(Photo by Yuli Scheidt)
Top Picks By Penguin…
Yuli – July Talk, St. Lucia, Tommy Kruise
W.S. Rivera – French Girls, Wannabe (Spice Girls Tribute Band)
Seamus – Psyche Tongues, Whiskey Hearts, We Were Heads, Odonis Odonis
Matt (Comedy) – Not Unlike Showcase at Handlebar
Map of venues for tonight’s recommendations…
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7pm (-3am) – Not Unlike Showcase @ Handlebar
7 bands and warped realtime VHS Visuals by Rob Feulner. Click the link for more info.
Music that’s both psychedellic and friendly. -SG
If the aesthetic of black & white photographer were a sound, July Talk about be that sound. Rough and sweet, Johnny and June play Americana the Toronto way. -YS
10pm – French Girls @ Cherry Cola’s
Who doesn’t love French Girls? -SG
10pm – Whiskey Hearts @ Hard Luck Bar
A bunch of punks playing acoustic jams.
11pm – We Were Heads @ Creature’s Creating
Do you like to “rock out”? -SG
St. Lucia – Named after an island in the Caribbean, Brooklyn-based Johannesburg-raised Jean-Philip Grobler, is the next choir-boy turned heavenly dream-pop-electrio a la Active Child. -YS
12am – Tommy Kruise @ Nocturne
Tommy Kruise – That area where chopped and screwed meets Bonnie Tyler. Montreal beatmaker/trap artist Tommy Kruise has more talents than Instagramming pics of Ryan Hemsworth doing weird stuff.
1am – Odonis Odonis @ The Garrison
Toronto boys on Hooded Fang’s DAPS records are going to fuzz you into a sweat party. -SG
Well, they’re a Spice Girls Tribute band playing at 3 in the morning. I’m not sure there’s anything left to say. -SG