Live Baby Live - Week of May 10
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Live Baby Live – Week of May 10

Lots going on around town over the next little while. One of the city’s biggest music festivals, NXNE, held their press conference this week announcing the 2007 lineup (warning, the list is tough to read), hosted by Dave Foley. Many show dates and venues were announced, including the addition of the Dinosaur Jr., Voxtrot and The National shows as officially being part of the festival. Limited wristbands will be accepted at each show, so if you really want to go, you’re better off buying tickets.
Another recently announced festival is Track & Field, happening near Guelph at Tantramar Farm on June 2-3. The lineup looks promising, and can be found over at Stillepost. Remember on 90210 when Kelly and Steve had to purchase a special egg to get into a cool kid party? Well, same sort of concept applies here, except you need to buy a bandanna.
Best bests for this week…well, there are a ton of shows going on, so this is going to be tough. Everyone and their dog seem to be playing in the city tonight, including the legendary King of Blues, B.B. King, UK heavyweights Arctic Monkeys and questionable retiree, Patrick Wolf. Amy Winehouse brings her drunken self to the Mod Club on Saturday and Sunday, and next week all hail the Arcade Fire as they create some major buzz at Massey Hall. Too bad we’ve seen every single detail of their shows…where’s the surprise anymore?! Where? The Night Watchman, a.k.a. Tom Morello, hits the Horseshoe next Wednesday with some special guests, apparently. Not that it’ll happen in a million years, but how awesome would it be to see Rage at that venue?
Did we miss a show? Let us know in the comments, or email your tips and listings to [email protected]
Listings after the jump.

Recently Announced
June 4 – Hawksley Workman @ Harbourfront Centre, $free
June 8 – Soundtrack of Our Lives @ Silver Dollar, $TBA
June 10 – Albert Hammond Jr. @ Opera House, $20
June 11 – The Horrors @ Mod Club, $16.50
June 20 – Pilot Speed w/ Kill The Lights @ Mod Club, $20
June 25 – Fiery Furnaces @ Horseshoe, $TBA
July 1 – Do Make Say Think @ Harboufront Centre, $free
July 2 – The Boredoms @ Phoenix, $22.50
July 11 – Fujiya & Miyagi @ Horseshoe, $15
Aug. 1 – Immaculate Machine @ Lee’s Palace, $TBA
Aug. 14 – American Idol @ ACC, $53.25-72.75
Nov. 24 – Jethro Tull @ Massey Hall, $49.50-69-50
This Week
Friday, May 11
Arctic Monkeys w/ Be Your Own Pet @ Kool Haus, $29.50
B.B. King @ Roy Thompson Hall, $79-134.50
Blonde Redhead w/ Fields @ Opera House, $25.50
The Toronto Song Book w/ Sarah Slean @ Harbourfront, $25-36
Patrick Wolf @ El Mocambo, $15
My Chemical Romance @ ACC, $30-35.50
Norah Jones @ Massey Hall, $47.50-57.50
The Dunes, +Nurse, more @ Gladstone Hotel, $6
Saturday, May 12
Mando Diao @ Horseshoe, $12.50
Amy Winehouse w/ Patrick Wolf @ Mod Club, $19.50
Fefe Dobson @ Opera House, $26
Laura Veirs @ El Mocambo, $12
Sunday, May 13
Amy Winehouse w/ Patrick Wolf @ Mod Club, $19.50
Velvet Revolver @ Kool Haus, $19.50
Wavelength feat. Sail Boats are White, Cursed, more @ Sneaky Dee’s, PWYC
Monday, May 14
Fields @ Drake Underground, free (moved from Amd’d Studio)
The Last Town Chorus w/ Royal Wood @ El Mocambo, $8.50
Pony Up w/ Forest City Lovers, more @ Silver Dollar, $8.50
Tuesday, May 15
Mastodon, Against Me, more @ Kool Haus, $32.50
Arcade Fire w/ Handsome Furs @ Massey Hall, $34-38
Stephen Marley w/ Jr. Gong, K’Naan @ Phoenix, $25.50
We’re Marching On w/ Miracle Fortress @ The Boat, $5
Wednesday, May 16
Arcade Fire w/ Handsome Furs @ Massey Hall, $34-38
Tapes n’ Tapes w/ Ladyhawk @ Lee’s Palace, $15.50
The Night Watchman (Tom Morello) @ Horseshoe, $25.50
Banner photo: Carrie Musgrave.