Ray Davies will be at HMV(33 Yonge St.) in Toronto TODAY at 6 pm for an instore promoting his newest album "Working Man's Cafe" released late last year.[info via Bookie] And yes, even he has a MySpace. Ray's been making the talk show rounds. He appeared on Letterman on February 19/08 and the following day on Regis and Kelly. The Regis and Kelly clips on YouTube(which you can view below) and hopefully the Letterman clip will pop up on YouTube or the Late Show site in the near future:
Video: Ray Davies - "Lola" (live on Regis and Kelly - Feb 20, 2008)
Swedish artist El Perro Del Mar returns to Toronto for a show at The Mod Club on May 11 with fellow Swede Lykke Li opening. Tickets $15, onsale now at Soundscapes. El Perro Del Mar's upcoming new album "From The Valley To The Stars" is streaming at her MySpace for a week[starting February 20] and will be released officially in the US on April 22. Lykke Li's debut album "Youth Novels" was recently released and can be purchased here.
News via Brookly Vegan, Minus The Bear with The Big Sleep and Portugal The Man are touring together and will stop in Toronto for a show at The Opera House on April 1.
The triple DJ bill of A-Trak, Sinden, and Steve Aoki are at The Mod Club on April 11. Via The Windish Agency
Pollstar is listing Junior Boys at Pia Bouman Ballet School in Toronto on March 15. Anyone know if this is a confirmed date or just one of many examples of Pollstar's inaccuracies?
Speaking of unconfirmed, what's the deal with The Verve at Ricoh Coliseum on May 1st? The date showed up on a Ticketmaster.ca e-mail update recently but the show's not listed on Ticketmaster.ca anymore.
Listen to Tegan and Sara's live acoustic session for BBC 6 Music's George Lamb show they did on February 20, 2008. The session is about 1 hour and 40 minutes into the program and I think the program's only archived for a week. Their most recent album "The Con" was JUST released in the UK(as opposed to 7 months ago when the album was released in North America). So maybe now the Brits know how North Americans feel having to wait so long for those precious Brit releases to be release domestically over here. Hah.