This Week in Music: Music on Film, Two Door Cinema Club, Skydiggers at Elgin & Winter Garden
This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.
IN THE NEWS
Bloor Cinema hosting Music on Film series
Music and film are two forms of art that go together like peas and carrots, to quote the great Forrest Gump. Starting next Monday (October 21), the Bloor Cinema will be hosting a new film and speaker series called Music on Film: A Celebration of Music in Four Acts. For four weeks, a different music documentary will screen every Monday evening, followed by a post-screening discussion with scholars and musicians that will be moderated by Mervon Mehta, Executive Director of the Music Arts at The Royal Conservatory.
The films will include Wagner & Me, The Last Song Before The War, Jazz on a Summer's Day, and Pianomania. These are four very different documentaries about four very different genres of music, so this series should offer a little something for everyone. For more information on the films, and to purchase tickets, head on over to the Bloor Cinema's official site.
THIS WEEK'S HOT TICKETS
TUESDAY OCTOBER 15 / TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB / DANFORTH MUSIC HALL / 147 DANFORTH / $35 - $55 / ALL AGES
In my opinion, this is one of the must-see concerts of the fall. But I'm an absolutely huge fan of Two Door Cinema Club, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. Believe me when I say, though, that this Northern Irish indie rock trio is one of the best live acts that you could ever hope to see. Their music is fast paced and infectious, they have an awesome stage presence, and it's just a rocking fun time overall. And the ticket prices are quite reasonable. Give this one a look.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 19 / SKYDIGGERS / ELGIN & WINTER GARDEN THEATRE / 189 YONGE / $29.50 - $39.50 / ALL AGES
If you're not familiar with local roots rockers Skydiggers, chances are that I don't care for you as a person. In all seriousness, this band has been remarkably consistent since releasing their self-titled debut album back in 1990, and their most recent release, a cover album featuring songs by a number of Canadian songwriters, was one of my favourite albums this year. As the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre just celebrated its centennial anniversary (hb!), this will be a great way to spend a Saturday night.
RECENTLY ANNOUNCED CONCERTS
- SPACEHOG / LEE'S PALACE / DECEMBER 11 / 7:30PM
- THE PIXIES / MASSEY HALL / JANUARY 15 / 8PM
- IMAGINE DRAGONS / AIR CANADA CENTRE / MARCH 4 / 7PM
WHAT WE GOT UP TO LAST WEEK
- Can Toronto save Canada's indie music scene?
- 5 can't-miss shows at Uma Nota 2013
- The 25 most famous Toronto bands
- Surfer Blood's weird name finally explained at Lee's
- What's happening with the El Mocambo renovations?
- Groundbreaking female DJ pays Footwork final tribute
- 5 reasons to have Healing Power Records on your radar
- Break Out Toronto Bands: Jessy Lanza
- 5 must-see shows at the 2013 X Avant Music Festival
Photo of Two Door Cinema Club courtesy of Laurence Burns on Flickr.