Radar: Wavelength 11th Anniversary Fest, Emilie Autumn, Authors at Harbourfront Centre, Local Alt-Rock at the 'Shoe
MUSIC | Wavelength 11th Anniversary Fest
Wavelength began in 2000 as a live music series, and took place in various venues throughout the city, until it ceased its operation as a regularly scheduled event last February. During that time, they helped launch the careers of what could easily be considered a veritable 'who's who' of Toronto indie rock. Since then, the 'impressarios' behind the name have put together various special events, and tonight celebrate their 11th anniversary with a five-night fest. The festival takes place for the rest of the week, ending Sunday evening at the Garrison. Tonight is the opening show, and includes sets from Anagram, The Guest Bedroom, Bruised Knees, and The Jim Storie Juniors.
The Boat (160 Augusta Avenue) 9PM PWYC
MUSIC | Emilie Autumn
On the surface, Emilie Autumn is a likely poster child for any neo-Goth movement, having that latently Siouxsie Sioux-inspired look, a strong penchant for the Victorian era, and a firm grounding in the Classical tradition of her chosen instrument - the violin. This young protegĂŠ was scooped up at 18 to play in Courtney Love's backing band for the "America's Sweetheart" tour, shortly after going through what seems like a musical identity crisis, where she was struggling with her Classical training and the new directions in which her music seemed to be taking her. A compromise was struck: "Victoriandustrial" - her own unique blend of Classical and Industrial with electronics and a dark Goth-ish vibe permeating the whole affair. If you check her out tonight at The Mod Club, do be prepared for a stage show, as she is known to throw food, especially muffins at the audience, and often has her all-female backing band, The Bloody Crumpets adding extra theatrics for good measure.
Mod Club Theatre (722 College Street) 8PM $20
LITERATURE | Authors at Harbourfront Centre
Three great authors give readings at the Harbourfront Centre at a very affordable price. Keith Hollihan will read from his work, "The Four Stages Of Cruelty" which takes its name from a series of engravings by William Hogarth, and depicts the chaotic state of prison life. Andrew Pyper will share from his suspenseful novel "The Guardians", and Roberta Rich will read from her historical novel "The Midwife Of Venice".
Brigantine Room, York Quay Centre (235 Queen's Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (FREE Under 24/Students/Members)
MUSIC | Local Alt-Rock at the 'Shoe
It's only four bucks, and it's grown locally, organically, and sounds great! Yes, it's tonight's local "alt-rock" showcase at The Horseshoe! The Ken Hallsworth Band headlines, with support from Poor Young Things and Goodluck Foundation
The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen Street West) 9PM $4
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