• Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday,
The best Latin big band in Texas? The cumbia-crazy 10-piece Grupo Fantasma will make you a believer at Lula Lounge tonight. See feature, page 80.
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
• Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, June 29)
Sure to be a highlight of this year's increasingly non-jazz Toronto Jazz Fest, soul shouter Sharon Jones promises to keep the Phoenix dance floor active.
• Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday (June 30), 9:30 pm
It may not be as finance-friendly as the rest of Harbourfront's weekend schedule, but Brazilian favela soul brotha number-one, Seu Jorge, is well worth the investment. See DVD Tip, page 93.
The Dears, Jason Collett
• Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (July 1), 8 pm
Here's your chance to get an advance listen to the dark and dramatic tunes from Moz pals the Dears' forthcoming blockbuster album.
• Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen West), Saturday (July 1)
Don't miss this rare chance to see saxophone colossus Pharoah Sanders perform with Kenny Garrett at Nathan Phillips Square.
The Roots, Aloe Blacc
• Kool Haus (1 Jarvis), Wednesday (July 5)
Break out those hiphop lederhosen and get ready to party along with scorching tracks from the Roots' ready-to-drop disc.