Friday, August 29, 2008

Deserves Your Respect

The Good Soldiers - Hup! Two! Three! Four!Toronto band The Good Soldiers who hadn't played live much locally but whose MySpace intrigued me with their urgent melodic guitar indiepop were a band I'd wanted to check out live. So apparently they had recently released a 4-track EP "Hup! Two! Three! Four!" (produced by Andy Magoffin), are about to lose a member(at least temporarily) and had apparently played their last show(for the next little while) a day ago at Rancho Relaxo. Hopefully, they'll be back in action sometime in the future. [photo from The Good Soldiers' MySpace]

As Pitchfork reports Stars will be releasing a new EP entitled "Sad Robots" on September 1 and will be available for digital purchase exclusively via while the physical version (limited edition) can be picked up at dates on Stars' upcoming tour. Stars are playing York University's Frosh Concert on September 16 - so perhaps maybe they'll be selling the physical CD EP their. Or not.

Kardinall Offishall will headline the Ryerson Frosh Concert taking place at Toronto Islands on the afternoon of September 5. And as I suspected, no Bloc Party. Oh shoot. Full Ryerson frosh lineup here (and apparently only for Ryerson students who must purchase a ticket and show valid Ryerson student id).

Great Lake Swimmers will perform a free set at Yonge Dundas Square on September 11 at 6 pm in support of Michael McGowan’s latest film entitled "One Week" playing at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. View the brochure for TIFF-related events (and not all musical) that''ll be taking place at Yonge Dundas Square.

UK singer Alison Moyet is heading out on a solo tour in October which will stop in Toronto at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on October 5.

New UK post punk band White Lies will make their Toronto debut(?) at Horseshoe Tavern on October 21, along with new VICE recording artists Californians Japanese Motors. It's all part of Edge 102.1 FM's Nu Music Nite.

Dub reggae specialist Mad Professor is apparently in Toronto on October 24 at a venue TBA according to Pollstar.

Jolie Holland releases her newest album "The Living and The Dead" through ANTI- on October 7 and will celebrates its release by hitting the road including a stop in Toronto at the Horseshoe on October 29. More dates here.

Indigo Girls' Amy Ray will be at The Mod Club in Toronto on November 4 to promote her third solo effort "Didn’t It Feel Kinder".

Matt Mays & El Torpedo are at the Phoenix on November 6 to celebrate their recently releaseed new album "Terminal Romance". More tour dates over at their MySpace.

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