“Just take those old records off the shelf, I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself, today’s music ain’t got…” Oh. Ahem…sorry, just reliving the old days of Fisher-Price rollerskating around the house to Bob Seger (and Joan Jett, if anyone’s counting). Did you know that good ol’ Bob is in town this week at the ACC? Did anyone know he was still alive and kicking? There are still tickets available for Tuesday, so it might be a good opportunity to spend some quality bonding time with the parents.
Best shows to explore this week include the first night of Apostle of Hustle‘s residency at The Rivoli on Wednesday; Rockstar Supernova is in town that same evening (we’re looking at you, Lukas Rossi fans – OMGLOL!); The Brown Hornets are always guaranteed to be a good time (they’ll feed you bananas, son!), and are at the Horseshoe on Friday; Saturday is crazy with choices between Holy Fuck and Kids on TV/Ohbijou mashup at the Music Gallery, Sloan at Nathan Phillips Square and M Ward at Mod Club (good luck deciding); and on Sunday the latest Pitchfork/SPIN/Stereogum darlings Rock Plaza Central will be at Lee’s Palace — they’re local, and even did a decent remake of Timberlake’s ‘Sexy Back‘.
Be sure to have a look at the recently announced shows, too…yet again, another long list this week.
Have we missed a show? Let us know in the comments, or email your tips/announcements to [email protected]
Show listings after the jump.
Feb. 1 – D’Urbervilles @ Drake Underground, $7
Feb. 2 – Ohbijou w/ Friday Morning’s Regret @ Horseshoe, $6
Feb. 16 – Patrick Watson @ Rivoli, $8
Feb. 16 – Teitur @ Drake Underground, $17.50
Mar. 7-11 – Pitter Patter Music Festival w/ various bands @ various locations, $TBA more info (scroll down to March)
Mar. 12 – Clinic @ Lee’s Palace, $15
Mar. 23 – Land of Talk w/ Field Music @ El Mocambo, $10
Mar. 24 – Castanets and Shapes & Sizes @ Sneaky Dee’s, $TBA
Mar. 24-25 – Explosions in the Sky @ Opera House, $15
Mar. 30-31 – Constantines and Jon Rae & The River @ Lee’s Palace, $18.50
Apr. 3 – Say Hi To Your Mom @ Sneaky Dee’s, $TBA
Apr. 13 – The Books @ Opera House, $15
May 2 – Ted Leo & The Pharmacists @ Mod Club, $TBA
May 17 – Brand New @ Kool Haus, $20.75
Mon. Jan. 22
Royal Wood @ Cameron House (front), $PWYC
Metal Church @ Lee’s Palace, $15
Tues. Jan. 23
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band @ Air Canada Centre, $80
Tal Bachman w/ Joel Kroeker @ Hugh’s Room, $14
Wed. Jan. 24
Apostle of Hustle w/ The Besnard Lakes @ Rivoli, $10 – Win Tickets!
Rockstar Supernova @ Massey Hall, $55.50-95.50 (don’t rub your eyes…that’s really the price)
Thurs. Jan 25
Two Minute Miracles, Tacoma Hellfarm Tragedy, Forest City Lovers @ Tranzac, $7
Rain: The Beatles Experience @ Hummingbird Centre, $35-65
Fri. Jan. 26
The Brown Hornets w/ Ride Theory & more @ Horseshoe, $8
Sat. Jan. 27
Holy Fuck w/ Kids On TV/Ohbijou mashup @ Music Gallery, $12
M Ward w/ The Hylozoists @ Mod Club, $18
Sloan @ Nathan Phillips Square, free!
Cancer Bats @ Reverb, $12
Fading Ways 50th CD Release Party w/ Red Orkestra & more @ El Mocambo, $7
Sun. Jan. 28
Elliott Brood, Jill Barber and Jon Rae & The River @ Nathan Phillips Square, free!
Rock Plaza Central @ Criminal Records, 4:30pm, free!
Rock Plaza Central w/ Thunderbirds are Now! @ Lee’s Palace, $10
Z’s, No Dynamics, Rozasia @ The Boat, $5
Banner and Brown Hornets photos: Carrie Musgrave