Tegan & Sara. Sunday, June 29.
Calgary-born indie pop duo Tegan & Sara have released eight albums since 1999 - experimenting with genres along the way (rock, folk) and amassing a dedicated following.
Heartthrob (Warner), their crossover pop album, was supposed to finally launch them into the mainstream. And it did: singles Closer and I Was A Fool have become international hits. Still, they maintained their indie cred. (Heartthrob was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize.) Oh, and the record won three Junos: single, pop album and group of the year.
On June 29 they'll play WorldPride's closing ceremonies at Yonge-Dundas Square. It's a fitting honour for the twin sisters who recently shared their How I Came Out story with Flare magazine, and who say they spent their first Pride - back in 1999 - wandering around drinking lemonade and taking in the sights. (They were a few months shy of their 19th birthday.)