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Live music picks for WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 through TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2009.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 & THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 / WILCO / MASSEY HALL / 178 VICTORIA ST / $39.50+ / ALL AGES
Chicago legends WILCO will play two nights at Massey Hall, joined by Australian singer/songwriter LIAM FINN. Jeff Tweedy & company's most recent effort "Wilco (The Album)" is their most accessible yet, offering up eleven solid indie rock tracks tinged with hints of Americana soul and country, including a beautiful duet with FEIST.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 14 / PORTUGAL. THE MAN / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN ST W / $15 / 19+
Wasilla, Alaska's PORTUGAL. THE MAN bring their experimental jams to the Shoe in support of their latest offering "The Satanic Satanist." Joined by indie rockers DRUG RUG and a special guest TBA, PTM are a live act not to be missed, fusing elements of blues, soul and folk into a cohesive experimental indie rock style. With recent internet love from Kanye and JT, it looks like their DIY approach is about to pay off.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 / MOST SERENE REPUBLIC / MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE ST / $15 / ALL AGES
Signed to Arts & Crafts, Milton's THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC bring their tense and unpredictable brand of indie-rock to the Mod Club on Thursday night. Touring in support of "...And the Ever Expanding Universe," TMSR are a live act incapable of remaining stagnant for any extended period of time. Don't miss the opening set from Seattle's GRAND ARCHIVES.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 & SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 / CUFF THE DUKE / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN ST W / $12.50 / 19+
Oshawa natives CUFF THE DUKE headline back-to-back nights at the Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, joined by NYC indie outfit LA STRADA. Unsigned indie-rockers BOYS WHO SAY NO will open Friday, and fellow local roots-rock act GREAT BLOOMERS will open on Saturday. CUFF THE DUKE are fresh off the release of their 4th studio LP "Way Down Here," recorded and produced by BLUE RODEO's Greg Keelor.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 17 / ALL CAPS! ISLAND SHOW / ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT / 443 LAKESHORE AVE, WARD'S ISLAND / $10/PWYC / ALL AGES
Co-presented by Wavelength, this all-day island festival takes place at Artscape Gibraltar Point, a 100-year-old school that has been converted into a work and living space for artists. Features performances from WE TAKE LOVERS, ADAM & THE AMETHYSTS, SNOWBLINK, CARMEN ELLE, GHOSTLIGHT, BRIAN BORCHERDT (of HOLY FUCK), SUN RA RA RA, TIMES NEUE ROMAN and GREAT BLOOMERS.
MONDAY OCTOBER 19 / RAIN MACHINE / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR ST W / $15 / 19+
NYC multi-instrumentalist Kyp Malone has been keeping busy in wake of his band TV ON THE RADIO's recently announced hiatus, having already recorded and released a solo effort under the moniker RAIN MACHINE, released three weeks ago through AN TI- Records. He'll showcase his widely expressive vocal range at Lee's with support provided by Brooklyn's SHARON VAN ETTEN.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 20 / LUCERO / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR ST W / $16.50 / 19+
LUCERO bring their "Ramblin' Roadshow & Memphis Revue" to Lee's alongside AMY LAVERE and CEDRIC BURNSIDE & LIGHTNIN' MALCOLM for a night of soul, blues and folk-influenced indie rock. LUCERO's newest LP "1372 Overton Park" was just released this past week, their sixth full length and first on a major label.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 20 / DEAD MAN'S BONES /
MUSIC GALLERY OPERA HOUSE / 735 QUEEN ST E / $15 / ALL AGES
Canadian RYAN GOSLING and fellow actor ZACH SHIELDS showcase their epic monster-ghost-love-story with the aid of select members of the SILVERLAKE CONSERVATORY CHILDREN'S CHOIR. The opening act is a talent show, organized by the band and featuring local Toronto performers.
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Lead photo of Young Rival live from Sneaky Dee's on April 5, 2009. Taken by Matthew McAndrew.
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