case/lang/veirs, Neko Case, k.d. lang, Laura Veirs, and Ciaran Lavery
Danforth Music Hall, August 16-17 – Tickets
The collaboration of Neko Case, Laura Veirs and k.d. lang bring their impromptu super-group to the Danforth Music Hall for back-to-back shows. Early reviews from past shows have their shows on this tour being received just as well as their debut self-titled record as the focus is mostly on their music – utilizing a round-robin set of songs written by each member of the group. This promises be an awesomely weird and enduring set.
Omni w/Fresh Snow, Tough Age
Buddha Bar, August 18 – Tickets
These low-fi Atlanta rockers come to the Buddha Bar in Toronto after nearly 10 months away. In that time they’ve released their highly successful and critically acclaimed LP Deluxe which, since it’s release at the end of last month, etched their stamp of grit and almost-off melodies into the minds of rock fans everywhere. Fans of Devo, Pylon and Television should not sleep on this group.
The Tragically Hip
Rogers K-Rock Centre – Sold Out (in 30 seconds)
One of the most emotionally charged shows to pass through the otherwise sleepy town of Kingston, Ontario will play out on Saturday night as Canadian icons, The Tragically Hip, play their last show of their Man Machine Poem tour. By all accounts this will be the last show of their career as a group. After confirming on the 24th of May this year that front-man and bandleader Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer the band quickly announced their ‘final’ tour, culminating in this show in their hometown of Kingston. For those who weren’t refreshing Ticketmaster the minute tickets went on sale, the CBC will be streaming the event live here.