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This Week in Music: Drake reveals album release date, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mowgli's hit the Mod Club

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

IN THE NEWS

Drake reveals release date for Nothing Was the Same

In case you missed it, Toronto's favourite son, Drake, revealed the release date for his highly-anticipated third studio album, Nothing Was the Same. The rapper, who also recently announced his upcoming North American tour, has unveiled a brand new website with the album's title underneath a big, bold September 17 - very subtle. In addition, the site features four new tracks - a solo track, a freestyle, and two tracks where Drake is featured as a guest artist. This is all huge news if you're a Drake fan, so head on over to the site for all of the new material. And check out Drake's official site for any additional news that may get dropped.

THIS WEEK'S HOT TICKETS

MONDAY JULY 1 / YEAH YEAH YEAHS / ECHO BEACH / 909 LAKESHORE W / $53.75 / ALL AGES

Having never seen the Yeah Yeah Yeahs live, I can still say with zero hesitation that they're the perfect band to see at Echo Beach (a venue which I truly believe is one of the best in the city). The New York-based trio have been on the scene since 2000, and in that time they've released four studio albums to much acclaim. They also recorded what many consider to be one of the greatest songs of the period, "Maps." Here's hoping that the weather cooperates, because this promises to be one hell of an outdoor show. Maximum Hedrum will offer support.

TUESDAY JULY 2 / THE MOWGLI'S / THE MOD CLUB / 722 COLLEGE / $16.50 / 19+

If you haven't heard "San Francisco," the absurdly upbeat and catchy first single from The Mowgli's, drop everything you're doing and listen to it. In my opinion, it's one of the best songs of the year, and it should go down as one of the anthems of the summer. The eight-piece rock/folk band out of California seems destined to be around for quite a while. I've been waiting for this show for a while now, and I reckon that it's going to be a fun little atmosphere at the Mod Club.

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Photo of The Mowgli's courtesy of Alexa Stickler on Flickr.


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