Radar: Flying Lotus with Thundercat, We Women Warriors, Elizabeth Ruth, Poetry In Voice Nationals
Toronto events on May 15th, 2013
MUSIC | Flying Lotus with Thundercat at the Sound Academy
Flying Lotus is considered by many to be one of the great musical minds of recent times. Boasting Alice Coltrane as his aunt, FlyLo certainly lives up to this distinguished musical lineage in creating a new voice and direction for electronic music, evolving in an almost 'psychedelic' direction for instrumental hip hop, or "beat" music, as he calls it. Be warned, though: Flying Lotus live is a very different, much more upbeat and party-style experience than the deep cerebral tracks that are found on his albums. Tonight at what should be a rager at the Sound Academy, frequent collaborator and bass wizard, Thundercat, whose new single, Oh Sheit's It's X is making waves, will be in the house as well. This one will be heavy!
Sound Academy (11 Polson Street) 8PM $24
FILM | Amnesty International "Films for Change" Series: screening of WE WOMEN WARRIORS
Amnesty International Toronto's "Films for Change" series begins tonight at the Carlton Cinema. We Women Warriors is a doc by filmmaker Nicole Karsin, who has spent time in Colombia as a journalist. The film revolves around three Colombian women who use non-violent means to defend their communities and show resistance to attacks in their war-torn homeland. Amnesty International's Week of Action is focused on Colombia, and the deadly conflicts that threaten its people, and this week-long campaign intends to raise awareness of the situation there. Amnesty International Canada's campaign representative for Latin America, Kathy Price, will lead a discussion following tonight's film.
Carlton Cinema (20 Carlton Street) 7PM PWYC ($7 suggested)
BOOKS & LIT | The eh List Author Series - Elizabeth Ruth
Canadian author, Elizabeth Ruth, will read from her novel, Matadora this evening, as part of The eh List Author Series at the Toronto Reference Library. Ruth hails from Windsor originally, but has resided in both the United States and Colombia. Nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize (and other awards), for her first novel, Ten Good Seconds of Silence, Ruth has acted locally as an important figure in the TO literary scene. She also founded "Clit Lit", a monthly reading series for TO lesbian writers. Tonight's reading will be followed by an interview with journalist Susan G. Cole.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 7PM
MUSIC | COLISEUM, CALIFORNIA X w/ Greys, TV Freaks, Cellos
Coliseum descends upon The Horseshoe tonight. This punk rock trio from Louisville has just released its fourth album, Sister Faith, which includes guest appearances from members of Sebadoh and Boris, and is making its way around the continent, spreading the good word. This is going to be a "full on" night of hard hitting sounds, with three other bands also on the bill: California X, from Amherst, Massachusetts; TO's own Greys; TV Freaks from Hamilton; and Cellos from Windsor.
Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 8:30 $8
Also Of Note
- Poetry In Voice National Finals, hosted by Johanne Blais
- CRAZY STRINGS: High Lonesome Wednesdays (Traditional Bluegrass)
- KING CREEP (debut) w/MEXICAN SLANG, SERENGHETTO and DUMB MOMS
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