Monday, February 16, 2009

Concert Announcements / Music News & Links (Feb 16, 2009)

The Diableros played part of the Wavelength afterparty festivities last week at the Cameron House and video of the band performing two new songs from their upcoming new album are up on YouTube:

Video: The Diableros - "Wandering Dry" (live @ Cameron House - Feb 12, 2009)
Video: The Diableros - "Heavy Hands" (live @ Cameron House - Feb 12, 2009)

The Diableros play the Horseshoe Tavern on February 28.

Jenn Grant was in town last week at The Mod Club for her "Echoes" CD release show for which my review is now up. Check out some videos of Jenn and her band as they perform some of the new songs live at The Verge studios in Toronto:

Video: Jenn Grant - "Heartbreaker" (live @ The Verge)
Video: Jenn Grant - "You'll Go Far" (live @ The Verge)
Video: Jenn Grant - "Where Are You Now" (live @ The Verge)
Video: Jenn Grant - "I Was Your Woman" (live @ The Verge)
Video: Jenn Grant - "Everybody Loves You" (live @ The Verge)

Jenn returns to Toronto to play a midnight set at the Reverb on March 14 as part of Canadian Music Week.

Bruce Peninsula continue their quest for world domination (ok, local domination) with another local show scheduled for Lee's Palace on March 28, tickets $8, onsale February 19.

90's electronica act The Prodigy come to the Kool Haus for an all-ages show on March 25, tickets $30/$35/$40. I'm not sure why there's different ticket prices but that's what is showing.

Due to overwhelming demand, The Rolling Tundra show featuring The Constantines and The Weakerthans, as well as The Waking Eyes, have added a third show for April 2 at the Phoenix, tickets $25, onsale February 19.

Tricky with special guest Natalie Stewart (from Floetry) will be playing a show at The Mod Club on April 2, tickets $29.50, onsale Thursday February 19, 2009 @ 10AM. via REMG.

According to Ground Control Touring the Ladytron and The Faint show at the Phoenix on April 6 will also feature Telepathe, and a FIGO DJ set.

Added to the Mates of State / Black Kids bill at the Phoenix on April 10 are Jacksonville, Florida indie band Sunbears!. Via The Windish Agency.

Robyn Hitchcock returns to Toronto for a show at The Mod Club on April 16 to promote his new album "Goodnight Oslo" being released in the US and Canada tomorrow.

Indie folk takes over The Drake Hotel April 14 with a show by Damien Jurado and opener Laura Gibson.

Last time TV On The Radio played Kool Haus but their next show in Toronto on June 2 will be at the even larger Sound Academy. Do I hear the not-so-faint sound of 'ugh'? Tickets go onsale Friday February 20 at 10 am.

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