Wednesday, February 04, 2009

On The Road

The Toronto Star speaks with Jenn Grant who'll be coming to Toronto for a show at The Mod Club on February 12. BTW, check out her spiffy and much better navigable website. Also check out a video of Jenn performing in a quaint vintage shop Aunt Olive's in Ottawa recently:

Video: Jenn Grant live at Aunt Olive's (Ottawa, ON)

Sebastian Grainger and the Mountains are at the Horseshoe on March 6.

As Beggars Group Canada points out, Toronto's Holy Fuck will open the Bloc Party show at Kool Haus on March 14.

Julie Doiron plays a CD release show at the Horseshoe on March 26 in promotion of her new album "I Can Wonder What You Did With Your Day" being released March 24. Her Eric's Trip partner Rick White will be opening the show. If she catch her in Hamilton(Mar 25), Kingston(Mar 27) or Montreal(Mar 28) you'll get $100 as openers. Full dates over at her official website.

Junior Boys with openers Max Tundra will be at The Mod Club for two shows, March 28 and 29. The first one is an all-ages shows, and tickets for both shows are $18. Via Blacking Out The Friction. "Parallel Lines" the lead track off Junior Boys' new album "Begone Dull Care" (out in Canada on March 24, April 7 in the US and May 11 in the UK) can be streamed over at Pitchfork

Punk legends UK Subs will be playing a show at Sneaky Dee's on April 4. Via Stille Post. Tickets onsale February 5 are $15 through Rotate This, Soundscapes and Ticketweb.

Quintron & Miss Pussycat bring their trippiness to the Horseshoe on April 18.

Ohbijou return to promote their new album "Beacons" with a show at The Opera House on April 18. Thanks to Chromewaves for the tip.

Musical comedic duo Flight Of The Concords bring the funny to Massey Hall for two shows, April 21 and 22, with tickets $49.50. Pollstar indicates that the opener for both shows will be fellow comedian Eugene Mirman.

Scottish lads Travis return for a show at Sound Academy on April 21. Tickets onsale February 6 at 10 am, with an Internet presale starting this morning at 10 am and ending at tomorrow at 10 pm.

I couldn't believe it for a second when I saw the listing on Pollstar, but their MySpace confirms it - The President Of The United States Of America return to Toronto (after what seems like a lifetime) for a show at Lee's Palace on April 21, tickets $20.50 in advance. Capitalizing on Obama as the new US president, the band has a new song "Movin In Obama" available for a free download over at their MySpace.

Lily Allen again bestows Toronto with one of a few North American dates when she returns for a show at the Phoenix on April 22 with openers Natalie Portman's Shaved Head. It'll be in support of her new album "It's Not Me, It's You" which will be released on February 10. Thanks to Kat at Muchmusic Blog for the early tip.

Thanks to Lycanthropy for pointing out that UK's Bat For Lashes will be playing The Mod Club on April 25.

Via REMG, Exclaim's 17th Anniversary tour whill feature Thunderheist who'll be at the Phoenix on April 30, tickets $15.

Pollstar lists US indie band Mice Parade at the El Mocambo on May 2. Verified over at Flower Booking.

Thanks to Chromewaves for confirming that Franz Ferdinand will be playing the Kool Haus on May 4. I remember how much I'd liked their show at the Kool Haus back in 2004, so I may just have to make a return visit.

Making up for the cancelled January 15 date at The Opera House, Femi Kuti will return this summer for a show at Harbourfront on July 4 (and that being a Saturday, I'm assuming that'd be part of Harbourfront's free summer concert series).

Phew! I suspect I will be very busy concert-wise come March and April.

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