Hot Ticket: And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Genticorum, The Rezillos, Other Lives, The Maladies of Adam Stokes
Live music picks for TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 through SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24, 2012.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 / ...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR W / $18.50 - $20 / 19+
It might not be a sound that appeals to everyone, but no one can say that Austin-based alt-rockers ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead aren't masters of the technical aspect of music. With a blending of genres including post-hardcore and math rock, this quartet has gained an almost cult-like following, and are well know for their wild and frantic live shows that often end with the band destroying their instruments. The Coathangers and The Box Tiger will offer support.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 21 / GENTICORUM / HUGH'S ROOM / 2261 DUNDAS W / $22.50 - $25 / ALL AGES
If you're looking for something a little different this week, you might want to check out Genticorum, a trio from Montreal who specialize in a unique brand of traditional Quebecois folk tunes. While their compositions are largely original, they tend to stick to traditional lyrics. And you certainly don't have to be fluent in French to enjoy their music, as their live shows are known to be very lively and filled with audience sing-alongs.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22 / THE REZILLOS / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR W / $18.50 - $20 / 19+
This Scottish punk/new wave band has been on the scene since 1976, and while they haven't released any new albums in 30 years, they still tour extensively. Interestingly enough, their best-known song isn't even an original piece - it's a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Somebody's Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight." It's a very, very decent cover, but the band's other work is definitely worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of punk.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 23 / OTHER LIVES / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN W / $15 - $17 / 19+
If you're a fan of folk music, you'll definitely want to head down to the Horseshoe on Friday and check out this Stillwater, Oklahoma quintet. In the past, Other Lives has opened for bands like Bon Iver and Radiohead, and it's not difficult to see why - their music, while firmly entrenched in the folk genre, has a very atmospheric and almost-dreamlike sound to it.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 24 / THE MALADIES OF ADAM STOKES / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR W / $7 / 19+
This is absolutely fantastic stuff, right here. The Maladies of Adam Stokes are a Toronto-based group that will be celebrating the release of their debut album, City of Trees, at Lee's with an incredible lineup of supporting artists, including Graydon James and the Young Novelists, David Hustler and the Trustworthy, and Beyond the Mountain. This is alt-country at its finest, and all for only seven bucks - you really have no excuse to miss it.
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Photo of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead courtesy of Guus Krol on Flickr.