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Wavelength Music Festival THIRTEEN Preview

Instead of curling up on the couch with your lover, make your way out to Parts & Labour (1566 Queen St. W.) tonight to celebrate the beginning of Wavelength Music Festival THIRTEEN. This year’s line-up is one of the festival’s best including Doldrums, Do Make Say Think, Cookie Duster, and 2012 Polaris Music Prize short-list nominee Cadence Weapon.

Started by Wavelength, a non-profit, artist-run arts organization, it all began as a weekly live music series and monthly print zine. It was conceived in late 1999 and launched in Feb. 2000 by a loose collective of frustrated yet hopeful independent musicians. It soon blossomed into a yearly festival which has hosted the likes of Julie Doiron, Ohbijou, DD/MM/YYYY and Tokyo Police Club.


Thurs Feb. 14 @ The Shop under Parts & Labour, 1566 Queen St. W.

Lullabye Arkestra (Toronto – original soul/metal Valentine’s duo – first show in over a year! / Vice Records)
Ell V Gore
 (Toronto – kings of the gothic post-punk underground – debut record out in the spring!)
Fresh Snow
 (Toronto – masters of blissed-out Krautrock melody – Wavelength Artist Incubator band)
This Mess
 (Toronto – econo-jamming punk-rock power trio)
 feat. guest Colin Fisher (Toronto – live dubbed out electronic beats / turntablist trickster / member of iNSiDEaMiND, Phonosaurus Records)
+ DJ Jesse Locke (Weird Canada)
9pm – $10 adv / $13 door


Fri Feb. 15 @ Black Box Theatre/The Great Hall Downstairs, 1087 Queen St. W.

Doldrums feat. Visuals by Live Action Fezz (Montreal/Toronto – Canadian techno-pop rising star – Pitchfork/NME/Guardian-approved – “Lesser Evil” ALBUM release party! / Arbutus Records)
Cadence Weapon
 (Montreal/Edmonton – avant-rap icon and 2012 Polaris Music Prize-shortlister / Upper Class Recordings)
Blue Hawaii
 (Montreal/Vancouver – pastoral electro-pop with BRAIDS vocalist Raphaelle Standell-Preston / Arbutus Records)
Blonde Elvis
 (Toronto – Young Mother’s Jesse Laderoute goes glam-rock)
 (Toronto – danceable spazz-punk w/ members of Odonis Odonis, Pants & Tie / Pleasence Records)
+ co-presented & DJed by Silent Shout
9pm – $15 adv / $18 door 


** IN-STORE SERIES: Saturday Feb. 16 @ Soundscapes, 572 College St. **

Andre Ethier (one-time Deadly Snakes frontman gone solo troubadour / Blue Fog Recordings)
Laura Barrett 
(Toronto / kalimba popster shows off new tunes for piano!)

Both interviewed on-stage by:
Carl Wilson 
(author, Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste and blogger, Back to the World)

5pm • ALL AGES • FREE!


Sat Feb. 16 @ The Great Hall Upstairs, 1087 Queen St. W.

Do Make Say Think (Toronto – GLOBAL INNOVATORS of instrumental post-rock make a rare hometown appearance! / Constellation Records)
Evening Hymns
 (Toronto/Peterborough – intimate indie folk collective’s Spectral Dusk topped many 2012 album lists / featuring LIVE VISUALS by Jared Raab)
Sarah Neufeld
 (Montreal – ARCADE FIRE & BELL ORCHESTRE violinist unveils her incredible new solo material!)
Doom Squad
 (Toronto/Montreal – swoony tribal ambient pop trio)
 (Toronto – Robin Dann and friends’ jazz/R&B lullabies)
+ DJ Max Mohenu
Art Environment by Adrian Dilena
+ Food by FeasTO
9pm – $15 adv / $18 door


** IN-STORE SERIES: Sunday Feb. 17 @ Grasshopper Records, 1167 Dundas St. W. **

The Soupcans (Toronto – noisy garage punk trio / Telephone Explosion Records)
Sam Sutherland 
(talk by author of Perfect Youth: The Birth of Canadian Punk)

4pm • ALL AGES • FREE!


Sunday Feb. 17 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.

Dusted (Toronto – SPECIAL GUESTS JUST ANNOUNCED! fresh off our Sonic Boom in-store – soulful basement indie rock w/ members of Holy Fuck & Ohbijou / Hand Drawn Dracula Records)
Cookie Duster (Toronto – LIVE DEBUT of Brendan Canning’s pre-BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE electro-pop band)
The Magic (Guelph – the Gordon Brothers’ sexy soul-pop crew)
Henri Fabergé & the Adorables (Toronto – REUNION SHOW for the 2006-era indie-pop collective / feat. Maylee Todd, Laura Barrett & more!)
Legato Vipers + The Harlettes (Guelph/Toronto – surf-rock meets BURLESQUE!)
Cell Memory & Castle If (Toronto – mysterious new electro-drone entity)
Co-presented with Kazoo!
+ DJ Strong-Like
9pm – $10 adv / $13 door


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