Hot Ticket: Bry Webb, Dinosaur Bones, Iced Earth, Young Empires & recently announced concerts
Live music picks for WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 1 through TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2012.
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4 / BRY WEBB / MUSIC GALLERY / $12 / 19+
In 2010, one of Ontario's finest bands, the Constantines, decided to go on hiatus, leaving Toronto without the voice of the group's frontman, Bry Webb. Thankfully, Webb is back with a new record, Provider. The songwriter's newest material sees him exhibit the same kind of lyrical wit that marked his early career, though this most recent batch of songs is tempered by his newfound experiences as a husband and father. Webb plays two shows on Saturday night at the Music Gallery — one at 7:00 PM, then another at 9:30 PM.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2 / DINOSAUR BONES / HORSESHOE / $ 10.50 / 19+
Local heroes Dinosaur Bones celebrate their four year anniversary this Thursday at the Horseshoe Tavern. Support is provided by Young Rival and Prussia — both excellent bands. As anniversaries go, this one should be a blast.
FRIDAY FEBRUARY 3 / YOUNG EMPIRES / HORSESHOE / $10 / 19+
With the upcoming release of their debut album, Wake All My Youth, Young Empires is set to be Toronto's next big band. Of course, like most local bands, the group will have to tour the world before anyone in Toronto notices. Still, this coming Friday marks the perfect opportunity to check out the band's infectious blend of musical genres at one of this city's best venues.
MONDAY FEBRUARY 6 / ICED EARTH / PHOENIX / $38.50 / ALL AGES
January saw influential metal like Tool and Machine Head visit Toronto, and the parade of influential metal bands continues into February with a visit from Iced Earth. The Tampa, Florida band with an often changing lineup is touring in support of their their newest LP, Dystopia.
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Photo of the Constantines by Ryan O'Shaughnessy from the blogTO Flickr pool.
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