Toronto – What can you say about this week’s slate of shows, other then it’s AWESOME.
Mod Club, August 9
Hot off a Mercury Prize nomination for their second album Two Dancers, England’s Wild Beasts will be in at the Mod Club on Monday to show the world what they are about. Lead singer Hayden Thorpe’s voice is a love it or hate it kinda thing, but you cannot deny the band has written some good tunes in the past two years. Click here for a free download of the song We Still Got The Taste Dancin’ On Our Tongues courtesy of Domino Records
August 10, Kool Haus
I have seen Interpol four times. They, along with a few other bands, are currently tied for bands I’ve seen the most. This time around, Interpol will be a bit different. As everyone knows, Carlos D left the band shortly after the completion of the new album, so this time around, the band will be touring with a new lineup that includes David Pajo and Brandon Curtis. Interpol always put on a strong moody show and this should be no exception. I am curious as to how their new material sounds after the disappointment that was Our Love to Admire. Still, expect most fans to go just to hear tracks like Slow Hands, Evil, PDA and NYC. I wish they would play The Specialist, but they never seem to.
Mod Club, August 13
Do you want to get your dance on? You do? Well, Friday night’s showcase at the Mod Club is PERFECT for you. DVAS released a kick ass electro album called Society just a few weeks ago. Check out the leading single and tell me you don’t want to dance to this:
Joining them will be Designer Drugs, who I know has made a few wicked remixes in their day.
Arcade Fire/Janelle Monae/The Sadies
The Island, August 14
I thought for the longest time Spoon would be added to this bill, since Spoon and Arcade Fire are touring together. I guess Spoon pulled a CB4 and got the hell outta there. Either way, this show will be excellent. Make sure to catch Janelle Monae, as she is amazing live. I am sad that I personally will be missing this, but other PM members may be attending, and I always look forward to people on Twitter declaring this show to be the best moment of their life ever.
Check out her new video as well:
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Admiral Radley/Hooray For Earth
August 15, Horseshoe Tavern
Ex-Grandaddy member Jason Lytle’s new band, Admiral Radley is in town to promote their new album, I Heart California. Joining them will be New York’s Hooray For Earth, creators of the breezy summer song Surrounded By Your Friends. Check out this video:
They’ll be promoting their EP, Momo. This should be a good low key Sunday night show.