Radar: Holiday Jam at the Phoenix, Everything is Wow!, Tapedeck Bros., Do Make Say Think CD Release
MUSIC | Holiday Jam at the Phoenix
Some of the biggest names in Canadian music come to the Phoenix tonight for a show benefiting The Sick Kids Foundation. Songstress Sarah Harmer will be joined by Montreal's favourite son Sam Roberts, alt country queen Kathleen Edwards and many more who will play acoustic sets, with all proceeds going to the children's hospital organization. It's a great chance to hear some soothing music, contribute to a good cause, and get into the holiday spirit.
Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St., $39.50, 7 pm
COMEDY | Everything is Wow!
The Comedy Bar continues to stake its claim as Toronto's premiere chuckle hut with another stellar show tonight. Nikki Payne, Sara Hennessey, and Handsome Bald Men will be performing along with Canada's most hilarious homo and member of soon-to-be revived Kids in the Hall Scott Thompson. There's more to the night than comedy, with Luke Lalonde of the Born Ruffians, Laura Barrett of the Hidden Cameras, and Henry Fletcher of Henri Fabrege and the Adorables providing the tunes. All proceeds go to the Third World Awareness organization.
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., $12, 9 pm
PARTY | Monday Meetings at the Social presents the Tapedeck Bros.
Local DJ duo the Tapedeck Bros. are rapidly becoming a Toronto institution. Regularly at the helm at parties at several venues around town, the pair are making a name for themselves as two of the club scene's hardest working. Also, they wear funny boxes on their heads. It's only Monday night, but the holiday season's starting so it's time to start partying all week long. No better way to do it than getting down to some banging electro beats on Queen West. Two dollar drinks til 11:30 pm.
The Social, 1100 Queen St. W., $5 guestlist, 10 pm
MUSIC | Do Make Say Think CD Release at the Enwave Theatre
With their sixth album under their belts and the critics on their side, Toronto instrumentalists Do Make Say Think play their last show of a three-night stand tonight. The trio of shows marks the release of Other Truths, a four song album of 10 minute tunes that continues the songwriting evolution of Charles Spearin and Co. Spearin's audio art piece the Happiness Project and ambient Toronto rockers Years open.
Enwave Theatre, 231 Queen's Quay W., $16, 9 pm
MUSIC | Spiral Beach at MTV Live
For a gigantic American corporation, MTV has done an excellent job of promoting local talent since opening up shop on Yonge Street. Barred from airing music videos as a result of CRTC rulings, every weekday the channel tapes live performances by some of the country's best and/or as-yet-unknown bands. Today theatrical Toronto foursome Spiral Beach take to the stage at the Masonic Temple for a free all ages show that will go live to air. Sure you can watch it at home, but how often do you get to see a free show by a band of this calibre?
Masonic Temple, 888 Yonge St., Free tickets available at MTV's website, 4 pm
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