Tuesday, August 19, 2008

White Fantasee

More concert announcements for you (the last quarter of the year will be a busy one!):

Slim Twig is at The Music Gallery on September 6.

With Merge Records releasing the new album "Oh (Ohio)" by Lambchop on October 7, some tour dates have been announced including a stop in Toronto on October 6 at The Drake Undergound. Update: Not a full Lambchop show (I was wondering how they'd fit the entire band on such a small stage - it's a Kurt Wagner solo show. Thanks Frank for the top.

Couldn't book the Silver Dollar even he wanted to (considering what happened last time) Jay Reatard will instead play Sneaky Dee's on October 16.

We Are Wolves hit the road this fall for a North American tour which'll stop at the El Mocambo on October 17.

Toronto’s Apostle of Hustle and Inouk singer Tagaq [the two met while collaborating for a CBC Fuse session in Ottawa last year] will be going on a co-headlining tour this fall including stops in London, Guelph, Toronto and Ottawa. They'll be in Toronto for a show at Glen Gould Theatre on November 7. Via Arts & Crafts.

Pollstar is listing a slew of new Nine Inch Nail tourdates, that so far lists the closest show to Toronto being Hamilton at Copps Coliseum on November 14. NIN play Montreal at Bell Centre on November 12, so a good guess is Toronto on the 13th and I did hear a DJ on Edge 102.1 FM mention that NIN will likely come back to Toronto later on this year. I'm not too keen on NIN myself (though they do put on a fine rock show as I recall when I saw them at Sasquatch a few years back) but my brother wants to see NIN again so I'll keep an eye out.

The Acorn and Ohbijou join forces this fall for a North American tour stopping in Toronto for a show at Lee's Palace on November 27. The tour is in support of a split 12" with each band covering a song from each other plus each performing their own new song. For now check out Ohbijou's new song "Black Ice" (written about the Queen St. fire which occurred earlier this year) streaming over at their MySpace.

A bunch of the Mint Records gang are hitting the road this fall and in addition to the already announced The Pack A.D. show at Horseshoe Tavern on September 11 one can expect Toronto dates for The Buttless Chaps (at Criminal Records for an instore and a show at The Drake Underground, both on October 10), Vancougar (at Mitzi's Sister on October 17) and Young and Sexy (at The Drake Underground on October 11). The Pack A.D. will also be playing an instore at Criminal Records on September 12 and although no Toronto date is listed at least as of yet, The Awkward Stage will be in the area and if one so chooses can catch them in Hamilton at The Casbah on October 13.

Most excitingly Neil Young, Wilco and band called Everest will be in Toronto for a show at Air Canada Centre on August 4. Save up your money kiddies.

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