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This Week in Music: Arcade Fire at ACC, Soupcans EP release, new Austra video, All Toronto's Parties

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


Arcade Fire will play ACC in March

If you haven't read it in fancy places like The Globe & Mail, the "world's biggest rock band is coming to Toronto. Quote the Globe: "Arcade Fire have announced North American tour dates in support of their new album Reflektor. The tour kicks off in March 6 in Louisville, Ky., and ends in their hometown of Montreal... a show which will surely make for an epic finale after half a year on the road." Wow! The Globe's "related to this story" section includes "Arcade Fire lose themselves to a giant, danceable thing of voodoo boogaloo" - this band have really grown up. The Toronto show is March 13 at the Air Canada Centre. Tickets go in sale November 22nd.

Austra release video for "Forgive Me"

Austra's video for "Forgive Me," directed by Toronto's Claire Edmondson (who directed that "Beat & Pulse" vid), continues their romp into sexy, moody night-time indie pop territory. If you can't watch this at work, you should quit now because this vid is pretty arty and tame. Just kidding, hold onto your job for dear life.


The Soupcans EP Release | Thurs Nov 21 | Double Double Land | 9PM | $7 or $10 with EP

Heads up, Soupcans' Parasite Brain EP is fucking great. They're calling it "6 more tunes about mental problems, dental hygiene, futuristic dystopias and altered consciousnesseses" but I'm calling it "dirty goth hardcore basement hey guys let's trash City Hall." Do the door deal with the EP because it kills. Strange Attractor will also release their new psychpunk EP Back to Cruel World, and Wrong Hole will play too. Their name is gross.

All Toronto's Parties | Fri Nov 22 | The Garrison | 9pm | $8/$10

No, not All Tomorrow's Parties - that's All Toronto's Parties. This is a great week for local shows, and on Friday the minds of promoters/blogs/labels Weird Canada, Wavelength, Silent Shout, Pleasence Records and Feast in the East are melding for one night only at The Garrison. There will be art installations to gaze at while genre crossing Toronto acts Gay, Young Guv (Fucked Up), Actual Water, Lido Pimienta, Holiday Rambler (Hooded Fang) and Still Boys provide the sound. You can enter to win tickets here.



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