This popped up all of a sudden on Pollstar - The English Beat are to play Historic Fort York on Thursday August 7, which is only a few days away. So why haven't I heard of this until now? A little digging and I see they're playing as part of Beerlicious, tickets $50 here. Well, maybe that's why I haven't heard of the show.
The Juan Maclean and Holy Ghost play U Of T's Hart House on September 4 [via The Windish Agency], which is likely part of frosh festivities.
Ottawa's Angela Desveaux returns to Toronto with her (newly-named band?) The Mighty Ship for a show on September 4 at The Boat, for a CD release show for the new album entitled "The Mighty Ship" out through Thrill Jockey in the US and Sonic Unyon in Canada (the Cdn release will have a bonus track!). [via Chromewaves] Check out an mp3 from the new album below:
MP3: Angela Desveaux - "Sure Enough"
The Pack A.D. are at Horseshoe Tavern on September 11[via Mint Records].
Ratatat are at Phoenix on October 4[via Flower Booking].
Jason Collett, Rock Plaza Central, and Zeus are at Lee's Palace on October 18, tickets $16.50[via rootmeansquare].
Crystal Castles are at Circa on October 24[via The Windish Agency].
David Byrne is at Massey Hall on October 29[via Pollstar]. Pitchfork reveals that this is a tour featuring the songs of David Byrne and Brian Eno, although Brian Eno Will not actually be on tour. As Pitchfork reports, "Instead, Byrne will focus on Talking Heads and My Life in the Bush of Ghosts material created in conjunction with Eno."
Blitzen Trapper will be opening for Iron and Wine at the Phoenix on November 13[via Pitchfork].
Brooklyn Vegan has photos as well as a download link of the AT & T Blue Room video stream of Wilco's recent Lollapalooza set, where the band had also introduced a new song. You Ain't No Picasso has a download of that song. Or check out the video at YouTube (at least until it's yanked off):
Video: Wilco - "One Wing" (new song - live at Lollapalooza 2008)
Finally, just a reminder that Fleet Foxes will perform live on Late Show With David Letterman tonight and should be on approximately 12:30 am EST. Update: Here's the video.
Off to Mates of State at Lee's Palace tonight.