This Week in Music: Tokyo Police Club to play free outdoor show, Edgefest '13 lineup announced, Mindless Self Indulgence roar into town
This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.
IN THE NEWS
Red Bull Tour Bus set to roll through Toronto
As the warm weather slowly starts to hit Toronto, we can all begin to look forward to one of the highlights of the summer - outdoor concerts. And if that doesn't sound good enough, how about a free outdoor concert? That's exactly what you're gonna get when the Red Bull Tour Bus rolls into town on June 2. As part of the energy drink's cross-country promotion, Tokyo Police Club will play a free show at Sugar Beach - that's a pretty sweet deal. You can RSVP at the tour's official site.
Edgefest 2013 lineup revealed
Love it or hate it, there's no denying that 102.1 The Edge is Toronto's most powerful radio station. Edgefest, the station's annual (more or less) music festival, has become something of a tradition around these parts, and it always offers an eclectic and solid lineup of artists. This year is in fact even stronger than the past couple of years. Check this out: The Lumineers, Band of Horses, The Neighbourhood, Monster Truck, Mother Mother, Dinosaur Bones, and Capital Cities. That's some pretty good stuff, right there. If you can look past the lack of shade at Downsview Park and the ungodly heat of late July, this should be a pretty bangin' show. Tickets and info can be found here.
THIS WEEK'S HOT TICKETS
FRIDAY APRIL 19 / MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE / THE PHOENIX / 410 SHERBOURNE / $39.75 / ALL AGES
A friend of mine is trying to convince me to go to this show, but I'm on the fence. It's not that I don't like Mindless Self Indulgence's brand of loud, noisy, punk rock - really, if that's your thing, have at it. I'm hesitant because from what I understand, MSI shows are some of the more wilder concerts out there - an almost rave-level style of debauchery. While my attendance at the show isn't set in stone, this is sure to be a packed house.
SATURDAY APRIL 20 / THE BOX TIGER / THE RIVOLI / 334 QUEEN W / $10 / 19+
I mentioned The Box Tiger a couple of weeks ago when they were fresh off the release of their latest single, and now, you can check them out live. This is one of the most exciting bands that I've come across in a long time, and I truly think that they're due to break out sooner rather than later. If you've been to the Riv, you know how intimate it is, and it's the perfect setting for the frantic energy of The Box Tiger's music. Elos Arma, Viva Mars, and Air Marshal Landing will offer support.
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Photo of The Lumineers courtesy of MANIC! Photography on Flickr.
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