Wavelength Presents:

ELEVEN: The Wavelength 11th Anniversary Festival

February 16, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Various venues

ELEVEN: The Wavelength 11th Anniversary Festival

ELEVEN: The Wavelength 11th Anniversary Festival

Feb. 16-20, 2011  • Toronto

“One Louder”

 

ELEVEN celebrates the 11th Anniversary of the Wavelength music series, a Toronto institution which “fundamentally changed the city’s music scene” (The Globe and Mail). Last year, the series celebrated its 10th birthday with the massively successful Wavelength 500 Festival, which marked the conclusion of “the weekly concert series that changed Toronto indie-rock” (Eye Weekly) and the series’ transformation into a mobile, monthly platform. This year, Wavelength goes “One Louder” with 22 bands over 5 nights at 5 venues, and a forward-thinking focus on the newest, freshest independent music from Toronto and beyond. Ontario’s musical history will be celebrated with a special performance by Simply Saucer, the proto-punk band that emerged from Hamilton in the early 1970’s. Artist workshops and a speaker series will also demystify the story behind the music.

 

FESTIVAL LINE-UP

 

Wednesday, February 16 @ Teranga, 159 Augusta Ave.

Anagram (Oshawa/Parkdale – post-punk bruisers)

The Guest Bedroom (Toronto’s masters of panic pop)

Bruised Knees (ex-Creeping Nobodies – sonic noisy goodness)

The Jim Storie Juniors (Doc Pickles sings the blues)

9pm • PWYC

 

Thursday, February 17 @ The Music Gallery, 197 John St.

Kite Hill (Friends in Bellwoods – beautiful, spacious folk-pop)

Eiyn Sof (Bluefog Recordings – introspective country electronica)

Gordon Grdina’s East Van Strings (Vancouver – Drip Audio – creative jazz string quartet)

Not The Wind, Not The Flag (Barnyard Records – global improvisations)

8pm • $11

 

Friday, February 18 @ Steam Whistle, 255 Bremner Blvd.

Woodhands (Vancouver/Toronto – Paper Bag Records – heroic electro duo)

Minotaurs (Guelph/Toronto – funky Afro-beat from Nathan Lawr & friends)

Pat Jordache (Montreal – electro-rock sexiness – ex-Sister Suvi & Islands)

Romo Roto (Holy Holy Holy Records – drum punk dance machines)

Doldrums (Snakes & Ladders – fuzz-pop R&B jams)

9pm • $11

 

Saturday, February 19 @ The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W.

Hooded Fang (Annex Victorian-style indie-pop purity)

Maylee Todd (Do Right! Music – sunny summer soul pop)

Little Girls (Paper Bag – Mexican Summer – psychedelic space-pop)

Eric Chenaux Electric Trio (Constellation Records – Toronto avant-folk hero plugs in)

Grimes (Montreal – delicate, reverberant electronica)

9pm • $11

 

Sunday, February 20 @ The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W.

Lullabye Arkestra & Friends (WL Anniversary House Band goes Big Band)

Neon Windbreaker (Toronto goths bring back the math-rock)

*** Simply Saucer (Hamilton proto-punk legends re-unite!!) ***

Ghostlight (psychedelic improvisations from the Mean Red Spiders crew)

9pm • PWYC

 

This is Wavelength 515 (5+1+5 = ELEVEN).

$11 tickets • 22 bands • $33 all-access passes.

PWYC option on opening and closing nights.

Passes on sale Jan. 20 at Soundscapes & Rotate This.

 

Lighting by General Chaos Visuals.

With your host, Doc Pickles.

 

Supported by:

Toronto Arts Council

The SOCAN Foundation

Eye Weekly

Soundscapes Music

Steam Whistle Brewing

 

STAY TUNED FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF SPECIAL WORKSHOP AND ARTISTS’ TALK EVENTS!

 

www.wavelengthtoronto.com

 

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