Toronto Concert Update: March, April, May, June, July, Aug

MARCH

Cloud Nothings @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Mar 23, 2012 – $15.00

Dragonette @ Hoxton, 19+
Fri March 23, 2012 – $22.50

Passion Pit (The Indies) @ Fairmont Royal York, All Ages
Sat March 24, 2012 – $39.50

Fanfarlo @ Mod Club, 19+
Sat March 24, 2012 – $16.00

Sleigh Bells @ Phoenix, All Ages
Mon March 24, 2012 – $25.00

APRIL

Metronomy @ Hoxton, 19+
Mon April 2, 2012 – $16.00

The Naked And Famous w/ Vacationer @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs April 5, 2012 – $24.00

Milagres @ Drake Hotel, 19+
Sat April 7, 2012 – $10.50

Yukon Blonde @ Lee’s, 19+
Thurs April 12, 2012 – $15.00

Said The Whale @ Great Hall, All Ages
Fri April 13, 2012 – $16.50

White Denim @ Horseshoe, 19+
Mon April 16, 2012 – $12.50

Nick Lowe @ Phoenix, 19+
Mon April 23, 2012 – $35.00

Chiddy Bang @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $25.00

Cults @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $18.00

The Drums @ Phoenix, 19+
Fri April 27, 2012 – $17.50

MAY

Miike Snow @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Tues May 1, 2012 – $28.00

School of Seven Bells @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $15.00

Yann Tiersen @ Horseshoe Tavern, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $23.50

Future Islands @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs May 3, 2012 – $11.50

Bear In Heaven @ Garrison, 19+
Sat May 5, 2012 – $11.50

Neon Indian @ Phoenix, 19+
Tues May 8, 2012 – $21.00

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Sun May 13, 2012 – $31.00

Patrick Watson @ Music Hall, 19+
Tues May 29, 2012 – $31.00

JUNE

Zeus @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat June 9, 2012 – $16.00

Radiohead w/Caribou @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Sat June 16, 2012 – $66.50

Foster The People @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Tues June 29, 2012 – $39.50

JULY

Beirut @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs July 19, 2012 – $36.50

Best Coast @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat July 21, 2012 – $19.50

AUGUST

tUnE-yArDs @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed Aug 1, 2012 – $21.00

Justice & M83 @ Fort York, All Ages
Sat Aug 4, 2012 – $49.00

Five Bands You Haven’t Heard of But Are Totally Awesome

Today, I’m going balls deep into the Music Between Friends email inbox and pulling out tons of sweaty, delicious music.

That’s right, friends. Here’s a few under-the-radar musicians that deserve your attention, love, and earbuds. And don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this came from.


Who: Mannequin Men
From: Chicago, Illinois
MP3: Hobby GirlMannequin Men
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Fun Fact: They just passed through Toronto in November while touring their fourth album.
When To Listen: Road tripping with your friend who listens to only classic rock and thinks your music taste is weak. Time to prove him wrong.



Who: The Cautioneers
From: Toronto, Ontario

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RIYL: Broken Social Scene songs that feature human voices.
When To Listen: Strolling through downtown Toronto on a sunny spring day. Flipping through your high school yearbook.



Who: Alanna Gurr
From: Guelph, Ontario
MP3: Oh, HorsefeathersAlanna Gurr
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RIYL: Joanna Newsom, Cocorosie
Where To Listen: When you break out the craft supplies on a rainy Sunday afternoon.



Who: Kori Pop
Where: Hamilton, Ontario
Fun Fact: She directed the music video for Nowhere Near My Heart herself. It features dancing paper people and is probably the cutest thing ever. Kori Pop is her real name and I saw her play in my favourite Hamilton coffee shop randomly one day.
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Who: WATERS
From: San Francisco, California
MP3: O Holy Break Of DayWATERS
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Where To Listen: When you’re tossing your friend into the pool on a hot summer day.



Who: Vacations
From: Chicago, Illinois
MP3: Hassle With RealVacations
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Where To Listen: After letting your hair down and shaking it like a crazy fool.