Photo by Carrie Musgrave.
We could begin this week by rambling on about how we’re into the second half of the year already (really?!) or tell you all about our Canada Day weekend, but let’s just get straight to it this week. Go see The White Stripes on Thursday. If there’s one show you go to this entire summer, this is the one. Really. We recently saw the Stripes at Bonnaroo and they were bloody awesome…definitely one of the festival highlights. The show’s not sold out yet, oddly, so get on it. Not only that, but you may have heard that they’re performing these secret shows in each city of their cross-Canada tour, so keep your ear to the ground for a Toronto show (and let us know if you hear anything)!
Okay, we’ll stop being all fanboy…uh, girl. Van Morrison is also in town on Thursday night, but at ticket prices of $172 to $218 that show will only be seen by the trust fund babies and Bay Streeters. Yeah, it’s Van Morrison, but wow! If you’re going, let us know if it was worth it. On the opposite end of ticket prices, be sure to check out the Beats, Breaks & Culture Festival down at Harbourfront. You can’t go wrong with a little Cadence Weapon, Shout Out Out Out Out, Kieren Hebden (a.k.a. Four Tet) & Steve Reid, among other performers. Best of all, it’s freeeeee! Music to our ears!
See listings after the jump.
July 20-22: World Electronic Music Festival @ Niagara Regional Exhibition (Welland), $75-120
August 2: The Automatic Automatic @ Mod Club, $13
August 7: Los Campesinos! @ Horseshoe Tavern, $free
August 10: Satellite Party @ Opera House, $32.50
October 14: The Raveonettes @ Lee’s Palace, $TBA
November 2: Múm @ Opera House, $20
Tuesday, July 3
Cowboy Junkies @ [email protected], $25
Tortoise @ Lee’s Palace, $18.00
Wednesday, July 4
Nickelback w/ Daughtry @ Molson Amphitheatre, $29.50-69.50
Thursday, July 5
The White Stripes @ Molson Amphitheatre, $25-44.50
Live w/ Collective Soul @ The Docks, $49.95
Polyphonic Spree @ Phoenix, $22.50
Van Morrison @ Hummingbird Centre, $172-218.88
Steers & Queers feat. Tomboyfriend, more @ Dakota Tavern, $5
Friday, July 6
Radio Birdman @ Lee’s Palace, $23.50
Nomo @ El Mocambo, $10.50
Bobnoxious @ Horseshoe Tavern, $8
Marnie Stern @ Silver Dollar, $10.50
Pitter Patter Summer Fling: Clothes Make The Man, more @ The Boat, $5
Beats, Breaks & Culture: Kieren Hebden & Steve Reid, more @ Harbourfront Centre, free
Saturday, July 7
Dolores O’Riordan @ Phoenix, $49.50
Rise Against w/ SIlverstein, more @ Arrow Hall, $29.50
Storm Large & The Balls @ Lee’s Palace, $15
Bill Frissell @ [email protected], $35
Pitter Patter Summer Fling: Madrid, The Coast, more @ The Boat, $5
Beats, Breaks & Culture: Shout Out Out Out Out, Cadence Weapon, more @ Harbourfront Centre, $free
Sunday, July 8
Wavelength 370: Foxfire Forest, Carbon Dating Service, more @ Sneaky Dee’s, $PWYC
Beats, Breaks & Culture: DJ Dolores, Spam Allstars, more @ Harbourfront Centre, free
The Blow @ Horseshoe Tavern, $12
Did we miss a show? Have a tip? E-mail [email protected] and let us know!