 7:30 pm, $52-$92. 416-870-8000.

Sunday, July 19

Heidi Lange, Glen Lewis, King Sunshine, Lady Son y Articulo Veinte, Emma-Lee, Perfect Cadence, Humber Community Music School Youth Ensembles Beaches International Jazz Festival Woodbine Park 11:30 am to 9 pm, free. beachesjazz.com.

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 8 pm, $46.50. 416-870-8000.

National Youth Orchestra of Canada Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 4 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Northdale Concert Band Black Creek Pioneer Village 1 pm, free w/ admission. 416-736-1733.

Uptown Swing Band Sunday Serenades Mel Lastman Square 7:30 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Monday, July 20

Beyonce Molson Amphitheatre 7:30 pm, $34.75-$150.75. 416-870-8000.

The Datsuns Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm, $15. 416-870-8000.

Tuesday, July 21

Dave Alvin, the Guilty Women Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $30-$32.50. 416-531-6604.

James Ehnes & Jon Kumura Parker Toronto Summer Music Festival Carlu 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Wednesday, July 22

Abe Vigoda, Talbot Tagora El Mocambo 9 pm, $10. 416-870-8000.

The Dead Weather Koolhaus 8 pm, all ages, $30. 416-870-8000.

Elizabeth Shepherd CD Release Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $22-$25. 416-531-6604.

Frightened Rabbit Horseshoe 8:30 pm, $13.50. 416-870-8000.

Shannon Butcher Trio Fresh Wednesdays Nathan Phillips Square Noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Xavier Rudd, Mishka Queen Elizabeth Theatre 8 pm, all ages, $35. 416-870-8000. And Jul 23.

Thursday, July 23

Humber College Summer Songwriting Workshop Student Showcase Hugh’s Room 8 pm. 416-531-6604.

Jayme Stone & Mansa Sissoka Tasty Thursdays Nathan Phillips Square Noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Menahem Pressler Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building Walter Hall 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Obits Horseshoe $12.50. rotate.com.

Shiraz Ensemble Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 7 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Torche, Harvey Milk Lee’s Palace doors 8:30 pm, $13.50. 416-870-8000.

Friday, July 24

The Cynics Horseshoe $10. 416-598-4226.

Delhi 2 Dublin Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

Depeche Mode, Peter Bjorn & John Molson Amphitheatre 7:30 pm, $31.75-$95.75. 416-870-8000.

Hey Rosetta! 8 pm, Jenn Grant 9:30 pm World Routes: Canadian Voices Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage free. 416-973-4000.

Kassav’, Lazo & the Zouk All-Stars Phoenix Concert Theatre 9 pm, $39.50-$49.50. 416-870-8000.

The Walkmen Lee’s Palace 11:30 pm, $16.50. 416-870-8000.

Saturday, July 25

Crystal Castles, A-Trak, Mark Farina, Jeff Mills, DJ Mehdi, Flosstradamus, Felix Cartal, Don Rimini, Parallels, Milano, Nasty Nav, Andy Ares, TMDP, Vaneska, Jamie Kidd, Nitin, Evan G, Jonny White, Duval, Kenny Glasgow, Brandon Sek, Jeff Button, Mark Farina, Meech, Barletta, Egyptrixx, Gangers & Mash, Gingy Time Festival Sound Academy doors 8 pm, $25.50. 416-870-8000.

Gentleman Reg 8 pm, Amy Millan 9:30 pm World Routes: Canadian Voices Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage free. 416-973-4000.

Rinse the Algorithm, Kellylee Evans, Hal Linton, Roberto Linares Brown Orchestra, Deanna Bogart Band Beaches International Jazz Festival Kew Gardens 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, free. beachesjazz.com.

Sattalites Hugh’s Room 8:30 pm, $12-$14. 416-531-6604.

Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building Walter Hall 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Sunday, July 26

Alison Melville Summer Music In The Garden Toronto Music Garden 4 pm. 416-973-4000.

Katy Perry Molson Amphitheatre 7 pm, $20-$33.50. 416-870-8000.

Norman Marshall Villeneuve, Shakura S’Aida, Junior Watson, Bill King’s Rhythm Express & the Real Divas, Jimmy Hall & the Tommy Talton Band Beaches International Jazz Festival Kew Gardens 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, free. beachesjazz.com.

Toronto All-Star Big Band Sunday Serenades Mel Lastman Square 7:30 pm, free. 416-395-7582.

Monday, July 27

Abigail Williams, Goatwhore, Abysmal Dawn, Daath, S.W.W.A.A.T.S. Annex Wreckroom doors 7 pm, all ages, $16.50. 416-870-8000.

Queensrÿche, Rage for Order, American Soldier, Empire Phoenix Concert Theatre 8 pm, $36.50. 416-870-8000.

The Veils, Foreign Born, Faces on Film Horseshoe 9 pm, $13.50. 416-870-8000.

Tuesday, July 28

James Anagnoson & Leslie Kinton Toronto Summer Music Festival Carlu 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Wednesday, July 29

Etobicoke Community Concert Band, Scarborough Pipe Band Twilight Concert In The Park Applewood Homestead free. 416-622-4124.

LJX Fresh Wednesdays Nathan Phillips Square Noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Thursday, July 30

Coldplay, Elbow, Kitty Daisy, Lewis Rogers Centre all ages, $39.50-$99.50. 416-870-8000.

Humble Tasty Thursdays Nathan Phillips Square Noon, free. 416-338-0338.

Incubus, the Duke Spirit Molson Amphitheatre 8 pm, $29.50-$60. 416-870-8000.

Leipzig String Quartet & Karl Leister Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building MacMillan Theatre 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Rural Alberta Advantage Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm, $12. 416-870-8000.

Friday, July 31

Irie Music Fest Lunchtime Concert Nathan Phillips Square Noon to 2 pm, free. iriemusicfestival.com.

Jamaica to Toronto Global Grooves Yonge-Dundas Square 8 pm, free. ydsquare.ca.

The Mighty Shadow Stage World Routes: Island Soul Harbourfront Centre Sirius Satellite Radio Stage 9:30 pm, free. 416-973-4000.

Moxy, the Waxmen, Finding Core, Frank Wilks, Automan, Scarlet Sins, My Wicked Twin, Grace Over Diamonds, Sven Gali, Fraze Gang, Tracenine and many others Woodstock Candian Style Eh! Downsview Park 11 am to 11 pm, all ages, $25, festival pass $75 & 2 non-perishable food items. ticketscene.ca. And Aug 1 to Aug 3.

Paolo Nutini Phoenix Concert Theatre 9 pm, all ages, $25. 416-870-8000.

Penderecki String Quartet Toronto Summer Music Festival Edward Johnson Building Walter Hall 8 pm, $20-$75. 416-597-7840.

Rise Against, Rancid, Saint Alvia Molson Amphitheatre 7:20 pm, all ages, $46-$49.50. 416-870-8000.

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