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Live Baby Live – Week of Nov. 13

The Dears © Carrie Musgrave
We’re a little late with this week’s music listing–blame the election! Er, okay, maybe someone just got immersed in learning a bit of Flash and let it slip. It won’t happen again.
If you’re looking for some local flavour, you’ve got a few really good choices this week, including Melissa McClelland, Ohbijou, Elliott Brood, and the Great Lake Swimmers. All highly recommended, particularly Melissa–her voice is like honey. On the not-so-local side, Axl Rose is slithering his way around the city as we speak, possibly even getting his dreadlocks touched up. There’s a good chance 80s glam princess Sebastian Bach will be sitting in the chair beside him at the salon (or buying new eyeliner at The Bay’s MAC counter), since he’s opening for GnR. Yeah, that’s right, welcome back to the 80s–or should we say, ‘welcome back to the jungle’?
On a sad note, if you have tickets to see Bloc Party (and Panic! At The Disco) on Thursday, hopefully you know by now that they’re no longer playing and have cancelled the rest of their tour due to drummer Matt Tong’s recent hospitalization for a collapsed lung. If this is the first you’ve heard of it, you’re welcome, and we’re sorry. Panic! will still be performing (not sure if that’s any consolation, considering each band’s fans apparently hate each other).
Is your favourite band playing this week and we neglected to list them? Give us a slap on the wrist in the comments.

Recently Announced

Dec. 1 – The Constantines @ Lee’s Palace, $17.50
Dec. 2 – Care Canada presents Jason Collett and The Constantines @ Lee’s Palace, $16
Dec. 15 – Elliott Brood @ Lee’s Palace, $12
Jan. 6 – Emily Haines @ Danforth Music Hall, $23.25
Mar. 31 – Snow Patrol, OK Go and Silversun Pickups @ Ricoh Coliseum, $39.50
This Week

Wed. Nov. 15

Melissa McClelland @ Hugh’s Room, $12
Dilana & Magne (from Rockstar Supernova) @ Lee’s Palace, $20
Guns n’ Roses w/ Sebastian Bach @ ACC, $35-85
Thurs. Nov. 16
The Dears w/ Land of Talk @ Lee’s Palace, $20
Emm Gryner w/ Royal Wood, Madviolet @ Mod Club, $12.50
Panic! at the Disco @ Ricoh Coliseum, $34.50
The Original Superstars of Jazz Fusion feat. Roy Ayers and more @ Phoenix, $39.50
Gordon Lightfoot @ Massey Hall, $45-65
Fri. Nov. 17
The Dears w/ Land of Talk @ Lee’s Palace, $20
Hot One @ El Mocambo, $12.50
Tin Bangs @ Mod Club, $7
Gordon Lightfoot @ Massey Hall, $45-65
Sat. Nov. 18
Elliott Brood, Old Soul, Great Lake Swimmers, Shad @ Toronto Reference Library
The Dears w/ Ohbijou@ Lee’s Palace, $20
Tahiti 80 @ Horseshoe, $13.50
Gordon Lightfoot @ Massey Hall, $45-65
Sun. Nov. 19
Gordon Lightfoot @ Massey Hall, $45-65
Photo: Carrie Musgrave

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