This Week in Music: NXNE schedule, World Pride additions, Dan Deacon + DIANA, Skrillex, Chris Isaak
This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.
NXNE schedule announced
Summer shouldn't be stressful, and summer festivals definitely shouldn't be stressful, but we all know that life isn't fair. NXNE offers a few choices to Toronto music fans who possess varying degrees of neuroses/commitmentphobia (pass holders or not) each year.
World Pride line up additions
World Pride has puffed up its music line up: Yonge-Dundas Square will feature Against Me!, The Cliks, Robin S, CeCe Peniston, Rich Aucoin, and Hunter Valentine. Lydia Lunch and Pansy Division will be at Alterna-Queer (Alexander Parkette) and Peaches, Lightfires, Estelle, Kristina Maria, Diana King, Jully Black, the House of Xtravaganza Carole Pope, and the Parachute Club have been added as well. Check out the World Pride website here.
Dan Deacon, DIANA, Digits / May 29 / Adelaide Hall, (205 Adelaide St. West)
Affordable ticket of the week is this Red Bull Sound Select / Wavelength show at Adelaide Hall featuring heavy alteration: Dan Deacon, DIANA, and Digits share the bill. RSVP and show up early to get in for a mere $3.
Mothership Tour 2014 / May 30-31 / Echo Beach / 5pm / $75
I'll let Ben Boles take this one: we've heard your Skrillex jokes, and a lot of them are pretty funny, but the guy is a superstar for a reason, and it definitely isn't his haircut. Haters can hate, but the guy knows how to rock a giant festival stage. And really, what's wrong with bass lines that sound like Transformers puking?
Local hot ticket
Absolutely Free, Jason Doell, Swiss Dice / May 30 / 8pm / Mercer Union / 1286 Bloor West / $10
Mercer Union's gallery is always worth a visit, so long as the door price isn't a hundred billion dollars (for events it usually is). Absolutely Free, composer Jason Doell, and Swiss Dice will start your Friday off right.
Recently announced concerts
What we got up to this week
Dan Deacon photo by Caesar Sebastian on Flickr
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