Sound Academy (11 Polson), Wednesday (July 4), doors 7 pm. $52.50. RT, SS, TM.
Seven years is a long time to wait for a new Fiona Apple album - or gig, for that matter - but her comeback LP, whose title would take up all the space in this box, is a triumph. The angsty singer/songwriter's compelling, jazz-inflected vocals stay front and centre amid the spare arrangements, and that's always a good thing.
88 Days of Fortune's Third Anniversary
w/ THEESatisfaction, Les Femme Fatales, Abstract Random and more
CineCycle (129 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, June 28)
Jamaica 50 Celebration: Jamaican Rhythms
w/ Beenie Man, Maxi Priest, FAB 5, John Holt and many others
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front East), tonight (Thursday, June 28)
A night of roots, rock and reggae.
Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato
Nathan Phillips Square (100 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, June 28)
Scissor Sisters, Rye Rye
Sound Academy (11 Polson), tonight (Thursday, June 28)
Glam-pop with a rap opener.
Big Freedia, Brenmar, Roney & Nani
Drake Underground (1150 Queen West), tonight (Thursday, June 28)
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Friday (June 29)
w/ Freeman Dre, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Wilderness of Manitoba & others
Artscape Gibraltar Point (443 Lakeshore, Toronto Island), Saturday (June 30)
Music and art festival.
Pride North Stage (Church and Dundonald), Saturday (June 30)
Yearning electronic-infused indie pop.
Corey Hart, Nightbox
Pride South Stage (Church and Wood), Saturday (June 30)
w/ Richie Hawtin, Boris, Kaskade, Major Lazer, Afrojack and many others
The Flats at the Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lake Shore West), Saturday and Sunday (June 30 and July 1)
Two days of electronic dance music.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West), Sunday (July 1)
Canada Day fete w/ the indie pop act.
Slakadeliqs, Saidah Baba Talibah, Justin Nozuka
Mel Lastman Square (5100 Yonge), Sunday (July 1)
Alternative soul rock.