FRIDAY APRIL 30
YOUNG RIVAL • The Horseshoe • Refreshing, raw and memorable. Local band from Hamilton. Listen to ‘Your Island’.
THE TWELVES • The Mod Club • From Brazil, The Twelves produce not only outstanding remixes, but their original tracks are equally impressive. Check them out if you’re a fan of Daft Punk, Simian Mobile Disco, Justice.
JONSI • Sound Academy • Saturday’s show was cancelled, but your tickets will be honoured tonight. Sigur Ros frontman, Jonsi is getting lots of buzz.
SATURDAY MAY 1
YEASAYER & SLEIGH BELLS • Lee’s Palace • I’ve been so excited for this show since it was announced. It’s sold out but you can buy tickets at the door. Make sure to bring your appetite to Big Fat Burrito while you’re waiting in line. The old Lee’s artfully graffitied facade has made way for a second location of this tasty burrito shop. It’s my favourite burrito in the city. You’ll need your energy topped up before this show.
And into Monday, just because I can….MONDAY MAY 3
CARIBOU • The Phoenix • Dan Snaith a.k.a. Caribou (or Manitoba pre-2004) got his start on a stolen, dusty sampler from his high school. This Dr. of Mathematics (yes, believe it) creates candy for your ears. His music is so interesting to listen to. Even if you turn out not to be a huge fan, Caribou is a lesson in musical education.