Central & Remote: February 24th -26th


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

Friday February 24th

Daps Records was established in 2009 by Daniel Lee and April Aliermo of Hooded Fang and artist/manager Ian Chai. Lee and Aliermo, along with Airick Woodhead of Doldrums, make up Phèdre, a project that sprang from a summer spent in an attic. A NSFW homoerotic (or just plain eroctic) video with mythological and sticky imagery has meant music outlets like Pitchfork and Gorilla vs. Bear are taking notice. Daps’ roster also includes surf-gazers Odonis Odonis, duo Moon King (Daniel Woodhead, brother to Airick, and Maddy Wilde, both formerly of Spiral Beach), Tonkapuma and Hut.

This Friday Daps will host the first in a what could be a series of Revues. The night will include Phèdre, Hooded Fang, Doldrums, Moon King and L CON. Hosting is the Great Hall (1087 Queen West), doors at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $10 available at Rotate This and Soundscapes, $12 at the door.

Also happening Friday…

Outdoor Adventure Show

Les Sexareenos (ft Mark Sultan of King Khan & the BBQ) w/ Marvelous Darlings, The Rats of Spring & The Sphinxs at the Horseshoe

Hirut Hoot: Comedy at Hirut Restaurant w/ Winston Spear, Kevin MacDonald, Scott McCrickard, Ron Sparks

Eliot Fisk at Koerner Hall

Bart B More at the Hoxton

The Elwins with The Meligrove Band + The Bicycles at the Burroughes

Kingdom and Dubbel Dutch at Dim Sum King

Saturday February 25th

I feel that if you post about your birthday or regular Friday night house party on the internet, especially somewhere as public as the blogTO events page, you deserve to have someone like me advertise it even more. Any time I see a posting like that it reminds me of the German girl who had 15 000 people RSVP to her Sweet Sixteen on Facebook; in that case 1400 complete strangers showed up. Maybe I aspire to help create that level of mayhem. Lord knows, I’ve shown up to things like this myself.

In the spirit of being a jerk I say, why not show up to Larry and Lauren’s Stag & Doe this Saturday! I mean, they’re holding it at a Royal Canadian Legion hall. What could be more perfect? Think of it is a pre-wedding crash.

If you’re not into being a jerk and making mischief consider attending some of these other, more inherently interesting events:

Women’s arm wrestling for charity at 751 Lounge

Board game jam: Make a board game in 48 hours at George Brown College

Hook N Sling at the Hoxton

August Burns Red, Silverstein at the Sound Academy

Mona at the Mod Club

Out Of This Spark 5th Anniversary ft. Forest City Lovers, Forest City Lovers , Snowblink , Snailhouse, Octoberman, at the Tranzac

Scud Mountain Boys at Lee’s Palace

The Spits and TV Ghost at the Silver Dollar

Bloor-Yorkville IceFest

Beethoven and Your Brain Part II

Subspace Covenant at the Great Hall

The Revenge at Wrongbar

Monsters of Mock at the Rockpile

Sunday February 26th

Toronto Postcard Club hosts Old Postcard Show at the Old Mill Inn

Papier Mâché Puppet Workshop at Open Door Design

Crosswires #1: JULIE DOIRON, the Pinecones, Tres Bien Ensemble EP Release

Small Press Toronto presents Mouse City Calling at Revival

Silent Sundays presents Wings (1927) at the Revue Cinema

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