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Hot Ticket: June Music Calendar

June may be host to the much-hyped North By Northeast, but Toronto does not live by media blitz alone ... there is more, so much more!! -

FRI, JUNE 1
- JILL BARBER, Andre Ethier @ Mod Club, $14
- THE PIPETTES @ Lee's Palace. $15
- SAFFIRE THE UPPITY BLUES WOMEN @ Silver Dollar. $18
- PHILIP GLASS (Luminato Festival) @ Elgin Theatre, $25-$125.
- AND MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY w/ Jewish Legend, Gravity Wave, Chad Ross @ El Mocambo, $10
- VICTORIA BANKS @ Hugh's Room
- BOBBY DREADFULL, The Breasted Superheroes @ Horseshoe Tavern, $6
- THE BLUE DEMONS, The Heart Eaters, The Robots and The Burnin Sands, Great Lakes Surf Battle @ Rancho Relaxo

SAT, JUNE 2
- THE SEA AND CAKE w/ The Zincs @ Mod Club. $18, Early show: 7pm.
- FUCKED UP w/ Aids Wolf, Uncut, Wyrd Visions @ Tranzac. $10
- JOSS STONE w/ Ryan Shaw, Javier @ Kool Haus. $33.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Mariposa, DJ Chili Palmer @ The Boat, $5
- GREGORY CHARLES @ Danforth Music Hall, $42.50-$49.50
- A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, For That Day, Fjord Rowboat and Co-pilot @ Sneaky Dee's, $5 adv/$7 door.
- MUHTADI DRUMMERS as part of Luminato Festival @ Queen's Park, noon-8 pm, free.
- PROTEST THE HERO, All That Remains @ Opera House, $22.50.
- JIM BRYSON @ Horseshoe. $10.50
- THE VON DRATS, The Reverb Syndicate, The Burning Sands and The Eradicators @ Cadillac Lounge.

SUN, JUNE 3
- REGURGITATE w/ Fuck The Facts, more @ Metal Bar, $15
- LONEY, DEAR @ Lee's Palace. $12
- THE DUDES w/ The Rural Alberta Advantage, more @ Drake Hotel. $10.
- THE GREAT CANADIAN VOCAL MUSIC PROJECT CD release feat the Belleville Centennial Secondary School Choir, more @ Hugh's Room. $18

MON, JUNE 4
- HAWKSLEY WORKMAN (9:30), The Stills (8 pm) @ Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage, free
- CSS @ Horseshoe Tavern, 9 pm, $17.50
- THE CLIENTELE w/ Beachhouse, more @ El Mocambo. $22.50
- SANDY FOSTER @ Lula Lounge. $10

TUES, JUNE 5
- NXNE WHITE RIBBON CAMPAIGN BENEFIT SHOW feat Jill Barber, Luke Doucet, Justin Rutledge, Ron Sexsmith, more @ Phoenix, $27.50-$75
- SKINNY PUPPY @ Kool Haus, all ages, $29.50.
- THE NATIONAL @ Opera House, $15
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Rebekah Higgs, Intransit, Erika Werry @ The Supermarket, $5
- HEY OCEAN! @ The Horseshoe 9 p.m. free

WED, JUNE 6
- KEREN ANN @ Rivoli, $15
- ESTHERO @ the Mod Club, $26.50
- BUFFALO TOM @ the Horseshoe Tavern
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, More Or Les, The Peter Project, The Lymbyc Systym @ The Boat, $5
- BRIAN AUGERS OBLIVION EXPRESS @ Healey's Roadhouse, 9 pm, $20
- OZOMATLI @ Opera House, $20
- SPANISH HARLEM ORCHESTRA @ Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage, 9:30 pm, free.

THURS, JUNE 7
- NXNE Night #1 @ various venues around the city (stay tuned for full BlogTO coverage)
- K'NAAN (8pm), LILA DOWNS (9:30 pm) @ Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage, free.
- INTERPOL @ Guvernment, $25
- ROTTING CHRIST w/ In Aeternum, Recuscitator, Eclipse Eternal @ Funhaus, $20
- PORK BELLY FUTURES CD release @ Hugh's Room, $16-$18
- THE MUSEUM PIECES w/ The Saffron Sect, Birds Across Water @ Tranzac. $8
- NO SHAME : ALL PURPOSE VOLTAGE HEROES, Sports, The Band, Garbage! Violence! Enthusiasm! @ The Tiger Bar, $5

FRI, JUNE 8
- NXNE Night #2 @ various venues around the city (stay tuned for full BlogTO coverage)
- DINOSAUR JR @ Phoenix, $34.50
- SERENA RYDER @ Danforth Music Hall, $24.50
- SULTANS OF STRING CD release @ Hugh's Room. $15
- LOVERBOY @ Jeff Healey's Roadhouse, $25.
- BUCKWHEAT ZYDECO (8pm), DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND (9:30 pm) @ Harbourfront Centre Concert Stage, free

SAT, JUNE 9
- NXNE Night #3 @ various venues around the city (stay tuned for full BlogTO coverage)
- BRUCE PENINSULA with Castlemusic, Timber Timbre, Katie Stelmanis @ The Music Gallery, $8
- SLIM TWIG, The Pink Noise, 2x the Mono @ the Tranzac, pwyc
- URGE OVERKILL @ Lee's Palace. $20
- C'MON, The Diodes + more @ Yonge/Dundas Square. Show 6 pm, free.
- ILL SCARLET @ Opera House, (as part of NXNE first 400 wristbands admitted)
- BRUTAL KNIGHTS, La Fraction (France), Cobra Noir, Vicious Cycle, Dangerloves @ White Orchid, early show 6pm, $10

SUN, JUNE 10
- FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE @ Lee's Palace, $22.50
- DYING FETUS w/ Bloodshoteye, Covenance, more @ Funhaus, $18.50
- THE VALERIAN REVUE 2.6: Matthew DeZoete, Ben Sures, & Jason Bajada @ Mitzi's Sister, 8:30 pm, pwyc
- ALBERT HAMMOND JR w/ Dead Trees @ Opera House. $20

MON, JUNE 11
- RUFUS WAINWRIGHT @ Music Hall, all ages, doors 7 pm, $37.50
- THE LONG BLONDES w/ Nicole Atkins, The Sea @ Lee's Palace. $15
- THE HORRORS @ Mod Club. $16.50
- BUCK BROTHERS @ Drake Hotel, free
- MISSISSIPPI KINGS w/ The Balling Jacks, Sojourn @ Horseshoe Tavern, 9pm, free

TUES, JUNE 12
- KINGS OF LEON w/ Snowden @ Kool Haus. $27.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Sliverous Bush, Made This Mistake, Roflcopter @ The Supermarket, $5
- BRAKES BRAKES BRAKES w/ Pela, Electric Soft Parade @ Lee's Palace. $10.50
- GLOBAL DIVAS Benefit for St Stephen's Community House feat Jane Bunnett, The Spirits of Havana, more @ Palais Royale, $30
- BASEMENT ARMS (as Sliverous Bush) @ The Supermarket, $5

WED, JUNE 13
- DORO @ Funhaus, $17.50
- MADELEINE PEYROUX w/ Leon Redbone @ Massey Hall, $39.50-$59.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Maylee Todd w/ Adam Balie, Emer, DJ Chili Palmer @ The Boat, $5
- THE EVENS @ Whippersnapper Gallery, $8

THURS, JUNE 14
- THE VEILS @ El Mocambo, $12
- THE TOM FUN ORCHESTRA, The Patients, Young Rival @ The Horseshoe Tavern, $7
- DANIELLE DUVAL CD RELEASE w/ Seedy Ease @ The Supermarket, $5
- MUSIC GALLERY'S SUMMER BBQ feat Tim Hecker, Phill Niblock, more @ Music Gallery, 6 pm, $15
- NANCY WHITE, Lorraine Mcdonald, Shelley Posen, Mike Ford and others as part of Canoe Songs @ Hugh's Room, $14-$16

FRI, JUNE 15
- THE HIDDEN CAMERAS @ Phoenix. Early show 6 pm, $13
- ZAKI IBRAHIM w/ Thomas Williams, more @ El Mocambo. $10
- JENN GRANT @ Horseshoe. $8
- STEPHEN STILLS @ Danforth Music Hall, $49.50
- SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES, Johnny Rawls, Darrell Nulisch, Shakura S'Aida, David Rotundo and others (Distillery Blues Festival), 6 pm, free.
- DARREN HAYES @ Mod Club. $25
- JAZZ IN THE CITY feat John Alcorn, Micah Barnes, more @ Revival, $45
- MAROON 5 @ Lee's Palace, $40

SAT, JUNE 16
- THE REASON, The Junction @ the Mod Club, $12.50
- THE JOYLESS STREETS (Halifax) DJ Lawrence @ The Neutral, PWYC before 11:30 pm/$5 after
- RAY EDGE @ Hugh's Room, $12-$14.
- EDDIE TURNER @ Silver Dollar. $18
- SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES, Johnny Rawls, Darrell Nulisch, Shakura S'Aida, David Rotundo and others (Distillery Blues Festival), 6 pm, free.
- I.AN.EYE @ Trane Studio, 10 pm, $10.
- PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SOUND, Woman's Worth, Ghostlight, Barf, Pigeons! @ Teranga, 9 pm, $7

SUN, JUNE 17
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Sheesham & Lotus w/ The Kent Boys @ The Boat, $5
- SUGAR RAY & THE BLUETONES, Johnny Rawls, Darrell Nulisch, Shakura S'Aida, David Rotundo and others (Distillery Blues Festival), 6 pm, free.

MON, JUNE 18

TUES, JUNE 19
- CYNDI LAUPER, Erasure, Debbie Harry, Dresden Dolls and The Gossip, True Colors benefit @ Molson Amphitheatre, 6 pm, $42.50-$95.50.
- THE AUDITION w/ All Time Low, New Atlantic, The Graduate @ El Mocambo. $12.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Fury and The Mouse @ The Boat, $5
- OLIFIDDLE @ feat Jesse Cook, Stephen Fearing, Liam Titcomb, more. Hugh's Room. $30
- TINA DICO @ the Drake, $13.50

WED, JUNE 20
- EVAN DANDO @ Lee's Palace, $23.50
- BASEMENT ARMS w/ The Unsettlers, Willam Daniels, Hamilton Trading Co, DJ Chili Palmer @ The Boat, $5
- DECONSTRUCTIONALIST MUSIC NIGHT, with The Gravity Wave, Ptarmigan, The Phoenix Lights Band @ The Cameron House, $5
- THE SCENE w/TBA @ The Horseshoe, $5
- PILOT SPEED, Kill The Lights @ Mod Club, $20
- HEARTLESS BASTARDS @ El Mocambo, $10

THURS, JUNE 21
- THE AIRFIELDS @ the Silver Dollar, pwyc
- SHINY TOY GUNS w/ The Hourly Radio @ Mod Club. Early show 7 pm
- MANU CHAO, Radio Bemba Sound System @ Kool Haus, all ages, $35
- CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE Eagles' Hotel California @ Phoenix
- NO SHAME w/ Proof Of Ghosts, Ghost Hands, Slim Twig @ The Tiger Bar, $5

FRI, JUNE 22
- THE FRAY, Ok GO! and Mae @ Molson Amphitheatre, doors 5:30 pm, $25-$45
- MIKE RELM @ Mod Club. $12
- IN-FLIGHT SAFETY w/ The Besnard Lakes, Jade McNelis @ Horseshoe. $10
- THE VIBRATORS, Automatix, more @ Lees Palace, 9 pm, $12.50

SAT, JUNE 23
- INDIGO GIRLS on Pride Week's Main Stage
- THE EX @ Lee's Palace, $12
- HEROES & VILLAINS, Fire Hydrant, Cold Dead Hands, Hamilton Trading Co. @ Ciao Edie. $5
- THE UNDERSIRABLES CD release @ Hugh's Room, $15-$17.
- HI-5 @ Hummingbird Centre, $25-$39.50
- OBVIOUSLY FIVE BELIEVERS, Barons and Lengthy, DJ Lawrence @ The Neutral, PWYC before 11:30 pm/$5 after

SUN, JUNE 24
- CAROL KING TAPESTRY TRIBUTE @ The Boat, $5

MON, JUNE 25
- THE FIERY FURNACES @ the Horseshoe Tavern, $20 adv/$25 door
- TIM MCGRAW and Faith Hill @ ACC, 7:30 pm, $69.50-$119.50.

TUES, JUNE 26
- THE MOIST TOWLETTES, The Bicycles @ Lee's Palace, $8
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Kover, Eisenhauer @ The Boat, $5
- HERBIE HANCOCK, as part of Toronto Jazz Festival @ Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, $45-$95
- TAXI CHAIN @ CD release, Hugh's Room

WED, JUNE 27
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, The Speaking Tongues w/ Slowking, The Machines, DJ Chili Palmer @ The Boat, $5
- BEBEL GILBERTO and Federico Aubele @ Mod Club, $30.
- THE BOGGS @ Sneaky Dees, free

THURS, JUNE 28
- BISHOP ALLEN, The Teeth @ Lee's Palace, $10
- CESARA EVORA, Seu Jorge @ Roy Thomson Hall, $49.50-$69.50
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Gravity Wave, DJ Chili Palmer @ The Boat, $5
- BOYS NIGHT OUT w/ St Alvia Cartel, Simcoe Street Mob @ Reverb. $13.50
- NO SHAME, The Incidentals, The Rural Alberta Advantage, Entire Cities @ The Tiger Bar, $5
- THE LAWS CD release @ Hugh's Room, $tba.

FRI, JUNE 29
- JON RAE & THE RIVER @ the Horseshoe Tavern, $13
- KID KOALA w/ Abdominal, DJ Fase @ Mod Club. $20
- BLUEVENUS and Emma-Lee @ Ciao Edie Roxxx, $5.

SAT, JUNE 30
- WILCO w/ Low @ Massey Hall, $39.50-$44.50
- CALVIN JOHNSON & JULIE DOIRON @ Music Gallery, $15
- TRANZAC OPEN HOUSE, Rock Plaza Central, St. Dirt Elementary School, Laura Barrett, Nathan Coles Outfit, Double Suicide, Mantler, The Unicycles, Bahai Cassette, Nigunim,The Morris Men @ the Tranzac, doors 7 pm, $10 adv/$12 door.
- THE EATONS, DJ Lawrence @ The Neutral, PWYC before 11:30 pm/$5 after
- PITTER PATTER NIGHTS, Eden Ants, The Racket, DJ Chili Palmer @ The Boat, $5
- ICE CREAM SUMMER FEST feat New Edition, SWV, Donell Jones, more @ Molson Amphitheatre, $65-99.50
- RICKIE LEE JONES @ Danforth Music Hall, $39.50
- PRIDE TIGER, Die Mannequin, more @ Lees Palace, 9pm

(Hidden Cameras photo: Rock Paper Pixels. The Hidden Cameras play the Phoenix on June 15th!)


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