Musicologist: February 25–March 2
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Musicologist: February 25–March 2

rsz_2008_25_02weatherstation.jpgThere are tons of great shows for all you concertgoers this week, including a particularly time-sensitive one tonight. Apparently a sold-out Wrong Bar for Crystal Castles last Thursday was not enough for the electro-punk duo. A last-minute show has been booked at the Wrong Bar tonight (alongside LA’s Health) before they continue on with their extensive North American tour. With no tickets to be purchased in advance, you better drop what you’re doing and immediately line up to secure a spot inside. Similar high-energy performances will come this week from Montreal’s Think About Life (includes Graham Van Pelt of Miracle Fortress and Magic Weapon’s Jordan Robson-Cramer), who are playing the Drake on Friday, February 29, and MEN (JD Samon and Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre), who are playing Lee’s Palace on Saturday, March 1—both shows will definitely not disappoint.
Without a doubt, Musicologist’s highest-recommended show for this week is on Sunday, March 2—The Weather Station will be playing with Muskox and Boats at Sneaky Dee’s. The Weather Station is a local 5-piece that combines Maritime-inspired, mandolin and banjo-driven melodies with whimsical vocals and atmospheric textures such as distorted banjo and hazy melodica. The band joins members of Entire Cities, Basement Arms, Slippers, and Key Witness, but its foundation is often attributed to Tamara Lindeman, the multi-instrumentalist whose composition and words make their EP East. After spending a diligent year playing a series of showcases such as North by Northeast, Pitter Patter Nights, and Ladyfest Toronto, the band is (finally) being showcased at Wavelength—you should go to celebrate.
Full listings after the jump.

This Week

Monday, February 25
Crystal Castles and Health @ Wrongbar
Nina Nielson and Jessy Bellsmith @ Tranzac, $5
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic @ Phoenix, $12
I Have Eaten the City, Capillary Action, and Whiskey Priest @ The Boat, $5
Spice Girls @ Air Canada Centre, $69.50-$119.50
Jane Birkin @ Music Hall, $47-$57
James Blunt and Sarah Bareilles @ Sony Centre, $32.15-$50.15
Tuesday, February 26
Maya Postepski, Bruce Peninsula, and Katie Stelmanis @ Walter Hall (U of T), FREE
Kinky @ Lee’s Palace, $12.50
Jim Bryson and Baby Eagle @ Dakota Tavern
Hallelujah, Atlas Eyes, and The Paper Makers @ Smiling Buddah, $5
Adam Solomon, Doin’ Time, Roger Ellis, and Jason Crawford @ Silver Dollar, $8
6ixty 8ights, Clothes Make The Man, and others @ Horseshoe, FREE
Spice Girls @ Air Canada Centre, $69.50-$119.50
Wednesday, February 27
Lights @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, $5
Matt Costa and Jonathan Rice @ Phoenix, $18.50
Key Witness, Honest Is, and Caylie Staples @ Sneaky Dee’s, $5
Fire Flower Revue, Idle Tigers, Jesse Matthews, and Leslie Predy @ The Boat, $5
Keith + Renee with Trophy @ Rivoli, $5
My ID with Vernon Reid @ Revival, $23
Thursday, February 28
One Light Live Benefit feat. Bryan Adams, Josh Groban, Jann Arden, and Sarah McLachlan @ Air Canada Centre, $89-$2000
Two Minute Miracles, Amos The Transparent, Boats, and Leif Vollebekk @ Drake, $7
Atlas Sound, Valet, and White Rainbows @ Horseshoe, $10
illScarlett @ Kool Haus, $17.50
Blue Rodeo and Cuff the Duke @ Massey Hall, $47.50-$69.50
W.A.S.P. @ Phoenix, $39.50
Steers and Queers feat. Lisa Bozikovic @ Dakota Tavern, $5
Deep Dark United @ Tranzac, PWYC
Whale Tooth and Winter Gloves @ The Boat, $5
Ciara Adams CD Release with Grand Analog @ Lula Lounge, $10
Friday, February 29
Think About Life, Opopo, and Green Go @ Drake, $5
Nufunk Festival feat. KC Roberts, Jay Spectre, and High Plains Drifter @ El Mocambo, $8-$12
Big Ideas and Prairie Cat @ Lee’s Palace, $6
Andre Charles Theriault CD Release with Jordan Mason and Owl Eyes @ Music Gallery, $10
Blue Rodeo and Cuff the Duke @ Massey Hall, $47.50-$69.50
Bedouin Soundclash @ Sound Academy, $22.50
Basement Arms, Barons and Lengthy, and Nich Worby @ Rancho Relaxo, $7
Rozasia and Extra Life @ The Boat, $5
The Guest Bedroom, Lunchmeat, Hot Monogamy, and 10 000 Watt Head @ Teranga, $5
Saturday, March 1
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame feat. Paul Anka, David Foster, Serena Ryder, Jully Black, and Rufus Wainwright @ Toronto Centre for the Arts, $75
The Spades, We Are The Take, The Salingers, and Major Grange @ Horseshoe, $5
Blue Rodeo @ Massey Hall, $47.50-$69.50
MEN @ Lee’s Palace, $12
Gravity Wave, The Magic, and Burn Planetarium @ Drake, $5
The Winks, Ruby Coast, Books Elusive, and The Superstitions @ Rancho Relaxo, $6
Sunday, March 2
Evangelicals and Headlights @ El Mocambo, $10
The Weather Station, Muskox, and Boats @ Sneaky Dee’s, PWYC
Gogol Bordello @ Sound Academy, $21.25
Hamilton Trading Company @ The Boat, PWYC

Just Announced

March 17: Xiu Xiu @ Sneaky Dee’s, $13.50
April 1: Dirty Projectors @ Sneaky Dee’s, $13.50
April 1: Minus The Bear @ Opera House, $17.50
April 9: The Dodos @ El Mocambo, $8
April 6: The Kills and Telepathe @ Opera House
April 14: Tapes N’ Tapes @ Opera House, $17.50
April 14: Man Man and Yeasayer @ Lee’s Palace, $15
April 14: New Model Army @ Horseshoe, $15
April 17: American Music Club @ Lee’s Palace, $12.50
April 19: Neverending White Lights @ Music Hall, $28
May 1: Constantines and Attack in Black @ Phoenix, $20
May 11: El Perro Del Mar @ Mod Club, $15
May 16: Tiger Army @ Opera House, $15

Photo of The Weather Station from their website.