• Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), tonight (Thursday, July 6)
Don't count on seeing any mariachi hombres with Calexico this time 'round, but Joey Burns and crew can still deliver the desert dementia.
Wilco, the M's
• Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (July 7)
Now that he's off the pills, rehab success story Jeff Tweedy and his hired sidemen are certain to serve up a spectacular show of guitar acrobatics. Don't miss Jonathan Demme-approved openers the M's. See feature, page 52.
• Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (July 8)
King of rock 'n' soul Solomon Burke is going country with his new Nashville album, so expect to hear a few twangy truck-stop classics at Massey Hall Saturday. See feature, page 56.
Del tha Funkee Homosapien
• Reverb (651 Queen West), Saturday (July 8)
It'll be a night of tough choices for underground hiphop heads. While West Coast heavy hitter Del tha Funkee Homosapien rocks the Reverb, Def Jux star Vast Aire hits the El Mo with Karniege, Subcon, 4th Pyramid and Isis. Coin tosses can't help you now.
Bembe Segue w/ Mark de Clive-Lowe
• Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Sunday (July 9), 4:30 pm
She may not have been shot nine times, but Brit broken beat diva Bembe Segue has serious street cred. Watch her sing up a storm as part of Harbourfront's Beats, Breaks & Culture fest. See cover story, page 54.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
• Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Monday and Tuesday (July 10-11)
If this Air Canada Centre show doesn't start early, an awful lot of cranky boomers are gonna be trying to convince their sitters to hang on till Southern Cross and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes are over.