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YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN

A Place to Bury Strangers

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FRIDAY AUGUST 10 /12

ALL CAPS! ECLECTIC UNDERGROUND

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SATURDAY AUGUST 11 /12

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What’s better than live rock ’n’ roll, lake swims and camping? By CARLA GILLIS

ALL CAPS! ISLAND FESTIVAL with YAMANTAKA//SONIC TITAN, A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS, TYVEK, LIONESS and many

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others at Artscape Gibraltar Point (443 Lakeshore, Toronto Island), Saturday and Sunday (August 11 and 12), gates 3 pm. $17, festival pass $30. RT, SS, galleryAC. com. wavelengthtoronto.com.

What’s ALL CAPS! got that no other Toronto outdoor music fest has? Camping on Ward’s Island, for starters. Last year, organizers offered the sleeping-under-the-stars option for

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the first time, and camping passes sold out in a day. They’ve sold out this year, too, which is no surprise seeing as the all-ages fest, brought to us by the folks behind long-running live-music series Wavelength, is the only one within city limits that permits it. Even if you lost your chance at tenting, the fest’s unique location at Artscape Gibraltar Point on the Island means that, between taking in performances by over a dozen on-the-rise and diverse independent bands, you can go for a swim, play Frisbee in the park and relax around a bonfire as dusk descends. But the music, of course, is the major draw. Noh-wave experimentalists and Polaris Prize short-listers Yamantaka// Sonic Titan headline the Saturday show, which is sure to be an extravaganza of Japanese-opera-inspired visuals and homemade props, if their recent engagements are any indication. Beforehand, local synth-pop trio Triple Gangers, minor-key-lovin’ Esther Grey, Iowa City Krautrock duo Wet Hair, Detroit alt punks Tyvek, rafterraising singing group Choir! Choir! Choir! and exuberant funk-popist

VENUE INDEX

ALLEYCATZ 2409 Yonge. 416-481-6865. AMADEUS 184 Augusta. 416-591-1245. AMSTERDAM BREWERY 21 Bathurst. 416-504-6882. ANDY POOLHALL 489 College. 416-923-5300. ANNEX WRECKROOM 794 Bathurst. 416-536-0346. ART METROPOLE 1490 Dundas W. 416-703-4400. ARTSCAPE GIBRALTAR POINT 443 Lakeshore Ave, Toronto Island. 416-392-7834. AURORA BOREALIS 1 Queens Quay E, Pier 27. THE BALLROOM 145 John. 416-597-2695. BAR ITALIA 582 College. 416-535-3621. BAR NEON 1226 Bloor W. BENARES HISTORIC HOUSE 1507 Clarkson N (Mississauga). 905-615-4860. BLACK BEAR PUB 1125 O’Connor. 416-752-5182. BLUE SUEDE SUE’S 75 Watline (Mississauga). 905890-0690. BOILER HOUSE 55 Mill. 416-203-2121. BOULEVARD CAFE 161 Harbord. 416-961-7676. BOVINE SEX CLUB 542 Queen W. 416-504-4239. CADILLAC LOUNGE 1296 Queen W. 416-536-7717. CAMERON HOUSE 408 Queen W. 416-703-0811. CASA LOMA 1 Austin Terrace. 416-923-1171. CASTRO’S LOUNGE 2116 Queen E. 416-699-8272. CENTENNIAL PARK Renforth and Rathburn. THE CENTRAL 603 Markham. 416-913-4586. C’EST WHAT 67 Front E. 416-867-9499. CHERRY COLA’S ROCK N’ ROLLA 200 Bathurst. CHEVAL 606 King W. 416-363-4933. CLINTON’S 693 Bloor W. 416-535-9541. COLLEGE STREET BAR 574 College. 416-533-2417. COMFORT ZONE 480 Spadina. 416-975-0909. COVERNOTES 10268 Yonge (Richmond Hill). 905508-2826. DAKOTA TAVERN 249 Ossington. 416-850-4579. DAVE’S... ON ST CLAIR 730 St Clair W. 416-657-3283. DE SOTOS 1079 St Clair W. 416-651-2109.

Maylee Todd will warm up the crowd in that order. (C!C!C! will also back up Todd for a couple of tunes.) The festival programmers know it’s best to ease into things on Sunday, when hangovers will surely abound. At 1 pm, composer Tod Machover holds the participatory workshop A Toronto Symphony, in which musicians and audience members pool their talents to write a collaborative composition. Ivy Mairi’s exquisitely gentle folk gets the concert portion under way just after 4 pm, followed by Toronto new romantics Lioness, the soulful OG Melody (featuring Isla Craig and Thom Gill), Hamilton hip-hoppers Canadian Winter, ex-DD/MM/YYYY dudes Absolutely Free and psych-punk locals Young Mother. Bring earplugs for headlining Brooklyn shoegazers A Place to Bury Strangers, known for their volume and intense live show, which they brought to Toronto in June during NXNE. Their recently released album, Worship, meanwhile, is receiving plenty of critical, er, worship. Last year’s fest featured a number of site-specific performances – most

DOMINION ON QUEEN 500 Queen E. 416-368-6893. DOWNSVIEW PARK 35 Carl Hall. 416-954-0544. DRAKE HOTEL 1150 Queen W. 416-531-5042. DT BISTRO 154 Harbord. 416-916-8155. THE DUKE LIVE.COM 1225 Queen E. 416-463-5302. EARL BALES PARK 4169 Bathurst. 416-395-7873. ECHO BEACH AT MOLSON CANADIAN AMPHITHEATRE 909 Lake Shore W. 416-260-5600. EDO 484 Eglinton W. 416-322-3033. EL MOCAMBO 464 Spadina. 416-777-1777. EMMET RAY BAR 924 College. 416-792-4497. EPIC LOUNGE 1355 St Clair W. 416-792-9382. EPIPHANY RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 4000 Steeles W. 416-802-4077. FICTION NIGHTCLUB 180 Pearl. FLY 8 Gloucester. 416-410-5426. THE FLYING BEAVER PUBARET 488 Parliament. 647-347-6567. FOOTWORK 425 Adelaide W. 416-913-3488. FRIENDS HOUSE 60 Lowther. 416-731-6605. GATE 403 403 Roncesvalles. 416-588-2930. GLADSTONE HOTEL 1214 Queen W. 416-531-4635. GOODHANDY’S 120 Church. 416-760-6514. THE GRAYDON PUB 235 Queen St S (Mississauga). 905-997-8333. GROSSMAN’S 379 Spadina. 416-977-7000. HABITS GASTROPUB 928 College. 416-533-7272. HARBORD HOUSE 150 Harbord. 647-430-7365. HARBOURFRONT CENTRE 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. HARD LUCK BAR 772a Dundas W. 416-833-0302. THE HARP PUB 55 Lakeshore E (Mississauga). 905274-3277. HIRUT FINE ETHIOPIAN CUISINE 2050 Danforth. 416-467-4915. HOLY OAK CAFE 1241 Bloor W. 647-345-2803. HORSESHOE 370 Queen W. 416-598-4753. THE HOXTON 69 Bathurst. 416-456-7321. HUGH’S ROOM 2261 Dundas W. 416-531-6604. INSOMNIA 563 Bloor W. 416-588-3907. LEE’S PALACE 529 Bloor W. 416-532-1598. THE LOADED DOG 1921 Lawrence E. 416-901-0662. THE LOCAL 396 Roncesvalles. 416-535-6225. LOLA 40 Kensington. 416-348-8645.

notably, Evening Hymns’ live score to a 3-D movie and Jennifer Castle and Yuula Benivolski’s burning effigy, set to Castle’s cover of Fallin’ by Alicia Keys. This year’s participants have been mum on the topic, though Wavelength founding director Jonathan Bunce says, “There will be performance artists doing short ‘interventions’ at some of the sites around the centre.” Each year ALL CAPS! finds ways to grow a bit bigger while never compromising its grass-roots, communityfirst appeal. This fourth edition also includes 15 visual artists – General Chaos, Cameron Lee, Felix Kalmenson and Sara Tremblay, to name a few – vendors SkyBlueSky Sandwich Co. and Katie Mathieu, and an outdoor beach stage that will help increase capacity. Last year, organizers had to turn away about 100 people on the first day. To help cover costs associated with the expansion and ensure all artists get paid, Wavelength’s launched an inaugural Indiegogo campaign, which you can find at indiegogo.com/ allcapsislandfestival. 3 music@nowtoronto.com twitter.com/carlagillis

LOWER OSSINGTON THEATRE 100A Ossington. 416-915-6747. LULA LOUNGE 1585 Dundas W. 416-588-0307. LUXY NIGHTCLUB 60 Interchange Way (Vaughan). MASSEY HALL 178 Victoria. 416-872-4255. MAY CAFE 876 Dundas W. MCGRADIES TAP AND GRILL 2167 Victoria Park. 416-449-1212. MEL LASTMAN SQUARE 5100 Yonge. 416-395-7582. METRO TORONTO CONVENTION CENTRE SOUTH BLDG 222 Bremner Blvd. 416-585-8000. MISSISSAUGA CELEBRATION SQUARE 300 City Centre. 905-615-4311. MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE 909 Lake Shore W. MOTEL 1235 Queen W. NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE 100 Queen W. NGOMA LOUNGE 424 College. 647-345-8382. 93 HARBORD 93 Harbord. 416-922-5914. OLD MILL INN 21 Old Mill Rd. 416-236-2641. OLD NICK 123 Danforth. 416-461-5546. ONLY CAFÉ 972 Danforth. 416-463-7843. OPERA HOUSE 735 Queen E. 416-466-0313. ORBIT ROOM 580A College. 416-535-0613. THE PAINTED LADY 218 Ossington. 647-213-5239. PARTS & LABOUR 1566 Queen W. 416-588-7750. PASSION LOUNGE 1220 Danforth. 416-999-0654. PEOPLE’S CHICKEN 744 Mt Pleasant. 416-489-7931. LA PERLA 783 Queen W. 416-366-2855. THE PISTON 937 Bloor W. 416-532-3989. RANCHO RELAXO 300 College. 416-920-0366. REBAS CAFÉ & GALLERY 3289 Dundas W. 416-626-7372. THE RED LIGHT 1185 Dundas W. 416-533-6667. RELISH BAR & GRILL 2152 Danforth. 416-425-4664. REMARKS BAR & GRILL 1026 Coxwell. 416-429-9889. REPOSADO 136 Ossington. 416-532-6474. REVIVAL 783 College. 416-535-7888. LA REVOLUCION 2848 Dundas W. 416-766-0746. REX 194 Queen W. 416-598-2475. RICHMOND HILL CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 10268 Yonge (Richmond Hill). 905-787-8811. RIVOLI 332 Queen W. 416-596-1908. ROCKPILE 5555 Dundas W. 416-504-6699. THE RUSTY NAIL 2202 Danforth. 647-729-7254.

SAVIARI TEA + COCKTAIL LOUNGE 926 King W. 647-382-7072. SCHOOL BAKERY & CAFE 70 Fraser. 416-588-0005. SHOPS AT DON MILLS 1090 Don Mills. 416-447-6087. SILVER DOLLAR 486 Spadina. 416-975-0909. THE SISTER 1554 Queen W. 416-532-2570. SLACK’S 562 Church. 416-928-2151. SNEAKY DEE’S 431 College. 416-603-3090. SOLARA MEDITERRANEAN 1731 Lakeshore W (Mississauga). 905-916-2334. SOMEWHERE THERE STUDIO 227 Sterling, unit 112. SOUND ACADEMY 11 Polson. 416-461-3625. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY’S 3653 Lake Shore W. 416521-6302. SPIRITS 642 Church. 416-967-0001. SPLENDIDO 88 Harbord. 416-929-7788. STEAM WHISTLE BREWING 255 Bremner. 416-362-2337. SUPERMARKET 268 Augusta. 416-840-0501. SUTRA TIKI BAR 612 College. 416-537-8755. TEN RESTAURANT & WINE BAR 139 Lakeshore E (Mississauga). 905-271-0016. THEATRE CENTRE 1087 Queen W. 416-538-0988. TOIKA 471 Richmond W. 416-868-6452. TORONTO BOTANICAL GARDEN 777 Lawrence E. 416-397-1340. TORONTO MUSIC GARDEN 475 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. TRANE STUDIO 964 Bathurst. 416-913-8197. TRANZAC 292 Brunswick. 416-923-8137. UNIT BAR 1198 Queen W. 416-537-6646. VELVET UNDERGROUND 510 Queen W. 416-504-6688. VIRGIN MOBILE MOD CLUB 722 College. 416-588-4663. WAYLABAR 996 Queen E. 416-901-5570. WESTON ROAD FARMERS MARKET Weston and Lawrence. THE WINCHESTER ARMS 1090 Kingston. 416-690-4070. WINCHESTER KITCHEN & BAR 51A Winchester. 416-323-0051. WRONGBAR 1279 Queen W. 416-516-8677. XS NIGHTCLUB 261 Richmond W. THE YANKEE LADY 539 Queens Quay W. 416-868-0000. YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE Yonge & Dundas. 416979-9960.


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