I Turn My (Hidden) Camera On
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I Turn My (Hidden) Camera On

A look at some choice live music going down over the next week:
2005_06_02spoon.jpgSunday nights are turning into the nights for rock in Toronto. Case in point, this Sunday you can either catch Austin’s indie gods Spoon at the Opera House with the UK’s The Clientele to promote their latest platter, Gimme Fiction. It’s an interesting pairing – following up The Clientele’s gentle chamber pop with the lean rock attack of Britt Daniel and co., but as both acts have been away from Toronto for far too long, it should be an excellent show regardless. Doors are at 8:30, Clientele at 9:20, Spoon at 10:40. Hopefully you’ve got your tickets, though, because this one is sold out. (NOW previews the show.)
2005_06_02hiddenCameras.jpgThankfully Spoon isn’t your only option for live music this Sunday night – if you’re intent on going into work on Monday morning more exhausted than usual, The Hidden Cameras are playing a hometown show at the Phoenix with Pony Da Look before heading off for a Summer tour in Europe. Tickets are $10 and doors are at 7 so even if you’re already committed to Spoon, you could conceivably do both. Nothing like a rock-n-roll double header!
More shows over the next seven days after the jump.


Thursday, June 2: Detroit’s Demolition Doll Rods blow into the Bovine for some sonic anarchy, $10.
Friday, June 3: The Two Koreas hold a CD release party for their album Main Plates & Classic Pies at The Boat (158 Augusta). The Diablaros support. Brazilian Girls are at the El Mocambo (tickets $16.50), and while no one in the band is Brazilian, one is a girl. Maritime roots-rocker Matt Mays is at Lee’s Palace, tickets $12.50.
Saturday, June 4: Low may have had to cancel their show at the Opera House but you can still catch Danish rock revivalists The Raveonettes with nu-gaze combo Autolux at Lee’s ($16.50). Ex-Carnation Thom D’Arcy’s new incarnation as The Ladies & Gentlemen are playing the Horseshoe with Nassau, Thunderbirds are Now! and Cuff The Duke’s Wayne Petti to celebrate the release of his/their debut album of power pop, Small Sins – $7 at the door (eye previews the show).
Sunday, June 5: If neither Spoon nor The Hidden Cameras are up your alley, Wavelength is presenting lovely local atmospheric pop outfit The Airfields with The Inflation Kills and Saskatoon’s Junior Pantherz. As always, WL goes down at Sneaky Dee’s and it’s pay-what-you-can. Or if that’s not your speed, Judas Priest is at the Molson Amphitheatre.
Monday, June 6: Blanche’s fractured country stylings will waft from the Horseshoe on this eve. $10.50 in advance, $12 at the door.
Tuesday, June 7: Alanis Morrissette is at the Hummingbird Centre for her Jagged Little Pill 10th anniversary show ($70-$82.50), UK psych-rockers The Coral are at the Mod Club ($15) and a whole host of talent decends on the Phoenix for the annual White Ribbon Concert ($25).
Wednesday, June 8: UK mostly-instrumental outfit Electrelane are at the Horseshoe to promote their new album Axes. Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Countless thanks to Splendid Butterfly at Stille Post for compiling the month’s concert listings. Check back next week for a look at NxNE going-ons and more.

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