Hot Ticket for the week of July 10 - July 16
Tuesday July 11 - Pitter Patter Nights continue this Tuesday when Henri Faberge & The Adorables perform alongside side-project bands Township Expansion and Mal De Mer. Everything should get going by 9.30pm at The Session (512 Queen St W), and Pitter Patter nights are always pwyc (paywhatyoucan!) -- Garry
(and here's where we compete for your Saturday!)..
Saturday July 15 - Without a doubt one of this summer's greatest outdoor concerts will be Metric's Dog Day Afternoon at historic Fork York. The entire afternoon promises to entertain with performances by Fiery Furnaces, Holy F*ck, Secret Machines and Electric 6. (I'd like to go just to see Fiery Furnaces live; truly a unique artist). 3:30 PM @ Fort York (100 Garrison Road) $40 -- MikeR
Saturday, July 15 - The 60s and 70s were an important period in Canada's sonic history. After the government relaxed immigration policies in 1962, the nation saw a mass influx of folk from the West Indies. Here in Toronto, many Jamaican musicians settled, as did the music of their homeland. The ska, rocksteady and reggae of Kingston melded with the soul and R&B of North America to create a new breed of funk. Badass riddims that'll get yo' booty shakin' - this is music for the soul. This Saturday, for the first time in 30 years, several of the legendary artists on "Jamaica to Toronto: Soul, Funk & Reggae 1967-74" a compilation (released today!) that's as much a history lesson as it is sonic soul food, will reunite for a free show at Harbourfront. I'll see you on the dancefloor. 9:30pm, Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay W), free. -- Panthea
Saturday July 15 - And now for something completely different: From farrrr out in left field comes a hec-lectic night with Ottawa's electro-frantic noisepunks Daiquiri, Wolverine (featuring members of Ninja High School, Pyramid Culture, & Pony Cops), Hard Love In Times New Roman (a "font concept band" ?!? with members of Gastric Female Reflex), and A Million Crying Baby Lions. At The Press Club (850 Dundas West), 8pm, $5, ALL AGES -- Beth
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