Live music Toronto

Hot Ticket: Benefit Show for Japan, Joy Thompson, Eating for the Eighties, Comeback Kid, Title Fight, The Carrier, Titus Andronicus, Dinowalrus, Tamaryn, Cults, Superhumanoids, Magic Kids

Live music picks for WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 through TUESDAY APRIL 5, 2011.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 30 / IT'S TIME TO FIGHT BACK: A BENEFIT SHOW FOR JAPAN / EL MOCAMBO / 464 SPADINA AVE / $10 / 19+
El Mocambo hosts a benefit show for Japan on Wednesday night, and all proceeds will be donated to Japan's earthquake and tsunami relief by way of the Canadian Red Cross. There will be dance performances and a band line-up that includes Joy Thompson, Eating for the Eighties, Swamp Bodies, Growl Chant Howl and Hate Gang.

THURSDAY MARCH 31 / COMEBACK KID / MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE ST / $17.50 / ALL AGES
Winnipeg's The Uniter rates Comeback Kid's fourth LP Symptoms + Cures as the band's "second best record" since their debut. It's also the second CBK album to feature Andrew Neufeld as the lead vocalist. CBK will be joined by fellow hardcore-punk mosh pit makers Title Fight, The Carrier and Structures.

FRIDAY APRIL 1 / TITUS ANDRONICUS / HORSESHOE / 370 QUEEN ST W / $14.50 / 19+
New Jersey punk-gaze band Titus Andronicus went from playing house parties and opening for bands like Vampire Weekend to being named as one of the top bands of 2010 by Rolling Stone. Now they're set to make a return to the Horseshoe after their most recent release The Monitor - an upbeat epic meant to be experienced live. Brooklyn's Dinowalrus joins the line-up.

SATURDAY APRIL 2 / THE RAVEONETTES / PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE ST / $21 / 19+
Danish dream-pop duo The Raveonettes will mark the release of their new album Raven in the Grave (April 5th) with a show at the Phoenix. You can download the first single off the new record - the blissful "Forget that You're Young" - on Pitchfork. Rising shoegaze star Tamaryn opens for The Raveonettes.

MONDAY APRIL 4 / CULTS / HORSESHOE / 370 QUEEN ST W / $10 / 19+
The indie music community went wild after the release of NYC duo Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion's - known simply as Cults - 7-inch on Bandcamp. Their single "Go Outside" inspired many listeners to use the song as a soundtrack for their own videos (like the one above). Cults will release their highly-anticipated debut in May, so be sure to catch them at the Horseshoe where they will be previewing the record. LA's Superhumanoids and Memphis' Magic Kids kick off the show.

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Lead photo of Titus Andronicus by Bryan Bruchman.


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