Hot Ticket: Calexico & Elliott Brood, Diplo, Skream, Benga, Primus, Langhorne Slim, Azores & Ten Kens, White Cowbell Oklahoma & The Golden Dogs, Four Corners & more
Live music picks for WEDNESDAY JULY 21 through TUESDAY JULY 27, 2010.
WEDNESDAY JULY 21 / LANGHORNE SLIM / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN ST W / $12.50 / 19+
Named after his hometown in Pennsylvania, singer-songwriter Langhorne Slim (real name Sean Scolnick) has bounced back from label troubles with V2 Records in 2006, finding a new home at Kemado. He's currently on the road with longstanding upright bassists Paul DeFiglia and drummer Malachi De Lorenzo in support of his second critically-acclaimed Kemado Records release Be Set Free. Missouri southern rock quartet Ha Ha Tonka are the lone opening act, kicking things off at 9:30pm.
THURSDAY JULY 22 / CALEXICO & ELLIOTT BROOD / PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE ST / $21.50 / 19+
Head to the Phoenix on Thursday night for back-to-back sets from local folk rock trio Elliott Brood and Arizona Americana rockers Calexico. Perhaps best known for the split EP they released with Iron & Wine in 2005, Calexico's latest LP Carried to Dust again features the talents of Sam Beam (I&W) as well as Doug McCombs of Tortoise. Elliott Brood will get things going at 8:45pm, and Calexico bring Americana to the north starting at 10:30pm.
FRIDAY JULY 23 / TIME FESTIVAL feat. DIPLO / SOUND ACADEMY / 11 POLSON ST / $26.50 / 19+
The third annual Time Festival takes over the Sound Academy on Friday night for an intense party featuring performances by Diplo, Skream, Benga, Milano, Azari & III, Damian Lazarus, Adultnapper, Konrad Black, Kingdom and many more. Multiple stages will be set up to ensure a never-ending flow of beats that will continue late into the night.
FRIDAY JULY 23 / FOUR CORNERS / STEELWORKERS HALL / 24 CECIL ST / FREE / 19+
For those looking for a break from the conventional concert format, Anagram, No No Zero, Teenanger and Ancestors play the Steelworkers Hall on Friday night, where the four groups will "exchange songs from four corners of a room, eliminating temporal separation between performers to create a more dynamic experience for audience members." The BBQ starts at 9pm, and the bands hit the stages at 11pm.
SATURDAY JULY 24 / AZORES & TEN KENS / RANCHO RELAXO / 300 COLLEGE ST / $6 / 19+
Two Way Monologues brings together four amazing local acts for a wallet-friendly show at Rancho on Saturday night. Auto Manic start the night off at 10pm, followed by Leonids at 10:50pm, the one and only Ten Kens at 11:40pm and finally Azores at 12:25 am.
MONDAY JULY 26 / MUSA FUNDRAISER / MAGPIE TAVERN / 831 DUNDAS ST W / PWYC DONATIONS / ALL AGES
The Magpie Tavern hosts a fundraiser for Musa, a popular Mediterranean restaurant which was destroyed in a four-alarm fire on July 4. In addition to raffles and a silent auction for local artwork, there will be "lots and lots of beer" as well as performances from members of both White Cowbell Oklahoma and The Golden Dogs. If you can't make it out on Monday night, donations are also being accepted online thorough Friends of Musa.
TUESDAY JULY 27 / PRIMUS / SOUND ACADEMY / 11 POLSON ST / $53.75 / ALL AGES / 19+ VIP
Primus kick off a lengthy North American tour with at the Sound Academy next Tuesday. A warm-up gig in San Francisco earlier in the week marked the first show for the most recent reincarnation of Primus, featuring bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and their original drummer Jay Lane, who left the group in 1989. The lone opening act is The Tom Fun Orchestra.
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