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Urban Planner: October 1, 2012

In today's Urban Planner, (devil) music and film collide as Soundstream Encore hosts sax player Kyle Brenders, Don't Touch The Dial hosts rockers Dinosaur Dinosaur and The Swamp Yankees, and TINARS hosts film critic Richard Crouse.


MUSIC/SCREENING: The Soundstream Encore program, geared towards young professionals interested in the work of contemporary Canadian composers (and those on the international circuit), launches its season tonight with an experimental film night party. Silent films will be accompanied by new (and live) compositions by saxophonist Kyle Brenders, playing with a string trio. Atelier Rosemarie Umetsu (198A Davenport Road), 6:30 p.m., entry by donation.

INTERVIEW/SCREENING: This is Not a Reading Series hosts author and film critic Richard Crouse, who will be talking with CTV’s Seamus O’Regan about RAISING HELL: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils!, an infamous 1971 film about mass hysteria and “demonic possession” starring Vanessa Redgrave and Oliver Reed. Clips of the still-controversial film (it was banned in many predominantly Roman Catholic countries) will be screened as well. No One Writes to the Colonel (460 College Street), doors at 7 p.m., Q&A at 7:30 p.m., $5 (FREE with book purchase.)

MUSIC/SCREENING: More films with live musical accompaniment, but for monthly series Don’t Touch That Dial, the focus is on (as yet unannounced) pop and cult films, with corresponding live rock ‘n’ roll covers by bands Dinosaur Dinosaur and The Swamp Yankees. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West), doors at 7 p.m., Dinosaur Dinosaur at 8 p.m., $5.

CORRECTION: October 1, 2012, 2:00 PM Tonight’s edition of Don’t Touch That Dial has been postponed. Check the group’s Facebook page for updates.


Urban Planner is Torontoist‘s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to events@torontoist.com.

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