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Hot Ticket: Tonkapuma, The Soupcans, The Coinnoisseurs of Porn, Forger The Times, Jennifer Castle, Bruce Peninsula, DJ Golden Boy, Topanga, Uncle Bad Touch, Young Rival, Parlovr, Memory Tapes, The ALL CAPS! Island Festival, Moon King, Julie Doiron

Live music picks for WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10 through TUESDAY AUGUST 16, 2011.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10 / TONKAPUMA / THE BOAT / 158 AUGUSTA AVE / $5 / 19+
When April Aliermo and Daniel Lee aren't making 60s-inspired doo-wop rock with their band Hooded Fang, they're creating riots on the stage as Tonkapuma. Full of spunk and energy, the duo produce shoulder- and head-shaking beats in surf-rock style. Fellow locals The Soupcans, The Connoisseurs of Porn and Michigan's Forget The Times join the line-up.

THURSDAY AUGUST 11 / BRUCE PENINSULA / LOWER OSSINGTON / 100A OSSINGTON AVE / $10 / 19+
Jennifer Castle holds your attention with earnest songs and open acoustics, inspired by surreal dream-folk, and song-writing that capture things in our simple lives. Bruce Peninsula co-headlines the show - part of SummerWorks Music Series - and it will be impossible not to think of their showcase as more than just a concert, but as a special and joyous celebration following Neil Haverty's comeback from health issues. Bruce Peninsula's new sophomore LP Open Flames comes out on October.

FRIDAY AUGUST 12 / UNTOLD CITY PRESENTS / THE GARRISON / 1197 DUNDAS ST W / FREE / 19+
It's been a true summer this year, with scorching heat and sticky weather. But it wouldn't be a true summer without free concerts, so Untold City offers a free summer show at The Garrison featuring DJ Golden Boy, Topanga, Uncle Bad Touch, Young Rival and Montreal baroque-pop band Parlovr.

SATURDAY AUGUST 13 / MEMORY TAPES / WRONGBAR / 1279 QUEEN ST W / $12 / 19+
New Jersey's Dayve Hawk, better known as Memory Tapes, creates surreal and evocative music. Accompanied by a band in the live setting, Hawk recreates his keyboard/organ-driven tracks with guitars, turning his bedroom-style songs into dance tunes. Memory Tapes plays in support of LP Player Piano.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY AUGUST 14-15 / THE ALL CAPS! ISLAND FESTIVAL / TORONTO ISLAND / 443 LAKESHORE AVE / $12-15 / ALL AGES
Take the ferry to Toronto Island this weekend and catch a great set of musicians, readings, BBQ and a lot more sweet summertime fun at The ALL CAPS! Island Festival. On Saturday, the Island stage welcomes Moon King, Julie Doiron, Evening Hymns and more. And then on Sunday, DD/MM/YYYY, The Wooden Sky, Rich Aucoin and others conclude the Island party festivities with electro fuzz and rock blitz.

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Lead photo of Bruce Peninsula by Ming Wu.


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