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…
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:
Sunday February 26th
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