Pee Wee Ellis, Jason Wilson, Jay Douglas
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday (August 24)
Saxophone great Pee Wee Ellis brings the funk to the west end alongside local roots reggae cat Jason Wilson and T.O. R&B hero Jay Douglas, who keeps the Jamaica To Toronto fire burning.
Fox Jaws, Jane Vain
Drake (1150 Queen West), Friday (August 24)
New favourite band alert! The buzz is already on rising Barrie sextet Fox Jaws, whose jittery indie rock is as contagious as a case of crabs, but dark, angular Calgarian chanteuse Jane Vain might be the dark horse who wins this Drake faceoff.
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Sunday (August 26)
When was the last time you were rocked like a hurricane? Sing along to your favourite trashy bar anthems when the German metal dinosaurs celebrate the end of summer at the Amphitheatre.
Camera Obscura, Last Town Chorus
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Sunday (August 26)
Ward off the odd August chill with a fuzzy cardigan and warm yourself in the cozy glow of Camera Obscura's sweet sweater pop.
Stereo Total, Octopus Project
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (August 28)
If multilingual hilarity and tongue-in-cheeky contemporary yé-yé pop are your thing, you'll swoon over the Euro antics of dynamic duo Stereo Total.