Central & Remote: January 20th-22nd

A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…

Friday January 20th

With the times we live in, you’d think it would easy to find out information about a new band that’s just come up on your radar. But even with a MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and website little can be found on Toronto’s Attagirl. Here’s what I do know about them: someone on Last.fm says in the band’s bio that they think they used to be based in Victoria, they have an EP on Bandcamp for free and it’s good. Oh, and they’re playing the Silver Dollar Room this Friday. Also playing are Lost Babies, the Sweet Mack, and the Dirty Nil.

Other Friday events…

Pink Mess at Smith

Pop with Brains #35 at the Rivoli

Peggy Baker Dance Projects presents: the sound and the feel of it

Carla Collins at the Flying Beaver Pubaret

Attagirl at Silver Dollar Room

Penny Plain at Factory Theater

James and Blackburn, Rebel Rebel, The Abbreviations at Rancho Relaxo

“Midnight City” w/ DJ Marko Orlic at Crawford

Pissed Jeans at Sneaky Dee’s

Real Estate at Lee’s Palace

Props at the Supermarket

 

Saturday January 21st

Anamanaguchi with Extreme Animals and Moon King at Wrongbar (early show)

Brodinski at Wrongbar

Charlie Winston at the Phoenix

Little City (w/ The Elwins + Rival Boys) at  918 Bathurst

Los Campesinos! at Lee’s Palace

Canadian Premier of Caroline, or Change at Berkley Street Theatre

CIBC Lunarfest at Harbourfront

Revolution Fundraiser at Downward Dog Ashtanga Yoga Centre

AFFORDABLECAFFEINE at ARE Gallery

Ninique Royer Bones of Youth CD Release at Kula Yoga Studio

Toronto Mahler Society – Documentary on Mahler Symphony No. 2 by Jason Starr

All-Request Night at Retro Road Show at Dovercourt House

 

Sunday January 22nd

I’m here to make suggestions. I offer-up weird and cheap things to do on your Fridays through Sundays, week after week in the hopes that you get out of the house and up to no good at at least one of the events listed. I have yet to command you go to something here on Central & Remote. Just let me say this: you’ll probably be sorry if you don’t go see Toronto’s Blood Ceremony at the Mod Club this Sunday.

Enchanting female lead vocals souring over witchcraft and Black Sabbath inspired rifts with Jethro Tull trills, and some killer flute parts (think Black Mountain with more medieval lyrics). Also playing are Austin, Texas occult/neofolk doom rockers Ancient VVisdom and headlining is Linköping, Sweden’s Ghost.

Other Sunday events…

JJ Grey & Mofro at the Horseshoe

Los Campesinos! at Lee’s Palace

YouTube School at the Academy of the Impossible

James Struthers and Hayley Gene at the Painted Lady

Monthly Live Jazz at Opticianado

Rob Ford: the Opera

 

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