Death Cab for Cutie

Hot Ticket: Jesse Malin, Recovery Child, The Biters, The Glitch Mob, Phantogram, Com Truise, Death Cab for Cutie, Frightened Rabbit, Kid Cudi, Chip The Ripper, Beirut and Owen Pallett et Les Mouches

Live music picks for WEDNESDAY JULY 27 through TUESDAY AUGUST 2, 2011.

WEDNESDAY JULY 27 / JESSE MALIN / HORSESHOE TAVERN / 370 QUEEN ST W / $13.50 / 19+
Locals Recovery Child and Atlanta's The Biters open for singer-songwriter Jesse Malin, who returns to The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Malin, a former member of New York punk bands Heart Attack and D Generation, plays gritty and soulful rock. And his band The St. Marks Social joins him in support of his new LP Love It to Life.

THURSDAY JULY 28 / THE GLITCH MOB / MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE ST / $20 / 19+
LA's The Glitch Mob play massive beats, a surreal light show accompanying their "glitch-hop" style anthems. TGM mixes various musical styles - from hip-hop, fat bass to synth-infused dance beats, sampling from artists like M.I.A. and The White Stripes. Phantogram and Com Truise join the line-up.

FRIDAY JULY 29 / DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE / MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE / 909 LAKESHORE BLVD W / $30 - $55 / ALL AGES
Frightened Rabbit - led by front-man Scott Hutchison - offer bright pop songs with a melancholy twist, a passionate rapture to put audiences in trances. The Scottish indie-rock band opens for indie/emo giants Death Cab for Cutie, whose storytelling ballads and soft-synth explosions (found on their newest LP Codes and Keys) will nestle perfectly in the large spaces of the Molson Amphitheatre.

SATURDAY JULY 30 / KID CUDI / MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE / 909 LAKESHORE BLVD W / $50 / ALL AGES
After hosting indie titans Death Cab for Cutie on Friday night, the Molson Amphitheatre brings rapper/singer Kid Cudi's "The Cud Life is Mine Tour". The Cleveland rapper creates a rowdy party atmosphere, so expect plenty of fist pumps, dancing and good summer vibes all around. Fellow Cleveland native Chip Tha Ripper joins Cudi on Saturday.

TUESDAY AUGUST 2 / BEIRUT / PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE ST / $32.50 / 19+
New Mexico's Beirut is set to release their highly-anticipated third LP - The Rip Ride - later in the summer. Zachary Francis Condon's mournful vocals lead Beirut's songs through its lovely orchestration filled with echoes of brass, piano and soothing accordion. All of the instruments complement and surge on-stage. The event just got better for those going: Owen Pallett, along with his former band Les Mouches, are set to open for Beirut.

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Lead photo of Death Cab for Cutie by Kalpesh Patel.


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