Radar: Majical Cloudz, Candice Breitz, Bidder 70, The Dove in Bathurst Station, Audiopollination
Toronto events on September 17th, 2013
MUSIC | Majical Cloudz w/ Matthew E. Duffy at Wrongbar
Montreal-based duo, Majical Cloudz, hit Wrongbar tonight. This duo, made up of Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto deliver largely atmospheric and brooding tunes slightly reminiscent of Coldplay's slower moments (perhaps because Welsh's voice has been said to sound a little like Chris Martin's), but with a bit more of an electronic flavour. Their most recent release, Impersonator, made the 2013 Polaris Music Prize longlist. They have played NXNE, festivals in the US, and rumours have it that Welsh's singing brings audience members to tears, so bring some tissues, perhaps? Tonight's opener is fellow Montrealer Matthew E. Duffy.
Wrongbar (1279 Queen Street West) 8PM $12
ART | Nomadic Resident: Candice Breitz
The Faculty of Art at OCAD University has just begun its Nomadic Resident program, welcoming well-known South African artist, Candice Breitz, who will hold the resident position until the end of this week. Tonight, Breitz will deliver a public talk, entitled From A to B and Back Again, describing her creative practice, as well as the origin and development of some of her newer pieces. Brietz, a tenured professor at the Braunschweig University of Art, has recently spent a considerable amount of time working and creating in various global locales.
OCAD University Auditorium (100 McCaul Street) 6:30PM
FILM | Bidder 70, Cinema Politica at The Bloor
Cinema Politica is a regular film night at the The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema devoted to the screening of films that offer an independent political commentary and viewpoint, with a discussion period following the films. Tonight's feature is Bidder 70, a 2012 documentary chronicling climate activist Tim DeChristopher's battle against the US oil and gas industry. In 2008, DeChristopher wreaked havoc at an oil industry land auction, participating clandestinely as "Bidder 70" and stopping the industry from allegedly "land grabbing" 22,000 acres. Subsequently, Tim DeChristopher gained traction as a protester and was imprisoned, but not before becoming an icon of "civil disobedience".
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 6:30PM PWYC
BOOKS & LIT | "The Dove in Bathurst Station" book launch
Toronto-based author, Patricia Westerhof, launches her new novel, The Dove In Bathurst Station, tonight at the Gladstone Hotel. Westerhof spent her childhood in both Alberta and Holland, and memories of these two places figured prominently in her first novel, Catch Me When I Fall. Westerhof has also co-authored a textbook for students of creative writing, and is currently active as a teacher, as well. The Dove in Bathurst Station features a protagonist who is a guidance counselor, struggling with her occupation and her domestic life. Tonight's book launch will also feature musical guests, Mr. Bennett and Tessa Romanow.
The Melody Bar at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) 7PM
Also Of Note
Photo of Majical Cloudz