Central & Remote: March 27th – 31st

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Hi Toronto,

Canadian Music Week (and/or Fest) is over, and it’s sort of odd that the kind of high caliber shows I wish I had seen as part of last week are in town now. Take San Francisco by way of Ottawa lo-fi Queen of Burger Records, Peach Kelli Pop at the Magpie Taproom on Saturday, for instance. Okay, that might not be everyone’s idea of high caliber but at the least it would have been refreshing to have seen at the 31-year-old entity.
Speaking of CMW, I am so glad it’s over. My eyes are tired from cigarette smoke, and constant eye-rolling. My liver is probably happy it’s over. A steady diet of free meat and beer sounds like a good time, but a week straight and it can bring you down. It’s the start of music festival season and my co-pilot and I had to navigate a lot of dung-heaps this past week, but we eventually made it to desirable destinations. There’s talent out there and I was lucky to get to do what I love – photograph and film people who can carry a tune, write lyrics and play an instrument (all things I teenage-diary-wish I could do), I just don’t know if the people who oversee CMW’s programing know it when they see it.
Requisite (and deserved) CMW bashing out of the way, let’s dig into the best art, music, cinema and whatever events happening this weekend. Have a good one, pals.
Yours truly,
Yuli

Thursday

Rhyme, Reason, Or Otherwise – Award winning play by Newborn Theatre’s Artistic Director Rachel Ganz, directed byJeremy Hutton. Hart House (7 Hart House Circle, U of T Campus) – 8PM – $15 Regular/$12 Students
Parenthetical Girls – w/ Sheer Agony, Bernice, DJ sets by Slim Twig & Daniel Vila. Double Double Land (209 Augusta) – 9PM – $8
What I Love About Being Queer – It start was a film about the positive aspects of being queer, and evolved into a blog, and is now a book. Videofag (187 Augusta) – 7PM – Free
Obstructions – Neil Harrison’s MFA Thesis Exhibition Opening Reception. Beaver Hall Gallery (29 McCaul) 7-10PM – Free
Paradise Lost – Opening reception for a joint exhibition from Tyler Armstrong & Nils Blondon. Love/Lust, Pleasure/Pain, Joy/Distruction. Art Bar @ Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) – 7-10PM – Free
The Digs – Free show. Drake Lounge (1150 Queen St W) – 11PM – Free

(Good) Friday

Everything Everything – The real King of Sackville, Shotgun Jimmie’s album release party featuring his pals Baby Eagle, Gregory Pepper & His Problems, and Dave Schoonderbeek. Monarch Tavern (12 Clinton) – 9PM – $7 in adv. at TicketFly.com/$10 at the door
Juicy J – One half of Three 6 Mafia is ready to bring it down slathered in tangy Southern licks at Guvernment (132 Queen St E) – 10PM – $35/$50 VIP
Cymatics – Opening reception for Turner Wigginton’s visualizations of sound that explore the technical aspects of photography. Lomography Gallery Store (536 Queen St W) – 6-10Pm – Free
Your Box Club – YBC provieds the essential service of to-your-door delivery of organic and ethically produced period products. Join the club for tarot card readings, box humor and good vibes. Milk Glass Co. (1247 Dundas) – 9Pm – PWYC
Found Sound – Benoit Pioulard w/ Foxes In Fiction. Drake Underground (1150 Queen St W) – 8PM – $8/$10
Chelsea Light Moving – featuring Thurston Moore – Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor) – 9PM – $20

Saturday

Beliefs Sendoff – Rising Toronto band Beliefs are heading out on mini tour of the US of A. Celebrate their travels and release of their self-titled Hand Drawn Dracula debut. The Garrison (1197 Dundas) – 9PM – $10
Double Release – The Undrummer, Send Christians, ATTALOOM & Defne. Album release for both The Undrummer & Send Christians. The Sister (1554 Queen St W) – 9PM – PWYC
Serious Space – Atrial themed party, DJs bumpin’ space disco (hey, it’s a thing). Double Double Land (209 Augusta) – 11PM – PWYC
Peach Kelli Pop – San Francisco via Ottawa Burger Records cutie-pie Peach Kelli Pop shakes the Magpie with Toronto’s Non-Stop Girls and playing their first show, Your Girlfriend. Magpie Taproom (831 Dundad) – 9PM – $8 (or PWYC)
Fleetwood Mix  – Billed as Toronto’s finest Fleetwood Mac cover band (of the numerous?) enjoy fever-pitch recreations of the biggest hits. Melody BAr @ Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen St W) – 9-11PM – Free
The Dude’s Passover – Bloor Hot Docs presents a very Lebowski Shabbos. (506 Bloor) – 9:30PM – $20
Flame – Suzy Wilde video premiere and  Patrick Grant album release party – Clinton’s (693 Bloor) – 9PM – Free
Introspection – Oil Paintings by Taha Clayton. Goodfellas Gallery (1266 Queen St W) – 6-9PM – Guest List only RSVP info@goodfellasgallery.com
Waka Flocka Flame – Atlanta crunk, anti-witch haus, smoke and ride, brick squad, so icy, dirty rap.The Phoenix (410 Sherbourne) – 8PM – $45

Sunday

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! – Sonic Boom and Mill St. (what? okay) present wreslin’ at the El Mo (464 Spadina) – 2:30PM – $15
Teen Daze – Vancouver’s prolific dreampop producer brings his solo chillwaves to the Drake (1150 Queen St W)
Bad Religion – w/ The Bronx, Polar Bear Club. Kool Haus (132 Queen’s Quay E) – 8PM – $30

About Yuli Scheidt

Yuli was born at the exact moment in 1986 when the Challenger Space Shuttle exploded and rained down on the ocean. As a child she believed this meant she was destined for greatness in the realm of space travel and radioastronomy. Nothing remotely as awesome as that has happened so far. Instead Yuli, at the age of 18, relocated from Calgary to Ottawa where she studied photography, life sciences and graphic design before moving to Toronto. [More by Yuli]