Hot Ticket: Chromeo, Mayer Hawthorne, Matthew Good, Cold War Kids, deadmau5, Crystal Castles, MSTRKRFT, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Crooked Fingers, Strands of Oak
Live music picks for WEDNESDAY November 2 through TUESDAY November 8, 2011.
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 2 / CHROMEO / SOUND ACADEMY / 11 POLSON / $38.75 / ALL AGES
If you don't find yourself tapping your feet or moving your body to Chromeo's tunes, well, you might just have no soul. This electro-funk duo from Montreal has blown up over the last decade or so, and with good reason - their funky tunes and unique music videos are truly memorable. It's safe to say that their show at the Sound Academy should be one of the better concerts you'll see this month. Mayer Hawthorne will open.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3 / MATTHEW GOOD /THE QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE / 190 PRINCES' BLVD / $52.25 - $70.50 / ALL AGES
Matthew Good may have a reputation as being a bit of a prima donna, but he's arguably one of the most talented Canadian musicians of his generation. From his early days with the Matthew Good Band, to his extremely successful solo career, there's no denying that Good has made his mark on the Canadian music scene. His latest album, Light of Endangered Species, was released to plenty of acclaim, and you can expect to hear a lot of material off of it.
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4 / COLD WAR KIDS / THE PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE / $26.88 / ALL AGES
I saw these guys perform at V-Fest back in 2009, and was very impressed with their energy and stage presence. The band from Long Beach released their latest album, Mine is Yours, earlier this year - it's a notable departure from their previous work, and while it received mixed reviews, fans of the band's work should find a lot to love about it.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5 / deadmau5 / THE ROGERS CENTRE / 3200 BLUE JAYS WAY / $50 - $125 / ALL AGES
It's a great story - a kid from Toronto has become the biggest name in the electro house scene. And if you're down with that sort of thing, you already know where you're gonna be on Saturday night. deadmau5 will take the stage at the Rogers Centre for a night of beats, dancing, and more of the same. He'll be receiving support from Crystal Castles and MSTRKRFT, two very solid acts.
MONDAY NOVEMBER 7 / NOEL GALLAGHER'S HIGH FLYING BIRDS / MASSEY HALL / 178 VICTORIA / $51.89 - $111.89 / ALL AGES
Oasis is no more - the constant infighting between brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher was finally too much, and Noel made his exit two years ago. Now, he's off on his own with a new, somewhat unfortunately-named band. And by all indications, he hasn't missed a beat; songs like "The Death of You and Me" and "If I Had a Gun" have a very-Oasis like sound, which should make the transition easier for fans of that band.
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8 / CROOKED FINGERS / THE DRAKE HOTEL / 1150 QUEEN W / $15.50 / 19+
Eric Bachmann, formerly of Archers of Loaf, has moved onto Crooked Fingers, which embraces a softer sound that is much folkier than his previous work. The band is touring to support their latest album, Breaks in the Armour, and will be making a stop at the Drake. Strands of Oak will open.
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