Hot Ticket: Paper Lions, Allie Hughes, Nick Rose, Zeus, Jason Collett, ONEXONE, Lupe Fiasco, Kardinal Offishall, Melanie Fiona, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, Marissa Nadler and James Vincent McMorrow
Live music picks for WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 through TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13, 2011.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7 / PAPER LIONS + ALLIE HUGHES / SUPERMARKET / 268 AUGUSTA AVE / PWYC / 19+
Nick Rose (Sweet Thing) plays his acoustic and country ballads as he opens for Allie Hughes and PEI indie-rock band Paper Lions. Expect Allie Hughes to play some new tunes off her upcoming debut LP The Hard Way. Paper Lions hold residency at Supermarket and host their "Wednesday's Go Pop!" series for the month of September.
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9 / ZEUS + JASON COLLETT / 1 DUNDAS ST E / FREE / ALL AGES
Yonge-Dundas Square welcomes Zeus, the winners of the Verge Album of the Year Award. Zeus plays 70s-rock inspired tunes, and singer-songwriter Jason Collett joins in for their free Indie-Fridays showcase. The event begins at 8PM, and for Zeus and Collett the event will seem like Groundhog Day since the two journeyed across North America together for their "Bonfire Ball Tour".
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 / ONEXONE CELEBRATION / KOOL HAUS / 132 QUEENS QUAY E / $50 / 19+
Lupe Fiasco, Kardinal Offishall, Melanie Fiona and other special guests join an all-star line-up for the ONEXONE Celebration, a weekend event that raises awareness and funds for children in need in Canada and worldwide. There will be plenty of high-energy hip hop beats and hometown vibes to keep you swaying all night, while also helping raise donations for those in need.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12 / PEARL JAM / AIR CANADA CENTRE / 40 BAY ST / $69.50 / ALL AGES
Seattle super-group Pearl Jam celebrate their twentieth anniversary on the road with a stopover at the ACC. Led by charismatic guitarist and lead-vocalist Eddie Vedder (whose hair remains unkempt and long and his raspy tenor, is still sharp), Pearl Jam remain a force of nature when it comes to live performances. Fellow Seattlelites Mudhoney join the line-up.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 / JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW / EL MOCAMBO / 464 SPADINA AVE / $14 / 19+
Intimate and warm is a good way to describe what the atmosphere will be like at El Mocambo on Tuesday night when the soulful and dramatic Marissa Nadler captivates with her melancholic folk songs. And later on in the night, Irish folk-artist James Vincent McMorrow comes on-stage to perform songs from his EPs and 2010 LP Early in the Morning; his falsetto and poetic musical style, soaring and passionate.
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Lead photo of James Vincent McMorrow by Alison Clarke.
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