Musicologist: September 17–23
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Musicologist: September 17–23

Lovers of live music are in luck this week—there are a great deal of quality shows in the next seven days. Musicologist’s number one choice this week is The Cinematic Orchestra (Sunday at the Phoenix), since we were utterly enchanted by their free outdoor show at Harbourfront earlier this summer. Head over to their MySpace and give the songs a listen. Just try to resist being won over.
Another good bet is blues singer/guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks at Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse on Friday. Musicologist has it on good authority that a recent show where he brought legendary producer Jellybean Johnson on stage for a guitar solo moved a teenage boy in the audience to tears. That’s some serious blues music.
See the complete listings after the fold.

This Week

Monday, September 17
Laura Hubert Band @ Grossman’s Tavern (every Monday), Free
Tuesday, September 18
Aerosmith w/ Joan Jett and the Blackhearts @ Molson Amphitheatre, $32.50–149.50
Rilo Kiley @ Phoenix, $21.50
Shiny Toy Guns @ Opera House, $17.50
The Speaking Tongues and Wax Mannequin @ the Horseshoe, Free
Wednesday, September 19
Martin Sexton @ Mod Club, $22
Bazaar Disco Tour w/ k-os, Joel Plaskett Emergency, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Jewish Legend and Bonjay @ Kool Haus, $29.50
Rush @ Air Canada Centre, $55.50–119.50
Thursday, September 20
Champion and his G-Strings @ Lee’s Palace, $16.50
Grizzly Bear w/ Beach House @ Mod Club, $16.50
Friday, September 21
Devendra Banhart @ Music Hall Theatre, $32.50
C’Mon CD release @ the Horseshoe, $10
Okkervil River @ Lee’s Palace, $13.50
Hunter Valentine @ Rivoli (first of two nights), $6
Ronnie Baker Brooks @ Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse, $15
woodhands w/ Boy Ballz and The Bicycles @ The Silver Dollar, $5
Beastie Boys @ Air Canada Centre, $36.25–56.25
Ryan Adams @ Massey Hall, $32.50–40
Saturday, September 22
Mandy Moore and Paula Cole @ Music Hall Theatre, $36.50–40.50
These Electric Lives @ the Horseshoe, $8
Basia Bulat CD release @ The Music Gallery, $10.50
The Junction @ El Mocambo, $8.50
Beastie Boys instrumental show @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts (aka The Arts Centre Formerly Known As The Hummingbird Centre), $56.50
Rihanna and Akon @ Molson Amphitheatre, $39.50–54.50
Sunday, September 23
The Cinematic Orchestra @ Phoenix, $20
Yo! Majesty @ El Mocambo, $13
Steve Vai @ Massey Hall, $39.85–46.85

Recently Announced

September 27 – Broken Social Scene plays Kevin Drew‘s Spirit If… @ Lee’s Palace, $25
October 1 – James Blunt @ Phoenix, $39.50
November 6 and 7 – Ani DiFranco @ Music Hall Theatre, $47.50
December 13 – Brand New w/ Thrice @ Arrow Hall, $26.50
February 18 – Feist @ Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, $29.50–39.50
Photo of The Cinematic Orchestra by Sergiocapitano.