Taste-making, scene-building Toronto label Arts & Crafts celebrates turning 10 with an all-day concert curated with bands from its roster, natch. Luckily, that roster is both diverse and awesome. Flagship acts Broken Social Scene and Feist headline, and earlier you can catch post-punks Bloc Party, sensitive folkie Hayden, doomy blues by Timber Timbre and Cold Specks, shiny pop from the Darcys and Ra Ra Riot, exciting neo-noir newbies Gold & Youth and plenty more. Cold Specks, by the way, also plays Massey Hall on June 18 and 19 as part of Joni: A Portrait In Song, a celebration of Mitchell's life and work.
Saturday (June 8), noon-11 pm, Fort York Garrison Commons (250 Fort York). $75, VIP $120, kids free. fieldtriplife.com.
The XX, Grizzly Bear
Echo Beach at Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lake Shore West), tonight (Thursday, June 6)
Indie rock giants outdoors.
Vag Halen, Light Fires
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, June 6)
Cock rock hits with a queer twist.
Lily Frost, Stephanie Nilles
Jazz Bistro (251 Victoria), Thursday to Saturday (June 6 to 8)
Billie Holiday songs contemporized.
New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Friday (June 7)
Retro boy band extravaganza.
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), Friday and Saturday (June 7 and 8)
Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday (June 7)
Fete the roots rockers' 25th year.
Crosss, Das Rad, Wtchs, Mexican Slang
Parts & Labour (1566 Queen West), Friday (June 7).
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Friday (June 7)
Emotionally charged indie pop balladeer.
Torche, Ken mode, Lo-Pan
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Saturday (June 8)
Noise-rock sludge metal.
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Saturday (June 8)
Synth-punk superstars come home.
The Postal Service, Mates of State
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), Tuesday (June 11)
Soft-edged electronic indie pop.
Kylesa, Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (June 11)
LP launch for flute-tinged T.O. metal act Blood Ceremony.
Portugal. The Man
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Tuesday (June 11)
Portland psych-poppers have a new LP.
Rancid, Transplants, Sick of it All, Madball and Others
NXNE: Avenues & Alleyways Festival
Echo Beach at Molson Amphitheatre (909 Lake Shore West), Wednesday (June 12)
Stylin' ska-punk and more.