We recently told you about the upcoming SummerWorks Festival and its celebration of Toronto indie music, theatre and arts. Well, now it's upon us like a heat wave in August.
Starting this Thursday (August 6), the festival will get underway and include an extensive music series that features performances by Miracle Fortress, Think About Life, DD/MM/YYYY, Still Life Still, the D'Urbervilles, Forest City Lovers, the Sunparlour Players, Germans, Great Bloomers and many more at downtown Toronto's Theatre Centre.
Last-minute additions to the music series are Oh No Forest Fires playing with the Got to Get Out on Saturday (August 8) and Fox Jaw and Boys Who Say No have been confirmed for a show next Tuesday (August 11).
Also, Soundscapes, one of Toronto's best independent record stores, has a pretty cool-looking window display to advertise the festival, if you're in the neighbourhood.
SummerWorks began in 1991 as a celebration of Toronto's independent theatre community and wisely added a music series in 2007. Ticket info is available here for this year's music series, which is being presented by Exclaim! and CBC Radio 3.
And here's the full line-up again: *
8/6 Miracle Fortress and Karkwa
8/7 Think About Life and DD/MM/YYYY
8/8 the Got To Get Got and Oh No Forest Fires
8/9 Arts and Crafts & Blocks recordings present a benefit for sketch with: Still Life Still and Kids on TV
8/11 Fox Jaw and Boys Who Say No
8/12 Matthew Barber and Claire Jenkins
8/13 Out of this spark presents: the D'Urbervilles and Forest City Lovers
8/14 The Sunparlour Players and Josh Reichmann Oracle Band
8/15 Germans and Great Bloomers
* All shows at the Theatre Centre (1087 Queen St. West)