Radar: StillePost Funeral, The Ruby Spirit, Treasure Fingers, Chronologic Dance Party, Zpittz, Hearts & Mines, & Jay Sad! at Rancho Relaxo, Run Stop Run, Rock Showcase at Lee's, Bluegrass Brunch at the Dakota
MUSIC | StillePost Funeral
Many in Toronto's indie music scene are currently in mourning over the loss of a web entity: the Stillepost board and community. Even though it has been replaced by CultureComa.com, it's still hard to get over for some of us. Get some closure at The Garrison tonight with an official funeral, including a eulogy to be delivered, an open casket to fill with memories, and appearances by DJ Cyber Rap, notorious Toronto rock impressario Dan Burke, and more... R.I.P.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 10PM
MUSIC | The Ruby Spirit/Lovely Killbots/Heartbeat Hotel/Young Doctors In Love
The Toronto Underground Cinema is going to be taken over tonight to host a killer show. The Ruby Spirit, Lovely Killbots, Heartbeat Hotel, and Young Doctors In Love will transform this unusual venue, and deliver a great night of music outside of the typical bar gig. But not to worry.... there *will* be drinks available!
Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue), 9:30PM $8
MUSIC | Treasure Fingers
Producer, musician, and (most notably) international DJ extraordinaire Treasure Fingers hits The Social tonight. Based in Atlanta, this tireless talent is often balancing touring with an active schedule doing remixes for a wide variety of artists.
The Social (1100 Queen Street West), 10PM $10
CLUBS | Chronologic Dance Party
Join the Goin' Steady DJs for this very popular night of dancing to over 100 years of hits, played chronologically. This "dance party through the ages" has been gaining a large following, so you are advised to arrive early!
The Boat (158 Augusta Avenue), 10PM
MUSIC | TWM: Zpittz, Hearts & Mines, & Jay Sad!
Another action-packed night of music, via TWM. The evening will begin with Jay Sad!, a project fronted by its namesake, Jason Sadlowski, playing "a darker experimental brand of fascinating indie-pop". Also featured are Hearts&Mines from Ottawa, whose leader, Matt Luloff, served in Afghanistan for a stretch, and this has fueled the project's songwriting. The headliner is Zpittz: a local two-piece that is promised to deliver a massive surge of energy to send you home thoroughly Rocked.
Rancho Relaxo (300 College Street), 9PM $5
SUNDAY JANUARY 9TH
MUSIC | Run Stop Run
Run Stop Run is a new project from William Carn, a prominent trombonist on the T-dot jazz scene known for pushing the envelope on his instrument. The lineup of this new project includes Don Scott on guitar, Jon Maharaj on bass, and Ethan Ardelli, who plays with Carn regularly. The band hits the studio next week, so come out get a sneak peek of things to come.
The Emmet Ray (924 College Street), 9PM PWYC
MUSIC | Rock Showcase @ Lee's Palace
Who says Sunday nights don't rock? Lee's Palace has a fine selection of local acts that will prove otherwise. Crown Town, Cretem, Patrick Lee, and more are pumped and primed to deliver the goods!
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 8PM Cover TBA
MUSIC | Taxi Chain
Taxi Chain plays blend of Celtic, roots-rock, funk and more. Proud of their origins in the Toronto jam scene, this group is now a seasoned outfit that delivers a great show that will have you asking for "more Bagpipe" at their matinee show late this aft.
Mitzi's Sister (1554 Queen Street West), 5PM PWYC
BRUNCH | Bluegrass Brunch
If you like live Bluegrass and some great Sunday morning grub, The Dakota Bluegrass Brunch is the place to strap on the ol' feedbag. It's an all-you-can-eat type of deal, and you will be brought servings of fruit salad, scrambled eggs, sausages, potatoes, pancakes, and more until you know you've had enough, and it's time to hit the ol' dirt trail back to the ranch... or wherever the day is sending you.
The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue), 11AM - 3PM Adults $14 / Kids $7
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