by carl wilson

Wavelength, Our Funny Valentine

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Jessie Stein of The Luyas, playing Wavelength 450 on Feb. 14.

Wavelength 450: February 12-15, 2009.

It's always exciting when the lineup for the annual anniversary festival of Toronto's Wavelength music series is announced, and today turned out to be that day. This year Wavelength turns 9 with some lineups awesome enough to make me imagine I still like rock shows. All hype supplied by Wavelength, not me, but I would vouch for most of the descriptions.

Thursday Feb. 12, doors at 7 pm,
Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St.

Timber Timbre (Ontario Gothic murder ballads, cd release show), Ghost Bees (Halifax: telepathic twins' trip-folk transport), Dorit Chrysler (New York: world-renowned Theremin player and avant-pop vocalist).

Thursday Feb. 12, after-show at 11 pm,
Cameron House, 408 Queen W.

The Diableros (College Street: psych-rock steamrollers), Loitering Heroes (Trinity-Bellwoods: jazz-fueled, jangle-pop poetry).

Friday Feb. 13, doors 9 pm,
Wrongbar, 1279 Queen W.

Slim Twig (Toronto: Concrete rockabilly pop pleasure, T.O.'s Best Pop-Rock Act according to NOW magazine), Bonjay (Toronto: Dancehall electro-pop, check out that TV on the Radio cover!), Child Bite (Detroit, massively heavy no-wave soul quintet), The Magic (Guelph/Toronto: blue-eyed soul brothers and sister), DJ Benjamin Boles

Saturday Feb. 14, doors 8 pm
Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St.

$100 (Toronto: new urban folk heroes, recently sold out shows at the Silver Dollar & Dakota Tavern), Brides (Guelph/Toronto: noise-addicted no-wave warriors), Hooded Fang (The Annex: arch indie pop with a Can-lit fetish), The Luyas (Montreal: dreamy fireside pop featuring Jessie Stein with members of Bell Orchestre & Torngat), Element Choir (Parkdale: Christine Duncan's double-digit conducted-improv choir), DJs Greg Ipp & Ian Worang

Sunday Feb 15, doors 9 pm
Sneaky Dee's, 431 College St.

Foxfire (Toronto: disco-sleaze version of Broken Social Scene), I Am Robot and Proud (Beaconsfield Village: Shaw-Han Liem's mood-boosting electronic pop, now backed by a live band, big in Japan!), Thank You (Baltimore: Thrill Jockey Records, instrumental art-punk madness), Mi Ami (San Francisco: Quarterstick Records, fuzzed-out space-dub trio, members of Black Eyes), DJ Babylon Telecom.

With your host, Doc Pickles. Projections by General Chaos Visuals. Admission for each night is $10 (or pay what you can), at the door only. More info at the Wavelength website.

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Tuesday, December 23 at 3:06 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (0)

 

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