Of course the big one is NXNE coming up in just a couple of weeks! There will be FREE performances at Yonge and Dundas Square by some big names: The Flaming Lips, Bad Religion, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah,and others… The festival includes hundreds of bands performing all over the city over 7 days. If you have yet to experience NXNE, this year you really must! So much information can be found at http://www.nxne.com
This is a must! How often does Sublime With Rome come to town? Check them out at the Sublime Summer Concert with performances from The Wailers, Pepper, and others. It all goes down on August 18 at Fort York: Garrison Commons. For details and tickets click HERE
After what seems like a super-long hiatus, Cadence Weapon is back! His new album is Hope In Dirt City (released May 29). I haven’t heard the whole thing but I love love love the first single ‘Conditioning’. Check out the video HERE. I saw Cadence Weapon perform back in 2006 with DJ Weezl and it was a super fun time. I’m not sure if Cadence Weapon still tours with DJ Weezl but I have no doubt his show will be just as great, if not better! So try to catch him in town at Lee’s Palace on June 23rd. Also performing are The Japandroids (yesssss!). Tickets and info is HERE.
@ The Hoxton, July 10th, tickets are only $15!
@ Phoenix, July 9th, tickets are only $16!
My Morning Jacket
With Band of Horses at Echo Beach on Wednesday August 15th
More listings to come… Stay tuned!!