Sunday, October 31, 2010

OCTOBER 31 // 2010

You're probably already headed to a party or Rocky Horror screening or some such thing, but if you're out and about and want to hit up the coolest show of the evening:

Fucked Up with The Sadies
@ The Garrison 
$door, probably cheap!

I can't tell you how many times I've seen this band live - they do, uh, live here after all - but I've never, ever been disappointed. Probably the most fun you're going to have at a live show, ever. Seriously. Plus, they tour like fiends, so you international folk will probably get a chance to see them if you haven't already, fear not! So throw on a costume and head on down Dundas and hit this one up.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

OCTOBER 30 // 2010


Wet Hair w/ Doldrums, Three-Legged Race, and Young Mother
@ Korova Milkbar (488 College St (@ Bathurst, sorta)

Sorry, quick entry because life is hectic, but this is going to be a killer night. Even if you don't live anywhere near here, just take this as a musical recommendation. Hugely cool acid-fried synth drones from the former gents in Raccoo-oo-on, plus a bunch of incredibly supporting acts, including local (and personal favourite) Doldrums who do, y'know, similarly styled stuff but seem to have a lot more fun while doing. Plus, they just put out a VHS which is anachronistic as shit, so let that be a stamp of approval.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

OCTOBER 28 // 2010

BRUCE PENINSULA @ The Horseshoe Tavern
$10 adv.

No, no, go back and watch that video. Isn't that cool as hell? Huge, huge strange local band, entirely worth checking out. Kind of a bummer of a venue - last time I saw them they played in a church and it was perfect - but they put on an amazing show. Sort of Tom Waits-y, especially the vocals. Very cool.

Other options:

Angus & Julia Stone @ The Opera House - $17.50 adv.

Dan Mangan @ Trinity St. Paul's - $22.50 adv. - ALL AGES

Mt. Desolation @ The Drake - $18.50 adv.

Monday, October 25, 2010

OCTOBER 25 // 2010

Books @ The Mod Club
$20 adv., doors @ 8


The Books are a bizarre, bizarre band working in plunderphonics, where they take a bunch of disparate samples and mash 'em together into something entirely new (and bizarre). Sort of like a less club-oriented Girl Talk, or something akin to the Avalanches. I got to see them live at All Tomorrow's Parties recently, and they're definitely worth the price of admission. Great fun. Besides, there's slim pickings otherwise, so why not? As an added bonus, The Black Heart Procession are opening, who aren't nearly as fun, per se, but instead wonderfully gloomy, dirgey folk. Get there on time then, eh? (Or just check out the videos, ye out-of-towners).

Other options:

Tom Rush @ Hugh's Room - $door

Adam Hawthorne Stevens @ The Drake Hotel - $10.50 adv.

Two Door Cinema Club @ The Phoenix - $17.50 adv. - ALL AGES

Saturday, October 23, 2010

OCTOBER 23 // 2010

Gwar (with The Casualties)
@ The Opera House
$33.50 adv., doors @ 8

It's GWAR. C'MON. You know this is going to be a killer show. Catchy tunes, probably lots of people getting hurt/hurting other, wacky antics. Expensive as hell for this kind of thing, but hey, Gwar fans are a dedicated bunch, it would seem. Plus The Casualties ain't half bad either, but might take themselves a bit too seriously to fit in to the bill.

Other options:

Tom Green @ The Phoenix - $23.50 adv.

Alex Metric @ The Wrongbar - $15.00 adv.

Senses Fail and Bayside @ Mod Club - $23.00 adv. - ALL AGES

Silk Flowers @ The Shop - $7.00 adv.

Social Distortion @ The Kool Haus - $sold out, try at the door! - ALL AGES

Stars @ Massey Hall - $29.50-39.50 adv.
(Perfect venue, really)

There's also a damn ROLLER DERBY @ The Hanger, only $12.

Friday, October 22, 2010

OCTOBER 22 // 2010

Hey folks, sorry, I've been hella busy lately, so just a quick update:

Miles Daves Tribute (Bitches Brew)
8pm @ Trane Studio (964 Bathurst)
$20 @ the door

Should be a great show, stunningly talented quintet recreating one of the most adventurous albums of jazz ever.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

OCTOBER 20 // 2010

Four Tet @ The Mod Club
$18.50 adv., doors @ 8

Psychedelic sprawling beats, really gorgeous and worth a listen. Not sure how this all gets pulled off live, but I'm positive that with the right stage set-up (lights, projections, etc.) this is going to be a pretty remarkable show. And hey, if nothing else, the tunes are ethereal.

Other options:

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan @ Lee's Palace - $18.50 adv.
(Isobel Campbell is also doing a FREE show at Criminal Records this evening!)

Suffocation @ The Opera House - $22.00 adv.
(Death metal legends, sure, but $22? C'mon.)