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Where to catch USS, Propagandhi, Teenage Kicks, Arkells…
Last Sunday, J. Biebs was booed by thousands of Grey Cup spectators in Toronto. Here are five shows near Canadian campuses this weekend where the crowds should be a little friendlier.
1. USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) has a knack for crafting dance-ready hits. The Toronto two-piece is teaming up with Hello, Click for a string of dates including at the Seahorse Tavern in Halifax on Dec. 1. Ticket info here.
2. Toronto singer-songwriter Reg Vermue has been performing under the pseudonym Gentleman Reg for more than a decade. He takes his unforgettable folk-pop-dance tunes to Kingston’s Grad Club on Nov. 30 where he’ll be joined by folk-pop gems Inlet Sound. Ticket info.
3. Seven-piece ensemble The Tom Fun Orchestra, self-styled “world famous musicians,” use an eclectic mix and electric and acoustic instruments. These East Coast indie rockers play The Gateway at SAIT in Calgary on on Nov. 29. Ticket info here.
5. Teenage Kicks, Young Rival, The Roxwells and Arkells are worth braving the throngs of extreme sports spectators at the Red Bull Crashed Ice party in Niagara Falls, Ont. not too far from Brock University, on Nov. 30. More info here.
Teenage Kicks offers some advice in this video that’s especially useful this time of year:
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Where to hear Austra, Propagandhi, You Say Party…
Over the weekend, Sam The Record Man founder Sam Sniderman passed away. But it’s not all sad news this week in music. There are celebrations too. On Monday, Feist took home the Polaris Prize for her record Metals and the parties will continue when Toronto-based Paper Bag Records, notable for breakthrough records by Broken Social Scene, Stars and countless others, celebrates its 10th year with a three-day concert series (see #5.)
1. With a signature synth-pop sound that builds around front woman Katie Stelmanis’ classically trained voice, Austra quickly rose to critical acclaim in 2011, even getting a Polaris nod. The Toronto three-piece play Starlight in university-town Waterloo on Thurs. Sept. 27. Ticket info here.
2. Ontario’s Great Lake Swimmers have got quintessentially Canadian folk rock down a science, underscored by thoughtful lyrics on their fifth album, New Wild Everywhere. They play Cochrane Street United Church in St. John’s, a short drive from Memorial University, on Sept. 29. Ticket info.
3. Back with their first album in three years, the politics-infused punk rockers Propagandhi will take ‘Failed States’ on the road to Montreal’s Metropolis on Sept. 28. Winnipeg’s hardcore rockers Comeback Kid open for the legendary group. Ticket info here.
4. Five members of the Western Canadian Music Alliance will join forces for the BreakOut West festival on Sept. 28 and 29 in Regina. The festival features a conference, awards and more than 50 artists including Rococode, Shuyler Jansen and Slow Down, Molasses. Ticket info here.
5. Paper Bag Records kicks off its anniversary celebrations with three nights of live music at Toronto’s Great Hall starting on Sept. 27. Acts include Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan and a one-night-only reunion of You Say Party, among others. Ticket info here.