Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Follow These Eyes

As per Stille Post, The Warlocks play an instore at Sonic Boom this Thursday June 26th at 6pm prior to their proper gig at Lee's Palace that night.

The Pride Toronto festival's coming up this weekend, and well the obvious thing for me is to, well perhaps, check out the music. The Wellesley stage on June 28 between 7 pm and midnight looks like a big dance party(check out the official site for the schedule) while The Hidden Cameras play the South Stage that night sometime between 9 pm and midnight. Pre-7pm highlights on September 28 include The Spice Girl's Melanie C performing a set at 6 pm on the Wellesley Stage. There's a post up at Stille Post with the lineup for June 29 for the Alexander Parkette Stage (behind Buddies in Bad times @ 12 Alexander St) - I only recognize Toronto's Stop Die Resuscitate who are playing at 5 pm and more excitingly, Ari Up (of The Slits) is playing at 8:30 pm.

Old news that Martha Wainwright is headlining this year's Canada Day festivities at Harbourfront but it gives me an excuse to link to her recently archived video at FabChannel of her concert at the Paridiso Club in the Netherlands and her recent session for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Snailhouse plays a CD release show on July 3 at The Drake Hotel for his upcoming new album "Lies On The Prize" out via Unfamiliar Records and Sonic Unyon on June 27. Samples from the new album and more tour dates over at his MySpace. Openers for the show are Tusks and Alison Outhit. Via Stille Post.

According to Inland Empire Touring, Icy Demons are at Sneaky Dee's on July 24.

Start of a trend it seems - first the TV On The Radio show at Kool Haus on July 2 was downsized to Phoenix(btw, I hate when bands don't update their official websites with such changes) and now according to Ground Control Touring the same thing may have happened to The Go Team!/CSS/Matt and Kim show - it is still taking place August 5 but possibly now at the Phoenix. So far Ticketmaster.ca and the band's MySpace sites still say Kool Haus but I won't be surprised if the show has been downsized to Phoenix.

Two bands I haven't heard of, Brooklyn-ites Vivian Girls and Crystal Stilts are at Sneaky Dee's on August 6.

The Toronto theatre/arts-oriented Summerworks Festival takes place August 7 to 17 and does include a music component featuring a variety of local indie acts performing at The Theatre Centre (Queen & Dovercourt) over the course of August 8-16. Check out the schedule. Details of the music series have been conveniently condensed over at Stille Post.

Perhaps influenced by Stephen Malkmus' decision to finally come back to Toronto(July 16 at Phoenix), Mallkus' one-time cohort in Silver Jews, David Berman, will bring Silver Jews to Toronto for a show at Lee's Palace on September 2. Tickets $15.00.

South American latin-trip-hop artist Federico Aubele plays the Rivoli on September 6. Tickets $12.50.

The Muchmusic Blog points out that Moby will be DJ'ing at this years Virgin Festival in Toronto on September 7 as confirmed on his website.

A whopping $25.50 (I can't resist, but touch me I'm sick) will get you in to see Mudhoney at the Horseshoe on September 19.

Finally, The Wedding Present (who just recently released their newest album "El Rey") only have one North American date lined up for New York City at Southpaw on October 9, but Brooklyn Vegan points out that tour dates are apparently being lined up for "USA and Canada for September into October". Yay!

No comments:

Post a Comment