Radar: July 20, 2009

Photo: "Betties vs Chicks" by fifth business, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Events on Toronto's Radar for MONDAY JULY 20, 2009
... lovingly handpicked from blogTO's events calendar

MUSIC | Lovely Killbots & The Main Thing at the Drake
Toronto's Lovely Killbots play a unique brand of cabaret-pop infused with a sense of tragic melodrama, a piano/drums combo reminiscent of the Dresden Dolls at their best. The Main Thing puts the smile back on your face with funky jazz tunes to get you moving!
Drake Hotel Underground, 1150 Queen St W / FREE / 9pm

BOOKS | Whispering Pines
The launch party for Jason Schneider's new book, "Whispering Pines: The Northern Roots of American Music", which examines the influence Canadian musicians have had on our southern neighbours, from popular artists like Neil Young, The Band, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen to the forefathers of Canada's music scene such as Wilf Carter and Hank Snow.
The Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave / FREE / 8pm

PARTIES | Rhinestone
A lesbian-themed country night? It had to happen sooner or later... Although not particularly well-known as a country & western bar, the Beaver has a good reputation for trying new things, and this night is no exception.
The Beaver, 1192 Queen St W / FREE / 10pm

MUSIC | The Datsuns at the Horseshoe Tavern
New Zealand's the Datsuns have made a name for themselves playing straight-up hard rock in the Aussie tradition of bands like AC/DC, and play to huge crowds in both mainland Australia and the UK. Though they have to yet to "break" the North American market, this show promises to be a fist-pumping good time.
Horseshoe, 370 Queen St W / $15

FILM | Hitchcock and Friends
The Toronto Film Society presents a special screening of two adaptations of books by Scottish mystery writer Josephine Tey (actually a pseudonym used by Elizabeth Mackintosh), including 1937's Young and Innocent (directed by Alfred Hitchcock) and The Franchise Affair.
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave / $15

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