Wednesday, Feb. 4

* Sarah Gerard launches Binary Star at Drawn & Quarterly
* Jeremy Shantz Vernissage + Live Painting at SuWu
* The New Pornographers with openers Operators at Corona Theatre
* The Sidekicks with openers LVL UP and Nanimal at Casa
* GrandBuda and Montrilla on deck for A$AP Wednesday at Salon Officiel

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Wednesday, Aug. 13

* Lez Spread the Word 6 à 9 at Unity
* Nuclear Neighbourhood premiere at Dollar Cinema
* Gay ageing & raging on screen by film historian Tom Waugh
* Bob Log III at Il Motore
* A$AP Wednesdays at Salon Officiel

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411 is a joke

One of the most cheek-biting circumstances I’ve found myself in over years of covering hip hop is this all-too-typical exchange with friends:
Friend: Hey, what are you doing tonight?
Me: Going to see “Rapper X-Y-Z.”
Friend: X-Y-Z is in town?!? Why didn’t you tell me?!?
Me: Oh, sorry, you’re right! I only interviewed him, published it in a newspaper, reminded people in my column in said newspaper, spammed the entire Internet with the content — but yeah, sorry I didn’t call.
But okay, so, attention spans being what they are in this day and age, I can’t get too self-righteous. Instead, I thought I would take the time this week to put a few upcoming events on your fall concert radar. As they approach, expect more in-depth coverage, but start planning now for some crazy ish.