The Hidden Cameras will be putting on a special series of shows in conjunction with the Toronto Dance Theatre at Harbourfront, entitled “In The Boneyard”. Head Camera Joel Gibb gave Pitchfork a sneak preview of what to expect from the performances, which will begin with the Cameras providing musical accompaniment for the dancers but trading places as the show progresses.
All new music was written especially for the show, so don’t expect to hear old favourites or to get a sneak preview of their new album Awoo (which is not due out until early next year), but if these shows are anything on par with the ones they did together last year, it should be something special nonetheless. Tickets for the shows range from $21 to $38 and have been selling briskly since they went on sale last month. To see if any remain, contact Harbourfront Centre or try TOTix online.
Besides the Hidden Cameras’ dance dance revolution, the upcoming week is a whirlwind of shows on Friday, but oddly quiet the rest of the week. Check it out after the jump.
Thusrday, November 17:
Massey Hall holds a formidable songwriter’s summit, bringing Lyle Lovett, John Hiatt, Joe Ely and Guy Clark together for one night ($49.50 to $69.50). With their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album, Rainer Maria look to break out of the emo band ghetto once and for all. They’ll preview their new, mature sound at Lee’s Palace ($10) . Some of Canada’s notable up-and-coming acts in the form of Halifax’s Wintersleep, Toronto’s Ladies & Gentlemen and Saskathchewan’s Sylvie are at the Horseshoe ($8).
Friday, November 18:
It’s just like one of those New York City hipster parties you’ve read about on the internet! LCD Soundsystem and The Juan Maclean go all cobrasnake at the Kool Haus, while Front 242 are next door at the Guvernment. Tickets for either show are $25. New York garage rock legends The Fleshtones are at the Horseshoe ($10) while Canadian classic rockers April Wine are at Club 279 ($20 to $25). Aerosmith are on the road in support of– oh really, does anyone care what they’re pimping? You just want to hear “Toys In The Attic”. They’re at the ACC with Lenny Kravitz ($59.50 to $119.50). The WWE’s Chris Jericho proves he truly is a renaissance man with his thoughtful and progressive free jazz ensemble Sarah Harmer and The Weakerthans will be at the Glenn Gould Studio of the CBC for a sold out show that will hopefully be broadcast in some form in thenear future. Last (but not least), Members Of The Press and Bluescreen are at the El Mocambo ($5).
Told you Friday was busy.
Saturday, November 19:
Akron blues primalists Black Keys are at the Opera House ($15) while The Planet Smashers unleash ska fury at the Horseshoe ($10.50).
Sunday, November 20:
Wavelength saves you from Sunday night tedium with Raise Them & Eat Them and The Veritcal Struts at Sneaky Dee’s (PWYC). It’s either that, or Reel Big Fish at the Phoenix ($19.50). Those are your choices.
Don’t worry, it gets worse.
Monday, November 21:
Tuesday, November 22:
Remember on Friday when there were all those shows going on? Yeah, that was great.
Wednesday, November 23:
Finally a respite from staying home and interacting with your family! Everyone’s favourite Scousers Echo & The Bunnymen are at the Carlu with California’s