After a three week hiatus, the music listings are back! Hope everyone enjoyed the holidays.
The year is still ramping up, so the list this week will be a bit quieter than usual. However, the good news is that this is already shaping up to be an amazing year, if the recent tour announcements are any indication. There are a ridiculous number of great bands coming through Toronto in the next few months, including Under Byen, Bloc Party, Wolfmother, TV on the Radio, and many more (some of which are listed below). Also, the folks at Canadian Music Week are currently getting the schedule together for CMW 2007, running Mar. 7-10. We’ll be taking a more in-depth look at CMW closer to the date, but with so many bands playing, it doesn’t hurt to start planning your week early and picking up a wristband if you haven’t done so already.
Best bets for this week include Royal Wood on Monday (yet again…have you seen him yet?!); Shad K is back in town on Wednesday with his wicked freestylin’; on Thursday there’s Jim Bryson, recently back from touring with Howe Gelb, or Earl Greyhound, who are a Zeppelin-esque sounding NYC band; and on Saturday Haligonian rocker Matt Mays will be at the Mod Club with fellow east coaster’s Museum Pieces.
Let us know in the comments if we’ve missed listing any good shows this week. You can also email carrie [at] torontoist.com with tips or information on upcoming shows you think viewers would be interested in.
See this week’s listings after the jump.
Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 15 – Apostle of Hustle @ Rivoli, $10
Feb. 20 – Apples in Stereo @ Lee’s Palace, $15.50
Feb. 23 – Sparklehorse @ Mod Club, $21
Feb. 27 – Bright Eyes @ Opera House, $TBA
Mar. 4 – TV on the Radio @ Kool Haus, $22.50
Mar. 5 – Gomez w/ Ben Kweller @ The Phoenix, $29.50
Mar. 5 – El Perro Del Mar @ Mod Club, $15
Mar. 6 – Wolfmother @ Kool Haus, $34.50
Mar. 8 – Mute Math @ Opera House, $15
Mar. 8 – Under Byen w/ Frida Hyvonen @ Mod Club, $TBA
Mar. 11 – Pete Yorn @ Phoenix, $22
Mar. 24 – The Roots @ Kool Haus, $35.75
Mar. 29 – The Ponys w/ The Black Lips @ Lee’s Palace, $TBA
Apr. 4 – Cold War Kids w/ Tokyo Police Club @ Mod Club, $TBA
Apr. 6 – Junior Boys @ Mod Club, $TBA
Apr. 14 – Great Lake Swimmers @ Church of Redeemer, $TBA
Apr. 18 – Kaiser Chiefs @ Kool Haus, $TBA
May 1 – Konono 1 @ Phoenix, $20
May 11 – Blonde Redhead @ Opera House, $TBA
Mon. Jan. 15
Royal Wood @ Cameron House (front), $PWYC
Maple Blues Awards @ Mod Club, $28 – more info
Tues. Jan. 16
Anything fun happening tonight?
Wed. Jan. 17
Bob Snider @ Hugh’s Room, $14
Kae Sun, Shad K, What the Thunder @ Reilly’s (3rd Fl.), $7
Thurs. Jan 18
Earl Greyhound @ Silver Dollar, $10
Jim Bryson @ Rivoli, $10
Rain: The Beatles Experience @ Hummingbird Centre, $35-65 (running Jan. 18-28th)
Fri. Jan. 19
Illuminati @ Silver Dollar, $8
Tin Bangs & others @ El Mocambo, $10 (Early show, 5pm doors)
The Miniatures @ Horseshoe, $8
Sat. Jan. 20
Matt Mays w/ Museum Pieces @ Mod Club, $18.50
Sun. Jan. 21
Wavelength 347: The Riptorns, All Under Heaven, PunchmasterDJ @ Sneaky Dee’s, $PWYC
Banner and Wolfmother photos: Carrie Musgrave