Radar: July 16, 2009
Photo: "Salsa On Saint Clair" by Metrix X, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.
Events on Toronto's Radar for THURSDAY JULY 16, 2009â¨... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar
MUSIC | La Casa Muerte and Boxes & Bags Storm The 'Shoe!
One of Toronto's best live acts, La Casa Muerte celebrate the release of their debut 10" for brand-new label Fabrik Records with an awesome lineup of Toronto's best DIY indie/punk bands including Boxes & Bags, Skullians and The Pack A.D.
Horseshoe Tavern, 368 Queen St W / $7 / 9pm
GALLERY | Darling Magazine Launch and Polaroid exhibit
Darling is a brand-new Toronto based magazine featuring art, design, photography and creative writing, launching this week with a fundraiser and celebration featuring a cherished collection of Polaroids from artist Sylvana D'Angelo, as well as live music by Mandippal Jandu, Stefi Beck, Kendal Thompson and Eric Winn.
Freedom Collective Gallery, 939 Bloor St W / $10 (with a copy of the magazine) / 8pm-1am
PARTIES | DJ Duvall at the Social
DJ Duvall has been rocking dancefloors all over Canada for several years, establishing himself as one of the premier up-and-comers in the electro-house scene. In the past he's played with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Tiga, Crystal Castles, Flosstradamus and Hercules & Love Affair, and is sure to bring out a crowd.
The Social, 1100 Queen St W
MUSIC | Fucked Up, Vivian Girls & Women @The Phoenix July 16th
In the last year, local hardcore heroes Fucked Up have become one of the most important and influential groups of the last ten years, re-inventing hardcore punk for a new era with an unprecedented level of artistic ability and creativity in a genre that had become stale and dull. This summer they've played to massive festival crowds at Glastonbury and Coachella, and will return as heroes with their most ambitious T.O. show to date, featuring Brooklyn's girl-group garage rockers Vivian Girls and Calgary's Women.
Phoenix, 410 Sherbourne St / $16 / All Ages / 8pm
PARTIES | Salsa Cruise
This charity event takes the party out onto Lake Ontario for a fun-filled evening of great food, fine drinks and the best in Latin music that will have you dancing the night away, with professional Salsa dance instructors and performers as well as a silent auction and exciting prizes. All proceeds go to support Pueblito Canada and Casa Canadiense, improving the lives of children in Latin America.
1 Queens Quay E, Pier 27 / Boarding 6:30pm, Departure 7pm / $50
MUSIC | The NEW DEAL at the Mod Club w/ Big League Chu
The New Deal have been playing improvisational live electronic music for over a decade, but over the last few years the genre has suddenly exploded in popularity, with The New Deal at the forefront of the wave. Now touring internationally, the band has just returned from their first tour of Japan for this homecoming show, which will make the most of the band's new-found popularity and is sure to win over some new fans. With Breakbeat legend DJ Big League Chu.
Mod Club Theatre, 722 College St / $20 / 9pm
WORKSHOP | Toronto Internet Marketing Workshop
This workshop will delve in the complexities of search engines such as Google and Yahoo and explore what can be done to improve awareness of your online business and drive traffic to the site, with the goal of designing your website in a user-friendly way that is easy to find, and will stand out from the rest.
George Brown College, 200 King St E / FREE
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