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Ten music events in Toronto this week: July 11 to 17

Adam Lambert, right, performs alongside Brian May of Queen.

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A weekly feature that highlights the 10 best music happenings in Toronto. Here's what's on this week, July 11 to 17.

Joel Miller Quartet From Montreal, a Juno-winning saxophonist with an interest in Afro-Peruvian rhythms. July 10 to 12, 8 p.m. (three sets nightly). $8 to $15. Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., 416-363-5299 or

Waterfront Blues An easy-going three-day affair (with room for children and beer gardens both) is headlined by Chicago's Otis Clay and Mississippi's Johnny Rawls on Saturday, with Sugar Ray & The Bluetones and the soulful Harrison Kennedy on tap for Sunday. July 11 to 13. Free. Woodbine Park (at Coxwell and Eastern avenues),

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Jake Clemons His influences are John Coltrane and, as one might have guessed, Clarence Clemons. The nephew of the late saxophonist Clemons and his replacement in Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band drops in for a night of channelling, as well as presenting his own singer-songwriter fare. July 12, 9 p.m. $25 to $100. Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., 416-536-7717 or

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 The son of Afrobeat innovator Fela Kuti and the brother to Femi Kuti leads his father's former band. July 12, 8 p.m. $30. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St.,

The Gibson Brothers It would seem that bluegrass music grows harmony-singing siblings – the brothers Stanley, Louvin, Kruger and Gibson, for example – as proficiently as the soil of Kentucky grows bluegrass itself. July 12 8:30 p.m. $22.50 to $25. Hugh's Room, 2261 Dundas St. W., 416-531-6604 or

Gretchen's Muse String Quartet The stated mission of the New York chamber music ensemble, founded in 2012, is to "present a full and nuanced picture of the music of the 18th century." July 13, 4 p.m. Free. Toronto Music Garden, 479 Queens Quay W., 416-973-4000 or

Queen and Adam Lambert The bombastic British rockers carry on, along with a crazy little thing called Adam Lambert, the flamboyant former American Idol runner-up who stands in for the late Freddie Mercury. July 13, 8 p.m. $46.50 to $146.50. Air Canada Centre, 50 Bay St., 1-855-985-5000 or

Corin Raymond: The Great Canadian Tire Money Caper The charismatic folk musician and raconteur delivers a one-man musical monologue about his funny-money crowdfunded live album. July 14, 8 p.m. $10. Cameron House, 408 Queen St. W., 416-703-0811 or; July 17 to 27. Hamilton Fringe Festival, Hamilton,

Future The idiosyncratic, self-assured American rapper tours in support of his dizzy recent album Honest. July 14, 10 p.m. $48.75. Sound Academy, 11 Polson St., 1-855-985-5000 or

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Jason Isbell The former Drive-By Trucker is at the top of his alt-country songwriting game with his breakout album Southeastern. Opening is the gifted, plaid-shirted country crooner Doug Paisley. July 15, 8 p.m. $23.50. Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St.,


Katy Perry July 18, 19 and 21. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or

Beaches International Jazz Festival July 18 to 27.

Edgefest 2: Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker, Ms Mr, Said the Whale July 18. Echo Beach. 1-855-985-5000 or

James Taylor July 24. Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or

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Smokey Robinson Aug. 1. Casino Rama, 1-855-985-5000 or

Edgefest 3: Our Lady Peace, Sloan, I Mother Earth Aug 16. Echo Beach , 1-855-985-5000 or

Toronto's Festival of Beer: K-os, the Trews, Matthew Good July 25 to 27, Bandshell Park,

Bruno Mars and Pahrell Williams July 26 and 27. Air Canada Centre, 1-855-985-5000 or

Albert Lee Aug. 27. Hugh's Room, 416-531-6604 or

Lorde Sept. 12. Echo Beach, 1-855-985-5000 or

The Weeknd Sept. 21 Molson Amphitheatre, 1-855-985-5000 or

Sharon Van Etten Oct. 7. Opera House,

Sinéad O'Connor Oct. 24. Massey Hall, 416– 872-4255 or

Bahamas (with Barr Brothers) Nov. 21. Danforth Music Hall, 1-855-985-5000 or

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