The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, May 31), doors 9 pm. $8. RT, SS, TW.
CD sales are still tanking, with no light at the end of the tunnel, but thankfully ye olde vinyl doesn't seem to be going anywhere, and bands like Toronto's Modern Superstitions are increasingly opting to put out 7-inch singles instead of digital discs. The four-piece's new School Days single shows the young band maturing, but still packing their songs with memorable hooks and simmering energy.
Great Lakes Surf Battle
w/ the Blue Demons, the Cocktail Preachers, Luau or Die, the Cliff Divers, the High Tides, the Z-Rays and others
Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen West), Friday to Sunday (June 1 to 3)
Surf rock, surf rock and more surf rock.
Bry Webb, Del Bel, LIsa Bozikovic
918 Bathurst Centre for Culture & the Arts, Friday (June 1)
Coeur de Pirate, Kandle
Opera House (735 Queen East), Friday (June 1)
Quebec indie pop.
Mode Moderne, Beliefs, Elsa
Parts & Labour (1566 Queen West), Friday (June 1)
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Friday (June 1)
Conscious hip-hop out of Brooklyn.
Drake Hotel Underground (1150 Queen West), Saturday (June 2)
Veteran Italo-disco pioneer.
Jon Langford & His Sadies, Skull Orchard, Burlington Welsh Choir
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Saturday (June 2)
Great Lake Swimmers, Cold Specks
The Music Hall (147 Danforth), Saturday (June 2)
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Saturday (June 2)
The Dandy Warhols
Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne), Sunday (June 3)
Loud and trippy rock 'n' roll.
Sarah Harmer, The Sadies
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Wednesday (June 6)
Earth Day Canada Gala.