Lullabye Arkestra, Glissandro 70 Celebrate Wavelength's 8th Anniversary

Lullabye Arkestra, Glissandro 70 Celebrate Wavelength's 8th Anniversary
Toronto's beloved independent music series, Wavelength, will celebrate its eighth anniversary and 400th edition in February with four days of shows featuring some of the city's extraordinary local talent. Among the more recognisable names participating in the festival are Constellation artists like Lullabye Arkestra and Glissandro 70, who'll be doing a DJ set (along with Exclaim!'s own DJ David Dacks).

Telefauna, Femme Generation, Sister Suvi, Bocce, Huckleberry Friends, Bruce Peninsula and an act listed as TT/BB/AAAA (who I'm willing to bet are the twitchy post-punksters DD/MM/YYYY *suspicion confirmed - see below) are among the other groups scheduled to perform.

In addition to its regular home at Sneaky Dee's, Wavelength's birthday festivities will spread to the Music Gallery, the Gladstone Hotel and the Theatre Centre. Projections accompanying most of the shows will be provided be General Chaos Visuals, and on Sunday, February 17, the Music Gallery will host a "Wavelength Unconference" from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The festival runs from February 14 to 17. Look below for a full list of performers, set times and locations.

Thursday Feb. 14 — co-presented with the Music Gallery @ St. George the Martyr Church, 197 John St. (doors 7pm)
Bruce Peninsula (Toronto/The Deep South)
Huckleberry Friends (Toronto/Fantasia)
Terry Riley's "In C" played by the Social Music Workgroup
+ projections by General Chaos Visuals

Friday Feb. 15 @ Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen W. (doors 9pm)
Glissandro 70 (DJ set)
Bocce (Waterloo, Ont.)
Daniel Nebiat (Toronto/Eritrea)
Sister Suvi (Montreal/Toronto)
Abdominal (T-dot) – Just announced!
+ film & video by Jeff Wright
+ DJ David Dacks (CIUT, The Abstract Index)

Saturday Feb. 16 — in association with the Theatre Centre @ Great Hall Downstairs, 1087 Queen W. (doors 8pm)
Lullabye Arkestra (Anniversary House Band)
** DD/MM/YYYY (Toronto/SPIN mag's Artist of the Day for Dec. 21, '07)
Dance Electric (Mississauga, Ont.)
Telefauna (Montreal)
** Femme Generation (the former Torontopia)
+ projections by General Chaos Visuals
+ DJ Dan Vila (Doing It to Death)

Sunday Feb. 17 @ Music Gallery — 3-6pm
"Wavelength Unconference"
with host Misha Glouberman
** Topic: "The Value Difference"
Admission FREE

Sunday Feb. 17 @ Sneaky Dee's, 431 College (doors 8pm)
Nifty (Toronto, Dude)
Donne Roberts (Toronto/Madagascar)
Green Go (Guelph, Ont.)
Opopo (OCAD)
Transylvanien (Denmark)
+ projections by General Chaos Visuals
+ DJ Basset Hound

Monday Feb. 18
WAVELENGTH DAY!!
(Provincial Holiday)

With hosts Doc Pickles (Thursday & Sunday) and Spencer Butt (Friday & Saturday).

Admission to all events: Pay What You Can at the door (except Sunday afternoon unconference, free).

Programmed by Jonny Dovercourt, Ryan McLaren, Kevin Parnell and Doc Pickles.

More info: wavelengthtoronto.com

Supported by the Ontario Arts Council and Toronto Arts Council.