Forest City Lovers Break Up

Forest City Lovers Break Up
In the past few years, Toronto's Forest City Lovers have made a name for themselves as a folk pop band to watch, so fans will doubtless be disappointed to learn that they have decided to call it a day. The group's final show will take place on April 19 at the Great Hall in Toronto.

Songwriter Kat Burns, who founded the project in 2006, said in a statement, "This is not the end of my music making -- far from it -- but it is the beginning of a new chapter. All of us are doing different things and living in different cities and it feels right to start something new. We have been astounded by the outpouring of support and encouragement from fans. Playing songs that I wrote in my gross first apartment in Toronto turned into playing in the most beautiful places, in front of many amazing people and accompanied by such dear friends and talented musicians."

Burns has already set her sights on her new solo project, Kashka, and she plans to release a pop collaboration with Ohbijou's James Bunton this spring. The other members are busy too: Kyle Donnelly plays on the latest material from House League, violinist Mika Posen plays in Timber Timbre, and violinist Claire Whitehead plays with Cry Break.

The goodbye show on April 19 also features Kite Hill and Lisa Bozikovic, plus DJs Casey and Jenny Mecija. Buy tickets for $12 right here, or in person at Rotate This or Soundscapes.