Burning Spear, Jay Douglas
York Event Theatre (101 Eglinton East), tonight (Thursday, July 1)
Watch Wayne McGhie's pal Jay Douglas add soulful sizzle to Burning Spear's roots reggae inferno at the York Event Theatre.
Foggy Hogtown Boys
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (July 2)
Join the stellar local bluegrass crew in celebrating the release of their fab Live At The Dominion disc at the Silver Dollar.
Magnetic Fields, Andrew Bird
Trinity-St. Paul's Centre (427 Bloor West), Saturday (July 3)
Friday night's sold out, but wry pomosexual bard Stephin Merritt and his indie pop posse have added a second Saturday show to appease legions of twee-loving Torontonians.
The Bad Plus, Gary Burton's Generations Quintet
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen West), Saturday (July 3)
Drum-heavy jazz combo the Bad Plus join Gary Burton's Generations Quintet for one of the more intriguing Downtown Jazz Fest throwdowns.
Southern Culture on the Skids
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (July 3)
Watch out for flying chicken wings when the double-wide delinquents go hog wild at the Horseshoe. Ooowee!
Icarus Line, Dead Meadow
The Mod Club Theatre (722 College), Sunday (July 4)
The art-punk roughnecks in the Icarus Line face a serious upstage threat from heavy-pounding openers Dead Meadow. This could be fun.
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Tuesday (July 6)
After dabbling in jazz and country, underrated L.A. songstress Eleni Mandell's finally found her own voice on the lovely Afternoon (Zedtone) disc. Prepare for an intensely captivating show when she launches it Tuesday at the Drake.