To Rogers' Picnic, Bring an Appetite for Twee Instruments
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To Rogers’ Picnic, Bring an Appetite for Twee Instruments

Still listening to indie rock? If so, time to get amped for that other cellular service provider–sponsored outdoors concert: the Rogers Picnic. This year’s spread includes the usual grub—ubiquitous preps Vampire Weekend and local flavour-of-the-year Tokyo Police Club—as well as finer treats, like the lovable, esoteric Animal Collective, or Cat Power and her smuggled-whiskey voice. The egg salad sandwich, if you will—love it or loathe it—is headliner City and Colour, the Dallas Green solo project you can usually find on your mom’s and your little sister’s recently played lists.
On the side, the Nokia Tent offers DJ sets by Jeremy Greenspan (one of the Junior Boys), Team Canada, Let’s Go To war, and VND/LSM. You know, just in case you’ve missed a lot of Wednesday nights at The Social.
Tickets are $49.50 in advance and are available online at Ticketmaster,, or with friendly neighborhood vendors Play De Record, Rotate This, and Soundscapes.
Bring your checkered blankets and cocoa butter to (Historic) Fort York, 100 Garrison Road, this Sunday afternoon. Doors open at 1 p.m. and Scarborough’s own dance-and-thrash duo The Carps kickstart the show at 1:35 p.m., and the last acoustic chord will probably fade out around 11 p.m. Do we need to say rain or shine?
Photo, left, of Dallas Green by Vanessa Heins; right, of the Carps, courtesy of Listen Harder Music.