Toronto – Here are some shows we are interested in this week, as there are more then a few shows for you to spend your hard earned money on.
September 13, El Mocambo
Playing a venue much smaller then what it would be overseas, english outfit Mystery Jets will surely put on an outstanding show Monday night at the El Mo. They’ll be I’m town to promote their latest effort Seratonin but it’ll be the older tunes such as Half in love with Elizabeth, Young Love and Alas Agnes that’ll get the best response. Kingston’s PS I Love You will open, and they are always good, despite being quite different sounding then the headliners. Their debut album – Meet Me At The Muster Station, drops October 5th.
Lee’s Palace, September 14
I’m a bit surprised that this bill got moved to the smaller Lee’s Palace from Opera House, but perhaps Jamie Lidell should not have brought his rock-soul movement back to Toronto a mere 3 months after the last time he was here. Still, if you missed the last show, you can catch Jamie Lidell Tuesday at Lee’s as he once again is in town to promote Compass, his 2010 release. As a bonus price, Canadian rockers Zeus will be opening. They can probably fill up Lee’s Palace on their own, so its kind of curious why they’d settle to be openers here. Still, they put on a really good show, according to those who have seen them a lot.
School of Seven Bells
Mod Club, Sept 15
Allison loved this Brooklyn trio when they opened for M83 sometime ago and now School of Seven Bells is back with a brand new album in the form of Disconnect from Desire. Check out their tense shoegazey meets something cool form of music Wednesday night at the Mod Club. 80s revival and quietly hyped band Active Child is also on the bill.
Sept 15, Horseshoe Tavern
Even though Collective Concerts made it perfectly aware it may not happen, the fact of the matter is that Jesse Malin is a friend of Bruce Springsteen and well, with TIFF and all, if Bruce was to show up somewhere….
The Dirty Projector
Sept 15, Opera House
Remember 2009? Man, what a year, the Dirty Projectors skyrocketed into the indie stratosphere and Dave Longstreth and his trio of ridiculously hot singers were everywhere. Stillness is the Move was the soundtrack over in Prospect park and fuck, even Jay-Z and Beyonce were attending their concerts. Fast forward to 2010 and the Dirty Projectors aren’t even playing a sold out Opera House show. The internet moves fast, I guess. Still, Bitte Orca was a wicked album and they apparently have a new one dropping just in time for Christmas season, so a trek out to the East end to check out this Brooklyn band is a pretty damn good idea.
These are the shows during the week that we are interested in, for our weekend picks, tune in on Thursday or Friday.
For something completely different and unknown (even to us, but we got the email, so why the hell not), check out:
GAROTAS SUECAS (Sao Paolo, Brazil) w/REVOLVERS, TROPICALIA – Tix $8 at Rotate This, Soundscapes – Doors, 8:45 pm. The Silver Dollar