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This Week In Music: Kraftwerk, Perfect Pussy, Drake on SNL, Petra Glynt, Kevin Drew, Tokyo Police Club

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

Kraftwerk announce Toronto show
Krautrock legends Kraftwerk are coming to Sony Centre on March 29th, and it will be in 3D! Ticketmaster currently states "Keep checking back for tickets! No tickets available right now... sometimes tickets from the venue may become available closer to the event." So if you aren't gripping tickets yet, get used to clicking that refresh button.

Petra Glynt releases video for "Sour Paradise"
Finally! Petra Glynt, along with director Blake Macfarlane and friends (including Lido Pimienta) have pulled off a video that explodes with colour and people who look like they actually care about what they're doing.

Kevin Drew releases new single
Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew released "Good Sex," a song from his upcoming album Darlings. Don't click the above link unless you want an extreme close up of Drew's face. You can stream the single safely below. Darlings is out March 18.

Tokyo Police Club announce new album
Tokyo Police Club released "Hot Tonight," a song from their upcoming album Forcefield. Don't click the above link unless you want to see a photo of a bunch of dazed looking guys. You can stream the single safely below. Forcefield is out March 25.

New Doomsquad video for "Disremember/Dismemberment"

This week in Drake
Drake was on SNL. Like the whole show. It was like the blogTO of SNLs. Watch on Complex here.

Wolfcow release Satanic Vacation
Dig the new Wolfcow album (and pretty divinely awesome artwork) with Satanic Vacation on Bandcamp here. 17 songs of w-t-f.

Hot Tickets

Perfect Pussy / January 25 / Silver Dollar (486 Spadina) / 9pm / $10.50
This Syracuse punk band, recently signed to Captured Tracks, has the name you wish you came up with and the sound to back it up. Perfect Pussy have screwed with noise in just the right way to achieve that illusive hype blisspoint that isn't annoying (it will never not feel fun to Google Perfect Pussy), so this should be a great tour for them. I'll stop talking, just go.

Jay Z / January 27 / ACC (50 Bay Street) / $50 - $167.50
Next Monday, one month after Beyonce coated Toronto in solid gold, Jay Z will follow behind - convenient, because maybe she left a bracelet behind at the hotel and now Jay can grab it and save on pricey insured mail rates. Why do I always leave jewelry in hotel rooms? Jay-Z's 2013 album included two Toronto producers (Boi-1da and Wondagurl), so it should be special.

Local hot tickets

SINS' I Die vinyl release Jan 24 / White House (277.5 Augusta Ave) / 8pm / $5
We named I Die as one of Toronto's top albums of 2013 and called it "too dark for a summer album" - now Pretty Pretty Records is releasing the album again, this time on vinyl and during the dead of winter. Check it out: "Possibly Toronto's most overlooked album of the year is ϟ†Nϟ' debut full length. The disc features guest spots by Anna Coquette, Rich Forbes (Mauzoleum), and Ell V Gore, and while the retro-meets-internet production alone is bliss for the blissless, the decision to bring on guests gives it an extra push." Huren, Vierance, and Candle Eater are on the bill as well.

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