The Aggrolites, Aquabats, Whole Wheat Toast
• Reverb (651 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, June 15)
Watch L.A. reggae instro-mentalists the Aggrolites show the Aquabats how this Jamaican music is supposed to be played. See feature, page 61.
The BellRays, the Flairs, Crawling Kingsnakes
• Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (June 16)
You heard her amazing voice over tepid beats by Basement Jaxx and Crystal Method; now see Lisa Kekaula raise the roof at the 'Shoe with her own rock 'n' soul squad, the BellRays.
• Red Guitar (603 Markham), Friday (June 16)
Windy City saxophone genius Ken Vandermark tears it up with Paul Lytton and Philipp Wachsmann in their small but lethal CINC trio.
Hylozoists CD release
• Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (June 17)
This CD launch will be a rare opportunity to see the mood-elevating Hylozoists performing as an extended 12-piece ensemble. See feature, page 68.
Music Gallery funder
• Music Gallery (197 John), Monday (June 19)
Though they got bumped by the MuchMusic Video Awards, Eve Egoyan, Anne Bourne, Wyrd Visions, Michael Snow, Tasa and their pals are still eager to raise cash for new-music haven the Music Gallery a day later.
Cage, Mr. Lif, Camu Tao
• Reverb (651 Queen West), Tuesday (June 20)
Here's a killer underground hiphop bill to brighten up your Tuesday night. You may go to see Cage, but make sure you're there in time to see microphone master Camu Tao.