Hot Ticket: Radio Belle, Anima Fado, Parks & Rec, The Wilderness, Hands & Teeth, the Cautioneers, The Creepshow, Sinkin' Ships, the Brains, Unbelievers, Cold War Kids, Giant Hand, Mike Duguay, Mark Kozolek and more
Live music picks for WEDNESDAY MARCH 16 through TUESDAY MARCH 22, 2011.
WEDNESDAY MARCH 16 / LIGHT UP THE NIGHT: REMBERING CRISTINA TABORDA / LULA LOUNGE / 1585 DUNDAS W / NO COVER / 19+
On Wednesday night, Lula Lounge hosts a musical tribute for the friends and family of the late Cristina Taborda. "Light up the Night" celebrates Taborda's life as once an active member of Toronto's indie music community: Taborda was a guitarist for local folk band Parks & Rec, a lead singer of Anima Fado, as well as the front-woman for her band Radio Belle. Joining these bands for this special event will be fellow locals Hands & Teeth, Human Bodies, Ruby Spirit, The Wildnerness, the Cautioneers, Up North Kids and many others.
THURSDAY MARCH 17 / THE CREEPSHOW / MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE ST / $15 / ALL AGES
Celebrate Thursday night at Mod Club for "St. Patty's Day Massacre", featuring local psycho-punk showstoppers The Creepshow, who have been rocking out venues with songs from their latest album They All Fall Down (2010). Be sure to catch charismatic front-woman Sarah "Sin" Blackwood and the rest of the gang at Mod Club, along with the Brains, Sinkin' Ships and Unbelievers for a true St. Patrick's Day punk bash.
FRIDAY MARCH 18 / COLD WAR KIDS / PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE ST / $21 / 19+
The work week ends with a busy night in Toronto: Norwegian electronic band Rรถyksopp plays for a sold-out crowd at Guvernment while rapper T-Pain makes a stop at Sound Academy. A few stops by transit, you can head down to the Phoenix to see Long Beach, California's indie-rock group Cold War Kids. Their latest album Mine Is Yours was released earlier this year. The band's third LP includes their popularly-remixed album title track "Mine Is Yours" and the noisy sing-a-long tune "Louder than Ever". Guest bands will be announced shortly.
SATURDAY MARCH 19 / GIANT HAND / TRANZAC / 292 BRUNSWICK AVE / $12 / 19+
Come out to Tranzac on Saturday night where Kirk Ramsay, also known as Giant Hand, celebrates the release of his sophomore album Starting As People. With contributions from Rolf Klausener and Pat Johnson (the Acorn), Giant Hand's songs are like Daniel Johnston-esque bedroom confessionals accompanied by the delicate strums of Ramsay's guitar. Peterborough's Mike Duguay joins the release party.
TUESDAY MARCH 22 / MARK KOZOLEK / LEE'S PALACE / 529 BLOOR ST W / $17.50 / 19+
Mark Kozolek (who also plays under the alias Sun Kil Moon), visits Lee's Palace on Tuesday night, bringing with him his ageless vocals and Spanish guitar. Kozolek is known to put on rewarding shows for his rabid followers. The mood of his shows these days is intense in a quiet, subtle way, characterized by the careful finger-work on the fretboard. Tickets won't be available for long, so be sure to buy up now. Chromewaves is also holding a contest until March 17th to win a pair of tickets for the show - click here for details on how to enter.
For more music listings, head on over to our events calendar.
Lead photo of Radio Belle taken from Radio Belle's Facebook.
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