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wavelength 12th anniversary festival

February 16, 2012

The snow on Toronto is still on the ground, and I am dreaming of the summer and the music festivals I will go to this year. NXNE and the Toronto Jazz Festival are sure to bring in some big names- and both Pride and Luminato fests feature outdoor musical fare.

But for those who can’t wait for the summer, the Wavelength music series gets the season off to an early start with the celebration of it’s 12 years and over 530 shows in Toronto. The 4 day fest features 4 different sets of no particular genre at 4 different music venues in the city. I will be spending the whole weekend covering the fest, and am particularly looking forward to the Saturday night showcase with No Joy and Sandro Perri.

Full listings below. Tickets available at Gallery AC

Thursday Feb. 16 @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.
Co-presented with Weird Canada
METZ (TO – heavy-hitting noise-rock power trio)
ODONIS ODONIS (TO – post-punk “surfgaze” trio / FatCat UK)
SLIM TWIG (TO- the psych-out-billy icon goes his own way with his new band)
MAN MADE HILL (TO – drugged-up disco-funk from the synth underground)
EUCALYPTUS (TO- Brodie West’s calypso vibes, Tranzac style)
9pm * $10 adv / $12 door * 19+ 

Friday Feb. 17 @ Steam Whistle Brewing, 255 Bremner Blvd.
FUCKED UP (TO – world champion psych-punk sextet & 2011 SPIN Album of Year winners celebrate the release new EP, Year of the Tiger / Matador Records – this show will feature live visuals by Suedath)
BONJAY (TO – electro-dancehall duo show off their new live show)
CATL (TO – The city’s one and only blues-punk dance party)
SILVER DAPPLE (MTL- buzzy fuzzy punk pop quartet, straight from ’93)
HUT (TO – Hooded Fang and Spiral Beach dudes park pop in the garage)
9pm * $17 adv / $20 door * 19+ 

Saturday Feb. 18 @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.
NO JOY (MTL- shoegazer punk / Mexican Summer Records)
SANDRO PERRI (TO – our soft-spoken prog-folk-disco hero plays songs from his acclaimed Impossible Spaces / Constellation Records)
NAT BALDWIN (Brooklyn, NY – Dirty Projectors bassist’s urgent avant chamber pop)
OFF THE INTERNATIONAL RADAR (TO – influential electronic drone collective prep for a Euro tour with Nadja)
THE WEATHER STATION (TO – Tamara Lindeman’s spacious banjo folk)
9pm * $12 adv / $15 door * 19+ 

Sunday Feb. 19 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.
PS I LOVE YOU (Kingston, ON – pummeling indie noise guitar pop duo / Paper Bag Records)
BURNING LOVE (TO- Chris “Cursed” Colohan’s hard-rocking hardcore crew)
ARMY GIRLS (TO – Carmen Elle and Andy Smith use guitar and drums to make pure pop)
MOTËM (Hamilton, ON – the electro-funk wild card / Co-presented with Kazoo!)
MOST PEOPLE (TO – poptimistic millennial electronica)
9pm * $10 adv / $12 door * 19+

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