Toumani Diabaté's Symmetric Orchestra
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), tonight (Thursday, July 5)
It's always guaranteed to be a great show when West African kora maestro Toumani Diabaté's involved, especially when he's got his massive Symmetric Orchestra behind him. Don't miss it.
Cinematic Orchestra, Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday (July 6)
With Four Tet's Kieran Hebden and master drummer Steve Reid on hand to warm up the Harbourfront crowd, you can bet Cinematic Orchestra's Jason Swinscoe's gonna bring his A game.
Rock Plaza Central, the Carbonas, A Man Called Warwick
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Saturday (July 7)
What's nerdier than a skinny bearded white dude in an indie rock band? A skinny bearded white dude in an indie rock band who also writes novels. Join the Scream Lit Fest bash with author Chris Eaton's bookish band, Rock Plaza Central, and other wordy wonders.
Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (July 10)
The Memphis Rhythm Band they ain't, but the Dirty Delta Blues crew, featuring Judah Bauer (JSBX), Jim White (Dirty Three), Gregg Foreman (Delta 72) and Erik Paparozzi (Lizard Music), should do a decent job of keeping Cat Power in line while rocking the Phoenix.