Radar: WL531 Food Drive, Black & White Party, Fort York Album Release, Lifestory, Brighter Brightest, WITB, Happy Trendy EP Release

CHARITY | WL 531 Food Drive: OPOPO, Sports, Holy Mount, Soft Copy, This Mess
The Garrison's 5 Night Boxing Week Mini-Festival continues today with a solid set of local bands and DJs playing various genres of music. Here's how it's going to go down: METZ DJs will play the front room while five bands take the stage in the main room, beginning with electro rebel rockers OPOPO, Sports, Oshawa's Holy Mount and ending with a punk feel from bands Soft Copy and This Mess. Bring 2 non-perishable food items and the entrance fee to this Boxing Week festival is yours at the low, low price of $2.99!
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 9PM $2.99 + 2 non-perishable food items

PARTY | Black & White Party
As everyone pretends to work during this in-between week, the ElMo is preparing for an in-between-holidays mega party to celebrate the coming new year for charity. The Black & White Party takes place tonight with spoken word segments by Ritallin and special guest Satoshi Saito (a.k.a RIDD) on Japanese Didgeridoo. The Damaged Good and DJ's Angelitica and Malasuerte Soundsystem will perform sets at this benefit that will give 100% of the liquor proceeds to Serving Charity to feed Toronto's homeless and 100% of the cover charge and raffle tickets to Beads for Beds, helping to complete an orphanage in Kenya. Wear black, white or a mix of the two and head down to the ElMo to party for a cause!
El Mocambo (464 Spadina Avenue) 8PM $10

MUSIC | Fort York Album Release
It doesn't get more Toronto than naming your band Fort York and this local five-piece is celebrating the release of their new album tonight at The Dakota Tavern. Feels Like Then is the band's freshman album that has already received significant airplay on CBC Radio 3 with its James Taylor smooth vocals and heavy folk sound. Tickets will be available at the door and the album will be for sale at the show.
The Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington Avenue) 7:30PM $6

MUSIC | Lifestory: Monologue CD Release with Kingdoms, Brighter Brightest
Lifestory: Monologue have been busy in 2011 and their performance at Sneaky Dee's will show what they've been up to. After releasing their EP The Thornberry earlier this year, the band debuted their haunting full-length alt rock album Drag Your White Fur--Make It Grey in August. With three albums now under their belt, their CD release show this evening will also feature bands like Kingdoms, Like Pacific, Body Doubles and the ever popular Brighter Brightest. This is an all-ages event and tickets will be available at the door.
Sneaky Dee's (431 College Street) 7PM $10

MUSIC | Happy Trendy EP Release with Foxes In Fiction and LOOM
The theme of tonight's events seems to be album release party and it will be no different at Placebo Space. Happy Trendy is the alter-ego side project of Edmonton musician Dylan Khotin-Foote, who will release his solo EP Die Young at the show this evening. Also playing live will be Toronto's indie folk pop sweetheart LOOM and rising local easy listening/pop musician Foxes in Fiction. Come early as the space will fill up fast.
Placebo Space (1409A Bloor Street West) 9PM $5


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