Vancouver's Brasstronaut will be in town Sunday night, performing at Sneaky Dee's with Bass Lions and Megan Bonnell. More details and suggestions below the jump.
Bass Lions and Megan Bonnell
Sneaky Dee's, Toronto
Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 9:00pm, $8
This show was just announced last night! (Which I wish was the reason I'm posting this several days late.) Unfamiliar Records' artists Brasstronaut fuse pop, rock, and jazz. Beautiful, occasionally lush orchestration, and good vocals. The band released it's debut full-length earlier this month, Mt. Chimaera. Head over to their website (link below) for a free download of the song "Slow Knots." All they want in exchange is your email address. Joining the Vancouverites Sunday night are southern Ontario's Bass Lions, who are making rare appearance in the big city prior to the release of their album, ... Is Diamonds, at some point over the next few months. Their 2007 EP, More than Islands, offered up sunny indie pop rock with a folk heart. In other words, I liked it. Opening things up is Toronto songstress Megan Bonnell. Should all make for a lovely evening, full of whimsy and pop and just plain old-fashioned fun. Plus nachos!
Other Good Bets
If you get to read this before hitting up shows on Saturday, go check out Young Doctors In Love at Rancho Relaxo. The band sent me their new EP (5 Golden Greats), and after taking my time getting around to listening to it, I now am and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner! (And for probably being too sick to go see them tonight.) Pop music! The show's at 9:00pm, and will set you back $5. Also on the bill are the Phonemes and Charms.
The Black Lips (at the Horseshoe this weekend) will be in the basement at Sonic Boom on Sunday afternoon. Set time is 4:00pm, it's free, and everyone's invited. Just bring along a donation (of non-perishable food) for the Daily Bread Food Bank. My favourite band from last year's NxNE festival is finally back in town on Tuesday. Brooklyn's These Are Powers are performing in a house (I think) with their American tour-mates Javelin, DJ Mark Brown (Baltimore), MC (Detroit), Laura McKoy, Doldrums (feat. Airick Woodhead from Spiral Beach), and more. Advance tickets ($10) are recommended because the place (And And And Space) isn't very big. You can pick one up at Rotate This or Soundscapes. The show is called "Art Is Four Ugly People."