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This Week in Music: The National tour dates, Teenage Kicks new track, Shad at Danforth Music Hall

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

Teenage Kicks release new song
Toronto's Teenage Kicks have released "Houdini," the first song from their new record Spoils of Youth, which will be out this spring. Watch their wine and cheese party gone wrong.

Indie88 To Give Away A Bitcoin
Bitcoin, the new form of digital currency has recently been valued at up to $1,000 CAD. Listeners are invited to call in each morning from January 27-31, and answer the question, "What would you do for a Bitcoin?" I'm almost afraid to know just how far some people might run with this. The winner will be randomly selected and announced on The Morning After show at the end of the contest.

Digits releasing new mixtape
Toronto's Digits will release a new mixtape, Shake Your Body Down, on February 18th. The lead single, "Lost Dream," was mixed by Jeremy Greenspan of Junior Boys. Pleasence Records will be releasing the physical version of the mixtape.

Bare Bones & Up Front announce festival lineup
Bare Bones & Up Front is an 8-week indie music showcase that pairs up two Toronto artists for intimate concerts at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Every Wednesday evening from February 19th to April 2nd, audiences can get up close to local musicians performing stripped down versions of their songs.

Comeback Kid unveiled a video teaser for upcoming album
Canadian hardcore stalwarts Comeback Kid have well, come back, by releasing a video teaser for "Die Knowing," the title track from their heavily-anticipated fifth studio album. The band has also revealed the album's official track listing and album cover. Die Knowing is set for release on March 4th.

Summerworks announce call for festival submissions
If you want to be part of upcoming Summerworks curated festivals, there are two upcoming deadlines you should know about. Live Art Series applications are due January 31st, and they're looking for artists with work involving live performance in a non-traditional setting. Musical Works in Concert is due February 7th, and will offer concert showcases for artists from a wide range of genres.

Hot Tickets

Jay Z / Jan 24 / ACC / $60 - $167.50
The Jiggaman himself will be at the ACC tonight, joined by N.E.R.D, Wale and J.Cole.

Shad / Jan 31 / Danforth Music Hall / $18.50 - 23.50
Shad charmed the Opera House back in October, and he's coming to Danforth Music Hall to do it all again.

AFI / Jan 31 / Pheonix / $35
AFI has returned to the road, supporting their new Burials album. Relive your angsty teenage years, you know you can still remember all their lyrics. Warning: you'll likely be moshing with some fist-swinging under-agers, cause it's an all-ages show.

Local Hot Ticket

PUP / The Garrison / Jan 31 / $10
Hometown punk rock heroes, PUP, will be throwing down at The Garrison for their last Toronto show before touring overseas. It's gonna get rowdy.

Recently announced concerts

The National & Daughter / April 9,10,11 / Massey Hall
Blessthefall / April 29 / The Opera House
Wye Oak / May 11 / The Horseshoe
Manchester Orchestra / May 19 / The Opera House
Katy Perry / July 19 / ACC

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