Bush Fire - anti-Bush benefit
Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, August 19)
Join the gathering of concerned Toronto musicians - including Ron Hawkins, Roula Said, Dope Poet Society, Martha and the Muffins, Danny Michel, Rita Di Ghent and Dwayne Morgan - for a night of musical Bush-bashing.
Carlu Theatre (444 Yonge), Friday (August 20)
A rare local appearance by captivating Brazilian chanteuse Bebel Gilberto is a thrill in itself, but seeing her in the beautiful Carlu Theatre should make it a wonderfully memorable event. See feature, page 60.
The Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (August 20)
It should be interesting to see if Oneida's decision to swear off fast food has improved the trippy noise they make. See feature, page 42.
Harbourfront Centre's Lakeside Terrace (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (August 21)
A highlight of Harbourfront's Project IndigenUs Festival this weekend will be the Lakeside Terrace show of adventurous Inuk singer/songwriter Lucie Idlout. Hey, it's free! See feature, page 46.
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Sunday (August 22)
Sure, Rush's recent covers disc was a huge dissappointment, but when it comes to concerts, the Canrock icons never put on a less-than-stellar show, especially for the hometown crowd.
B.B. King Bluesfest
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Monday (August 23)
The main attraction here is obviously living blues legend B.B. King, but his supporting cast of Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland, Elvin Bishop and the Muddy Waters Blues Band should make for a fabulous Monday night out.
Brand Nubian, Brother Ali
Tonic (117 Peter), Wednesday (August 25)
Believe it or not, former new-school hiphop threats - now old-school vets - Grand Puba, Lord Jamar and Sadat X reunite as Brand Nubian to present the jams from their new Fire In The Hole (Babygrande) disc.