Nov 3rd Tumbao! MTL/Dia los Muetres
At the Grad Club – 162 Barrie St. – 8PM-2AM
Tickets Online ($10) & at the Door ($5-$20 PYWC)
Advance ticket buyers may request an artist or song to be played (no guarantees though!) http://tumbaoygk.eventbrite.ca
SIX FULL HOURS of SALSA / AFROFUNK / CUBAN / KOMPA / CHAMPETA / CUMBIA / AFROBEAT / SAMBA / CARIBBEAN / BOOGALOO / CHICHA / LATIN SOUL / BRAZILIAN / SOUKOUS / HIGHLIFE / RUMBA / MANDINGUE / DUSTY GROOVES & PERCUSSION BREAKDOWNS
THIS STARTS AT 8PM – so an early night is no excuse!
Nov 9th CFRC radio Fundraiser
Nov 10th Fast Romantics
“The triumphant ‘Julia’ could be a lost hit for Elvis Costello and the Attractions. It’s chiming, high-fidelity indie rock with, indeed, an awesome, dirty guitar line throughout that hooked me right away. ” –NPR
“[Fast Romantics] punch up a new breed of New Romanticism with plenty of power pop hooks…Matthew Angus croons, lovelorn, to his heart’s desire with Jarvis Cocker-esque swagger bolstered by the band’s exalting choruses, buzzing guitar licks, chiming keys and pulsing beat.” – KEXP
Nov 17th The Kents
Drunk dudes from Huntsville or Lethbridge or St. John’s or wherever hang on every word. Everyone sings, mostly louder than the band. The word motherfucker is a compliment. Every show is an uprising, a groundswell.
Don’t let the self-deprecation or inebriation imply that NQ Arbuckle isn’t serious about the music. This band has earned multiple Juno nominations, considerable critical praise (Pitchfork, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star etc.), and a legion of rabid fans.
NQ Arbuckle has consistently created impressive, treasured albums for more than a decade
Jan 19th Doug Paisley
Strong Feelings is the follow up to Paisley’s critically acclaimed 2010 sophomore album Constant Companion, which received full marks in Rolling Stone and MOJO. Constant Companion garnered high praise from many more, including CBC Q, The New Yorker, SPIN, Exclaim!, and Pitchfork, who called the album, “…effortless and insightful, full of songs that draw you in with their peaceful, easy surface and then dump a big load of hurt on you.”
For Strong Feelings, legendary multi-instrumentalist Garth Hudson (The Band) who also appeared on Constant Companion adds his signature keys to the new album. Other guests include Bahamas (aka Afie Jurvanen), bass sax player Colin Stetson (Arcade Fire, Bon Iver), Bazil Donovan (Blue Rodeo), Emmett Kelly (The Cairo Gang) and vocalist Mary Margaret O’Hara. Strong Feelings was produced by Stew Crookes and recorded at Noble Street Studio in Toronto and at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa with Hudson playing a Steinway piano that famously belonged to composer Glenn Gould.
DOORS 9PM 19+
Tickets for concerts are available at the Grad Club Bar, Brian’s Record Option, and online at ticketfly.com