2017 POLARIS MUSIC PRIZE GALA annually honours and rewards artists who produce Canadian music albums of distinction. A select panel of music critics judge without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity. Performances by Lisa LeBlanc, Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq, Leif Vollebekk and Weaves. Monday, 8 p.m. ($75 at 416-597-1931). Carlu, 444 Yonge St. Polarismusicprize.ca. THE AFGHAN WHIGS with special guest Har Mar Superstar. Tuesday, 8 p.m. ($35-$190 at 416-466-0313). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. ALISON WONDERLAND, ELOHIM This Australian DJ and producer is on her FMUOASL tour. Friday, 10 p.m. ($27-$37 at 416-323-1251). Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. APOCALYPTICA After 20 years of Plays
Metallica By Four Cellos, this live show by four cellos will play the entire album and more Metallica classics. Today, 8 p.m. ($34.50-$49.50 at 416-263-3293). Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes’ Blvd. ART THE BAND, FLEECE This is the Art The Band EP release show, with special guests Little Boxer and Funny Funk. Friday, 9 p.m. ($10 at 416-532-1598). Lee’s Palace, 529 Bloor St. W. BOYCE AVENUE will take the stage, with Madilyn Bailey and Megan Davies. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. ($29.50 at 416-3231251). Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. COUNTERPARTS with Stray From The Path, Comeback Kid and Gideon. Wednesday, 6 p.m. ($26 at 416-466-0313). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. DECAPITATED This concert has a great lineup, with Thy Art Is Murder, Fallujah and Ghost Bath also performing. Saturday, 7 p.m. ($26.50 at 416-466-0313). Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. FATHER JOHN MISTY, WEYES BLOOD Father John Misty, a.k.a. Josh Tillman, has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape. His new album Pure Comedy was released last April. Monday, 7 p.m. ($39.50$69.50 at 416-872-4255). Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SYMPHONY OF THE GODDESSES This 2017 tour will feature a piece from the newly released Breath of the Wild, an all-new movement from Skyward
Sword, an updated overture and the return of a classic piece that might just make some wishes come true. Friday, 8 p.m. ($30-$115 at 855-872-7669). Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E. MOUNT EERIE is the musical project of Anacortes, Washington-based songwriter and producer Phil Elverum. This is his A Crow Looked At Me tour. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($25 at 416-792-1268). Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. NIGHT OWL FESTIVAL This curated psychedelic fest is in its third year, celebrating everything strange, weird and embracing bands across the universe. Until Sunday. $7-$30. Festival pass $50. Various venues in Toronto. Nightowlfest. tumblr.com. NOTHING MORE is on its the Stories We Tell Ourselves tour, with guests As Lions, My Ticket Home, Hell or Highwater. Sunday, 6 p.m. ($20-$70 at 416-3231251). Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St. PAUL KELLY, JESS CORNELIUS These two are on a United States- and Canada-wide tour. Jess Cornelius’ EP
Nothing is Lost is due out in late 2017. Tuesday, 7 p.m. ($35 at 416-588-4663). Mod Club, 722 College St. W. RODRIGUEZ International media atten- tion, awareness and accolades have been bestowed upon both the documentary
Searching for Sugar Man and Rodriguez’s musical work. Friday, 7 p.m. ($74.50$115.50 at 416-872-4255). Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. SEU JORGE — THE LIFE AQUATIC: A TRIBUTE TO DAVID BOWIE This is a concert by one of Brazil’s most celebrated singers and actors. Tuesday, 7 p.m. ($46.50-$107.50 at 416-8724255). Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St. SIMPLE PLAN This is the No Pads,
No Helmets... Just Balls 15th anniversary tour, with special guests Not By Choice and Courage My Love. Saturday, 6 p.m. ($49.50-$60 at 416-778-8163). Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave. SMALL WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL This 16th annual festival features a wide array of music, hosting a tempting lineup of contemporary sounds from around the world and around the corner. Until Sunday. Various prices. Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St., Studio 101. Smallworldmusic.com. STRIKER, DARK TRANQUILLITY, WARBRINGER are in Toronto on the Atoma world tour. Monday, 8 p.m. ($29.50 at 416-588-4663). Mod Club, 722 College St. W. THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA with special guests Jenny Berkel and FXRRVST. Wednesday, 8 p.m. ($15-$18 at 416519-9439). Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W. WIZKID is in Toronto on his Sounds From The Other Side tour. Sunday, 8 p.m. ($55-$75 at 416-469-5655). Rebel, 11 Polson St. YB (YOON DO-HYUN BAND) This South Korean rock band will be hosting a live performance in Toronto for the very first time. Saturday, 7 p.m. ($160$380 at 855-872-7669). Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St. E.
Montreal pop-punk band Simple Plan will play the Danforth Music Hall on Saturday.