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Hot Ticket: April Music Calendar

I bet you thought that the absence of an April Music Calendar was an April fools joke, right? No, that was just me being scatterbrained. Here we go:

SAT, APRIL 7
- THE AIRFIELDS w/ The Butterfly Explosion @ Neutral
- THE SECRET HANDSNAKES (LAST SHOW), Terror Lake, Pinko Kronkite, Divorced @ Lola
- EXCLAIM! Hockey Hootenanny @ Lee's Palace, $6
- THE SILT (CD Release), The Sheet and Castlemusic @ The Tranzac, $10/$12
- DOC WALKER @ Jeff Healey's Roadhouse.
- JIMMY SWIFT BAND, w/ Germans, The Dunes @ Opera House, 19+, $12
- JACK DE KEYZER BAND @ Silver Dollar, 9 pm, $12.
- FUCKED UP, Iron Age, Rise and Fall, Hatred Surge and The Kill Decibel @ drift Skatepark (299 Augusta), all ages, $10.

SUN, APRIL 8
- ALLCAPS! Anniversary w/ Sharp Tongues, Traditions, Ghost is Dancing, D&DDD @ Whippersnapper Gallery, all ages, $7
- WAVELENGTH 358 co-presented with The Images Festival, featuring Tinkertoy with projectionists, Scarborough A/V, and DJ Destro @ Sneaky Dees, PWYC
- THE KLAXONS, Lees Palace, $15
- JIMMY SWIFT BAND @ the Opera House, $12
- THE 3TARDS, Matadors, Pantychrist, Fidget (benefit for breast cancer research) @ Kathedral, $10.
- HORSE THE BAND w/ #12 Looks Like You, Light This City, So Many Dynamos @ Opera House. $15

MON, APRIL 9
- "Wild Staggs & Pretty Mares" (old time mountain music featuring members of The Adorables, Cuff the Duke, Andyland, Paso Mino, The Bicycles, Laura Barrett, Revival Dear) @ the Embassy, 10pm, FREE
- PLACEBO w/ Evaline @ Guvernment. $28.50 at TM
- PAT METHENY, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard @ The Hummingbird, $57-$77
- THE EARLY NOVEMBER w/ The Rocket Summer, Melee, Nothing Ever Stays @ Opera House. $16, Early show: 6pm.
- GILBY CLARKE @ Phoenix, $22.50.
- BLUEGRASS MONDAYS w/ Chris Quinn, Marc Roy, more @ The Local
- THE KINGSWAY ACOUSTIC JAM w/ Derek Downham @ The Old Sod
- EARLY NOVEMBER @ the Opera House, $16

TUES, APRIL 10
- BLUE CHEER, An Albatross @ Sneaky Dee's, $14
- 2007 NATIONAL JAZZ AWARDS feat Dione Taylor, David Clayton Thomas, Hugh Fraser Band, Holly Cole, more @ Palais Royale Ballroom, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. $75
- OUTBRED INLAWS, Famous Monsters, Fresh Meat, Hollywood Swank, The New Effector @ The Kathedral, $5
- THE SLIP @ El Mocambo. $15 at RT, SS, TM

WED, APRIL 11
- TOKYO POLICE CLUB @ Mod Club, all ages, $14.50 (SOLD OUT)
- WOMBAT WEDNESDAYS w/ Great Bloomers, Numbers & Figures, This is Picture, Andrew Scott @ Tranzac, $5
- SEVENDUST w/ Red, Diecast @ Phoenix. $25.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Isla Craig w/ Eastern Wind, Storylane Road @ The Boat, $5
- CALLA @ Horseshoe, 9 pm, $10.
- AUTORICKSHAW (CD release) @ Lula Lounge. $10
- EMILY WEEDON AND DELTA @ Cameron House, all ages (5 pm), and 10 pm
- TEDDY BEARS @ Drake Hotel. $12
- CHEVELLE @ Opera House, all ages, $21.50
- JOSHUA RADIN @ El Mocambo, 19+, $13.50

THURS, APRIL 12
- SON VOLT, Jason Isbell @ Mod Club. $22.50
- DO MAKE SAY THINK @ Opera House, all ages, $15
- THE BLACK ANGELS, Vietnam @ The Horseshoe, $10.50
- SUNSET RUBDOWN w/ Xiu Xiu @ Lee's Palace. $13
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Healing Power with DJ Wolfgang @ The Boat, $5
- BASEMENT ARMS, Barons & Lengthy, The RAA @ Sneaky Dee's (20th Anniversary) 10pm, $5
- PEEPING TOM @ Phoenix. $24.50
- FOR THE MATHEMATICS, As the Poets Affirm, Sleeping Pilot, Il Attire @ The Drake Hotel, 8 pm, $7

FRI, APRIL 13
- HANK & LILLY, w/ The Handsome Furs (Dan Boeckner of Wolf Parade) @ Tiger Bar, $7
- UNCUT, Debaser, Fire Hydrant, Fjord Rowboat @ Sneaky Dee's, $7
- THE BOOKS, Mantler @ Opera House. $15
- RANDY BACHMAN @ Massey Hall, $39.50-$59.50
- SIMPLY SAUCER, Electoluminescent @ Ciao Edie. $20
- THE WIZARD OF ROCK, Best Friends Forever, Milkbag Brother @ The Press Club, $5
- KITTIE w/ Walls of Jericho, Neurosonic, I Killed The Prom Queen @ Funhaus, $22.50
- FRED EAGLESMITH @ El Mocambo, $18
- THE JIMMY SWIFT BAND @ Opera House. $12
- GRAYDON JAMES (CD release) @ Gladstone Hotel, 8:30 pm, $5

SAT, APRIL 14
- CLAP YOUR HANDS AND SAY YEAH @ Kool Haus, all ages, $24.75
- GREAT LAKE SWIMMERS @ Church of the Redeemer, 6 and 9 pm shows, $15
- CHRIS CORNELL @ Phoenix. $45
- THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA @ Massey Hall, $49.50-$69.50
- SIMPLY SAUCER, Electroluminescent @ Ciao Edie. $20
- GALACTIC @ Opera House, $20
- THE MARBLE INDEX, Infighter @ The Horseshoe Tavern
- MARIANAS TRENCH, Faber Drive @ Mod Club, all ages, $12.
- BETH IN BATTLE MODE (CD Release) w/ The Speaking Tongues @ Clinton's, $5 ($10 w/ cd)

SUN, APRIL 15
- WAVELENGTH 359 featuring The Robot Ate Me, Run Chico Run, Oak Island, DJ Eli! Eli! Eli! @ Sneaky Dees, PWYC
- THE DWARVES w/ The Heatskores, The Riptides, Maximum RNR @ Reverb. 5 pm
- LOREENA MCKENNITT@ Massey Hall, $59.50-$79.50.
- THE FIRST STEP, Black SS, About To Snap @ Adrift, all ages, 3 pm, $8
- DAN GOLDMAN featuring the St.Kitts String quartet, arranged by Owen Pallett, w/Ryan Driver and Snowblink @ The Tranzac, 5:30 open rehearsal, 7:30 show, PWYC/$6

MON, APRIL 16
- INTERPOL @ Elements (Kitchener)
- TRAMPOLINE HALL @ Sneaky Dee's, $5
- LOREENA MCKENNITT@ Massey Hall, $59.50-$79.50.
- CAITLIN SMITH w/ The Tiny Alligator Large Band @ Tranzac. $15

TUES, APRIL 17
- JOHN MAYER, Kathleen Edwards @ Air Canada Centre, doors 6:30 pm, $42.50-$69.50
- RJD2 w/ Busdriver, Happy Chichester @ Phoenix. $24.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Form One w/ Desiderata, Atrophy Manuscript @ The Boat, $5
- JOHN LEGEND, Corinne Bailey Rae @ Hummingbird Centre $39.50-$69.50.
- NAS @ Kool Haus, all ages, 10 pm, $44.50

WED, APRIL 18
- KAISER CHIEFS w/ The Walkmen @ Kool Haus. $27.50
- POOR PILGRIM w/ Muskox, Dan Goldman, M Mucci, w/ DJ Queef Encounter, 9:30pm, PWYC
- PUT ON YOUR DRINKING CAP RECORDS SHOWCASE, The Sweet Homewreckers, Matt Paxton & The Zero to Infinity Band, The Deviance, Country Church vs The Crotch Rockets @ The Horseshoe, $5

THURS, APRIL 19
- THE NEW GRUNGE Unplugged Food Bank Fundraiser, featuring members of Cold Dead Hands, Fine Motor Control, Fire Hydrant, First Person Shooter, Remainameless, Riders of the Revolution, Tripping Hazard and more! @ The Supermarket. $5 or non-perishable food donation
- PEOPLE FOR AUDIO, Forest City Lovers, Entire Cities @ the Drake
- BOOTLEG PARTY: The Diableros, The Airfields, guests, DJ Tyson @ Sneaky Dee's, PWYC
- ART BRUT @ Mod Club. $15.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Marienbad @ The Boat, $5
- WOODEN STARS (CD release) w/ Tusks @ Horseshoe. $10
- MONICA GERMINO @ The Music Gallery
- BASEMENT ARMS, Improv night with Ptarmigan, and The Woodchoppers Association @ The Cameron House, 10pm, PWYC
- HELLOGOODBYE, Boys Like Girls and The Hush Sound @ Kool Haus, all ages, doors 6 pm, $18.50.
- AQUALUNG @ Opera House, $15
- AIR GUITAR CANADA @ Lee's Palace, $7

FRI, APRIL 20
- LADYFEST FUNDRAISER w/ Galaxy, Republic of Safety, Kickers (Montreal), Carmen Elle, 123TEN! @ White Orchid, 9 pm
- FEMBOTS, Nathan Lawr & The Minotaurs @ The Music Gallery. $10 adv/$12 door.
- THE FRAMES @ The Phoenix, $15
- BILLY JOEL @ Air Canada Centre, $49.50-$145.
- 2 MANY DJs @ the Opera House, $20
- XBXRX @ Sneaky Dee's
- AL STEWART @ Hugh's Room, $35
- THE UNIONIST MINISTERS w/ The Kent Boys and Jonas Bonetta @ Rancho Relaxo. $5
- LIFETIME, The Draft, Hostage Life @ Kathedral, $17.50

SAT, APRIL 21
- BUDDY GUY @ Massey Hall, $49.50-$69.50
- VNV NATION @ The Docks, $28
- ANTELOPE, Rahim, Now Yr Taken + TBA @ Sneaky Dee's, 9pm, $7
- THINK ABOUT LIFE w/ Crystal Clyffs, Desiderata @ Rancho Relaxo. $8
- BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE and Escape The Fate @ Phoenix, all ages, 6 pm, $19.50.
- THE NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE @ Silver Dollar, 9 pm, $25
- PYRAMID CULTURE, Gravity Wave, Spooky Scarecrow, PDF Format @ Global Backpackers, 19+, no cover.
- THESE ELECTRIC LIVES, Kill The Lights, Fighter/Lover @ Lee's Palace, 19+, $8 cover.
- MARIPOSA EP RELEASE (Rescheduled) w/ Foxfire Forest @ the NOW Lounge, 10pm, $5

SUN, APRIL 22
- WAVELENGTH EARTH DAY EDITION feat Inside A Mind vs Colin Fisher, Toronto Poetry Slam Showcase, Mohogany Frog @ Sneaky Dees, pwyc
- OWEN PALLETT (violin), FRED FRITH (Brit/U.S. guitar improv legend), ANNE BOURNE (cello, voice)/JOHN OSWALD (sax) @ Music Gallery, 8 pm, $15
- BEAR PROOF SUIT, Terminal State, Our Father, Living In Darkness @ White Orchid, $5
- DIMMU BORGIR, Unearth, Devildriver and Kataklysm @ Kool Haus, all ages, doors 6:30 pm, $29.75.

MONDAY, APRIL 23
- DEERHUNTER @ Horseshoe, 9 pm, $10.

TUES, APRIL 24
- MODEST MOUSE @ Hummingbird Centre, 7 pm, $36.50-$42
- TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME, Badfish w/ Scotty Don't, The Johnstones, Staylefish @ Opera House. $18.50
- ANBERLIN @ the Phoenix, all ages, $16.50
- PATTY GRIFFIN @ Trinity-St Paul's, $29.50
- BADFISH @ the Opera House, $18.50

WED, APRIL 25
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Megan Hamilton, The Superfantastics, Ben Somer @ The Boat, $5
- JANN ARDEN @ Massey Hall, $49.50
- ANJANI @ the Drake, $25

THURS, APRIL 26
- FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY @ Phoenix
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Foxfire Forest, Flotilla, Sing Leaf @ The Boat, $5
- JANN ARDEN @ Massey Hall, $49.50
- ANJANI @ the Drake, $25
- THE SLACKERS @ the Mod Club, $16.50

FRI, APRIL 27
- CHRIST MULLIN FEST with You Chosen Two, Witches, Trudy Poot & Her Plurals, Tradition, Problem, the Patients, Lunchmeat, Jewelry Rat, Coyote on Peyote, Broken Tree Fort, Action Makes, 100% Wool @ White Orchid, $TBA
- AMON TOBIN @ Opera House. $TBA at RT, SS, TM
- DON'T BE SHY @ Drake Underground, $5
- INFIGHTER, Acrobat, The Hundreds and Thousands @ The Rivoli, $8
- LESBIANS ON ECSTASY @ Lee's Palace
- CANADIAN SMOOTH JAZZ AWARDS feat Warren Hill, Alexander Zonjic, Amy Sky, more @ Living Arts Centre, $60-$90

SAT, APRIL 28
- THE UNITED STEEL WORKERS OF MONTREAL, Ladies of the Canyon, Sunparlour Players @ Sneaky Dees, $7
- PRIESTESS @ Lee's Palace. $12.50
- SHITT HOTTT (CD Release) with DJs Cease and Desist @ White Orchid, $5
- ANAGRAM, No Dynamics, The Creeping Nobodies, Huckleberry Friends - The Great Hall Theatre Centre, 9pm FREE.
- JESSE COOK w/ Melissa McClelland @ Massey Hall, $38.50-$48.50
- FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES w/ Haste The Day, Maylene and the Sons of Disssaster, more @ Funhaus, 526 Queen W. $18 at RT, ST, TM
- SPYRO GYRA @ Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth. $26.50-$39.50
- BLUE ROOM, Nik beat and The Tyranny Of Love, Julie Hill and the poetiks as part of National Poetry Month @ Silver Dollar, 9 pm, $10.

SUN, APRIL 29
- WAVELENGTH 361 featuring The Luyas, Place Hands, DJ Shortstack @ Sneaky Dees, pwyc
- CAROLE KING - Tapestry TRIBUTE NIGHT @ The Boat, $5
- EVERCLEAR @ Lee's Palace. $25.50
- NORM HACKING, Selina Martin, Bill Heffernan, Glen Hornblast and Linda Saslove Socialist May Day Celebration @ Free Times Cafe, pwyc

MON, APRIL 30
- TRANS AM w/ Zombi @ Lee's Palace. $10.
- ROGER CLYNE @ Horseshoe. $10.50
- SIMPLY RED @ Hummingbird Centre, $25.50-$85.50
- THE CRIBS @ El Mocambo

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