Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (June 27) The glam-trash tranny punk icon who taught Bowie to wear makeup makes a rare appearance with members of her original Electric Chairs band. See feature, page 86.
Nathan Phillips Square, Friday (June 27)
Don't have the three bills the scalpers will be asking for Ray Charles tickets? Listen to saxophone hotshot Josh Redman work it out with his killing organ trio. See feature, page 88.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday (June 28)
Fantastic Toronto hiphop MC K-OS has been thinking about being a crooner or quitting music entirely. Catch him at the El Mo before he decides to do either.
Corb Lund Band
Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room (235 Queen's Quay West), Saturday (June 28) at 11 pm
Cattle-friendly Alberta hombres promise to kick roots country ass as part of Harbourfront's Anthems & Icons series. They will.
The Mockingbird (580 King West), Saturday (June 28), and at Pride on the South Stage, Sunday (June 29)
Take refuge from cheesy gay circuit house when this socially conscious spin goddess mixes it up with bhangra and Bollywood beats. See feature, page 93.
Santana, Angelique Kidjo
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Sunday (June 29)
Carlos Santana and tie-dyed crew get down and funky with help from badass Benin belter Angelique Kidjo.
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Monday (June 30)
Whoever thought music inspired by the camera techniques of a Russian silent filmmaker could be this exciting? See feature, page 92.
Hummingbird Centre (1 Front East), Wednesday (July 2)
Sure, his last Toronto show was kinda dull, but this time around he's got a load of new material and a new gal in his life, which can only help. Right?