Maqueque and Jane Bunnett brought a revolutionary jazz fiesta ambience to the proceedings.
Luanda Jones' band was a cool and soul seducing distraction from the hair-crisping heat.
Braids were extravagantly joyous performing with full velocity at Lee's Palace the night after their performances at the Polaris Music Awards broadcast.
And just before months' end, up jumps Retrocity at the Mod Club evoking screams and memories with two sets of expertly arranged eighties hits for voices only. M+M's Martha Johnson was a surprise guest on a show-stopping version of Black Stations White Stations.