What's Up, Caribana?
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What’s Up, Caribana?

jayz.jpgWhy is Jay Z’s grill all up in your grill, all up over our website? There’s no reasonable explanation. It’s true Mr Z is in Toronto this weekend for his MuchMusic gig tonight (with Kanye the Jesus freak), and at the cheese bar Montana’s on Saturday night (Montana’s is not actually a bar that serves cheese, rather a cheezey hangout for cheeseball people), but it’s not as if any Torontoist readers or cohorts will be able to see the man. Firstly, the Much gig will overblown with tweens, making it next to impossible to be near Queen. Nextly, Jay is charging $80 to get to his parking lot partay, which may be more fashion show than concert.
The best bet this weekend, in our opinions, is the Irie Music Festival. Always interesting acts (Brinsly Ford, Morgan Heritage…and less so Third World), and all-weekend art and book events make for one of best Caribana attractions for past four years. And without Toots and the Maytalls this year, the crowds and vendor line-ups will hopefully become less intense. Read about the rest of the Caribana festival.