Hot Ticket: Ratatat with DOM and Bobby Birdman, The Most Serene Republic's EP release show, Pennywise & Authority Zero, Jamie Lidell with Zeus, DVAS with Foxfire and The Magic, Millencolin, The Mystery Jets, & more
Live music picks for WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8 through TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2010.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8 / RATATAT / SOUND ACADEMY / 11 POLSON ST / $20 / ALL AGES
Ratatat are embarking on a massive world tour this month in support of their latest release LP4, an album which continues to display the New York duo's affinity for layering catchy melodies, 8-bit sounds and intricate guitar work over top of deep, driving basslines. Worcester, MA psych/surf-rock quartet DOM and Portland musician Rob Kieswetter (better known as Bobby Birdman) will open up.
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9 / DVAS + FOXFIRE + THE MAGIC / THE DRAKE HOTEL / 1150 QUEEN ST W / $10 / 19+
The Drake Hotel kicks off their ten-day film fest party with an electro party in the Underground featuring sets from Foxfire, The Magic and DVAs, who make their live return to Toronto following their massively successful LP release party for Society last month. Cover is $5 before midnight and $10 after - keep in mind that the Drake's liquor license has been extended 'til 4am to cater to the influx of TIFF attendees looking to party.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10 / PENNYWISE / SOUND ACADEMY / 11 POLSON ST / $28.50 / ALL AGES
Punk legends Pennywise make a much anticipated appearance north of the border at the Sound Academy on Friday night, and though the current incarnation of the group doesn't include original vocalist Jim Lindberg, willing and able singer Zoli Teglas (also of Ignite) has stepped up to fill his shoes. Riverboat Gamblers and Authority Zero will open up for Pennywise, and while New Jersey's Bigwig were originally scheduled to open the show, they elected to bail on the first few weeks of the tour to continue writing and demoing songs for their upcoming album.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 / THE MOST SERENE REPUBLIC / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN ST W / $12 / 19+
The Most Serene Republic are throwing a release show at the Shoe on Saturday night to celebrate the release of the Fantasick Impossibliss EP, the follow up to their stellar 2009 LP ...And the Ever Expanding Universe and their first release on their own record label 'Home Of The Rebels.'
Toronto rockers Dinosaur Bones and The Order of Good Cheer will warm up the crowd.
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SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12 / MILLENCOLIN / PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE ST / $20 / ALL AGES
It's a good weekend for punk rock in the city - first Pennywise on Friday, followed by a long overdue Toronto appearance from Swedish punk rock mainstays Millencolin at the Phoenix on Sunday evening. Get there early to catch opening sets from Montreal's The Sainte Catherines and Kitchener's Mockingbird Wish Me Luck.
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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13 / THE MYSTERY JETS / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN ST W / $20 / 19+
British indie rock quintet Mystery Jets have enjoyed great success in Europe since the release of their eponymous self-released debut EP in 2005, crafting a trio of well-received and musically diverse albums internationally through Rough Trade Records, the latest of which (Serotonin) hit shelves this past July. PS I Love You are the lone opening act, and will be offering fans a chance to hear some of their debut album Meet Me at the Muster Station ahead of its October 5 release date.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 14 / JAMIE LIDELL / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR ST W / $20 / 19+
British soul singer Jamie Lidell stops by Lee's Palace next Tuesday, presumably eager to show off his latest musical adventure - 2010's Compass, a collection that blurs the lines between electronica, funk, soul and blues and featured contributions from Feist, Chilly Gonzalez, Beck and Nikka Costa. Arts & Crafts rockers Zeus are the only opening act. This show was moved from The Opera House - all tickets for the original venue will be honoured at Lee's Palace.
For more music listings, head on over to our events calendar.
Lead photo of Dinosaur Bones by Tom Cochrane.
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