It was only a few years ago that San Francisco fuzz pop star Ty Segall was playing small venues like Parts & Labour and churning out 7-inch singles on obscure labels at an insane pace. He's still releasing an absurd quantity of music (three full-length albums last year alone), but he's no longer the secret treasure of the garage punk scene and has graduated to playing big venues and gracing the covers of magazines like Spin. Wednesday (February 6), 8 pm, at the Phoenix (410 Sherbourne). $16.50. RT, SS, TW.
Purity Ring, Young Magic
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Friday (February 1)
Blue Rodeo's 25th Anniversary Tour
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Friday (February 1)
Toronto alt-country pioneers.
Hannah Georgas, Aidan Knight
Virgin Mobile Mod Club (722 College), Friday (February 1)
West Coast singer/songwriter.
BRRRRR! Music Festival
w/ DJs Moby, Osunlade, Miss Kittin, Magda, Dubfire, Chus & Ceballos, Justin Martin, Jokers of the Scene and many more
Echo Beach (909 Lake Shore West), Friday and Saturday (February 1 and 2)
Dance music festival.
w/ DJs Sammy, Kevin Ritchie and Phil V
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Friday (February 1)
Hip-hop for homos.
Maloo, JessE Futerman
Music Gallery (197 John), Friday (February 1)
Jacques Greene, Nautiluss, Brandon Oliver
The Great Hall Black Box Theatre (1087 Queen West), Saturday (February 2)
Forward-thinking party music.
Basic Soul Unit, Sacha Williamson, Pursuit Grooves, Jason Ulrich, Kevin McPhee
Rivoli (332 Queen West), Saturday (February 2)
Toronto deep house record release.
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (February 4)
Back-to-basics UK guitar pop.
Buke & Gase
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Tuesday (February 5)