Radar: Widowspeak, Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams," Tales From The Darkroom, Elvis Monday
Toronto events on April 15th, 2013
MUSIC | Widowspeak at The Garrison
Brooklyn-based band, Widowspeak, hit The Garrison tonight! These guys had a huge buzz going into this year's SXSW, having made FuseTV's list of 30 bands to see at the Austin festival. Widowspeak formed in 2010, and after a long stretch on the road, the rhythm section left the band, leaving only founding member Molly Hamilton and guitarist Robert Earl Thomas. Although this pair is the core of the band, they have fresh blood in their ranks now, and are making great dreamy guitar-driven rock sounds on their current tour, in support of their second disc, Almanac. TO psych rock outfit, The Auras, will open the show.
The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West) 9PM $12
BOOKS & LIT | AUTHORS: In Conversation with Kate Atkinson
Tonight, the Authors At Habourfront Centre series presents an evening with bestselling English author, Kate Atkinson. Atkinson's first novel, Behind The Scenes At The Museum, got her career a jump start, beating out work by Salman Rushdie and Roy Jenkins for the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year award. Her latest work, Life After Life, is a novel that follows protagonist Ursula Todd, as she exists in a world where the same events occur over and over until fate gets them "right", including Ursula's own birth. In addition to reading from her new novel, Atkinson will chat with the CBC's Eleanor Wachtel, and Becky Toyne is the event's host.
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30PM $10 (free students, members, and youth)
FILM | Stevie Nicks "In Your Dreams"
Singer/songwriter Steve Nicks, known from her association with the group Fleetwood Mac, will be present tonight at a special screening of the film, In Your Dreams, a documentary about the making of her 2011 album of the same name. This album was her first effort in ten years. A top notch cast of LA production and musical talent was enlisted to make it happen, led by Dave Stewart, a well-known producer whose career was launched back in the early '80s as part of the group The Eurythmics. The film follows the project from the writing process onwards, and also features biographical passages, and footage from Nick's childhood and career.
TIFF BELL Lightbox (Reitman Square, 350 King Street West) 7PM
PHOTOGRAPHY | Tales From The Darkroom: Lecture by photographer Bob Carnie
Tonight at Arta Gallery in TO's distillery district, a three-hour lecture by photographer Bob Carnie, giving you some important essentials on taking your snaps to "exhibition level". Yes, there is an art to photography that goes beyond whipping out your iPhone at the most opportune moment, and budding photogs will find the details presented at this talk very helpful, and even inspiring. Subjects to be covered in this comprehensive lecture include: image selection, digital and darkroom editing techniques, various print processes, mounting and framing, building a portfolio, and even the topic of approaching galleries will be discussed. RSVP for a reduced price on admission.
Arta Gallery (55 Mill, bldg 9 #102) 6PM $20, adv $15
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