Concert announcements are coming fast and furious, now that everyone’s back to their regularly scheduled programming. A number of festival dates are set all the way into September already, including the return of V-Fest to Olympic Island on Sept. 8-9. The festival is expanding out west this year, with Vancouver getting it’s innaugural V-Fest — although judging by the current lineup so far (headliners only), they’re catering to a much younger crowd than Toronto did last year. Here’s hoping that we get a slightly more mature and diverse bill, which will likely be announced in the coming few months. Here’s also hoping that none of the bands get the shaft due to schedule issues (hello, Flaming Lips!).
Best bets for this week include Glasgow, Scotland’s Camera Obscura at the Opera House or Apostle of Hustle‘s second Rivoli residency date on Wednesday; local musician Royal Wood will be having a CD release party for ‘A Good Enough Day’ at Music Gallery on Thursday; we hear that The Golden Dogs kick some serious ass live, and we’ll be finding out for ourselves on Friday at Lee’s; and on Sunday, Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. will be opening for Incubus at the Kool Haus.
If we’ve missed a ‘must see’ show in the listings, please let us know in the comments or feel free to email tips/suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music listings after the jump.
Feb. 16 – Silverchair @ Kool Haus, $25
Mar. 9 – Land of Talk w/ Cadence Weapon @ Horseshoe, $10
Mar. 10 – In-flight Safety @ Horseshoe, $8
Mar. 22 – Heaven & Hell @ ACC, $59.50
Apr. 4 – Exclaim! Spring Fling w/ Champion, Malajube, more @ Phoenix, $15
May 7 – The Killers @ ACC, $TBA
May 8 – The Kooks @ Lee’s Palace, $15
May 16 – Tapes ‘n Tapes @ Lee’s Palace, $TBA
Sept. 8-9 – Virgin Festival @ Olympic Island, $TBA
Tues. Jan. 30
Blue October @ Kool Haus, $19.50
Augustana @ Mod Club, $15
Justin Timberlake w/ Pink @ ACC, $64-125 (or $500 to sit on stage…no joke)
Wed. Jan. 31
Apostle of Hustle @ Rivoli, $10 – Win Tickets!
Camera Obscura @ Opera House, $17
Thurs. Feb. 1
The D’Urbervilles @ The Drake, $7
Royal Wood CD Release @ Music Gallery, $10
Fri. Feb. 2
Billy Talent w/ Rise Against, Moneen @ ACC, $25-40
The Golden Dogs w/ Yoko Casionos @ Lee’s Palace, $8.50
Ohbijou w/ Friday Morning’s Regret @ Horseshoe, $6
Mobile @ Nathan Phillips Square, $free
Kids on TV @ Mod Club, $10
Sat. Feb. 3
The New Pornographers @ Nathan Phillips Square, $free
Sweet Thing, Saigon Hookers, Clothes Make The Man @ Horseshoe, $6
Sun. Feb. 4
Incubus w/ Albert Hammond Jr. @ Kool Haus, $42.50
Banner and Billy Talent photos: Carrie Musgrave