Or is that an early Valentine’s Day present?
We’re always excited to unwrap our annual Anniversary party line-up, and this year we’re so buzzing with enthusiasm that we decided to release the goodies in time for Christmas. We think Phil Spector would approve.
This year marks our ninth anniversary, and with 50 numbered Wavelength series shows a year, that makes this Wavelength #450. Check out the line-up below, and don’t forget to RSVP on everyone’s favourite addictive social planner…
WAVELENGTH 450 — Ninth Anniversary Festival
February 12-15, 2009
Four nights of independent music — featuring 19 bands at five different venues!
Celebrating the 9th birthday of Toronto’s Wavelength music series
Presented by Wavelength Music Arts Projects
Thursday February 12 — Doors 7pm
Timber Timbre (Ontario Gothic murder ballads / CD release show) www.myspace.com/timbertimbre
Ghost Bees (Halifax / telepathic twins’ trip-folk transport) www.myspace.com/ghostbees
Dorit Chrysler (New York / world-renowned Theremin player and avant-pop vocalist) www.myspace.com/doritchrysler
@ The Music Gallery at St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St.
Thursday February 12 — After-show at 11pm:
The Diableros (College Street psych-rock steamrollers) www.myspace.com/thediableros
Loitering Heroes (Trinity-Bellwoods / jazz-fueled jangle-pop poetry) www.myspace.com/loiteringheroes
@ Cameron House, 408 Queen W.
Friday February 13 — Doors 9pm
Slim Twig (Toronto concrete rockabilly pop pleasure / T.O.’s Best Pop-Rock Act according to NOW magazine) www.myspace.com/slimtwig
Bonjay (Toronto dancehall electro-pop / check out that TV on the Radio cover!) www.myspace.com/woyoyoy
Child Bite (Detroit / massively heavy no-wave soul quintet) www.myspace.com/childbite
The Magic (Guelph/Toronto blue-eyed soul brothers and sister) www.myspace.com/themagiclove
+ DJ Benjamin Boles
@ Wrongbar, 1279 Queen W.
Saturday February 14 — Doors 8pm
$100 (Toronto’s new urban folk heroes / recently sold out shows at the Silver Dollar & Dakota Tavern) www.myspace.com/1hundreddollars
Brides (Guelph/Toronto noise-addicted no-wave warriors) www.myspace.com/bridesbrides
Hooded Fang (The Annex / arch indie pop with a Can-lit fetish) www.myspace.com/hoodedfang
The Luyas (Montreal / dreamy fireside pop featuring Jessie Stein with members of Bell Orchestre & Torngat)
Element Choir (Parkdale / Christine Duncan’s double-digit conducted-improv choir)
+ DJs Greg Ipp & Ian Worang
@ Polish Combatants Hall, 206 Beverley St.
Sunday Feb 15 — Doors 9pm
Foxfire (Toronto’s disco-sleaze version of Broken Social Scene) www.myspace.com/foxfireforest
I Am Robot and Proud (Beaconsfield Village / Shaw-Han Liem’s mood-boosting electronic pop, now backed by a live band / Big in Japan!) www.robotandproud.com
Thank You (Baltimore / Thrill Jockey Records / instrumental art-punk madness) www.myspace.com/wethankyou
Mi Ami (San Francisco / Quarterstick Records / fuzzed-out space-dub trio / members of Black Eyes) www.myspace.com/miamimiami
+ DJ Babylon Telecom
@ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St.
With your host, Doc Pickles
Projections by General Chaos Visuals
Admission for each night:
$10 OR PAY WHAT YOU CAN
At the door only