Indie Unlimited fest
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday-Sunday (August 25-27)
This weekend's awesome (and free!) Indie Unlimited fest gets off to a smokin' start with UK electronic innovator Matthew Herbert, followed by sweet Saturday shows by Amy Millan (3:30 pm) and the Hidden Cameras (9:30 pm) and winding up with a hot Hylozoists set on Sunday at 3 pm. See cover story, page 62, and feature, page 60.
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (August 25)
Celebrate 10 stellar years with Toronto's greatest garage-soul band at what could be the first of several "final shows. See feature, page 70.
El Mocambo (464 Spadina), Saturday (August 26)
Holding the torch inherited from Ben Gibbard proudly aloft, the Junior Boys keep the geeky heartthrob dream alive with the launch of their new So This Is Goodbye disc. See feature, page 88.
Ward's Island Jamboree
Ward's Island, Sunday (August 27)
Along with the usual suspects from the Toronto folk/roots scene (Backstabbers, Cameron Family Singers), be sure to check out PEI-based rising star Catherine MacLellan, with the Countrypolitans. See feature, page 66.
Horseshoe(370 Queen West), Sunday (August 27)
And to think some people told Edan he'd never get any hiphop props by getting blunted and listening to heavy rock. Guess he showed them. See feature, page 88.
Hall & Oates
Hummingbird Centre(2 Front East), Monday (August 28)
The Korn and Deftones show down at the Molson Amphitheatre might be more rockin', but you're sure to have an entertaining experience chillaxin' with the stars of Yacht Rock, Daryl Hall and John Oates.