Published Feb 02, 2012As previously reported, Exclaim! will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in style with a star-studded show at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern on Saturday (February 4). The night will feature some of Canada's finest musicians teaming up for unforgettable collaborative performances, and now we can share some more of the evening's exciting details.
First up, indie pop up-and-comers the Elwins will perform alongside members of Broken Social Scene, Rural Alberta Advantage, Ohbijou and more. They'll be playing a set of classic Canadian covers that includes songs by Leonard Cohen and Constantines. Making this even cooler, they'll also be covering Sloan's "The Lines You Amend" with the power pop band's own Jay Ferguson, plus Tokyo Police Club's "Wait Up" with singer Dave Monks. BSS member Brendan Canning will be joining the Elwins for tracks by the likes of Remy Shand and the Poppy Family as well.
For the evening's second set, the Sadies will perform a set of punk classics with Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet's Don Pyle providing a slide show intro from his photo memoir Trouble in the Camera Club. Pyle will also pitch in to cover a song by his early band Crash Kills Five, and other guests will include Fucked Up's Damian Abraham and members of Career Suicide and Burning Love doing covers of bands like Teenage Head and the Viletones.
The night will then end with a bang in the form of Hip-Hop Karaoke featuring Numeric and More or Les. Guests will include Choclair, Michie Mee and D-Sisive, plus some Hip-Hop Karaoke regulars. There will be medleys of original material, plus some vintage hip-hop covers.
The event is being produced in conjunction with the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for the JUNO Concert Series, and all proceeds will be going to the music education charity MusiCounts.
Tickets cost $20 and are available now from Ticketmater or MapleMusic, on the phone at 416-870-8000, or in person at Soundscapes, Rotate This or the Horseshoe Tavern. And remember, it's for a good cause.
The JUNO Concert Series will also include a NXNE-produced night at the Horseshoe Tavern on March 3. Both nights are presented by the Ontario Media Development Corporation. They will pave the way for JUNO Week, which runs from March 26 to April 1 in Ottawa.