Akon, Wyclef Jean, Sean Paul, Kardinal Offishall
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), tonight (Thursday, July 10)
It should be an off-the-chain night at the Amp when Akon splits the bill with Wyclef Jean and Sean Paul. Watch for local hero Kardinal Offishall to turn the place out when he jumps onstage with label boss Akon. See cover story, page 37.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Saturday (July 12)
The Ritmo Y Color weekend mini-fest kicks into high gear with a rare appearance by legendary Trio Primavera singer/guitarist Puerto Plata, aka José Manuel Cobles, who presents the slinky sound of Dominican bachata as it was meant to be played. Sweet.
Robert Plant/Alison Krauss, T Bone Burnett
Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lakeshore West), Monday (July 14)
The strangest duet concept out of Nashville since Webb Pierce hooked up with Carol Channing, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant gets busy with bluegrass sweetheart Alison Krauss while T Bone Burnett keeps the band rockin’ righteously. Not something you’ll soon forget. See feature, page 42.
Boris, Nachtmystium, Torche
Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor West), Monday (July 14)
For those who like it hard and heavy, doomy Japanese drone metal trio Boris make their explosive Toronto debut with loudly blasting buddies Nachtmystium and Torche.
Master Musicians of Jajouka
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (July 15)
Prepare to be entranced when Morocco’s mighty Master Musicians of Jajouka start blowing up a rhaita storm led by the charismatic Bachir Attar. It should be an enriching night out.