Musicologist: March 10–16
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Musicologist: March 10–16

2008_10_03david_brewis.jpgTorontoist is ahead of the game for previewing some of the best music choices this week (Queen West fire benefit, Forest City Lovers’ CD release) but Musicologist will give you one more recommendation—just for kicks.
When UK’s Field Music announced a (begrudged) break last year, who knew David Brewis would be in Toronto playing a show under a different name and clean ethos so quickly? School of Language and their debut LP Sea From Shore can aptly be labelled progressive pop—vocal hooks, infectious rhythm, cycled guitar riffs, and attention-grabbing production all pieced in structural unpredictability.
Brewis’s voice has a warm, quirk sensibility that at times offers a mild resemblance to David Byrne. Experimentation with unique harmonies (think Dirty Projectors) and a vocal cameo for Futurehead’s David Craig both speak to the value of vocals for this side project.
With a sound so fresh and promising, it’s too bad their Toronto stop on their North American tour is the only Canadian one. Brewis and accompaniment Doug McCombs (Tortoise) and Ryan Rapsys (Euphone) will be playing Sneaky Dee’s on Wednesday, March 12 with Toronto’s The I Spies for $8—should be a good one!
Full listings after the jump.

This Week

Monday, March 10
Queen West Fire Benefit feat. Anagram, Thee Diet Pills, Basement Arms, Mariposa, and others @ Reverb and Holy Joes, $10 suggested
Bon Jovi @ Air Canada Center, $47.50-$135
Bob Mould Band @ Mod Club, $23.50
Gregory Isaacs @ Phoenix, $32
Tuesday, March 11
Al Tuck @ Tranzac
Wednesday, March 12
Tim Ries Group @ Rex
The Liras and Jordan Fine @ The Boat, $5
Hey There Pilgrim and Playmaker @ Horseshoe, $4
Bell X1 @ El Mocambo, $13.50
Obviously Five Believers @ Supermarket
The Weather Station, Sandro Perri, Eric Chenaux, and The Mighty Gill Show @ Tranzac, $5
Ghostigital @ Drake
Bon Jovi @ Air Canada Center, $47.50-$135
School of Language and The I Spies @ Sneaky Dee’s, $8
Casey Mecija @ Czehoski, FREE
Thursday, March 13
Garrett Mason @ Silver Dollar, $15
William The Conqueror, Printing Press, Construction and Destruction, and Deadbeat Dads @ Rancho Relaxo, $6
Metal Kites and Nick Zubeck @ The Boat, $5
Larry Lewis and Pedro Joel @ Gladstone, FREE
Kevin Brow CD Release @ Rex

Friday, March 14

Forest City Lovers and The D’Urbervilles (Double CD Release) @ Tranzac, $7
Dave Neill Quartet @ Rex
Lady Son Y Articolo Veinte @ Lula Lounge, $15
Clara Engel @ Tapestry Studio, $10
Chris Robinson @ Drake, FREE
Wassabi Collective @ El Mocambo, $15
Cheap Speakers, Dress Whites, and Sitcom @ Rancho Relaxo, $5
C’mon, Rammer, Starvin Hungry, and Zuku @ Horseshoe, $10
God Made Me Funky @ Opera House, $15
Gutter Twins @ Mod Club, $16.50
Re-Connected @ Circa, $15
Songs From A Room, Brent Randall & his Pinecones, BA Johnston @ Drake (8 p.m.), $5
Saturday, March 15
Pink Martini @ Massey Hall, $29.50-$49.50
Rob MacDonald and the Parkdale Revolutionary Orchestra @ Music Gallery, $5-$15
Jose Gonzalez and Mia Doi Todd @ Phoenix, $20
No No Zero @ Trash Palace, $2
Shameless Fundraiser feat. Lisa Bozikovic and Emma McKenna @ Gladstone (1 p.m.), $5
Mike Doughty’s Band @ Mod Club, $22.50
$100 and The Youngest @ Tranzac
Sunday, March 16
PDF Format, Rouge, and One Heart Many Hands @ Sneaky Dee’s, PWYC
Tortured Soul and Amp Fiddler @ Mod Club, $20
Iron Maiden @ Air Canada Center, $39.50-$69.50
A Fine Frenzy and Ferras @ Lee’s Palace, $16.50
The Vandals @ Reverb, $18
Hamilton Trading Company @ The Boat, PWYC

Just Announced

March 31: Shelby Lynne @ Mod Club, $20
April 18: State Radio @ Lee’s Palace, $15
April 18: Someone Still Love You, Boris Yeltsin @ El Mocambo, $9
April 19: Vonegut @ Music Gallery, $5-$15
April 23: Meat Beat Manifesto @ Lee’s Palace, $16.50
April 24: Damien Dempsey @ Horseshoe, $17.50
April 26: Polar Bear Club @ Sneaky Dee’s, $7.99
April 30: Cave Singers @ Horseshoe, $10
May 6: The Kills @ Opera House, $15.50
Photo of David Brewis by Ian West