Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera, Black Eyed Peas
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), tonight (Thursday, July 31)
Together at last, Justin and Christina, two guilty pleasures on the same bill. If you miss the Black Eyed Peas, catch 'em at Revival (783 College) at midnight.
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday ( August 1)
Fort Worth-raised singer/songwriter promises spellbinding tunes that will appeal to fans of both country and western. See Celebrity Spins, page 46.
Molson Park (Barrie), Saturday (August 2)
Nothing says "extreme sports" like a day trip to Barrie - at least when the Warped carnival of skaters and punk wackos rolls into town. The antics run the gamut from S.T.U.N.'s politi-punk to cover-happy Me First and the Gimme Gimmes' gleeful karaoke stunts. See feature, page 38.
HarbourfrontCentre (235 Queens Quay East), Sunday ( August 3), 9:30 pm.
Prepare to be spiritually cleansed by the entrancing Afro-Cuban drum 'n' chant of Lucumi priestess Bobi Céspedes. See feature, page 40.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Sunday (August 3)
Don't count on hearing anything remotely upbeat at the Tindersticks' Sunday soirée, but the delightfully dour Stuart Staples should put on a quietly stirring display nonetheless. See feature, page 38.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Tuesday ( August 5) Weddings Parties Anything mainman Mick Thomas is alive and kicking with a fistful of new tunes, mate.
Minus the Bear and We Ragazzi
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Tuesday ( August 5) Snappy Chicago synth punks We Ragazzi join animal-obsessed Seattle rockers Minus the Bear for a nu-New Wave getdown at the El Mo.
Opera House (735 Queen East), Wednesday ( August 6)
Missed the Flaming Lips? Watch the Modesto space pop stunners rock out existentially at the Opera House.