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Hot Ticket: December Music Calendar


Here's what's on tap for December. Apparantly Christmas week is for sleeping till noon, laying around in your jams & eating cereal all day (*yayyy!*) - but the rest of the month is for ROCK.

Fri Dec. 1st -
- THE CONSTANTINES, LULLABYE ARKESTRA @ Lee's Palace, 10 pm, $17.50
- FORWARD, RUSSIA! @ Horseshoe Tavern, $13.50
- Pop Avant w/ THE HYLOZOISTS, WHIPOORWILL @ Music Gallery, 8 pm, $12 adv-$15 door
- EXCLAIM! Christmas Bash w/ THUNDERFANG, GIANT KILLER SHARK - The Musical @ Bovine Sex Club, $10

Sat Dec. 2nd -
- Care Canada benefit w/ THE CONSTANTINES, K-OS, JASON COLLETT @ Lee's Palace, 2 pm (all ages matinee), $16
- The Edge Electric Christmas w/ SILVERSTEIN, A WILHELM SCREAM, THE SLEEPING, I AM THE AVALANCHE, I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN @ the Phoenix, all ages, doors 5 pm, $17.50
- TOKYO POLICE CLUB, SPIRAL BEACH @ Horseshoe Tavern, $10
- CALL ME POUPEE, LES BREASTFEEDERS @ El Mocambo, $10
- THE NIGHTHAWKS @ Silver Dollar, 9 pm, $18

Sun Dec. 3rd -
- Chum/City Christmas Wish Rock-a-Thon w/ THICK HAWK, THE OSCILLATORS, CHRISTINA MITER, 13TH FLOOR, CINEMA, THE JONES, COLD DEAD HANDS, FINE MOTOR CONTROL, POWERPLANT, THE ATOMIC RAVENS, TRIPPING HAZARD, SOLITARY EXTRACTION, REMAINAMELESS, FIRST PERSON SHOOTER, WORLD 9 (*gasp for breath*).. @ O'Gradys 1 pm, $5 (for all that.. stuff!)
- GURU @ the Mod Club, $25
- WAVELENGTH w/ The Yoko Casinos, Steve Waterloo & the Asthma Attacks @ Sneaky Dee's, pwyc
- BACKSTABBERS COUNTRY STRING BAND @ the Gladstone, 5 pm, pwyc
- THE WOODCHOPPERS ASSOCIATION @ Tranzac, 10:30pm, pwyc
- THE INCIDENTALS @ Gorilla Monsoon, FREE!

Mon Dec. 4th -
- THE WHO @ Air Canada Centre. Long live rock (if you can afford it).
- JUKE KARTEL @ Mod Club, (all ages) 7 pm, $17.50

Tues Dec. 5th
- TWISTED SISTER @ Massey Hall (yes, Massey Hall), 8 p.m., $59.50-$49.50
- DANKO JONES, THE ILLUMINATI @ the Mod Club, $17.50

Wed Dec. 6th
- THE SUNPARLOUR PLAYERS, THE FEMBOTS @ Tranzac, 8:30pm, pwyc
- DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL @ Arrow Hall, all ages, $36
- NORTH OF SUMMER, KNOCK KNOCK GINGER, MARIPOSA @ The Boat, $5

Thur Dec. 7th
- ANDRE ETHIER, CHAD ROSS, KEN REAUME & BABY EAGLE @ Tranzac, 10 pm
- GARBAGE! VIOLENCE! ENTHUSIASM! (cd release), THE BLANKKET, HANK, IRON BITCHFACE, THE SHARP TONGUES @ Smiling Buddha, 9 pm, $5
- PSYCHIC ILLS, INDIAN JEWELRY, CREEPING NOBODIES, WYRD VISIONS @ Sneaky Dee's, $12
- RAISING THE FAWN, BELLEWOODS @ El Mocambo, $8
- EL VEZ @ Horseshoe Tavern, $16.50
- JAKALOPE, THE HOLLOW @ Mod Club, $16.50

Fri Dec. 8th
- NINJA HIGH SCHOOL, BARCELONA PAVILION, PYRAMID CULTURE @ Cat's Eye (150 Charles St. West), 9 pm, $5, all ages
- ZOMBI, MASERATI, LULLABYE ARKESTRA, DISGUISES @ Sneaky Dee's, $8
- SKIN TIGHT OUTTA SIGHT Biblical Burlesque @ Gladstone, $15

Saturday Dec. 9th
- MELIGROVE BAND, THE BICYCLES, THEIR MAJESTIES @ Mod Club, 6:30 pm, $10
- THE LOVELY FEATHERS, PLANTS AND ANIMALS, THE SLIP @ El Mocambo
- LES GEORGES LENINGRAD, KIDS ON TV, DUCHESS SAYS, DEMONSTRATIONS @ Sneaky Dee's, 10 pm, $12
- MAGNETA LANE, DIE MANNEQUIN, THE GHOST IS DANCING, FIVE BLANK PAGES @ Horseshoe Tavern, $10
- PROTEST THE HERO, I HATE SALLY, GOD FORBID, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT @ the Phoenix, all ages, 5 pm, $17.50
- OBVIOUSLY FIVE BELIEVERS, MAYLEE TODD @ The White Orchid Room, $5
- THE SLIP @ El Mocambo, $15

Sun Dec. 10th
- ALL CAPS! (all ages) featuring HENRI FABERGE & THE ADORABLES, OHBIJOU & more @ Whippersnapper Gallery. Craft sale 4pm, bands 7pm, $7
- Compose Yourself! Music Gallery fundraiser w/ ANDREW DOWNING (double bass), SCOTT GOOD (trombone), GEORDIE HALEY (guitar), KATHLEEN KAJIOKA (violin), TILMAN LEWIS (cello), JEAN MARTIN (drums), SANDRO PERRI (electronics), CASEY SOKOL (piano) and more @ Music Gallery, 8 pm, $25
- WAVELENGTH w/ Their Majesties, Young Galaxy, Rebekah Higgs @ Sneaky Dees, pwyc
- RANCID @ The Kool Haus, $23

Mon Dec. 11th
- RANCID, PLANET SMASHERS @ The Kool Haus, $23

Tues Dec. 12th
- THE LEMONHEADS @ Lees Palace, $20
- IN FLAMES, LACUNA COIL, THE SWORD, SEEMLESS @ Kool Haus, all ages, $27.50
- MR LIF, THE COUP @ the Mod Club, $20

Wed Dec. 13th
- SARAH HARMER, SAM ROBERTS, KATHLEEN EDWARDS, MATT MAYS Holiday Jam Benefit for Sick Kids @ the Phoenix, $40
- SEAN LENNON @ Opera House, $20
- NASSAU, THE EASY TARGETS, SPEAKING TONGUES, GRAVITY WAVE @ The Supermarket, $5

Thur Dec. 14th
- PDF FORMAT, THICKHAWK, THE THURSTONS @ The Boat, $5
- THERESA SOKYRKA @ Harbourfront ,$25
- CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, COBRA STARSHIP, ALL TIME LOW @ the Mod Club, all ages, $16.50
- ALEXISONFIRE @ Reverb
- GERMANS, BOCCE, FACELESS LAZERS @ Sneaky Dee's, $6

Fri Dec. 15th
- ELLIOTT BROOD, THE ACORN, SUNPARLOUR PLAYERS @ Lee's Palace, $12
- ILL SCARLETT, HOSTAGE LIFE, THE FLATLINERS @ the Mod Club, all ages, $15.50
- THESE ELECTRIC LIVES, RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, ANDYLAND @ Horseshoe Tavern, $7 (or $5 with food for the food bank)
- ALEXISONFIRE @ the Opera House (all ages)

Sat Dec. 16th
- SARAH SLEAN @ Harbourfront Centre, $22
- ALEXISONFIRE @ the Phoenix (all ages)
- WHITE COWBELL OKLAHOMA, GRIMSKUNK (cd release) @ Lee's Palace, $13
- JAMES BROWN IS DEAD dance party @ The Boat, $5
- GOD MADE ME FUNKY, HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, KATYE BURGESS @ El Mocambo, $12

Sun Dec. 17th
- HOWIE GELB @ Lee's Palace, $17.50
- WAVELENGTH w/ Your Band Sucks, Ghost Hands, Opopo @ Sneaky Dees, pwyc
- ALEXISONFIRE @ the Kool Haus (all ages)

on Dec. 18th
- ALEXISONFIRE, ATTACK IN BLACK @ the Kool Haus (all ages)

Tues Dec. 19th
- ALEXISONFIRE, ATTACK IN BLACK @ the Kool Haus (all ages), $26.50
- THE RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS, THE AUDITION, MADINA LAKE @ the Mod Club, all ages, $13.50

Wed Dec. 20th
- ALEXISONFIRE... (just kidding, it's done)
- BEDOUIN SOUNDCLASH @ the Opera House, $25
- ANDY KIM CHRISTMAS SHOW with The Bicycles, Emm Gryner, Stabilo and more @ the Mod Club, $20

Thur Dec. 21st
- JUSTIN RUTLEDGE, JIM BRYSON @ the Horseshoe Tavern, $12
- FEUERMUSIK, SANDBOX, INFINITE SYSTEMS @ Tranzac, $5
- NEVERENDING WHITE LIGHTS @ the Drake, all ages, $20.50
- LUPE FIASCO @ The Phoenix, $27.50

Fri Dec. 22nd
- NEVERENDING WHITE LIGHTS @ the Drake, all ages, $20.50
- THE SKYDIGGERS @ Horseshoe Tavern, $17.50

Sat Dec. 23rd
- NEVERENDING WHITE LIGHTS @ the Drake, all ages, $20.50
- THE SKYDIGGERS @ Horseshoe Tavern, $17.50

Sun Dec. 24th
(*mistletoe, carolling, and all that*)

Mon. Dec. 25th
(*festivus*)

Tues Dec. 26th
(*recovering*)

Wed Dec. 27th
(*still recovering*)

Thur Dec. 28th
A Tribute to the JESUS & MARY CHAIN w/ big constantly changing lineup of local bands @ Silver Dollar, $6

Fri Dec. 29th
- CITIES IN DUST, THE TWO KOREAS, COLD DEAD HANDS, GERMANS @ The Boat, $6
- THE SALADS, CRUSH LUTHER, YOUTHANASIA @ The Horseshoe Tavern, $10

Sat Dec. 30th
(*recovering in advance for wild New Years Eve party*)

Sun Dec. 31st
- JON RAE & THE RIVER@ Lee's Palace, $15
- THE SADIES @ the Horseshoe Tavern, $20
- ZOI ZOI dance party @ The Boat

Additions? Corrections? - Let us know in the comments!

(Constantines photo: Beth Hamill)


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