Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), tonight (Thursday, September 1)
Can't afford to pack the Airstream for a road trip down to Dollywood? Now's your big chance to catch the legendary pneumatic songwriter (and downright savvy businesswoman) behind country classics like Jolene without having to haul ass to Casino Rama.
City Roots City Wide Festival
Distillery District (55 Mill), Friday to Sunday (September 2 to 4)
While a bill that includes jazzbo Jane Bunnett and 80s icons the Parachute Club may be pushing the definition of "roots," the three-day City Roots fest is sure to offer something for everyone. See feature, page 78.
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (September 3)
Barrelling out of Brooklyn obscurity on a cushion of cybersphere buzz, quirky pop squad Clap Your Hands Say Yeah might just be talented enough to deserve the hype. See feature, page 76.
Jaguar Wright, Divine Brown, J-Live
CNE Bandshell (Exhibition Place), Saturday (September 3)
If you're looking for some soul alongside your midway rides and Tiny Tom donuts, this weekend's Toronto Urban Music fest showcase has your name on it. See feature, page 91.
Sons and Daughters
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (September 5)
See for yourself why Sons and Daughters' folk-punk murder ballads were creepy-good enough for Glaswegian mates Franz Ferdinand to invite them on tour. ,a href="http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2005-09-01/music_feature.php">See feature
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Tuesday and Wednesday (September 6 and 7)
When you have a penchant for blowing millions of pounds on shopping sprees, it's hard to pay the bills. Give Sir Elton a hand by shelling out for a concert ticket.