A round up of the best/weirdest things to do this weekend in Toronto…
Friday July 13th
DOG DAY w/ MARINE DREAMS & HUT | Parts & Labour
Halifax duo Dog Day are set to play Parts & Labour tonight, bringing their special brand of gloomy pop songs back to Toronto. They’re perfectly matched to Marine Dreams with whom they share the bill. Featuring ex-Attack in Black frontman, Ian Kehoe, Marine Dreams is equal parts lo-fi and gloom. Like most bands on the Welland, Ontario label You’ve Changed, offer up modern pop making sure to keep it fuzzed out and folky. Also on the bill are Daps Records’ Hut who boast the distinct brassy baritone vocals Daniel Lee from Hooded Fang and Phèdre.
Basically, this show is a steal at $8. If you’re not convinced watch the Jared Raab and Colin Medley directed video for Marine Dreams’ “Sudden Dark Truths” above.
FULL FLEX EXPRESS | Fort York
Seemingly inspired by Festival Express, a tour of hippie music makers across Canada by train that took place in 1970 with the likes of the Grateful Dead and Janis Joplin, Scrillex has piled today’s top EDM artists into a train for Full Flex Express. The grande voyage begins here in Toronto on Friday before heading to Ottawa for Bluesfest, then continues through Montreal, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The lineup included Diplo (who never seems to leave Toronto, having just played Digital Dreams), Grimes, KOAN Sound, Pretty Lights, Tokimonsta, and Hundred Waters.
Also happening Friday…
Saturday July 14th
Sunday July 15th
STATIC ZINE YARD SALE FUNDRASIER-PALOOZA | 55 Brunswick Ave
Static Zine is Toronto’s DIY Arts & Culture ‘zine (yes people still make ‘zines and guess what! they’re better than ever). Run by three hard working ladies, the gang was able to fund the entire production of issue two from funds made at a yard sale last year. Well, it’s time to fund issue number five. Head down to 55 Brunswick Ave on Sunday between noon and 6PM. Static Zine kids are stylish and have good taste in music, so you’re liable to snatch up some awesome finds. There will also be lemonade and a stoop to sit on for you to reenact scenes from Crooklyn.
Also happening Sunday…
Yuli’s PP [posts]
Yuli’s PP [Artist Profile]