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This Week in Music: Uproar Festival, Bob Dylan returns to Toronto, The Lumineers hit the Sound Academy

This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.

IN THE NEWS

Uproar Festival coming to Molson Amphitheatre

Toronto fans of heavy metal and hard rock may have felt a little left out last year when the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival didn't make a stop in the city (in fact, it didn't make a single stop outside of the U.S.). This year, the tour will once again be mostly U.S.-based, but luckily for us Torontonians, it'll make its one Canadian stop at the Molson Amphitheatre. It's a pretty stacked lineup, too - alongside headliners Alice in Chains, you'll see Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Danko Jones, Circa Survive, and a lot more. Check out the full details here.

Bob Dylan returns to Toronto

As arguably the greatest songwriter of all time, Bob Dylan, is revered everywhere he goes (even if his vocal cords have seen better days). The aging artist is currently touring, and as the summer rolls in, he's not slowing down. He and his band are, in fact, the headliners of the AmericanaramA Festival of Music Tour, which kicks off at the end of June. There is but one Canadian date, and wouldn't you know it? It's right here in Toronto at the Molson Ampihtheatre on July 15. Dylan will receive support from Wilco, My Morning Jacket, and the Richard Thompson Electric Trio. This promises to be one of the better shows this summer. Full details can be found at the man's official site.

THIS WEEK'S HOT TICKETS

FRIDAY MAY 3 / THE LUMINEERS / SOUND ACADEMY / 11 POLSON / $41.25 - $52.50 / ALL AGES

The Lumineers are one of the biggest bands in the world right now. "Ho Hey," the lead single off of the band's self-titled debut, has become something of an anthem (seriously, the song gets played everywhere you go). It's folky, it's fun, it's light, and it makes you feel good. And, really, isn't that what music is all about? If you don't have tickets for this one, you're out of luck - it's sold out. You Won't will open.

FRIDAY MAY 3 / KINGSFOIL / MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE / $10 / ALL AGES

If you can't find a reasonably priced ticket for the Lumineers' show, why not drop by the Mod Club? Kingsfoil, out of Pennsylvania, will be taking the stage alongside Acres of Lions and local punk-rockers Thunderhawks. Fans of Malcolm in the Middle will definitely want to drop in - Frankie Muniz is Kingsfoil's drummer.

WHAT WE GOT UP TO LAST WEEK

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