Mostly concert announcements today:
Although not confirmed, Pollstar is showing that The Sadies will be playing the Mississauga Waterfront Festival on June 19. Jim Cuddy will headline that night, and that is confirmed. The Sadies will also headline the Canada Day Festivities at Harbourfront Centre - that's July 1st for you non-Canadians.
I just noticed that UK singer-songwriter Laura Marling is playing Guelph's Hillside Festival at Guelph Lake Conservation Area this year. Although the festival's schedule has not yet been finalized, Pollstar is listing Marling as performing the night of July 23. Hillside Festival runs from July 23 to July 25.
Collective Concerts has been busy with concert announcements lately. Check out the next six items:
Calexico and Elliott Brood play the Phoenix July 23. Calexico will also be participating in this year's Hillside Festival.
The Weakerthans play a special show at the Horseshoe on May 25 with part of the proceeds going to Regina band Library Voices who had been robbed of all their music gear this part February in Vancouver and then more recently their musical instruments been casualties of a flooded basement. Let's hope they persevere - the band are set to tour Canada through June and July and are scheduled to play the Horseshoe on June 19. Tickets are $25.00 advance, onsale tomorrow at 10 am. [photo above via Exclaim]
The Stills play the Horseshoe on July 29, tickets $20, onsale Friday May 21 at 10 am EST.
The return of NYC's Jon Spencer and The Blues Explosion to Toronto will take place at Lee's Palace on July 31. Tickets are $20.00 advance and onsale this Friday May 21 at 10 am EST.
UK's Wild Beasts make their return to Toronto on August 9 for a show at The Mod Club. Tickets are $18.50 advance and onsale this Friday May 21 at 10 am EST.
Unknown entity to me, Minneapolis indie "supergroup" Gayngs are at the Phoenix on October 1. Tickets are $20 in advance and onsale this Friday May 21 at 10 am. Apparently on indie label JAGJAGUWAR, I just checked out the band's MySpace and thought they were an intriguing listen.
Audio: Gayngs - "The Gaudy Side of Town"
The following news reminds me of that Saturday Night Live sketch with Seth Meyers punctuating his news commentary with "Really?" - Vampire Weekend will be headlining a show at the Molson Ampitheatre on September 7. Really? Apparently so. Openers are Beach House and Dum Dum Girls, which itself deserves another, "really?". Molson Ampitheatre is frickin' huge.
Via The Windish Agency, Girl Talk with openers Kid Street, and Keys N Krates play Sound Academy on June 18.
Check out The New Pornographers' live session from May 18, 2010 on BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley show (it starts 13 minutes in approximately). The New Porngraphers play Sound Academy on June 15.
Stream: Marc Rily, BBC 6 Music (May 18, 2010)