Michael Angelakos, Passion Pit
The Massachusetts indie band's frontman, Michael Angelakos, turned his personal battle with bipolar disorder into material for 2012's Gossamer, one of the year's most engrossing keyboard pop albums. The heavy subject matter was perfectly balanced by stirring melodies and clever arrangements. On the opposite end of the spectrum, openers Matt & Kim channel pure childlike joy into euphoric, cathartic live shows.
Saturday (February 16), 8 pm, at Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East). $32.50. RT, SS, TM.
The Tragically Hip, Arkells
Air Canada Centre (40 Bay), tonight (Thursday, February 14)
Matmos, Horse Lords, Jessica Pavone
The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, February 14)
Wavelength Music Festival: Thirteen
w/ Lullabye Arkestra, Ell V Gore, Do Make Say Think, Doldrums, Cadence Weapon, Evening Hymns and more
Various venues, Thursday to Sunday (February 14 to 17)
Quest For Fire, Naam, Surinam
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Friday (February 15)
Local stoner rock farewell show.
Hip-Hop Karaoke 6th Anniversary
w/ The Beatnuts, DJ Numeric DJ Dalia, Ted Dancin'
Revival (783 College), Friday (February 15)
Rap along to the classics.
w/ The Fabulous Whiteleys, Michael Jerome, Danny Marks, David Essig, Jack De Keyzer, Manitoba Hal and many more
Various venues, Friday to Sunday (February 15 to 17)
Folk and blues festival.
Toro Y Moi, Wild Belle, Dog Bite
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Sunday (February 17)
Testament, Overkill, Flosam & Jetsam, 4Arm
Phoenix (410 Sherbourne), Monday (February 18)
Thrash metal pioneers.
Ken Stringfellow, Kevin Kane
Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Tuesday (February 19)
Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders, Intronaut
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Tuesday (February 19)
Swedish extreme metal.
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre (12 Alexander), Wednesday (February 20)
Feminist cock rock.
Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington), Wednesday (February 20)