Toronto events on July 30th, 2013
MUSIC | White Mystery (Chicago.IL) w/ Sphinxs, Little Foot Long Foot @ Silver Dollar
White Mystery hits TO tonight! This brother and sister duo hails from Chicago, and is made up of Francis White and Alex White. Aggressive drumming, scorching, overdriven guitars, and melodic edgy vocals are the sonic building blocks of the White Mystery sound. White Mystery is a guitar and drums duo in the spirit of the White Stripes and many other bass-less garage duos that have formed since the early '90s, a band concept that could arguably be traced back to The Cramps, who, while not a duo, were possibly the first band to find large-scale success in underground garage rock with nothing holding down the bottom end but a bass drum. Also on the bill tonight are locals Sphinx, Little Foot Long Foot, and others TBA.
The Silver Dollar (486 Spadina Avenue) 8:30PM $7
DANCE | Dusk Dances 2013
Dusk Dances, a Toronto Summer outdoor tradition for over a decade, returns for this season beginning tonight at Withrow Park. Four dance pieces will be presented, all new works by Canadian dance artists and choreographers. Toronto's Susie Burpee will present The Last Round along with dancers Yvonne Ng and Robert Glumbek; Melanie Kloetzel from Calgary, will present an excerpt from her work, The Alice Odyssey, featuring members of the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre; Carmen Romero a Toronto artist will perform the Flamenco and jazz-tinged May I Join You?; and TO's own The Throwdown Collective will deliver 1981 FM. Dusk Dances runs until August 4th.
Withrow Park (725 Logan Avenue) 7PM pwyc ($10 suggested)
BOOKS & LIT | Queen Gallery Poetry Night VIII
The Queen Gallery Poetry Night is a monthly series taking place on the last Tuesday of every month. It is an open-stage format event where poetry, music and art can be shared with an appreciative audience. Tonight is the eighth Poetry Night so far, and in addition to the open stage participants, this evening's featured guest is well-known TO dub poet and spoken word artist Lillian Allen. Allen has received two Juno Awards in the Best Reggae/Calypso category, teaches creative writing at OCAD, and is also a published poet. Allen is an important TO cultural figure and will definitely make this eighth edition of the Queen Gallery Poetry Night one to remember.
Queen Gallery (382 Queen Street East) 7PM (open stage sign up 6:30PM) pwyc
Also Of Note
by Jason Steidman via blogTO