If you didn't already know, the schedule for this year's Hillside Festival in Guelph is now up. Only Sunday evening tickets remain at $45 a pop, which would give you the opportunity to see Broken Social Scene, Hayden, Bell Orchestre, and The Acorn, among others so decide quickly and act fast.
Only a handful of tour dates remain in the coming months for Snailhouse in promotion for his current album "Lies On The Prize" (and me having missed his recent Toronto show). Chartattack speaks briefly with him about his impressions of his own songs.
Black Rebel Motorcycle are at The Mod Club on August 11 - didn't they play Kool Haus last time they were in Toronto? - while 90's Britpop survivors The Charlatans play the same venue on October 10. [via Chromewaves]
A Sub Pop / Brooklyn-ite double-bill with Love As Laughter and Oxford Collapse who'll be at Sneaky Dee's on September 20. [via Inland Empire Touring]
I'd seriously consider going to see Burt Bacharach live on October 2 if the venue were not Casino Rama in Orillia.
Pitchfork reports that Wire have confirmed more tour dates including a stop in Toronto(!) at Lee's Palace on October 7.
Julie Doiron/Fred Squire fans can check out their collaboration with Anacortes, Washington's Mount Eerie on the latter's new album "Lost Wisdom" out October 7. [via Force Field]
Saddle Creek just scooped up Canuck Sebastian Grainger recently and can now add Montreal's Land of Talk to their roster. They'll be releasing the band's 10-track debut full-length "Some Are Lakes" on October 8.
In support of his new album "Soft Airplane" on September 9, Calgarian Chad VanGaalen has a handful of dates around October including a date at The Mod Club on October 4. Check out a track from the new album at the link below (not a direct download link to the mp3):
MP3: Chad VanGaalen - 'Willow Tree'