Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Concert Announcements, Music News (May 20, 2009)

BlogTo has a Q & A with Apostle of Hustle. Check out full tour dates at their MySpace - they'll play a two-night stint at The Music Gallery on May 28-29.

Phoenix performed some acoustic numbers for The Alternate Side. They play the Phoenix Concert Theatre on June 15.

Perhaps you already have the DVD but you'll get another chance to see Wilco documentary "Ashes of American Flags" on a big screen when it screens at this year's NXNE.

Emily, Jimmy and Josh of Metric each compile their own mixtape for Drowned In Sound. Metric play Edgefest at Downsview Park on June 20 and Virgin Festival Halifax on July 4. Full dates at their MySpace.

Via Against The Grain, The New York Dolls will play what I anticipate will be a very sought-after ticket for their scheduled date at Lee's Palace on June 30. Opener is Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears. Tickets $29.50 in advance.

Bowerbirds and Megafaun play Sneaky Dee's on July 14, tickets $11.50 in advance. New Zealand rock n' rollers The Datsuns will be at the Horseshoe on July 20, tickets $15 in advance.

Just a drive down the QEW, Buffalo, NY's Buffalo Place has it's summer concert schedule now up, many of which are free and take place at the city's Lafayette Square. Neko Case with opener Jason Lytle play Lafayette Square on July 23. I'll probably skip the show but only because I splurged on a ticket for her July 14 show at Massey Hall (and I got FRONT ROW!).

Julie Doiron is featured in the most recent edition of web video program Sound Check. Julie opens for City and Colour at Massey Hall on May 26, then play North American dates through June and July. She'll be at Hillside Festival in Guelph on July 25-26.

Before heading to Europe in the latter half of September, The Cult will be hitting the North American tour circuit through the summer with a stop at Massey Hall [the venue's keeping busy this year, hmmm?] on September 14. This date's part of their "Love Live" tour which'll feature the band playing their 1985 album "Love" in it's entirety (via chartattack). I don't feel quite the same way about them now(ok, I'm being a little sarcastic) like I did back in highschool when I thought they were amazing (they were my first real concert actually, circa their "Electric" album).

Chartattack reports that Kings of Leon have added several more Ontario dates for this coming September with openers Glasvegas - Sept. 17 Ottawa @ Scotiabank Place, Sept. 19 Hamilton @ Copps Coliseum, and Sept. 20 London @ John Labatt Centre.

Final Fantasy and other indie heavyweights(of various degrees) have contributed to a Judee Sill tribute compilation album entitled "Crayon Angel: A Tribute to the Music of Judee Sill" to be released on September 22 through American Dust. Via Pitchfork.

With The Libertines recent surprise one-off reunion, they've now said they aren't ruling out further get-togethers, hinting at a full reunion in 2010. That's good news.

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