Notable Concerts: Weekend of November 4-6, 2011

Luke Doucet. Image Source: Sleepwalk Guitar Festival.

What: Full Capacity Concerts presents For a Living Planet, a concert in support of World Wildlife Fund Canada featuring three prominent Canadian musicians, Jully Black, Hawksley Workman and 54*40. The WWF is one of Canada’s leading conservation organizations, with a mission to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a more harmonious future with the environment.
Who: 54*40 half from BC and have been rocking since 1981; Jully Black is a familiar Canadian name with a rich R&B voice, strong songwriting and can be seen in other media outlets. The Juno Award winner Hawksley Workman is a unique talent whose creativity defies categorization.
Where: Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street West, Toronto).
When: Doors at 7 p.m. on Nov 4, 2011.
Tickets: $35 at the Roy Thompson Hall Box Office.

What:  Gold Soundz is presenting a showcase to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of My Bloody Valentine’s Masterpiece album, Loveless. To create a psychedelic shoegaze atmosphere, there will be mtv video backdrops and glo-sticks decorating the hall of the Toronto Underground. A whole slew of local bands will be playing tribute to the legendary group and the show is all ages.
Who: Ruby Coast, Volcano Playground, Portraits, Beliefs, Blood Rexdale and the Walls are Blonde, Bulldog Skin and Philip James.
Where: Toronto Underground Cinema (186 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON).
When: 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, 2011.
Tickets: $10.

What: The very first Sleepwalk Festival will bring together “slingers from across genres and eras for a full weekend of all things six string.” As well as concerts and workshops, the programming will also include a series of interviews with the festival performers, talks about vintage gear, lessons and tips on technique, and much more. Folk rocker Luke Doucet curates the festival and pulls together an impressive lineup of musicians.
Who: Afie Jurvanen, Amos Garrett, Andre Ethier, Andrew Dickson, Andy Maize, Brent Mason, Christine Bougie, Colin Cripps, Colin James, Danny Michel, Derek Downham, Duke Robillard, Eric Larock, Glenn Milchem, Gordon Lewis, Grant Siemens, Ian Blurton, J Mascis, James Robertson, Jay Nowicki, John Dymond, Justin Rutledge, Luke Doucet & The White Falcon, Kurt Swinghammer, Melissa McClelland
Redd Volkaert, Richard Lloyd and The Sadies.
When: Weekend of November 4-6, 2011.
Where: The Great Hall (1087 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON).
Tickets: Weekend pass is $75.

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