ALABAMA SHAKES These U.S. roots rockers will perform music from their newest album, Sound &
Color. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($77 at 855985-5000). Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St. JASON ALDEAN This country music star will perform along with Cole Swindell and Tyler Farr. Jason will perform songs from his latest release, Old Boots, New Dirt. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. ($151-$766 at 855985-5000). Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. MARC ANTHONY + CARLOS VIVES: UNIDO2 TOUR These two Latin music stars team up for a co-headlining North American tour. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($80.50-$193.25 at 855-985-5000). Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ATLAS GENIUS Toronto is one of the stops for this Australian band that just released its second alt-rock album,
Inanimate Objects. Wednesday, 7 p.m. ($20 at 855-985-5000). Mod Club, 722 College St. BRIGITTE This French duo will perform songs from its latest indie pop release,
À bouche que veux-tu (Mouth Of Plenty). Tuesday, 8 p.m. ($15 at 888-732-1682). Rivoli, 334 Queen St. W. WILL BUTLER This musician from Arcade Fire will perform songs from his solo debut album, Policy, as well as promoting the upcoming Toronto Urban Roots Festival. Monday, 8 p.m. ($20 at 888-732-1682). Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. CASPIAN was one of the first bands to be labeled “post-rock” and has continued to use instrumental rock music to explore new musical frontiers throughout its 11 year career. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($18.45 at 888732-1682). Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. THE CRIBS will bring its style of indie rock to Toronto fans, performing songs from its sixth album, For All My Sisters. Fellow U.K. artist Farao opens. Friday, 8 p.m. ($15 at 888-732-1682). Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. DESAPARECIDOS This American punk rock band, led by Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst, will perform songs from its longawaited second album. Saturday, 9 p.m. ($29.50 at 888-732-1682). Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. NICK DIAMONDS Nicholas Thorburn, the B.C. hip-hop artist who sometimes goes by Nick Diamonds, will perform solo in Toronto. Sunday, 8 p.m. ($14.76 at 888732-1682). Mod Club, 722 College St. DUNE RATS This band from Australia makes a stop in Toronto as part of its North American tour. Monday, 9 p.m. ($10 at 888-732-1682). Silver Dollar Room, 486 Spadina Ave. EMPRESS OF This New York-based artist will perform a week after the release of her debut studio album. Friday, 8 p.m. ($10 at 888-732-1682). Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. FARAO who is also known as Kari Jahnsen, is a Norwegian artist whose music is a mix of her own voice and an electronic accompaniment. Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. ($14.76 at 888-732-1682). Smiling Buddha Bar, 961 College St. GODFLESH will be in town performing songs from its long-awaited album,
A World Only Lit By Fire. Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ($32.50 at 888-732-1682). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. GRAMATIK This N.Y.C.-based producer and DJ will perform new material from his latest release, Coffee Shop Selection. Saturday, 7 p.m. ($35.25-$40.50 at 855985-5000). Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. ALBERT HAMMOND JR. is best known as guitarist and keyboardist for the Strokes. He will be performing solo in this Toronto concert. Thursday, 8 p.m. ($30.38 at 888-222-6608). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. EMMYLOU HARRIS & RODNEY CROWELL These two veterans of the U.S. country-music scene play together, promoting its album, The Travelling Kind. Thursday, 8 p.m. ($40.50-$306 at 416872-4255). Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. THE HUMAN PASSIONS Opening Tafelmusik’s 2015/16 season is this program of music that speaks directly to our must heated impulses. Until Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 3:30 p.m. ($43-$96 at 866-882-9844). Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. LUNCHTIME LIVE! clears the square for the next wave of Canadian musical talent. Monday includes artist Brendan Philip. Monday, 12:30 p.m. until Oct. 12 (Free at 416-979-9960). Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E. ON AND ON This indie trio is touring its second album, And The Wave Has Two Sides. Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. ($17.22 at 888-7321682). Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W. ST. PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES This seven-piece Alabama band is bringing the soul to Toronto fans. Sunday, 8 p.m. ($26.50 at 888-732-1682). Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. PUNCH BROTHERS This N.Y.C. fivepiece brings its style of progressive bluegrass to Toronto. Sunday, 8 p.m. ($24.50 at 888-732-1682). Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W. RIVERSIDE Having formed in 2001, this Polish band’s fusion of progressive rock and metal have kept it performing ever since. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ($25-$49.50 at 888-732-1682). Mod Club, 722 College St. SLASH This former guitarist for Guns N’ Roses will perform songs from his third solo album, World on Fire. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($63.75-$86.25 at 855-985-5000). Sound Academy, 11 Polson St. THE SOUL REBELS brings the funk with its modern take on traditional New Orleans big brass sounds. Thursday, 8 p.m. ($22.15 at 888-732-1682). Adelaide Hall, 250 Adelaide St. W. SUN KIL MOON will be performing its folk rock music live in Toronto. Monday, 8 p.m. ($28.68 at 888-732-1682). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. TRIVIUM/TREMONTI These heavy metal bands tour as part of Hard Drive Live 2015. Tuesday, 7 p.m. ($34.50 at 888-7321682). Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. ZZ WARD This bluesy rocker will perform songs from her upcoming album. Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. ($21.50-$95 at 888-732-1682). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E.
Grammy winners Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell play Massey Hall on Thursday. Also on the bill is Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers