Radar: Imagine Dragons, Early Monthly Segments, Render Toronto, Gifts Of My Hands, Luke Vajsar

Toronto events on July 29th, 2013

MUSIC | Imagine Dragons @ TD Echo Beach
Imagine Dragons hit TO for a show at Echo Beach tonight! This modern rock quartet, hailing from Las Vegas, are currently touring their new 5-song EP, entitled The Archive, released in February of this year. The band also has a live iTunes Session EP released a few months ago. Imagine Dragons has been nominated for several awards for their videos, including "Best Rock Video" at both the 2012 and 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. This band has a sound that is both melodic and edgy rock with an electronic component (and occasionally an acoustic one) that gives their music extra depth to many of their tracks.
TD Echo Beach (999 Lake Shore Blvd West) 7:30PM $42.40 - $65

FILM | Early Monthly Segments #53
Early Monthly Segments, TO's monthly screening of underground and experimental films, often 'vintage' and shown in their original format, reconvenes tonight for the July edition. Tonight's selection of films has been programmed by Michael Zryd. Brummer's is a film created by experimental New-York filmmaker and former Whitney Museum film curator, David Bienstock, for his Master's studies at NYU. This short 1967 film shows Bienstock's fascination with different influences including Cubism. Joyce Wieland's 1965 film Peggy's Blue Skylight will also be shown. The film's title is taken from a well known Charles Mingus composition, and the film's music comes from pianist Paul Bley. Ordinary Matter, a part of Hollis Frampton's seven-part series Hapax Legomena, completes tonight's program.
Gladstone Hotel, Art Bar (1214 Queen St West) 8PM PWYC ($5-10 suggested)

ART | Render Toronto Presents First Performance Project & Dinner
Tonight, Render, a collaborative and inter-disciplinary performance and showcase, launches it's first event - Render Toronto Volume One. This is a unique concept, bringing together visual artists displaying and selling their work alongside musical performances, DJ's creating "mini mixes", and other promised "live collaborations". One can make a complete evening of this, and spring for the fixed course dinner prepared by Marben's own Chef Rob Bragagnolo, or simply attend the performance portion of the evening. All tickets include a complimentary cocktail, and a special RENDER art print created for this event.
Nyood (1096 Queen Street West) 8PM $40 ($20 performance only)

MUSIC | Elvis Monday
Elvis Monday returns once again to deliver awesome TO rock talent to the city's most discerning and die hard ears. Monday nights are a tough row to hoe, as they say, but this weekly showcase has been going strong for decades, and has seen the likes of Peaches, By Divine Right, Beck, and others grace the stage at the beginning of their careers. Consistently fresh and innovative lineups have kept Elvis Monday going strong, and tonight is not likely to be an exception: Ginger Ale and the Monowhales, Mayor Phat Fuck (kudos for the subtle moniker there!), The Radio Circus, Vegas, and others will deliver your dose of Rock this evening. Elvis never leaves this building!
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen Street West) 9PM FREE

Also Of Note

Gifts Of My Hands Summer Markets
Luke Vajsar's Hypnotic Lounge Series
Smith Westerns / Wampire @ Lee's

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Photo of Nyood by Jesse Milns

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