This Week in Music: X Avant rolls out lineup, Hey Rosetta! at Adelaide Hall, Old Crow Medicine Show
This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.
IN THE NEWS
X Avant Music Festival is back
With the summer quietly winding down, you might think that the festival season is also coming to an end. But, if you like your music experimental and just plain out-there, Toronto's X Avant Music Festival will give you something to sink your teeth into. Specializing in music that pushes the boundaries of the genre, the fest is back for its eighth edition, running from October 11 to 20. The 2013 lineup includes A Tribe Called Red, Quartetski, Morton Feldman's String Quarter No. 2, Not the Wind Not the Flag with William Parker, Charlemagne Palestine, Gurpreet Chana, and many more. Most of the festival's events will take place at the Music Gallery, and you can find more information at the official site.
THIS WEEK'S HOT TICKETS
THURSDAY AUGUST 22 / HEY ROSETTA! / ADELAIDE HALL / 250 ADELAIDE W / $25 / 19+
One of Newfoundland & Labrador's best exports will take the stage at Adelaide Hall on Thursday. The show is technically sold out, but I'm including it because I truly believe that you should try and make it out to this show. Hey Rosetta! is simply fantastic live, and in an intimate setting such as this, you'll be in for a treat. And if that's not enough, Dinosaur Bones will offer support. That's a fantastic night of live music.
FRIDAY AUGUST 23 / OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW / DANFORTH MUSIC HALL / 147 DANFORTH / $29.50 / ALL AGES
Regular readers will know that I'm a big fan of alt-country, folk, and bluegrass, so it was easy for me to include Old Crow Medicine Show as a Hot Ticket this week. Believe me when I say that there is much more to this group than "Wagon Wheel" - which, yes, is an incredible tune. I'm kicking myself for not getting a ticket to this one, so if you can find a way to check out, don't pass it up.
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED CONCERTS
- MIAMI HORROR / WRONGBAR / OCTOBER 5 / 10PM
- THE SKYDIGGERS / WINTER GARDEN THEATRE / OCTOBER 19 / 8PM
- EMM GRYNER / ENWAVE THEATRE / OCTOBER 23 / 8PM
- RJD2 / THE HOXTON / NOVEMBER 22 / 10PM
WHAT WE GOT UP TO LAST WEEK
Photo of Old Crow Medicine Show courtesy of Volker Neumann on Flickr.