This Week in Music: Cuff the Duke headlines Junction Music Fest, Ohbijou says farewell at the Great Hall
This Week in Music rounds up the latest news, releases and concerts coming to Toronto.
IN THE NEWS
Cuff the Duke, Zeus set to play Junction Music Festival
Seriously, where the hell did August go? It's hard to believe that we've already reached September, but don't fret - the summer festival season is giving one last gasp. Last week, the lineup for the Junction Music Festival was announced, and it's quite strong. The free all-day event will take place on Saturday, September 21, across several venues in the neighbourhood of Dundas West and Keele, as well as five outdoor stages. Cuff the Duke, Zeus, and Zaki Ibrahim will play headlining sets, and other artists set to take the stage include Derek Miller & the Bliss Fiasco, Joel Schwartz, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Persian Rugs, Soul Motivators, and many more. In addition to the live shows, there will also be free music workshops held throughout the day. This will be a day of music you won't want to miss - Cuff the Duke alone is reason enough to head on down. Head on over the festival's official website for a complete lineup of artists and information on the day's events.
THIS WEEK'S HOT TICKETS
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7 / OHBIJOU / THE GREAT HALL / 1087 QUEEN W / $20 / 19+
If ever you needed a reason to check out local indie folk rockers Ohbijou, here it is - this is the band's farewell show. They're going on an "indefinite hiatus," which could mean they'll be back in a year, or not at all. Either way, it's safe to say that the band will be bringing their A-game, and the Great Hall will probably be at capacity. This is one of the most beloved bands in the city, and their fans are going to show up in droves to give them a proper send-off. Don't miss it.
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8 / TYLER, THE CREATOR / SOUND ACADEMY / 11 POLSON / $29.50 - $49.50 / ALL AGES
I've been a fan of hip-hop for over a decade, and it'd be easy for me lament the present state of the genre (hint: it's pretty terrible). But Tyler, the Creator is one of the more refreshing presences in the game right now. He's accomplished more at the age of 22 than some artists do in their entire lives. It may not be for everyone, but if you're a fan of hip-hop, I urge you to give it a listen. It might surprise you.
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Photo of Ohbijou courtesy of Igor Mazic on Flickr.
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