Live Baby Live - Week of May 3
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Live Baby Live – Week of May 3

Aaaand, we’re back! Live Baby Live had a false start a few weeks ago, but we’re officially back in action now and have changed things up a bit. The listings will now appear on the site mid-week and run from Thursday to Wednesday.
We’re starting to sound like a broken record, but once again, there is definitely no shortage of recently announced shows this week. Good to see Brit ‘it girls’ The Pipettes returning to town at a larger venue after their impossible to get into show at The Rivoli during CMW. What a mess that was! Oy! The ever-talented Jack White will be bringing the Icky Thump to Molson Amphitheatre when The White Stripes play there in early July. That show should be all sorts of awesome…we’re definitely looking forward to it. Oh, and you won’t want to miss Def Leppard rockin’ out with Kim Mitchell mid-July. Wha?! Does anyone else feel like they’re back in grade 7?
Best bets for this week include Eric Warner’s Over The Top Fest, which starts tonight and runs through Sunday. We’ll have plenty of coverage, so stay tuned! If you’re a Jeff Buckley fan, there are two tribute shows at the Rivoli this weekend, which may be hit or miss, depending on whether or not you think anyone else could do justice to his music. Peter, Bjorn & John will be whistling their way through town on Sunday evening, along with Au Revoir Simone and Fujiya & Miyagi, which should make for one excellent show. Finally, on Wednesday, Kill The Lights will be at the El Mo…their new album is really fantastic, so we’re looking forward to checking them out live.
If we’ve left anything out or you’d like to send a tip or upcoming show announcement, let us know in the comments or send an email to [email protected]
Listings after the jump.

Recently Announced
May 11 – Patrick Wolf @ El Mocambo, $TBA
May 23 – The Faint @ Opera House, $18.50
May 27 – Robin Thicke @ Kool Haus, $29.50
June 1 – The Pipettes @ Lee’s Palace, $15
June 5 – Skinny Puppy @ Kool Haus, $29.50
June 7 – Interpol @ Guvernment, $25
June 8 – Serena Ryder @ Danforth Music Hall, $24.50
June 11 – The Long Blondes @ Lee’s Palace, $15
June 12 – Brakes, Brakes, Brakes @ Lee’s Palace, $10.50
June 14 – The Veils @ El Mocambo, $12
June 15 – The Hidden Cameras @ Phoenix, $13
June 21 – Shiny Toy Guns @ Mod Club, $15
July 3 – The Cowboy Junkies @ Courthouse, $TBA
July 5 – The White Stripes @ Molson Amphitheatre, $25-44.50
July 16 – Def Leppard w/ Kim Mitchell @ Molson Amphitheatre, $25-95 (yes, seriously!)
July 25 – Emily Haines w/ Patrick Watson @ Harbourfront, $25
July 29 – The Rogers Picnic w/ The Roots, Bedouin Soundclash and more @ Historic Fort York, $49.50
Aug. 2 – Incubus @ Molson Amphitheatre, $47.50
Aug. 7 – Snow Patrol @ Molson Amphitheatre, $25-52.50
This Week
Thursday, May 3
Over The Top Festival w/ Julie Doiron, Casper & The Cookies, more @ various locations. See website.
Jetplanes of Abraham, Foxfire Forest, more @ Drake Underground, $7
El-P @ Opera House, $22.50
George Martin @ Winter Garden Theatre, $68
For the Love of Buckley (Jeff Buckley tribute) @ Rivoli
Friday, May 4
Over The Top Festival w/ Meligrove Band, Japanther, more @ various locations. See website.
For the Love of Buckley (Jeff Buckley tribute) @ Rivoli
Brown Hornets, w/ Saigon Hookers, more @ Horseshoe, $7
Action Makes @ Silver Dollar, $5
Ron Sexsmith w/ Amy Millan @ Massey Hall, $29.50-34.50
Noah’s Arkweld @ Amp’d Studio, free
Saturday, May 5
Over The Top Festival w/ Page France, Matt & Kim, more @ various locations. See website.
Air w/ Kate Havnevik @ Kool Haus, $32.50
10 Second Epic @ Mod Club, $10
The Mad Professor w/ Dub Conscious @ Lee’s Palace, $20
Sunday, May 6
Over The Top Festival w/ Daniel Johnston, more @ various locations. See website.
Diana Krall @ Roy Thompson Hall, $136-180
Peter, Bjorn & John w/ Au Revoir Simone, Fujiya & Miyagi @ Phoenix, $15
Brand New @ Kool Haus, $20.75
Monday, May 7
The Killers @ ACC, $29.50-54.40
Brandi Carlile w/ Cary Brothers @ Horseshoe, $15
Tuesday, May 8
LCD Soundsystem @ Phoenix, $25
The Kooks @ Guvernment, $15
Wednesday, May 9
Silversun Pickups @ Phoenix, $17
State Radio w/ Kill The Lights @ El Mocambo, $13
Justin Rutledge @ Mod Club, $16.50
Banner photo: Carrie Musgrave.