There are a couple good bets tomorrow night.
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Afrofest will celebrate its launch with an event at the Gladstone Hotel on June 7th.
Afrofest itself will run from July 7th to 8th at Woodbine Park. It will feature top African artists located in Canada as well as the chance to sample African cuisine and browse an African marketplace, workshops activities for youth and children.
For details, head here.
In addition to their just announced dates with renowned post-rockers Explosions In The Sky, they also announced that they will be joining indie pop star Gotye for dates this fall, including one in Toronto and another in Montreal.
They’re currently supporting their recently released self-titled debut on Temporary Residence.
Check out their live rehearsal for ‘The Shape of Things to Come’ and see below for tour dates.
NEW TOUR DATES (all w/ Gotye)
9/14 Kansas City, MO – Richard Berkley Riverfront Park
9/16 Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion
9/17 Columbus, OH – LC Pavilion
9/18 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
9/20 Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
9/21 Montreal, PQ – Jacques Cartier Pier
9/27 Brooklyn, NY – Williamsburg Park
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES
6/17 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live*
6/18 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen Music Hall*
6/19 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor*
6/20 Miami, FL – Grand Central*
6/21 Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre*
6/22 Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater*
6/24 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
6/25 Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St.*
6/26 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre*
6/27 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
6/29 Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki
9/7 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Festival
11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Walker Art Center
(* w/ Explosions In the Sky)
The band will release their new album 119 will hit shelves this fall and will be released in partnership with their own Trash Talk Collective label. They currently have an EP titled Awake under their belts. Trash Talk are currently on tour in Europe, see below for dates and check out the video for the EP’s title track.
6/01 Barcelona, Spain – Primavera Festival
6/05 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo w/ OFF
6/07 Eindhoven, Holland – Area 51 Skate Park
6/08 Leisnig, Germany – Sucks and Summer Festival
6/10 Cologne, Germany – Underground
6/12 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
6/13 Copenhagen, Denmark – Pumpehuset
6/14 Stockholm, Sweden – Slussen
6/17 Birmingham, UK – The Rainbow
6/18 Brighton, UK – The Haunt
6/19 Bristol, UK – The Croft
6/20 London, UK – The Garage
6/21 Glasgow, UK – King Tuts
6/22 Newcastle, UK – Academy 2
6/23 Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
6/24 Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
6/25 Manchester, UK – Soundcontrol
6/26 Nottingham, UK – Rock City Basement
6/27 Brugge, Belgium – JH Thope
6/28 Lille, France – St Saveur
6/29 Tours, France – Canadian Cafe
6/30 Toulouse, France – Saint Des Seins
7/02 Berlin, Germany – Cassiopaia
7/03 Hanover, Germany – Bei Chez Heinz
7/05 Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
If you’re looking to get an early start on the weekend, there are a couple good bets tomorrow night.
My good friend Lesley Pike will be holding a CD release party for her new album The Tug Of War at the Drake Hotel. She’ll be joined by the little robot. Tix are $12 and can be purchased at the door or here.
Head to Sneaky Dee’s for a gig with a killer line-up and it’s for a great cause. Solidarity Rock is a group of musicians, artists and creative people who support rock ‘n roll and free expression in Cuba. It’s their first event in Toronto and The Mercy Now, my friends (And one of the best bands in Toronto!) Modernboys Moderngirls, the awesome Little Foot Long Foot and The Thinly Veiled Double Entendres are all playing.
The cover is only $5 and it’s all going to a good cause.
Just one for today, it’s about the Canada Day Festival at Harbourfront Centre.
Just made one post today about a contest where Joel Plaskett fans can win a backyard concert by him.
I’m fond of saying that the TD Toronto Jazz Festival has a little something for everyone and it isn’t necessarily for jazz fans.
And now, it has something for budget-minded concert goers as well as casual music fans who might not want to shell out for a concert. The festival recently announced a series of free shows that will take place around the city from June 22nd to July 1st. There will be a stage at the Shops at Don Mills, two stages in the Distillery District and daily after work concerts at the fest’s main site Nathan Phillips Square.
If you’re looking for a little insight into your favourite jazz artists, the festival has just announced a series of interviews in Nathan Phillips Square by the fest’s former Artistic Director Jim Galloway and current Artistic Director Josh Grossman. The daily interviews will run from 12:30 to 1:30 every day.
Saturday, June 23: Jim Galloway will interview Houston Person (Canadian Jazz Quartet with HoustonPerson)
Sunday, June 24: Jim Galloway will interview William Carn (Carn Davidson 9)
Monday, June 25: Jim Galloway will interview Roberta Gambarini
Tuesday, June 26: TBD
Thursday, June 28: Josh Grossman will interview Gretchen Parlato
Friday, June 29 Josh Grossman will interview David Braid (David Braid Sextet)
Saturday, June 30: Josh Grossman will interview Gord Sheard (Gord Sheard’s Brazilian Jazz Experience)
Sunday, July 1: Josh Grossman will interview Norman Marshall Villeneuve (Norman Marshall Villeneuve’s Jazz Message Quartet)