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The Lemon Twigs
Teenage pop duo Brian and Michael D’Addario are striking for a couple of reasons. First, they look like the love children of Beck and the Bay City Rollers and, second, at only 19 and 17, they make perfectly crafted pop-rock tunes in the vein of Big Star, Bowie and the Beatles.
Hailing from Long Island, the pair are multi-hypenate overachievers who’ve been making music for the better part of 10 years, encouraged by their musical parents, while moonlighting as child actors in TV shows and movies such as Law & Order and Sinister.
Auspiciously, their debut album as the Lemon Twigs came out on respected indie 4AD in October. Produced by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado, Do Hollywood is heavy on waltzy melodies, sunny harmonies and proggy diversions that recall the analog glamour and excesses of 70s rock.
Despite the list of high-profile credits and influences, the group is very much in a nascent stage of buzz, and if their upcoming tour – including a January 23 stop at the Drake Underground (1150 Queen West) – delivers on the hype, they may be playing a bigger venue the next time around.
Doors 8 pm. $13.50. On sale Friday (November 18).
The Age of Electric, The Lord Almightys at Adelaide Hall doors 8 pm, $29.50. ticketfly.com. November 25.
AGO First Thursday Feat. Zebra Katz at Art Gallery Of Ontario doors 7 pm, $11-$16. ago.net. December 1.
Dimitri From Paris, Felix & Gani, Manolo at Nest/The Den doors 10 pm, $29-$35. wantickets.com. December 2.
St. Michael’s Choir School Annual Christmas Concert at Massey Hall 3 pm, $20-$60. masseyhall.com. December 3-4.
Norman Blake, Joe Pernice and Friends “Sing For A Healing Friend” at Dakota Tavern doors 6 pm, $20. ticketfly.com. December 9-10.
Good Lovelies at Harbourfront Centre 8 pm, $29.50-$49.50. masseyhall.com. December 10 2 pm, December 11.
Amadeus Choir Of Greater Toronto: The Season Of Joy at Roy Thomson Hall 12 pm, free. December 12.
Omar Linx at Adelaide Hall doors 9 pm, $15. ticketweb.ca. December 17.
Toronto Children’s Chorus: A Child’s Christmas at Roy Thomson Hall 2 pm, $35.50-$45.50. December 17.
The Sadies at Horseshoe doors 9 pm, $30. ticketfly.com. December 31.
Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits at Roy Thomson Hall 7 pm, $55-$145. roythomson.com. December 31.
Salute To Vienna New Year’s Concert 2017 at Roy Thomson Hall 2:30 pm, $65-$155. roythomson.com. January 1.
Knotslip, poRn, Pimp Bizkit at Coalition doors 8:30 pm, $12. ticketfly.com. January 14.
Keaton Henson at The Great Hall doors 8 pm, $23. ticketweb.ca. January 17.
The Lemon Twigs at Drake Hotel doors 8 pm, $13.50. On sale November 18. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. January 23.
Delicate Steve at Velvet Underground doors 9 pm, $13.50. ticketweb.ca. February 7.
Measha Brueggergosman at Harbourfront Centre Songs Of Freedom album release. 3 pm, $39.50-$44.50. masseyhall.ca. February 12.
Sampha at Mod Club Second show added. Doors 8 pm, $26. ticketweb.ca. February 12-13.
Suuns, Sarah Davachi at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $15. On sale November 17. ticketfly.com. March 4.
Sting at Rebel 8 pm, $106.50. On sale November 21. ticketmaster.ca. March 5.
Los Campesinos! at Velvet Underground doors 7 pm, all ages. $26.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. March 5.
NOName at Adelaide Hall doors 8 pm, $17.50. livenation.com, ticketmaster.ca. March 5.
Ladyhawke at Velvet Underground doors 8 pm, $20. ticketweb.ca. March 7.
Simple Plan, PVRIS at Air Canada Centre Rescheduled date. Doors 6 pm, all ages. $39.50-$57.50. ticketmaster.ca. March 14.
Bring Me The Horizon, Underoath, Beartooth at Ricoh Coliseum doors 6 pm, $47.25-$67.25. ticketmaster.ca. March 15.
The Allah-las, Babe Rainbow at Mod Club doors 8 pm, $22.50. On sale November 18. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com. March 20.
Sohn at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, $20. ticketmaster.ca. April 1.
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm, $25-$35. ticketmaster.ca. April 5.
Lisa LeBlanc at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm, $15.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketfly.com, horseshoetavern.com. April 6.
Sabaton at Opera House doors 7 pm, $32.50. ticketfly.com. April 27.
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