Published Jan 16, 2014Now that last weekend's third instalment of Toronto's snowy season concert series "Long Winter" is over and done, organizers have announced the February edition of the multidisciplinary arts celebration will be headlined by rootsy hometown favourites the Wooden Sky.
As usual, the next "Long Winter" will be held at Toronto's Great Hall on February 7. Also playing the evening will be power pop crew the Bicycles, who will be performing their Young Drones piece, as well as garage rockers Teenanger and fuzz-flingers HSY, who will both be featured on a limited-edition split 7-inch being handed out to the first 350 people that arrive through the doors.
Also scheduled to play are all-girl Weezer cover band Sheezer, Alvvays, Farang, Hassler, Ark Analog, Gingy, Fucked Up offshoot Smartboys, Sexy Merlin, DJ Cell Memory, and Not the Wind, Not the Flag.
Elsewhere, art exhibitions will be staged by Esther Simmonds-MacAdam, Dan Thornhill, Alex Durlak, Melissa Fisher and Holly Timpener, while a dance performance will be staged by the Chimera Project's Company B. For all you lovers out there, there will be a dating workshop titled "NotOkCupid" that will feature five couples "show[ing] us how it's done."
Entertainment journalist and Exclaim! contributor Vish Khanna will also be on hand to stage an interview with author/Rheostatics member Dave Bidini.
The cover charge to the all-ages event is being handled on a pay-what-you-can basis. More info on the evening can be found here.