Some concert announcements and reminders just to get everyone caught up:
Kid Koala is at Boiler House in the Distillery District on August 16, tickets $11.
Caught news over at Stille Post of UK artist Eboney Bones making her North American debut at The Drake on August 21. Intriguing stuff - I must explore more. She has a song called "Don't Fart On My Heart" also:
Video: Eboney Bones - "Don't Fart On My Heart" (music video)
Two musical acts who have been quiet as of late, You Say Party! We Say Die! and The Rapture will be in Toronto at Burroughes Building (639 Queen St W) on Aug 27, tickets $17.50. Just a heads up that The Rapture are ONLY PLAYING A DJ SET.
Speaking of being quiet, Tricky makes a long awaited return to Toronto for a show at Phoenix on September 9 to promote his new album "Knowle West Boy" out already in the UK and out in the US the day Tricky plays in Toronto.
London, ON rapper Shad and Vancouver indie pop-funk group Hey Ocean will be at The Mod Club on September 17. [last three items via REMG]
Southern-fried garage rockers Supersuckers are at the Horseshoe on September 20, tickets $18.50.
Locals Holy Fuck play a hometown gig at Phoenix on September 25, tickets $12.50.
Weezer will work their most recent "Red" album at Air Canada Centre on September 30 with openers Tokyo Police Club. Maybe TPC will work in their cover of The Rentals' 'Friends of P' into their set.
Leona Naess & Ray LaMontagne will be at The Music Hall (aka Danforth Music Hall) on October 7.
Abe Vigoda w/ Diplo, Telepathe, and Boy 8 Bit will be at Circa on Octobe 21. [via Ground Control Touring]
Israel's Monotonix return again to Toronto for more destructive behaviour when they play a show at Wrongbar October 23. [via Stille Post]
The Roots return to Toronto for a show at Sound Academy on October 26, tickets $49.
Kings Of Leon, The Whigs, and We Are Scientists are at Kool Haus on November 7.
Deerhunter, Neighborhood Council, and Times New Viking are at Lee's Palace on November 12.
chartattack has news of the new album from The Dears entitled "Missles", to be released in Canada through MapleMusic and through Dangerbird for the rest of the world - it appears it'll be a Fall release, though nothing confirmed at the moment. Look for upcoming live dates in October according to Chart. I wonder what the new band'll be like with only Murray and Natalia being the only original members.
In the meantime, Toronto's Laura Barrett will be releasing her debut full-length "Victory Garden" on September 23 through Paper Bag Records. Catch her as part of Summerworks at The Theatre Centre on August 16 with Sunparlour Players opening. Via chartattack.
Wow it's been a rough weekend. Toronto residents had to deal with a large propane explosion in an area of the city. Some of the videos (such as this one) I've seen is pretty unnerving. Also I caught the news over at Stillepost about the passing of actor Bernie Mac [info] and musical artist/icon Isaac Hayes [info]. R.I.P. Bernie and Isaac.
Video: Isaac Hayes - "Walk On By" (live - Burt Bacharach cover)