Porn Collectives (They exist!): Weekly picks for February 22nd-28th
This week is capped off at either end with two highly anticipated shows, starting with tonight's Animal Collective performance. This show sold out rather quickly when it was originally set for La Sala Rossa, and since moving to the larger La Tulipe, has sold out a second (and one would imagine final) time. So if you've got a ticket, um, go.
On Thursday the 23rd show some support for a second round of Parc Ave. fire benefit shows at La Sala Rossa, this time featuring Creature and the Lovely Feathers, as well as performances by local comedy troupe Kidnapper Films.
Friday night has Shoot the Moon filling in for the ear-drum ruptured and BC-stranded Lagoons at Club Lambi, with Telefauna and DJ-duo Ivory Temple handling post-show party duties. That same night, you've also got Toronto's Truth Magazine doing their Montreal launch party at the Main Hall with Cuff the Duke, the Old Soul, and Now Yr Taken—complete with its own afterparty courtesy of local musicians turned DJs George D'Onoso III (of the Dears, whom I hear just wrapped up recording a new record) and Oliver Crowe (of the Stills, who are releasing their sophmore effort in March).
On Saturday the 25th the Main Hall sees another Toronto-Montreal collaboration, with Kill the Lights and the Hot Springs teaming up for a double rock bill.
The other big-ticket show this week is on Sunday with Belle & Sebastian and the New Pornographers at Metropolis. That's a lot of earnest joy to dish out, but I'm sure the reception will eat it up accordingly, and rightfully so. B & S's latest record is a pretty strong return to form; I hope Metropolis gets to hear some of those guitar solos.
And go check out Beaver on Monday the 27th at Barfly!