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					                                                   Rivoli MoBadAss, Rebecca Ramone 9 pm.             Swing 6:30 pm, Min Rager 9:45 pm.                GuvERnMEnT Lindo P, Spex, Dr Jay & Marx-
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Saturday, May 1
  clubs&concerts                                   RockpilE Fourlines, Fathom Ties.                  TRanE sTudio The Eddie Bullen Trio 8 pm.        man (reggae meets soca) 10 pm.
                                                   silvER dollaR Thank Funk It’s Friday The Am-     waTERfalls Jim Heineman Jazz Trio 7:30 pm.       insoMnia DJ Riss-K (house/breaks).              pop/roCk/Hip-Hop/soul
  œcontinued from page 45                          bassadors (funk) 8 pm, Late Night Live – CD re-   danCe musiC/dJ/lounge                            lula lounGE Superflight DJs Noah Pred,         allEycaTz Lad Kane.
                                                   lease Danger Danger (rock), Revolution Love,                                                       Andycapp, Eric Downer, Rod Skimmins (space
                                                   Chang A Lang, Quiet Revolution doors 10 pm.       annEx wREckRooM Wreckroom Fridays 10 pm.        disco/future house/deep techno) 10 pm.          aspETTa caffE Lucian Thomas, Zach Bandolin,
                                                                                                         auGusTa HousE Super Dynamite Soul                                                           Fudgehog, Grapefruit Colour, Mountycritzto
ly Beloved doors 8 pm.
El MocaMbo Toronto Freedom Festival Open-
                                                   snEaky dEE’s TYR, Crimson Shadows, Bolero
                                                   doors 9 pm.                                       ñ      Mike Tull, Paul E Lopes, Kaewonder,
                                                                                                     Numeric, Ted Dancin’ (soul/funk) 10 pm.
                                                                                                                                                      MaRGRET Criminal Minded DJ Josh Wonder
                                                                                                                                                      (old school hip-hop) 10 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      (acoustic rock/folk/hip-hop/jazz) 8 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      baR iTalia Dana Jean Phoenix (funk/rock/
                                                         sound acadEMy Jónsi, Death Vessel                                                           Mod club The Twelves, Grum doors 10 pm.
ing Party Jah Cutta, House of David Gang
Soundsystem, Eastwave Radio (roots/reggae)
9 pm.
                                                   ñ     doors 8 pm, all ages.
                                                   souTHsidE JoHnny’s Groove Train (rock/R&B)
                                                                                                     baR iTalia Future Mix Som Bomb DJ (70s R&B/
                                                                                                     80s pop/rock/hip-hop/house) 10 pm.
                                                                                                                                                      MoTEl Disco Fridays Geoff Snack (open format
                                                                                                                                                      w/ a bit of disco) 10 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      R&B/ol’ school) 10 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      bovinE sEx club Bottom Feeders Car Club An-
                                                                                                     clinTon’s Tuff Meat (dance night) 10 pm.                                                         nual Rally Bastard Child Death Cult, Dead
EMMET Ray baR Alec the Shady Bunch, DJ           10 pm.                                                                                             pREss club Queer Social DJ Peachy Keen (punk   Boys Choir.
Farzad (nu jazz/soul/Afrobeat/funk/hip-hop)        Folk/Blues/Country/World                          cobRa lounGE The Fix Fridays DJ Chris La        rock/new wave/Bripop/hip-hop) 8 pm.5            cHalkERs pub Serious Old School Soul Stew,
10 pm.                                                                                               Roque, HennieV.                                  Rivoli pool lounGE DJ Stu (rock/old school/
                                                   bEiT zaToun Benefit Concert for Beit Zatoun                                                                                                       DJ Andy Romero (retro/funk/disco) 9:30 pm.
ETon HousE The Key Frames (roots/rock) 9 pm.      Cassava Latin Rhythms 8 to 10 pm.                 dRakE HoTEl lounGE DJ Lucie Tic doors 10 pm.   electro/retro).                                 dc Music THEaTRE Six-Year Anniversary Party
GRaffiTi’s Rocking for Sick Kids Paul Martin       cadillac lounGE The Neil Young’uns.              dRakE HoTEl undERGRound Edumacation DJ        sHallow GRoovE Finally Fridays doors 10 pm.    and Open House Conflicted all ages.
(classic covers) 5-7 pm, Bill Woods & the                                                            Fase, Brendan Bring’em doors 11 pm.              THE sTaRvinG aRTisT Soul Power DJ Splatter-
Woodies 9 pm.                                      caMERon HousE The Communic8r.                                                                                                                     dRakE HoTEl undERGRound Frailfragment,
                                                   GaTE 403 Michael Keith Blues Duo 5 pm.           fly Dance Camp DJ Mark Falco 10 pm.5             monkey, Double K.                               Bella Clava, Broken Suns doors 7 pm.
       THE GREaT Hall CD release Run with the
ñ      Kittens, Friendly Rich, BA Johnston
doors 8 pm.
                                                   HiGHway 61 souTHERn baRbEquE Friday Nite
                                                   Live Blues Dylan Wickens & the Little Naturals
                                                                                                     fooTwoRk Maher Daniel, Nathan Barato,
                                                                                                     Junkies, Jamie Kidd 10 pm.
                                                                                                                                                      supERMaRkET Tear It Like A Ferret Serbsuperb
                                                                                                                                                      (dance party) 10 pm.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      THE GaRRison It Will Work! Mayworks Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Closing Party Deidre DLishus Walton, Mama
                                                   (blues) 8 pm.                                     fox & fiddlE Fiesta Friday DJ Shaq-T (salsa/   THyMElEss Vibes Kulcha Ites, Reggie Niceness,   D, LAL, Marinda & Solari, Red Slam Collective,
GRossMan’s Frankie Foo (ska) 9 pm.                                                                                                                    Louie Don (reggae/lovers/roots).                Humble the Poet, Amai Kuda doors 7:30 pm.
                                                   HuGH’s RooM The Henry’s 8:30 pm.                 merengue/reggaeton/house/dance).
HaRd luck baR Chris Murray, the Beatdown,                                                                                                                 wRonGbaR Italians Do It Better! Bottin,   GRaffiTi’s The Royal Crowns 4 to 7 pm.
Prince Perry & the Gladtones 9 pm.
       HoRsEsHoE CD release Young Rival,
                                                   THE local Lil’ Andy and Jerry Leger.
                                                   Roc n doc’s David Rotundo (blues) 10 pm.
                                                                                                     GoodHandy’s Mixed Sex Party DJ Sexy Pants
                                                                                                     doors 10 pm.5                                    ñ     Parallels DJ set, Jackie Phoenix 10 pm.
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ñ      Make Your Exit, Songs from a Room, the      TRanzac The Foolish Things 5 pm, Kate Rog-
Job 9 pm. See preview, page 52.                    ers 7:30 pm, Paul Kolinski and the Loneliest      INdIe rock
kapisanan pHilippinE cEnTRE Donlands &           Monks 10 pm.
Mortimer, Wax Mannequin, Sean Savage,              Jazz/ClassiCal/experimental
Blue Hawaii, Tonka Puma 6:30 pm, all ages.
                                                   coMMEnsal Ali Berkok (piano).
lEE’s palacE CD release State of Mind, Stage-
                                                      GaTE 403 Elizabeth Shepperd Jazz Band
hands 10 pm.
lola We Are Willow (alternative) 5 pm, Shit-       ñ9 pm. HoTEl MElody baR Les Singes
                                                   GladsTonE 
kikker 7 pm.
                                                   Bleus (francophone jazz) 8 pm.
lou dawG’s Paige Armstrong (rockin’ blues)
6:30 pm.                                           GRacE cHuRcH on-THE-Hill Gershwin At Grace
                                                   York Jazz Ensemble, Francesca Groves, Bev
MiTzi’s sisTER The Sufferin Bastards, Milk Run.   Jahnke, Alisa McCreary, Peter Walker 7:30 pm.
opERa HousE The Johnstones, Stuck on Planet       HaRlEM Jen Sagar, Alan Kingstone 7:30 pm.
Earth, Street Pharmacy, the Good Rats Radio 8
pm, all ages.                                      lula lounGE Domenic Mancuso (jazz) 8 pm.
oRiGinal’s The Kat House Band.                     Music GallERy Open Your Ears: New Choral
                                                   Sounds The Vespera Women’s Choir, Toronto
palais RoyalE Vivianna & the Caliente Beat        Choral Artists 8 pm.
(rock/Latin dance music) 7 pm.
       pHoEnix concERT THEaTRE Little Boots,     ocEan 49 Intimate Interludes J Nichole Noel
ñ      Dragonette, French Horn Rebellion
doors 8 pm, all ages.
                                                   (jazz/blues/R&B) 9 pm.
                                                   old Mill inn Fridays To Sing About Carolyn
RancHo RElaxo Shatter The Hotel – tribute to      Scott, Bruce Harvey, George Kozub, Tom
Joe Strummer Dubmatix, Prince Blanco & the         Jestadt (jazz) 7:30 pm.
Crash Assasins, Citizen Sound (DJ set), Nate       quoTEs Fridays At Five John Johnson 5 pm.
Wize (DJ set) (punky reggae) doors 9 pm.           REx Hogtown Syncopators 4 pm, Sultans of




                                                                                                      Kids want Kids
                                                                                                      MGMT take a chance by choosing the album over the single By JASON KELLER
                                                                                                                                                      den. “I’d rather people still care about        would feel weird if it was a uniformly
                                                                                                      MGMT at Mod Club (722 College), to-            it years from now than for it to do real-       positive reaction and everyone was
                                                                                                      night (April 29), 7 pm. $30. 416-870-           ly well now and be forgotten.”                  saying exactly the same thing.”
                                                                                                      8000. Sold out.                                     Despite Congratulations’ hard left             Besides, there’s no pleasing every-
                                                                                                                                                      turn away from catchy career-making             one. Case in point: at their recent high-
                                                                                                      Ben Goldwasser isn’t making any                 tunes like Kids or Time To Pretend and          profile set at Coachella, they per-
                                                                                                      bold predictions, but he knows
                                                                                                                                                      toward expansive pokes at prog, psych           formed mostly new material and
                                                                                                      there’s a good chance his band’s new
                                                                                                                                                      and Floydian complexity, it can hardly          skipped a favourite oldie. The audi-
                                                                                                      release, Congratulations, could be
                                                                                                                                                      be labelled an underperformer. The              ence wasn’t exactly pleased; turns out
                                                                                                      considered a masterpiece sometime
                                                                                                                                                      Columbia release debuted at number              the kids really wanted to hear Kids.
                                                                                                      around the year 2020.
                                                                                                                                                      two on Billboard, just south of teen               “I wish people wouldn’t get angry
                                                                                                         MGMT’s hugely anticipated follow-
                                                                                                      up to their Oracular Spectacular                idol juggernaut Justin Bieber.                  at us every time we don’t play the
                                                                                                      debut has been met with adjectives                  “I’m impressed because the music            song,” Goldwasser says. “We don’t
                                                                                                      like “difficult,” “challenging” and, per-       we’re making right now isn’t what               necessarily feel a debt to anyone to
                                                                                                      haps the most dreaded, “hitless,” all           usually makes the top 10,” he says. “I’m        play that song at every show.
                                                                                                      typical signifiers of an album bound            sure some people are disappointed we               “At the same time, we’re not try-
                                                                                                      to be rediscovered and celebrated at            didn’t get the number-one record. But I         ing to push ourselves away from it. If
                                                                                                      a future date while going under-                think it’s pretty cool.”                        they want to get angry about that
                                                                                                      appreciated in its own time.                        And for every dismissive critic –           instead of spending time enjoying
                                                                                                         “Maybe that’s why I’m not worried            mostly in Britain, where singles are            the show, what can I do?”
                                                                                                      about how our album does right                  emphasized – calling the album “career          music@nowtoronto.com
                                                                                                      now,” says Goldwasser, who sings                suicide,” plenty are singing its praises.
                                                                                                      and plays keyboards alongside his                   “I’m glad it’s polarizing people and                more online
                                                                                                      MGMT partner Andrew Van Wyngar-                 creating some different opinions. I                     Interview clips at nowtoronto.com


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