Thursday, February 19, 2009

Concert Announcements & Music News (Feb 19, 2009)

Chartattack does a good song-by-song rundown of Jenn Grant's new album "Echoes". She's at the Reverb for a midnight CMW set on March 14.

The Dears play The Mod Club on April 30, ticket $20 onsale now.

Californians Vetiver play the Horseshoe on May 15 in support of their new album "Tight Knit" just released on Sub Pop. Brooklyn Vegan has more North American and European tour dates.

Now on Kill Rock Stars, Portland's The Thermals will release their fourth full-length "Now We Can See" on April 7 and will hit the road in March starting with SXSW on March 18 before getting to Toronto for a show at the Horseshoe on May 3. Via Pitchfork. Openers for their Toronto show will be fellow Portland band Shaky Hands (who forced NZ band Cut Your Hands Off to their current band name prior to which they were also called Shaky Hands.)

King Khan and The Shrines move on up to the Phoenix for a show on May 12.

Free jazz legend Ornette Coleman returns to Toronto for a show at Massey Hall on September 24. (Via)

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