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Radar: Barr Brothers, Pivot Reading Series, Death Cab For Cutie, Idea Of Nature, Authors at Harbourfront Centre, Free Favourites at Four presents Passchendaele, Lunchtime Live at Yonge-Dundas Square

MUSIC | Barr Brothers
This is the Toronto show for The Barr Brothers that many have been waiting for. Fans of this clever, often atmospheric neo-folk ensemble, led by Brad and Andrew Barr (previous leaders of Boston band, The Slip), have been sort of 'teased' at the band's last couple of TO appearances. Recently they opened for The Low Anthem at a larger venue, and had some scattered CMW shows, but tonight the stage is theirs, and the venue is an intimate one.
Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Ave) 10PM $10

LITERATURE | Pivot Readings with Maureen Hynes, Stan Rogal, and Matthew J Trafford
Pivot Readings take place every second Wednesday at The Press Club, and it's a great way to get out and discover what is happening in Toronto's eclectic literary scene. Tonight there is a fresh selection of poets for your enjoyment. Among her many accolades, Maureen Hynes is both a Gerald Lampert Award winner and a recipient of the Petra Kenney Poetry Award. She is also poetry editor of Our Times magazine, and will be sharing some of her work this evening. Poet and novelist Stan Rogal will be reading tonight also, as will Far Horizons Short Fiction Award winner Matthew J. Trafford.
The Press Club (850 Dundas Street West) 8PM PWYC

MUSIC | Death Cab For Cutie
Indie rockers Death Cab For Cutie hit town tonight at the Phoenix with openers Lonely Forest. Can we really still call these guys "indie", though? I guess Atlantic, to whom they signed in 2004, isn't technically a major.... But it's as big as an indie-label could ever be. Nonetheless, DCFC's skillfully crafted tunes and unique lo-fi vibe will be much welcomed tonight for what will be a packed show!
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street) 7:30PM $39.50

ART | Idea of Nature: Group Exhibition
Fay Athari has curated what promises to be an interesting group photography exhibit at the Arta Gallery this evening. Titled "The Idea Of Nature", 10 artists convey their impressions of the ever-changing relationship humans have with nautre. Although photographic techniques are used to produce the pieces that will be on display, do be prepared for images that will range from the "realistic" to the "impressionistic". The exhibition's opening reception is tonight.
Arta Gallery (55 Mill Street, Suite 102, Bldg 9) 6PM


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