Gigs in the Toronto area you should check out this week!
Wednesday, July 21
1. Langhorne Slim with Ha Ha Tonka, Horseshoe Tavern (368 Queen Street West), $15
I've seen both of these artists before, and I highly recommend them. I've only see Langhorne Slim as an opener, so I am looking very forward to his full set.
Ha Ha Tonka - Hold My Feet to the Fire.mp3
Buy: Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South (2009)
Langhorne Slim - Be Set Free.mp3
Buy: Be Set Free (2009)
2. Bon Jovi with Kid Rock, Rogers Centre (1 Blue Jays Way)
I'm only advertising this show because I have seen tickets being offered for as low as $15. If you have $15 and you are bored you should see Langhorne Slim and Ha Ha Tonka. But if you want good people watching and overpriced beer, you should hit the Rogers Centre. If the above artists were on a different night, I would be there! Ohhh, we're half-way there. Ooooo-ooooo! Livin' on a prayer!
Thursday, July 22
Calexico with Elliott Brood, The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), $21.50
Arizona alt country artists with Toronto indie rockers. Should be a great show! Win tickets here.
Calexico - Two Silver Trees.mp3
Buy: Carried to Dust (2008)
Elliott Brood - Without Again.mp3
Buy: Mountain Meadows (2009)
Friday, July 23
Black Mountain, Horseshoe Tavern (368 Queen Street West), $20
I don't know much about this Vancouver-based band, but a lot of people have been telling me I should check them out.
Black Mountain - Tyrants.mp3
Buy: In the Future (2008)
Friday, July 23 - Sunday, July 25
Hillside Festival, Guelph Conservation Area
Tons of artists of all genres. I am looking forward to Sarah Harmer, Basia Bulat, Corb Lund, and Stars, but I always find something new at Hillside. Will report back next week!
Monday, July 26
Scott H. Biram, Horseshoe Tavern (368 Queen Street West), $9
If you like blues-base rock, you cannot miss this! Ho-lee-shit it will be awesome!!!
Scott H. Biram - Blood, Sweat, and Murder.mp3
Buy: Dirty Old One Man Band (2005)