Wild Style 25th anniversary jam
Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage (235 Queens Quay West), Friday (July 27)
Dust off those fat-laced shelltoes! It's a stellar old-school hiphop celebration at Harbourfront with the legendary DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, MC Busy Bee and the Fantastic Five as part of this weekend's Global Hip Hop festivities. And don't miss the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble with Wyclef Jean Saturday.
De La Soul, Deftones, Del the Funkee Homosapien and more
Toronto Island, Saturday (July 28)
Even if water sports aren't your steez, you can't go wrong with Wakestock's stacked lineup of Xtreme action-friendly hiphop and punk bands.
The Roots, Bad Brains, New Pornographers and more
Historic Fort York (100 Garrison), Sunday (July 29), doors 1 pm
Who'd've thought one of the summer's biggest one-day bashes would go down at Historic Fort York? But seeing the Roots and Bad Brains throw down with indie faves the Dears and New Pornographers promises to be a uniquely dazzling day out.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (July 31)
Find out what all the buzz is about when cooler-than-thou couple Dan Boeckner and Alexei Perry rock their Furry 'n' frowny tunes at Lee's.
Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (August 1)
Whatever you do, don't call L.A. instrumental reggae threats the Aggrolites a ska band... unless you're wrapped in Kevlar. We warned you.