Jamie Lidell

Radar: Jamie Lidell, My Best Girl, New Music 101, Cents for Water Fundraiser, Guiltless Dessert Indulgence

Toronto events on April 8th, 2013

MUSIC | Jamie Lidell at Lee's Palace
If you think the "one man band" concept died in the Vaudeville era, you might be in for a surprise. 'Live looping' is alive and well, and there are many practitioners out there, but Jamie Lidell seems to have a unique and more soulful take on this technique than most. Often focusing on layering vocals, Lidell develops unique textures and sounds that give his music a distinctive sonic imprint, as well as groove. Lidell is currently touring on his recent self-titled release, but his 2010 album, Compass is worthy of mention, as it features playing and production by Beck and Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. Empress Of gets the show started tonight at Lee's Palace.
Lee's 529 Bloor Street West 9pm $15

LECTURE | Feminist Art: Where is it? Who has it?
The WhipperSnapper Gallery has an politically charged and intellectually provocative event tonight exploring "feminist art" from every angle. This is not merely a survey of female artists from various eras, but a discussion and exploration of what feminism really means from the standpoint of curators, art collectors, archivists, and how this applies to the scene here in TO from the Art Gallery Of Ontario to smaller independently owned galleries. There are some suggested readings and YouTube links that are recommended (see event listing) to prepare you for this discussion, but they are not mandatory. There is very limited space for this event, and the hosts are insisting you RSVP in order to be admitted, but fret not if no space is available, as this event will be repeated on April 16th.
Whipper Snapper Gallery (594b Dundas Street West) 6PM

FILM | Toronto Silent Film Festival presents My Best Girl
The Toronto Silent Film Festival has been taking place since last Thursday, and tonight, a screening of "My Best Girl" will take place at Casa Loma. When it comes to places to see a silent film from 1927, who can argue with the assertion that a swanky and historic venue like Casa Loma is quite the top drawer choice? This Sam Taylor-directed film starts Mary Pickford and her future husband, Buddy Rogers, in an amusing tale of romance and family drama. This was Pickford's last silent film. The the Toronto Silent Film Festival continues with its final day of screenings tomorrow.
Casa Loma (1 Austin Terrace) 8PM $20

MUSIC | New Music 101 series at the Rereference Library
The third annual New Music 101 series begins tonight at the Toronto Reference Library. This series, presented in four parts, is designed to educate and inform the public about contemporary music, its creation, and its performance. Over the four weeks, the series intends to cover chamber music, electronic music, "sound art," and music for game media. This evening, Arraymusic's Rick Sacks will discuss the relationship between music and poetry, as two poets and four musicians collaborate, and in the second half of the presentation, Eve Egoyan will discuss her artistic and curatorial practices, and also perform.
Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street) 7PM



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