Montreal-based Jasamine White-Gluz and Laura Lloyd attempt to shake off the shoegaze tag with a studio-produced new album, Wait To Pleasure, that ups the hooks and takes White-Gluz's ethereal vocals out of the shadows and into the light. Relatively speaking. The double-guitar onslaught still roars and thunders, and expect plenty of pedals splayed around the mic stands at their Garrison show. No Joy open for long-running English art rockers Clinic, whose own excellent new album, Free Reign II, came out last month.
Tuesday (April 23), doors 8 pm, the Garrison (1197 Queen West). $15. RT, SS, TF.
Maylee Todd, DJ Mensa, Felix & Gani, Your Boy Brian
Massive Party GOLD: AGO Benefit
Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), tonight (Thursday, April 18)
Gold-themed, funk-heavy funder.
Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), tonight (Thursday, April 18)
Tyga, DJ Charlie Brown
Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East), Friday (April 19)
Young/Cash Money pop-rapper.
Diamond Head, Cauldron, Phantom
Hard Luck Bar (772a Dundas West), Friday (April 19)
New wave of British heavy metal pioneers.
Akron/Family, M Geddes Gengras, Absolutely Free
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (April 19)
El Ten Eleven, Slow Magic, Nude Pop
The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), Friday (April 19)
Instrumental post-rock duo + chillwave openers.
Buddy Guy, Quinn Sullivan
Massey Hall (178 Victoria), Saturday (April 20)
The blues man returneth.
The Devil Makes Three, Jonny Fritz
Opera House (735 Queen East), Saturday (April 20)
Bluegrass-lovin' acoustic trio.
The Bicycles, Blonde Elvis, Sphinxs, Persian Rugs
Swap Don't Shop Clothing Swap Party: Girls Rock Camp Fundraiser
The Garrison, (1197 Dundas West), Sunday (April 21)
Indie pop party for a great cause.
White Lung, Teenanger, TV Freaks
Hard Luck Bar (772a Dundas West), Monday (April 22)
Shabazz Palaces, THEESatisfaction
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Tuesday (April 23)
Wrongbar (1279 Queen West), Wednesday (April 24)
Punk-rap gender terrorist.
Donovan Woods, Wunderstands, Gavin Slate
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (April 24)
Local indie folk album launch.