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How to find a list­ing Mu­sic list­ings ap­pear by day, then by genre, then al­pha­bet­i­cally by venue. Event names are in ital­ics. See Venue In­dex, on­line at now­, for venue ad­dress and phone num­ber.

Crit­ics’ pick (highly rec­om­mended) Queer night How to place a list­ing All list­ings are free. Use the event sub­mis­sion form at now­ In­clude artist/band name(s), mu­sic genre, event name (if any), date & time, venue name & ad­dress, ticket price and box of­fice/info phone num­ber or web­site. List­ings may be edited for space and style. Dead­line is the Thurs­day be­fore pub­li­ca­tion at 5 pm. To sub­mit a cor­rec­tion to an ex­ist­ing list­ing, email: fix­events@now­

Thurs­day, Au­gust 31 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/Soul

The BaBy G Blue Smi­ley doors 8 pm. Bovine Sex CluB Holy Smokes, Ed­die Say­ers, Spirit De­sire In­die Rock Night, doors 9 pm. Bud­weiSer STaGe Zac Brown Band Black Out The Sun Tour, 7 pm. david PeCauT Square Ju­lian Tay­lor Band out­door concert, noon. ex­hi­Bi­Tion PlaCe Band­Shell Park Dear Rouge, The Zo­las 7:30 pm, all ages. h Bar Jac­qui Brown Live 6:30 pm. JunC­Tion CiTy Mu­SiC hall End of Sum­mer Party: Zeca & The Hy­dro­ponic Lizards, Lord Can You Hear Me, Lynn Mof­fatt (Brazilian psych blues/gospel swamp blues/in­die rock), 9 pm. The PiS­Ton The Nurs­ery doors 8 pm.

Po­eTry Jazz Cafe Par­vaaz (psy­che­delic ñ

rock band from In­dia), 9 pm. SMil­inG Bud­dha Good­bye Honolulu, Luna Li, Tange, The A Lis­ters EP re­lease show, doors 8 pm, all ages.

Sony Cen­Tre for The Per­forM­inG arTS ñ

k.d. lang, Dono­van Woods 7:30 pm. Su­Per­Mar­keT Girl Fri­day, Ke­tamine Girls, Ter­ribal and the Hor­ri­bles Girls Night Out (punk rock), 8 pm. wa­Ter­fronT Bia Wa­ter­front Singing Am­bas­sadors

The group per­forms a cap­pella ren­di­tions of clas­sic and mod­ern tunes and of­fer as­sis­tance and tips to visi­tors while strolling the area of Queens Quay West, Bathurst to Jarvis. Thu-Mon 11 am-6 pm, to Sep 4.


Col­leGe Park Play The Parks Concert Se­ries: Jace­lyn Holmes out­door sum­mer concert, noon-1 pm. Court­yard. GroSS­Man’S Tav­ern Joel Bat­tle (Heart­land rock/folk/alt coun­try), 10 pm. The lo­Cal PuB Max Mar­shall (singer-song­writer), 9 pm. PauPer’S PuB Mike Barnes jam, 10:30 pm. roy ThoMSon hall Donnell Leahy Live On The Pa­tio Pa­per Bag Records Show­case, out­door concert se­ries, 4:30 pm. ToronTo BoTan­i­Cal Gar­den Amélie et Les Singes Bleus (French cabaret/jazz/coun­try/ ska/swing), Ed­wards Sum­mer Mu­sic Se­ries free out­door concert, 7 pm. Tran­zaC Hound­stooth (blue­grass), 7:30 pm. wail­erS reSTau­ranT Open Jam 9 pm.


3030 dun­daS weST Sis­ters Eu­clid (jazz/funk/ rock/folk), 8 pm. deSoToS An­thony Ab­batan­geli Open Jam (jazz/blues/rock), 8 pm. han­dle­Bar Sub­tle Blend 9 pm. har­BourfronT Cen­Tre Toronto All-Star Big Band Danc­ing On The Pier, 7-9 pm.

JaM faC­Tory T.o. In­ter­sec­tion Day 1: ñ

Mick Barr + Thin Edge New Mu­sic Col­lec­tive Panel dis­cus­sion & concert, doors 8 pm. rePoSado The Re­posadists (jazz), 9:45 pm. The rex Fabio Rag­nelli Trio (jazz), 6:30 pm. Luan Phung Quin­tet (jazz), 9:30 pm. ToronTo Mu­SiC Gar­den Sum­mer Mu­sic In The Gar­den: Shi­raz En­sem­ble Gar­dens of Shi­raz concert (clas­si­cal Per­sian mu­sic), 7 pm.

dance mu­Sic/dJ/lounge

Clin­Ton’S Get Lo (90s), 10 pm. CluB120 5T-Girl Party weekly, 8 pm-2 am. han­dle­Bar An­zola, Chris AK, Josh Grant, Toi An­zola al­bum re­lease (hip-hop/elec­tronic), 10 pm. SoPra uP­Per lounGe Sopra Soul: Chris Rouse & Cleopa­tra Wil­liams (mod­ern R&B/clas­sic Mo­town), 9 pm. vel­veT un­der­Ground DJ Coone, DJ Da­vide, Ev­i­lize, Fall­out (dirty works/hard­style), 10 pm.

Fri­day, Septem­ber 1 PoP/Rock/HiP-HoP/Soul

al­leyCaTz Sound Pa­rade 9:30 pm. Bovine Sex CluB Gut­ter Demons, Evil Elvis, Fuck­hawk (psy­chobilly/punx), doors 9 pm. Bud­weiSer STaGe Zac Brown Band Black Out The Sun Tour, 7 pm. horSe­Shoe Nerd Noise Night: Brentalfloss, Vil­lainest, Kirby Krackle, Dou­ble Ex­pe­ri­ence, Swamp Thing doors 9 pm.

lee’S PalaCe Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray ñ

doors 8:30 pm. May Cafe Chi­hiro & The Bluenotes, The Pur­cell Project w/ Kaili Kin­non 8 pm. Mod CluB Saudin 8 pm, all ages. Phoenix ConCerT The­aTre Jedi Mind Tricks (hip-hop), 8 pm. re­vival Loose Ends, Sul­pa­cio Jones, HMLT iLive Soulfest, 8 pm.

roCkPile Nova Rex Back To Where It ñ

All Be­gan Cana­dian tour and CD re­lease , 8 pm. SToneS PlaCe Hold Tight DJ Blush & DJ Misty (disco/soul/funk), 9 pm.

yonGe-dun­daS Square Exco Levi & ñ

High Priest with The Hu­man Rights In­die Fri­days free out­door concert se­ries, 8-11 pm.


Basso Blues Room The Johnny Blue Trio 9 pm. BuR­dock Amai Kuda n’Y Josephine 8:30 pm. Hole in tHe Wall Blues Night with Ken Yosh­ioka Trio 10 pm. tHe lo­cal PuB Matty Pow­ell (singer-song­writer), 9 pm. Michael Darcy (Celtic roots), 5 pm.


Jam Fac­toRy t.o. In­ter­sec­tion Day 2: ñ

Eyvind Kang, Jes­sika Ken­ney, An­drew Ti­mar, Pe­dram Khavarza­mini, Araz Salek, Völur 8 pm. old mill inn Mike Mur­ley Trio (jazz), 7:30 pm. Mike Mur­ley Trio (jazz), 7:30 pm. RePosado The Re­posadists (jazz), 9:45 pm. tHe Rex Alex Dean Quar­tet (jazz), 9:45 pm. Hec­tor Quar­tet (jazz), 6:30 pm. Hog­town Syn­co­pa­tors (jazz), 4 pm.

danCe mu­siC/dJ/lounge

3030 dun­das West DJ Ben­jamin De Graff (90s hip-hop/R&B/pop), 10 pm. coda Her­nan Cattaneo w/ Na­ture Of Mu­sic (house), 10 pm.

miss tHing’s 5Big Primpin DJs Karim ñ

Olen Ash and Sikh Knowl­edge, (hip-hop) nest/tHe den NXT LVL: Caspa w/ Biz Davis, Itek, Foss doors 10 pm [Nest]. so­cialite BaR Un­ruly Fri­days Dee­jayshai, Dia Isi­dore Smart, Doug Skill­more & Ian Rid­doch (dance­hall/Afrobeats/soca/hip-hop/R&B), 10 pm. soPRa uP­PeR lounge Sopra Soul: Ter­ence Gowan (80s hits), 9 pm. sWan dive DJ Granny Pan­tys (Post punk/ psych/alt rock/odd­i­ties), 10 pm.

Satur­day, Septem­ber 2 pop/roCk/Hip-Hop/soul

aiR canada cen­tRe Nicky Jam, Alx Veliz (Latin ur­ban mu­sic), 8 pm. al­leycatz Lady Kane (R&B/funk/regge/rock), 9:30 pm.

tHe BaBy g Om­house doors 9 pm. ñ

Bovine sex cluB The Mohrs, The Cola Heads, Out­ta­con­troller (rock/power pop), doors 9 pm.

Bud­WeiseR stage Deep Pur­ple, Alice ñ

Cooper, The Edgar Win­ter Band doors 6 pm. BuR­dock Con­crete Rose Adria Kain & Es, Pro­lific, An­tiFran­tik, Lady Parul, Katasha, (R&B/ hip-hop), 8 pm. ex­Hi­Bi­tion Place Band­sHell PaRk USS 7:30 pm, all ages.

tHe gaR­Ri­son Mar­duk, In­can­ta­tion, ñ

Abysmal Dawn (black metal), doors 8 pm. HaRd luck BaR Code Or­ange, Eter­nal Sleep, Je­sus Piece, Trail Of Lies doors 7 pm, all ages.

HoRse­sHoe Sheer Mag, Lost Bal­loons ñ

doors 8:30 pm. mod cluB A. Chal doors 7 pm, all ages. Re­vival Omar, Zo ft Car­men Rogers, Shi Wis­dom iLive Soulfest, 8 pm. tHe Rex Justin Bachus (funk/soul/R&B), 7:30 pm. stoP, dRoP & Roll Perdi­tion, Slut­mother, The Data­bats, Chi­hiro, Hid­den Hi­er­ar­chies (goth/ in­dus­trial/ex­per­i­men­tal), 9 pm.


tHe lo­cal PuB Benj Crane (singer-song­writer), 5 pm. Swamperella (Ca­jun/Zy­deco), 9 pm. tHe Rex Jake Chisholm (blues), 9:45 pm.


HaR­BouRFRont cen­tRe Red Hot Cabaret Hot & Spicy Food Fes­ti­val presents salty sto­ries and saucy mu­sic Shar­ron Matthews and Shawn Hitchins, 9 pm. old mill inn David Res­tivo Trio (jazz), 7:30 pm. David Res­tivo Trio (jazz), 7:30 pm. tHe Rex Laura Hu­bert Band (jazz), 3:30 pm. The Sin­ners Choir (jazz), noon-3 pm.

yonge-dun­das squaRe In­ter­sec­tion ñ

Day 3: Northum­bria, Merid­ian, Con­tact, Carl Didur, Kristina Gui­son, Dialec­tica Sax Quar­tet, The Visit & oth­ers 2-10 pm, all ages.

danCe mu­siC/dJ/lounge

3030 dun­das West The Re­flex w/ DJ Corey Dawkins (all 80s), 10 pm. coda Ju­lia Govor, Mea­sure Di­vide, Od­dio 10 pm.

dRake Ho­tel Never For­give Ac­tion 13th ñ

An­niver­sary DJs Ag­ile, Numeric and Dalia (hip-hop/R&B), 11 pm. tHe Pis­ton DJ Nico & DJ Mag­nif­i­cent With It – 60s Mod Soul Reg­gae Record Dance Party, 10 pm. see-scaPe Dance Macabre DJ zTig­mata and DJ Strych­nine (goth rock/post punk/in­dus­trial) plus po­etry & per­for­mance art, 10 pm-2:30 am. sWan dive DJ Gen­eral Eclec­tic Soul Flower (60s/70s psych rock/south­ern soul/raw funk/ clas­sic rock), 10 pm. utoPia DJ Black Lo­tus (hip-hop/R&B/EDM/ house/reg­gae/dance­hall/soca/Afrobeats/Latin/top 40), 9 pm.

Sun­day, Septem­ber 3 pop/roCk/Hip-Hop/soul

aiR canada cen­tRe Depeche Mode. ñ

tHe BiRcH­mount tav­eRn Re­pair­men 3-7 pm. Bovine sex cluB The Mo­tor­league, Weigh the An­chor, Dead­Hawk FM (punk rock), doors 9 pm. BuR­dock OSIYM, Stay Out Late (rap), doors 8:30 pm. d-Beat­stRo Nightwitches, Is­chemic, Strega 8-11 pm, all ages.

ex­Hi­Bi­tion Place Band­sHell PaRk A ñ

Tribe Called Red, Desi Sub Cul­ture 7:30 pm, all ages. See story, page 34.

tHe gaR­Ri­son Un­but­toned 8 pm. ñ

gate 403 Grate­ful Sun­day: Trevor Cape & The Field (pop/rock/blues), 5 pm.

HoRse­sHoe Kevin Morby, Shan­non Lay ñ

doors 8:30 pm. mod cluB Betty Who, Geog­ra­pher doors 8 pm. oPeRa House Epica, La­cuna Coil, In­som­nium, Elantris 6 pm, all ages. soutHside JoHnny’s Re­becca Matiesen & Phoenix Open Jam (pop/rock), 10 pm.

yonge-dun­das squaRe TDot Fes­ti­val ñ

Peter Jack­son, Cho­clair, Rochester Blacka Da Don, Alex Price, EMG, Mic Miles and many oth­ers at this all ages out­door mu­sic show­case, noon-10 pm.


Black BeaR PuB Black Bear All Stars weekly jam, 4:30-8:30 pm. daniels sPec­tRum A World Away 2017 Mul­ti­cul­tural concert fea­tur­ing Natasha Roldán, Ma­lik Taimur, Early­bird, Ahmed Moneka, Daniel Diaz, Stretch Turner, Roa Lee, Beat­sync and oth­ers, 7-10 pm. gRoss­man’s tav­eRn Sun­day Jam w/ Bill Hede­fine (blues), 10 pm HiRut Fine etHioPian cui­sine Open Mic 3-6 pm. tHe lo­cal PuB Brendt Di­abo (clas­sic coun­try), 9 pm. Ivan Rosen­berg & Adam Shier (do­bro gui­tar duo), 5 pm. mcgRadies taP and gRill Gtar Live weekly jam, 7-11 pm. Rel­isH BaR & gRill David MacMichael & Paul Bren­nan Stir It Up Sun­days open jam, 9 pm.


ciRos Restau­Rant Luke Va­jsar (funk/lounge grooves), 10 pm. Han­dle­BaR Nite Com­fort 48 - JSG, Hexzuul, Carolyn Ellen 9 pm. tHe Rex Club Django (Gypsy-swing sex­tet), 3:30 pm. Colin Story Quar­tet (jazz), 7 pm. Ex­cel­sior Dix­ieland Jazz noon. Harry Vetro Quar­tet (jazz), 9:30 pm.

danCe mu­siC/dJ/lounge

caBana Pool BaR Hard­well doors 1 pm.

Han­lan’s Point BeacH Elec­tric Is­land: ñ

Labour Day – Day 1 Claude VonStroke, Chris Liebing, Dusky, Sonny Fodera, Si­mon Jain, Brian John­son, Nitin, Gab Rhome, My Fvourite Ro­bot, CRi and Sam Haze, 1 pm. nest/tHe den Jo­joflo­res, Dave Camp­bell, Yogi Break For Love: Labour Day Long Week­end, doors 10 pm [Nest]. sWan dive DJ Dan­ger Cat Love Shack (rock ‘n’ roll), 10 pm.

Mon­day, Septem­ber 4 pop/roCk/Hip-Hop/soul

coali­tion Di­a­mond Head doors 7:30 pm. HoRse­sHoe Dent May doors 8:30 pm. oR­Bit Room Jor­dan John (soul/funk/rock), 10:30 pm.

ReBel 2 Chainz (hip-hop), doors 8 pm, ñ

all ages. RockPile Al Reilly’s Cat­a­lyst Mon­day Night Rock Jam, 8 pm. yonge-dun­das squaRe Bruno Cap­inan Lunchtime Live: free out­door con­certs, 12:30-1:30 pm.


cameRon House Chris Gostling & The Tempo (folk-rock), 6-8 pm [front room]. doRa keogH Ju­lian Tay­lor & Tyler El­lis River­boat Mon­days Kitchen Party Jam, 8 pm. gRoss­man’s tav­eRn No Band Re­quired Jam Night, sign-up 8:30 pm. tHe lo­cal PuB Ham­strung String­band (honky­tonk/blue­grass), 9 pm. tHe Painted lady Nel­son So­bral open mic, 9 pm. tHe Wicket PuB The Pump­kin­headz Acoustic

open mic jam, 9 pm.


AllAn GAr­dens In­ter­sec­tion Day 4: ñ

Cas­tle If, JFM, Nick Stor­ring, Laura Swankey 1-4 pm, all ages. The rex Peter Hill Quin­tet (jazz), 6:30 pm. Triple Bari En­sem­ble (jazz), 9:30 pm.


hAn­lAn’s PoinT BeAch Elec­tric Is­land: ñ

Labour Day – Day 2 Sven Väth, Dixon, The Black Madonna, Yotto, Jamie Kidd, Ter­ence Kiss­ner, Mall Grab, Soul Clap, Jeff But­ton, KOKI, 1 pm.

Tues­day, Septem­ber 5 POP/ROCK/HIP-HOP/SOUL

Ade­lAide hAll Ari­zona doors 8 pm. cAmeron house Miles Fran­cis & Elisa, Atom and the Vol­umes 6 pm.

clin­Ton’s Choir Choir Choir weekly no-com­mit­ment singing event, 7 pm. The duke Blues Gu­rus open jam, 9:30 pm. horse­shoe Yoo Doo Right, Slight, Body­wash, Venus, Justin Wright doors 8:30 pm. mAssey hAll UB40 Leg­ends Ali, Astro & Mickey doors 7 pm, all ages.

mod cluB Venom Inc, Goatwhore, ñ

Toxic Holo­caust, The Con­va­les­cence doors 7 pm.


cAs­Tro’s lounGe The Tom Waits Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Con­gre­ga­tion 8:30 pm. The lo­cAl PuB Max Mar­shall (singer-song­writer), 9 pm.


The rex Clas­sic Rex Jazz Jam 9:30 pm. Nathan Hiltz Quar­tet 6:30 pm.

Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6 POP/ROCK/HIP-HOP/SOUL

Air cAnAdA cen­Tre Lady Gaga 7:30 ñ

pm. Bud­weiser sTAGe Match­box Twenty, Count­ing Crows doors 6 pm.

lee’s PAlAce Cindy Wilson (The B-52s) ñ

doors 8 pm. mod cluB State Champs, Home­safe, Sleep On It, Bear­ings doors 6 pm, all ages.


Al­leycATz Mid­town Blues Jam w/ Mark Stafford and Ken Yosh­ioka, 7 pm. huGh’s room live J.P.Cormier (singer-song­writer), 8:30 pm. The lo­cAl PuB Zachary Lucky (Amer­i­cana folk), 9 pm.


dAkoTA TAv­ern Hog­town Brass Quin­tet (jazz/Latin/funk), doors 6 pm. em­meT rAy BAr John Wayne Swingtet (Gypsy swing), 9 pm. mo­Tel BAr Luke Va­jsar Hyp­notic Lounge Se­ries, (funk/jazz/blues/ex­per­i­men­tal), 10:30 pm. The mu­sic Box John Bel­lis­ario (jazz jam), 8 pm. rePosAdo Spy vs Spy vs Spy: Michael Her­ring & James Robert­son ( jazz/sur f/groove), 9:30 pm. The rex Alex Cole­man’s A/C Unit 6:30 pm. Jeremy Pelt w/ Johnny Grif­fith Quin­tet (jazz), 9:30 pm.

k.d. lang cel­e­brates the 25th an­niver­sary of Ingénue, tonight (Au­gust 31) at the Sony Cen­tre.

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