Hot Ticket: Open Door Fest with Ron Sexsmith, Madison Violet and Colleen and Paul, Bahamas studio performance, Cuff the Duke homecoming, metal legend Ozzy Osbourne, Midnight Juggernauts, Jerry Leger CD release party, & Stronoway
Live music picks for WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24 through TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2010.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 24 / OPEN DOOR FESTIVAL / MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE ST / $20 / ALL AGES
The 10th annual Open Door Festival hits the Mod Club this Wednesday, boasting a bountiful line-up of Canadian artists, including Ron Sexsmith, Madison Violet, Colleen and Paul, and more. As always, the evening's proceeds will go to the Red Door Family Shelter, a wonderful charity dedicated to assisting families, refugees and women who are fleeing violence find a safe and supportive emergency shelter.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 25 / BAHAMAS / GLENN GOULD STUDIO / 250 FRONT ST W / $29.50 / ALL AGES
Since the release of his debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Pink Strat, Afie Jurvanen, aka Bahamas, has been busy touring his collection of love songs across the country. His live show allows the insatiable session player, who has performed with the likes of Elvis Costello, Sam Roberts, the Weakerthans, the Constantines, Feist and most recently, Wilco, to take centre stage with his quick wit and entertaining humour, while delivering outstanding performances that should not be missed. Check him out this Thursday at the Glenn Gould Studio.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26 / CUFF THE DUKE / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 368 QUEEN ST W / $12 / 19+
Beloved Toronto alt-country act, Cuff the Duke, return to their hometown Friday night at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern and promise to supply a wonderful night of music in the process. Their latest LP, 2009's Way Down Here, was produced by Blue Rodeo's Greg Keelor; an honest record right from the band's soul that continues to fuel their live show over a year after it's release. Joining them will be Regina's Library Voices, a talented band in their own right.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 / OZZY OSBOURNE / AIR CANADA CENTRE / 40 BAY ST / $29.50-$89.50 / ALL AGES
One of the first and most influential heavy metal singers of all time, Ozzy Osbourne looks to cover the ACC in darkness this Saturday, possibly taking a few fans eardrums in the process. The arena's hefty price tag should not hinder metal fans from this show because, even after 40 years, Ozzy still performs with the best of them.
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 28 / MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS / WRONGBAR / 1279 QUEEN ST W / $15 / 19+
Hailing all the way from Melbourne, Australia, Midnight Juggernauts is a hard-to-define experimental electropop rock band that first saw success after a number of vinyl and limited edition EP releases. Currently, the band is touring their sophomore LP The Crystal Axis, which has seen them running the festival circuits and headlining venues across the globe. I have never seen the band before, but their sound has peaked my interest and I hope the three-piece can pull it off live.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 29 / JERRY LEGER / HUGH'S ROOM / 2261 DUNDAS ST W / $17.50
Jerry Leger & the Situation (his backing band, not the Jersey Shore Guido) perform at Hugh's Room on Monday in celebration of Leger's latest album Traveling Grey. This will be the official release show of the 10-song LP, an "unconscious progression from the previous record, You, Me and The Horse," and will be your first chance to snag it before the official December release. Colleen and Paul start the evening at 8:30.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 30 / STORNOWAY / EL MOCAMBO / 464 SPADINA AVE / $12.50 / 19+
Oxford, England's Stornoway takes over the El Mo on Tuesday with their delightful indie folk grooves, most of which will surely be from this past May's Beachcomber's Windowsill, the bands debut album released by independent British label 4AD. Also performing that night will be New York singer-songwriter, Franz Nicolay.
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Lead photo of Bahamas by colourmegrey on Flickr.
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