• Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), tonight (Thursday, July 27)
Do Sarah Harmer (and all of us) a favour and support her music career by going to this cozy Harbourfront show so she doesnt need to pursue roles in low-budget Canuck films.
Sunset Rubdown, Woolly Leaves
• Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), tonight (Thursday, July 27)
Holding your breath in anticipation of the next Wolf Parade album? Relax and let out a sigh of contentment while soaking in Parade member Spencer Krugs stripped-down (but still cerebral) Sunset Rubdown side project. See feature, page 65.
United Steel Workers of Montreal
• Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Friday (July 28)
Theres more to Montreal than indie pop groups with les headbands. Watch United Steel Workers of Montreal twang up a storm at the Silver Dollar. See feature, page 66.
Beaches Jazz Fest
• w/ Lou Pride Alex Christie Bandshell, Kew Gardens, Sunday (July 30), 3:30 pm
Southern soul man Lou Pride makes a rare local appearance to greatly enhance this weekends Beaches Jazz Festival. Dont miss it.
Poison, Cinderella, Endeverafter
• Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Tuesday (August 1)
Hair band alert! Put those hours of lip-synching Every Rose Has Its Thorn with a hairbrush in your bedroom to good use and wail along with 80s survivors Poison and Cinderella at the Molson Amphitheatre.
Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops, Nicolai Dunger
• Lee´s Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (August 1)
Even if youre trying to avoid seeing footballer-turned-sissy strummer Nicolai Dunger, be sure to show up on time for an increasingly rare performance by far-flung twang threats Jim & Jennie and the Pinetops. See feature, page 70.