Halifax's Dog Day will be playing Dave Bookman of 102.1 THe Edge's Nu Music Nite at the Horseshoe at 9:10 pm on August 19. The Horseshoe Tavern site lists 'special guests' at 10:20 pm. Dog Day are currently tracking a new record which should be out in the new year. The band directs readers to Zune who recorded the band playing 'Great Pains'live at The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax during the VICE ComingZune party.
Cuff The Duke's two night stint at the Horseshoe on Aug 22-23 has some interesting openers lined up including Bruce Peninsula at 10:30 on August 22 (plus Oshawa's The Stables rounding out that bill) and Fembots at 10:30 pm on August 23 (with Toronto's Steamboat rounding out that bill). Tickets for either show are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Fembots are also playing a CD release show for their new album (anyone know the title?) at The Music Gallery on September 26.
UK's Goldfrapp are at The Danforth Music Hall on September 14 with the general onsale this Friday at 10 am. There was a presale (password 'seventhtree') starting yesterday at 10 am EST and will continue until 10 pm EST today. I bought a ticket through the presale at Ticketmaster.ca and it set me back about $42, but we all got to splurge once in a while.
French Kicks (in promotion of their most recent effort "Swimming") and The Whigs are at Horseshoe Tavern on September 17, tickets $10.50.
Australia's Cut Copy with Modular labelmates / fellow countrymen The Presets are at Sound Academy on September 19.
It's probably been something like 15 years since they last played Toronto, but Manchester, UK's James will probably draw out hardcore fans when they play Phoenix on September 23. They apparently released a new album "Hey Ma" earlier this year. Who knew?
Britain's Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs will inject some blues, soul, country and rockabilly into the Horseshoe when they come there on october 22. Holly and The Brokeoffs have an upcoming release entitled "Dirt Don't Hurt" coming out in October according to the MySpace.
Concert announcements courtesy of rootmeansquare: Dr. Dog (the band's new album "Fate" just came out) are at El Mocambo on October 3, tickets $10. Liam Finn is at El Mocambo on October 4, tickets $12. Born Ruffians play a headlining show at The Opera House on November 1, tickets $12.50. Iron and Wine will be at the Phoenix on November 13, tickets $25. M83 return to Toronto for a show at The Opera House on November 20, tickets $15.00.
As per the Scopitones mailing list, the openers for The Wedding Present's show at Lee's Palace on October 3 will be NYC's Dirty On Purpose. Also, just a reminder that The Wedding Present show at Lee's Palace will be an early show - the recent Scopitones e-mail newsletter says that TWP will be onstage at 9:30 pm. It seems that 102.1 The Edge will be taking over Lee's Palace every Friday at least as of August as the radio station will be broadcasting from the venue from 11:30 pm to 2:30 am, under the banner 'Radio Clash', playing ska, reggae, punk, and rock. The DJ will be Josee Dye and cover is $6 at the door or free with student ID. So at least for the next little while, Friday night shows at Lee's Palace will start early and be over by around 11 pm.
And just a heads up that I updated my review of Rogers Picnic with reviews of Cat Power's and City and Colour's sets.