Death from Above, From Fiction
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, August 21)
The Toronto rock underground explodes as free-form punk attack unit From Fiction joins forces with electro-bashers Death from Above. Stand back.
Blue Rodeo, the Jayhawks, Kathleen Edwards
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), tonight (Thursday, August 21)
The Stardust Picnic it ain't, but with alt-country celebs the Jayhawks and promising upstart Kathleen Edwards joining Blue Rodeo, this should be a twangy treat nonetheless.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday ( August 22)
Guinea's great Bembeya Jazz, led by the entrancing guitar work of Sékou "Diamond Fingers" Diabaté, plays a free show. See feature, page 43.
Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Friday ( August 22)
What do you get when you bring together Sean Paul and Kardinall Offishall? The hottest dancehall reggae throwdown of the summer!
Get Up 'N' Dance w/ KC & the Sunshine Band, the Village People
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Tuesday (August 26)
There's not much room for booty-shaking at the ACC, but KC & the Sunshine Band, the Village People, the Trammps, Anita Ward and others should make for a dynamite disco party. See Celebrity Spins, page 53. The Weakerthans
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Tuesday (August 26), 7 pm.
See why major indie Epitaph scrambled to sign the Weakerthans when they launch their hotly anticipated shimmery folk-punk Reconstruction Site disc at the El Mo. See cover story, page 46. Songwriters Round-up w/ Rex Hobart, Slaid Cleaves
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (August 27)
Linda McRae returns with another great guitar-pull session involving Austin aces Slaid Cleaves and Gurf Morlix along with Buffalo honky-tonker Rex Hobart. See feature, page 48.