Various venues, August 10 to 19. harbourfrontcentre.com.
The world's largest celebration of contemporary indigenous cultures from around the globe kicks off Friday (August 10) and runs for 10 days. The musical portions of the fest are all at Harbourfront Centre, and highlights include buzz-worthy Ottawa "pow wow step" dance music collective A Tribe Called Red, Australian folk/dance music band Oka, Mongolian rock/traditional fusion act Hanggai, and Juno Award-winning Mohawk roots rocker Derek Miller.
Hoxton (89 Bathurst), tonight (Thursday, August 9)
Charismatic rapper out of Queens.
SummerWorks Music Series
Theatre Centre (1087 Queen West) and Lower Ossington Theatre (100A Ossington), tonight (Thursday, August 9) to August 19.
Steel Panther, Diemonds
Sound Academy (11 Polson), tonight (Thursday, August 9)
Over-the-top cock rock.
Fake Blood, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Hoxton (69 Bathurst), Friday (August 10)
The Internet, Kilo Kish
Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College), Friday (August 10)
Odd Future-affiliated trippy R&B.
Harbord Street Jazz Festival
w/ Terra Hazelton, Ted Quinlan, Mark Crawford, Jennifer Ryan and others
Restaurants along Harbord, Friday and Saturday (August 10 and 11)
Small-group jazz and fine food.
ALL CAPS! Island Festival
Artscape Gibraltar Point (443 Lakeshore, Toronto Island), Saturday and Sunday (August 11 and 12)
w/ Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Overkill, Dethklok, Cannibal Corpse, In Flames, Suicidal Tendencies, System of a Down, Deftones and others
Downsview Park (35 Carl Hall), Saturday and Sunday (August 11 and 12)
Festival of heavy music.
w/ Skratch Bastid, BadBadNotGood, Wrispect, Lucie Tic and many others
Steam Whistle Brewing (255 Bremner), Sunday (August 12)
DJs unite at this 'cue fest.
Steve Earle & the Dukes (and Duchesses), Allison Moorer, the Mastersons
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Tuesday (August 14)
Gritty roots rock legend.