Bry Webb

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.

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED CONCERTS

February

  • Ethiopia: A Musical Perspective at the Glenn Gould Studio on February 11. $20.
  • The Rizdales at the Dakota Tavern on February 11. $10.
  • Hooded Fang at the Great Hall on February 24. $10.
  • Mona at the Mod Club on February 25. $12.50.
  • Gripped by Passion at Koerner Hall on February 26. $49 - $67.

March

  • Brit Floyd at the Sony Centre on March 1. $35 - $65.
  • Masta Ace at the El Mocambo on March 3. $24.50.
  • Yelawolf at the Phoenix on March 8. $22.
  • Young Prisms at the Drake Hotel on March 10. $10.
  • Hey Ocean! at Lee's Palace on March 16. $15.
  • The Mighty Regis at the Bovine Sex Club on March 20. Free.
  • Treble Charger at the Phoenix on March 21. $23.50.
  • Slash at the Phoenix on March 23. $38.50.
  • The Indies with Passion Pit, Rich Aucoin, The Sheepdogs, Dan Mangan, and more at the Fairmont Royal York on March 24. $30.
  • Comeback Kid at the Mod Club on March 30. $17.50.

Beyond:

  • Feed Me at the Phoenix on April 2. $29.50.
  • The Pretty Reckless at the Phoenix on April 4. $21.
  • Say Anything at the Opera House on April 6. $20.50.
  • Yukon Blonde at Lee's Palace on April 12. $15.
  • Said the Whale at the Great Hall on April 13. $16.50.
  • The Jezabels at the Mod Club on April 18. $15.50.
  • Death Cab for Cutie at Massey Hall on April 19. $59.50 − $69.50.
  • Plants and Animals at Lee's Palace on April 21. $15.
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Air Canada Centre on April 27. $39.50 − $59.50.
  • We Were Promised Jetpacks at Lee's Palace on April 27. $15.
  • The Boxer Rebellion at the Mod Club on May 2. $18.50.
  • Beirut at the Sound Academy on July 19. $35 − $50.

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