Calvin Love courtesy image
With everyone recovering from the holidays, not to mention Toronto recovering from the Great Ice Storm of 2013, going to see live music may be the last thing on many people’s mind.
But, legendary booker Dan Burke has offered up an absolutely killer line-up of shows in the coming weeks. To RSVP to the events on Facebook, click on the links provided.
Edmonton singer Calvin Love is part of the “Mac (DeMarco) Pack” is playing the Silver Dollar on December 28 with Beams, Henri Faberge and The Folk. Cover is $7.
New Year’s Eve at the Silver Dollar features a killer line-up at a low price, $10, with Bloodshot Bill, Milk Lines, Stella Ella Ola, Brews Willis, Christian Hansen and DJs Sianteuse & Johnny Rankin.
Gino Washington is playing the Horseshoe on January 11 with The BB Guns, Honeyrunners, The Two Times and Pins and Needles. Cover is $10.
NeXT and Elliott Jones will present Alex Calder, another member of the “Mac (DeMarco) Pack” at the Silver Dollar on January 3. The cover is $7.50 in advance at Rotate This, Soundscapes, the Horseshoe and online at Ticketfly. Blonde Elvis and Wish Pet Suns are also on the bill.
Burke will join forces with a number of local promoters for a series of shows called Class of 2014 featuring an “honour role” of up and coming indie artists at the Silver Dollar.
The first show is presented in partnership with Wavelength and features Fresh Snow, Del Bel, Mas and Anamai. Cover is $6.
The second Class of 2014 gig is presented in partnership with Silent Shout on January 17 and features Jef Barbara, Bizzarah, Lido Pimienta, Nyssa and Twist. Cover is $8.
Mark Pesci presents the third edition with Red Mass, Cellphone, Dirty Frigs, Dilly Dally and Crhymes. The cover is $7.50 in advance at Rotate This, Soundscapes and online at Ticketfly.
Aaron Miller of Arts & Crafts Records presents the final edition with AKUA, Invasions, Language Arts, Ada Dahli and the Pallbearers and DJ Eytan Tobin. Cover is $7.
Pop With Brains will celebrate its’ seventh anniversary with its’ 41st edition at The Rivoli on January 17. Underwater Landslides, Christian Hansen, Dream Jefferson, Saturns and Fitness are on the bill.
Art is being provided by Note To Soul, Sci Feye Candy, Sassmowth Designs and Louise Ferguson. Cover is only $5 and all proceeds go to CAMH.
Or, head a little further west on Queen Street tomorrow night to the Horseshoe for Ascot Royals, Theatre Crisp, Stray Feathers and The Vibonics. Cover is $8.
Saturday night’s can’t miss gig is local blues punk Catl‘s final gig before they take an extended hiatus due to drummer Andrew Moszynski leaving the band. The bill also features The Royal Crowns, long-time ‘Shoe bartender Teddy Fury‘s band, and Canadian Shield.
Cover is $12. It’s the last chance to catch Catl for the next little while so be sure to get there early since it’s going to be rammed!