Let's start off the week with some concert annoucements (some you may already know about perhaps, but others you may not). Let's break it down by month:
The old school meets the new school when Toronto's The Hoa Hoas open for new wave synthpop act The Spoons at The Velvet Underground on September 25. (via Stille Post)
Prior to their proper gig / CD release show at The Music Gallery on September 26, Fembots will perform an instore at Soundscapes on September 25 at 6 pm.
Thanks to The Panic Manual for pointing out that the Chad VanGaalen/Women show on October 4 has been moved from The Mod Club to El Mocambo.
Wintersleep will be at the Phoenix on October 1.
The From The Jam show has been moved to Lee's Palace(from The Opera House) and will be taking place October 1.
Prior to his gig at the Rivoli on the evening of October 4, earlier in the day UK singer songwriter Johnny Flynn will be graciously be playing an instore at Criminal Records at 5 pm.
Spiral Beach have been added to the lineup at Lee's Palace on October 21 which already features The Spinto Band and Frightened Rabbit.
The Secret Machines play Lee's Palace on October 22. Their new album simply titled "Secret Machines" will be released October 14.
Sarah McLachlan is at Roy Thomson Hall on October 18. It's in promotion for her new release, "Closer: The Best Of Sarah McLachlan", scheduled for an October 7th worldwide release. There'll be two new tracks on the best-of, including one entitled "U want me 2" which you can hear over at her MySpace.
Danko Jones are at Lee's Palace on October 23.
Justice and Busy P are at Circa on October 29 for what I believe will be DJ sets.
Shout Out Out Out Out are also at Lee's Palace but on October 30.
Toronto veterans The Skydiggers play The Mod Club on November 1. The band's newest album "City Of Sirens" is out now.
Polysics and Jaguar Love take over the Horseshoe for some new wavey / spunky rock n' roll fun on November 5.
Japanese metal shredders Boris are at Lee's Palace on November 13.
Kaiser Chiefs return to Toronto for a show at The Mod Club on November 18 to celebrate the release of their new album "Off With Their Heads" which comes out in North America on October 14 (October 13 the rest of the world).
Calexico return to Toronto for a show at the Phoenix on November 18 with support supplied by Bowerbirds. Calexico's new album "Carried To Dust" is out now.
The King Khan and BBQ Show with Golden Triangle are at Lee's Palace on December 5.
Mercury Rev and Dean & Britta will be playing The Opera House on December 9. Mercury Rev will release their seventh album "Snowflake Midnight" on September 29. As a bonus, hop on over to Mercury Rev's website join the mailing list then wait till the release date when instructions will be mailed to you to downlow a bonus eleven track album entitled "Strange Attractor" for free (though it makes you wonder how good the songs are if they're giving 'em away - ok,so that's the cynic in me talking). (tour date via Brooklyn Vegan)
Singer songwriter Danny Michel takes over the Rivoli for a three-night stint from December 11-13.
Stars are at Queen Elizabeth Theatre ON December 12. The band's new "Sad Robots" EP is available as a digital download or physical CD. Go here to purchase it. Tickets for the Toronto show onsale this Saturday at 10 am.
In music news(via Pitchfork), I'm excited for the upcoming double-disc reissues of New Order's 1980's album, and in particular am looking forward to 1981's "Movement" and 1983's "Power, Corruption, and Lies". I wish they'd jump on the reunion bandwagon.