A weekly feature that highlights the 10 best music happenings in Toronto. Here’s what’s on this week, Aug. 15 to 21.
Mad Decent Block Party EDM blow-out features Diplo, Flosstradamus, Grand Theft, Zeds Dead, Keys N Krates and ambulances at the ready. Aug. 15, 4 p.m. $35 to $75. Fort York Garrison Common, 100 Garrison Rd., ticketweb.ca.
Luke & The Apostles Sixties Yorkville scenesters reunite. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. $20. Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., 416-536-7717 or www.songtown.ca.
Blue Rodeo Get lost together with Ontario’s alt-country icons. Aug. 15, 8 p.m. $31.50 to $111.25. Molson Amphitheatre, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
Bob Log III He’s a one-man band doping high-velocity blues while wearing a motorcycle helmet with a phone receiver affixed. Aug. 15, 9 p.m. $12. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., 416-598-4226 or ticketfly.com.
Alanis Morissette The latest album from the famously (and perhaps formerly) angsty alt-rocker is 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights, a slick effort of softer tone. Aug. 15, 9 p.m. $63.25 to $92.75. Casino Rama, Rama, Ont., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
Edgefest 3: Our Lady Peace, Sloan, I Mother Earth Nineties rock fandango inexplicably fails to include Third Eye Blind. Aug. 16, 5 p.m. $66. Echo Beach, 909 Lake Shore Blvd. W., 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
Alex Goodman Group The Canadian jazzer, hot off wins at the Montreux Jazz Festival International Guitar Competition, settles in for two nights. July 16 and 17, 9:45 p.m. $TBA. Rex Jazz & Blues Bar, 194 Queen St. W., 416-598-2475 or therex.ca.
Frog Eyes and P.S. I Love You Cancer-survivor Carey Mercer and his idiosyncratic Vancouver indie-rock crew celebrate the release of Carey’s Cold Spring on a double bill with the excellent Kingston squall-rock duo P.S. I Love You. Aug. 19, 8 p.m. $15. Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. W., ticketfly.com.
Emma-Lee The supple-voiced singer tests out new material during a month-long Wednesday-night residency. Aug. 20, 6 p.m. PWYC. Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W.416-703-0811.
Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars A run-through of their 2000 Juno-winning self-titled album is expected when the beloved indie songstress reunites with Ottawa’s Wooden Stars. Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m. $13.50. Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., 416-598-4226 or ticketfly.com.
Greenbelt Harvest Picnic: Bruce Cockburn, Gord Downie & the Sadies, Ray Lamontagne Aug. 23. Christie Lake, Dundas, Ont., harvestpicnic.ca
Steely Dan Aug. 23 and 24. Sony Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
5 Seconds of Summer Aug. 25. Molson Amphitheatre. 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
Sam Roberts Band Aug. 30 and 31. The Kee to Bala, Bala, Ont., thekee.com
Muskoka Sound Music Festival: Shad, Serena Ryder, Hawksley Workman Sept. 12 to 14. Huntsville, Ont., muskokasound.ca
Sandbanks New Waves Festival: The Hylozoists, Bry Webb, Cuff the Duke Sept. 13. Sandbanks Provincial Park, Prince Edward County, Ont., sandbanksnewwaves.com
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters Sept. 30 (on sale Aug. 15, 10 a.m.). Massey Hall, 1-855-985-5000 or ticketmaster.ca.
Johnny O’Neal Oct 2 to 4. Jazz Bistro, jazzbistro.ca