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Hot Ticket: February Music Calendar


Ah February ... smallest month, smallest rock? Hellz no. Why, look at little ol' February's first day alone:

THUR, Feb 1
-"Get It To Go Green" benefit w/ OHBIJOU, KNOCK KNOCK (WHO'S THERE?), THE RUMOLI BROS., THE WILLIAMSON PLAYBOYS, RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE @ the Gladstone, 8 pm, $10
- HOLY FIELDS, LULLABYE ARKESTRA, JEWISH LEGEND @ El Mocambo
- BIRDS OF WALES, SIMON WILCOX => Rivoli, $8
- DESTRUCTION, SADUS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, BURN TO BLACK => Opera House (all ages), $26.50
- PONY UP!, SHITTHOTT, INFIGHTER, THE COAST @ Horseshoe, $7
- ROYAL WOOD (CD release), HARMONY TROWBRIDGE @ the Music Gallery, $10
- THE D'URBERVILLES, KNOCK KNOCK GINGER, more @ the Drake, $7
- "Inside the Musician's Studio" roundtable discussion w/ STEVE KADO, OWEN PALLETT, and CARL WILSON (Zoilus) @ Harbourfront Centre's Brigantine Room, 7 pm, $5 (note, this is not a concert, but due to it's content is so very worthy of a mention here).

But wait - act now and you get 27 more days! ---->

FRI, Feb 2
- DANDI WIND, KIDS ON TV, SONS OF BRIXTON @ Mod Club, $10
- THE GOLDEN DOGS, YOKO CASIONOS @ Lee's Palace, $8.50
- MOBILE @ Nathan Phillips Square, 8 pm FREE (WinterCity)
- BILLY TALENT, RISE AGAINST, ANTI-FLAG, MONEEN @ ACC, $25-$40
- OHBIJOU, FRIDAY MORNING'S REGRET, TIMBER TIMBRE @ the Horseshoe, $6
- SKRATCH BASTID, DAHLIA, MORE OR LES => Drake Underground, 11 pm, $5
- THE PATIENTS, PURPLE HILL, COYOTE ON PEYOTE, NICK FLANAGAN @ Sneaky Dee's, $6
- Ground Hog Day Metalfest w/ DESTRUCTOR, MANIAC, PARTYTANK, BLOOD CEREMONY @ the Kathedral, $10

SAT, Feb 3
- THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS (8 pm), SHAYE (5 pm), BRIAN BYRNE (3:30 pm), THE SUITS XL (2 pm), SPIRAL BEACH (12:30 pm) @ Nathan Phillips Square, FREE (WinterCity)
- Bob Marley Birthday Tribute (& Daily Bread food bank benefit) w/ THE IRIE BAND, MICHAEL GARRICK, DONNA MAKEDA, BLACK CHILD, KING SELAH, I-SAX, RESINATORS, HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, RASTA REUBEN & SELLASIE I POWER @ El Mocambo, $10
- THE ASSISTANTS (cd release), THE EASY TARGETS @ Sneaky Dee's, $6

SUN, Feb 4
- Toronto Live Music Photo Exhibit launch party w/DD/MM/YYYY, THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE, DAN WERB (Woodhands) @ the The Embassy, 6 pm, pwyc (Note of Great Importance: 2 of your very favourite BlogTO music writers are exhibitors at this, hence we strongly and shamelessly endorse this event).
- ENTIRE CITIES, WE TAKE LOVERS, (Wavelength) @ Sneaky Dee's, 10 pm, pwyc
- OH SUSANNA (5 pm), LORI NUIC (3:30 pm), MELISSA McCLELLAND (2 pm), PATRIZIA (12:30 pm) @ Nathan Phillips Square, FREE (WinterCity)
- INCUBUS @ Kool Haus (all ages)

MON, Feb 5
- ROB DICKINSON (Catherine Wheel) @ Lee's Palace, $16
- JAMES MCMURTRY, SCOTT B SYMPATHY @ El Mocambo, $15

TUES, Feb 6
- GRIZZLY BEAR, THE DIRTY PROJECTORS @ Lee's Palace, $10.50
- ROD STEWART @ ACC, $53.25-$125
- RUN WITH THE KITTENS @ Drake Lounge, 7 pm, free

WED, Feb 7
- APOSTLE OF HUSTLE @ the Rivoli, $10
- DEEP DARK UNITED, CUNTPUNCHER @ Press Club, pwyc

THUR, Feb 8
- Wavelength 350: 7th Anniversary w/ WYRD VISIONS, LAURA BARRETT, DOUBLE SUICIDE @ the Music Gallery, 9 pm, $5 - preceeded by panel discussion: "Diversity: Our Strength?" on race & the indie-music scene in Toronto, (7 pm, free).
- Now Magazine's Love & Sex Party w / FRITZ HELDER AND THE PHANTOMS, THE NEW CITIES, SYNTONICS, SKIN TIGHT OUTTA SIGHT BURLESQUE + Host MYSTERION THE MINDREADER @ the Drake, $10
- THE TRAGICALLY HIP, BUCK 65 @ ACC, $39.50-$75

FRI, Feb 9
- Wavelength 350: 7th Anniversary w/ ROZASIA, ETAOIN SHRDLU, SKUNT, FUCKED UP, DJ Barbi @ The Horseshoe, 9:30 pm
- HOSTAGE LIFE, ATTACK IN BLACK, THE SURPLUS SONS @ the Mod Club (all ages early show), $12.50
- PLANET SMASHERS, THE FLATLINERS, THE JOHNSTONES, THE EXPOS @ Opera House (all ages), $13.50
- HOLLYWOOD SWANK (CD release), @ Sneaky Dee's, $6

SAT, Feb 10
- Wavelength 350: 7th Anniversary w/ THINK ABOUT LIFE, THE GUEST BEDROOM, ANIMALMONSTER, THE WINKS, DRUMHELLER @ Salem's Loft, 10 pm
- JOEY WRIGHT (Sarah Harmer/Crazy Strings/Jenny Whiteley mandolin/guitarist) CD release party @ Dakota Tavern
* KRISTINE SCHMITT AND THE POWERS THAT BE => Gate 403, 396 Roncesvalles Ave, 9 pm
- HINDER, BLACK STONE CHERRY @ Kool Haus, all ages, $24.50
- THE DYLAN TREE @ the Silver Dollar, $10pm
SUN, Feb 11
- Wavelength 350: 7th Anniversary w/ LULLABYE ARKESTRA, GARBAGE! VIOLENCE! ENTHUSIASM!, MORE OR LES, I HAVE EATEN THE CITY @ Sneaky Dee's, 10 pm

MON, Feb 12
- MIDLAKE, ST VINCENT @ Lee's Palace, $10

TUES, Feb 13
- ANDY KIM, EMM GRYNER, DANNY MICHAEL, ROYAL WOOD, TERRENCE GOWAN AND TIM BOVACONTI @ C'est What, 9 pm

WED, Feb 14
- BRAMPTON INDIE ARTS FESTIVAL w/Andy Kim, The Diableros, Ultramagnus, Raised By Swans, Romeo Liquor Store and more (see website for schedule & times), $15/night or $40 for 4-day festival pass.

THUR, Feb 15
- BRAMPTON INDIE ARTS FESTIVAL w/The Meligrove Band, Final Fantasy, Polmo Polpo, The Bicycles, The Sour Keys, The Postage Stamps, Marc Ribot and more (see website for schedule & times), $15/night or $40 for 4-day festival pass.
- APOSTLE OF HUSTLE @ the Rivoli, $10
- DEMON'S CLAWS, NO DYNAMICS @ Silver Dollar
- JOSH RITTER @ the Horseshoe, $15

FRI, Feb 16
- BRAMPTON INDIE ARTS FESTIVAL w/Jon Rae & the River, Ohbijou, Violet Archers, Kids On TV, Laura Barrett, Baby Eagle, The Acorn and more (see website for schedule & times), $15/night or $40 for 4-day festival pass.
-SILVERCHAIR @ Kool Haus (all ages)
- PATRICK WATSON, more @ Rivoli, $8
- TEITUR @ the Drake, $17.50
- SAMBA SQUAD @ the Mod Club, $10

SAT, Feb 17
- BRAMPTON INDIE ARTS FESTIVAL w/Elliot Brood, Istvan Kantor, Mission District, Patrick Watson, Matias, Ghost Is Dancing, and more, including a special Q&A session with Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh (see website for schedule & times), $15/night or $40 for 4-day festival pass.
- KISS ME DEADLY), TUSKS, CRYSTAL CLYFFS @ the Drake, $5
- GEOFF BERNER cd release, BOB WISEMAN @ Tranzac, all ages, $8

SUN, Feb 18
- Wavelength 351 w/ JEWISH LEGEND, BASEMENT ARMS, TERROR LAKE, @ Sneaky Dee's, 10 pm, pwyc
- ALLCAPS! w/ KIDS ON TV, FEMME GENERATION, WOODHANDS @ Whippersnapper Gallery, $
- ALL THAT REMAINS, MISERY SIGNALS, CELLADOOR, THE HUMAN ABSTRACT @ Opera House, all ages, $17.50
- JACK'S MANNEQUIN, HEAD AUTOMATICA @ Guvernment, all ages, 5:30 pm, $22.50

MON, Feb 19
- JACK BAUER @ "24", on your TV, free.

TUES, Feb 20
- JULIE DORION, WHOOLY LEAVES, BABY EAGLE @ the Drake, $17
- APPLES IN STEREO @ Lee's Palace, $15.50
- PAPA ROACH, IT DIES TODAY, KILL HANNAH @ the Phoenix, all ages, $27.50
- JEN MILITIA cd release @ Horseshoe, 9 pm
- GYPSY KINGS @ Hummingbird Centre, $42.50-$89.50

WED, Feb 21
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS w/ We're For Barton, Adverteyes, The Morning Electric @ The Boat, $5
- EMILY WEEDON & DELTA @ The Cameron House, pwyc

THUR, Feb 22
- BASEMENT ARMS, THE POSTAGE STAMPS, HEROES AND VILLIANS (CD Release Party) @ Lees Palace, $10 adv/$12 door
- TRADITION CREATES (Cd Release Show), NIFTY, BROKEN TREE FORT, GHOST HANDS @ Sneaky Dee's, 9 pm, $5
PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Death and Taxes, B.A. Johnson, Rigor Mortis Got Me Down (a Zombie Musical) @ The Boat, $5

FRI, Feb 23
- SPARKLEHORSE, JESSE SYKES & THE SWEET HEREAFTER @ the Mod Club, $21
- FJORD ROWBOAT, RAISED BY SWANS @ El Mocambo, $5

SAT, Feb 24
- CUFF THE DUKE @ Horseshoe, $12
- GERMANS cd release @ Sneaky Dee's
- SERENA RYDER @ Mod Club, $18.50
- CHANTAL KREVIAZUK, RAINE MAIDA @ Massey Hall, $35-$45

SUN, Feb 25
- HOT MONOGAMY, GRAVITY WAVE, WE SHOULD HAVE A MEETING, DJ Puke Skyrocker @ Sneaky Dee's, 10 pm, pwyc (Wavelength)
- TEN SECOND EPIC @ the Mod Club
- THE MATCHES @ El Mocambo (all ages), $14.50

MON, Feb 26
- GUSTER, MASON JENNINGS @ the Phoenix, $20

TUES, Feb 27
- BRIGHT EYES @ Opera House
- SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR @Hummingbird Centre, $35-$75 (Feb 27 & 28)
- KILLSWITCH ENGAGE @ Kool Haus (all ages) $30

WED, Feb 28
- SWITCHFOOT, COPELAND @ Guvernment (all ages), $26.50

(New Pornographers photo: Rock Paper Pixels)


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