Central & Remote: July 13th – 15th

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

Marine Dreams – Sudden Dark Truths from Jared Raab on Vimeo.

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 RecordsHut 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.



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…

Halloween in July at the Monarch Tavern

1812 Squadron Stops by Toronto before attaching at Niagara on the Lake

An Opening at Gelico

Newborn Theatre Odds and Ends Festival Fundraiser

Barzilmex Taco Day Party at Mana Bar & Lounge

(ALT)Night Vampire Dance Party at Margret on Dundas

Floored with DJ Fathom hosted by Benzo BTX at The Piston

That Time of the Month: All-Female Soul, Disco and R&R Dance Party at The Henhouse

Party in the Pits: Toronto Palestine Film Fest Screeinng at Christie Pits

2012 Shinsedai Cinema Festival @ The Revue Cinema

TRUST & Light Asylum @ The Great Hall

Bandera, Duck Little Brother Duck, Octaves, Rising Crust @ ARE Gallery

Sound in Motion Festival Opening Day Free Patio Party

Summer Mixtape Session Vol. 2 feat Gorge (8Bit) at Wronbar

Shorts That Are Not Pants at the NFB

The King Khan & the BBQ Show at Lee’s Palace

Trust and Light Asylum at the Great Hall


Saturday July 14th

And So I Watch You From Afar & Zechs Marquise w/ Greys at the Horseshoe

Birdbath 02 at Polson Pier

Amy’s Arms at Village Vapor Lounge

442 McAdam Pop-Up shop at the Gladstone Hotel

Silent Shout: DIGITS w/ Miss Elizabeth, Dark Ages at the Garrison

Bitch Craft: All-Girl Hip-Hop DJ Night at Parts & Labour

Gingy & Bordello, Kevin McPhee and Iron & Water at Cinecycle

Plaid Out at Revival Bar


Milliken Park Photo Tour

Brickfête: LEGO Fan Expo

Shadowy Men From A Shadowy Planet at Lee’s Palace


Sunday July 15th


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…

5Shots Game #2 at the AMC Dundas

Double Double Land Dinner Party #2

Feast in the East 15: Absolutely Free, Zacht Automaat, Tenderness, Lantern at Polyhaus

Nerd Nite BBQ in High Park

SKiN presents Summer Love at Skybar

Get Wet Pool Party at Polson Pier

Get Shucked! Ontario’s 24th Annual Oyster Fest

Hot Chip at the Sound Academy



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