With artists starting to release their summer show listings, we finalized our first edition of the 2009 Canadian summer concert listings (located bottom right sidebar). However, the season is still early. Expect a plethora of additions and some rare cancellations. So keep an eye out for any activity marked with an asterisk*
Please let us know if you have heard of anything new. We like to keep tabs on it all.
That being said, what’s looking good right now?
Junior Boys (Babylon in Ottawa, May 10.09)The new wave sound the Junior Boys create are hitting the nation’s capital on Sunday. This will be the bands last stop in North America before heading out to Germany. It’s a little short notice but knowing Babylon expect tickets at the door. Plan ahead and call if you’re a skeptic (613-594-0003). While I have yet to see a Junior Boys show, I have been an avid fan for a couple years now and I would think they would know how to throw down. One could even say we’ve been talking about this since early February. Here’s something to test the water with:
Crystal Castles (Sound Academy in Toronto, July 25.09)Rumour has it Cut Copy could be joining the Castles mid-summer for another great dance party. Crystal Castles would be a great show in itself but the addition of CC would be extroadinary. This news is coming from a friend (and last.fm), so if we’re wrong. we’ll post Luke’s phone number and address for you. If the Castles were not phenomenal I may have waited but since they are excellent, plan ahead and get them while you can.
Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts
(August 1st weekend festival in Montreal)
Osheaga promises to be one hell of a party this year. Changing it up a bit the festival kicks off July 30th and 31st by hosting some incredible bands and DJ talent in the some of the city’s hottest venues.
The following weekend is traditional goodness. Purchase a wristband and set up shop for the entire weekend or purchase tickets for an individual day. Either way you can’t go wrong. Keep in mind additions could still happen.
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
Kitty Daisy & Lewis
Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
The Honey Brothers
Le Volume Etait Au Maximum
The Ting Tings
Headliner: Beastie Boys
Hopefully some of these shows, or at least a few others get you excited for the sunny days and warm temperature to come. More updates to come in the future.