Blue Rodeo, Kris Kristofferson, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), tonight (Thursday, August 26)
Sure, it's no Stardust Picnic, but the presence of Kris Kristofferson on the bill should make Blue Rodeo's summer's end soirée one for the scrapbook. See DVD feature, page 50.
Broken Social Scene, Jim Guthrie Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday (August 27)
If you believe their own misinformation campaign, this could very well be Broken Social Scene's last! show! ever! So join the loving dysfunctional family and bedroom pop prince Jim Guthrie for an indietastic love-in/swan song. See cover story, page 46.
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Friday (August 27)
Piano-plinking princess of jazzy pop Norah Jones stops by for a pleasant run throught the tunes from her Feels Like Home disc.
One Ring Zero, Hidden Cameras
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (August 28)
Gay church folk funsters the Hidden Cameras and NYC's klezmatically-inclined One Ring Zero may seem like an odd match, but both have geek appeal up the wazoo. See feature, page 52.
>Liz Phair, the Cardigans, Katy Rose, Charlotte Martin
Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Saturday (August 28)
Liz Phair gives the other Chicks With Attitude (most of whom are young enough to be her daughters) a lesson in comeback bids, which they'll surely find useful.
>Fake Cops, Cougar Party, Bokker Buckle Band
Sneaky Dee's (431 College), Sunday (August 29)
Calgary post-punk hotshots Fake Cops bust up the Wavelength party with the snarly Cougar Party and Bokker Buckle Band. See feature, page 51.
Wards Island Jamboree
Wards Island, Sunday (August 29)
Join Atomic 7, Dottie Cormier, the Jayne Waynes, the John Borra Band, Laura Hubert, Frank Nevada, Swamperella, Cameron Family Singers, Carolyn Mark and many more local scenesters for the fifth annual Wards Island Jamboree. Bring a frisbee.