Today’s Notable 3some in Toronto: February 18, 2014

Here’s a trio of the hottest things you can do to kick off your wonderfully short week.*

Old Man Luedecke
Where: Hugh’s Room
When: 8:30pm   

If you haven’t treated your ears to the sound of Old Man Luedecke’s sweet folk tunes, that’s something you should remedy quickly. His Juno Award-winning narrative-driven songs are a ‘unique mix of folk, bluegrass and pop hooks’. Australian Jordie Lane, another man who’ll pull at your heartstrings while also making your brain have a think, will be joining him. Go feel something.

Skinny Puppy
Where: Sound Academy 
When: 8:00pm 

Twenty-five years ago these guys had Nine Inch Nails opening for them and Trent Reznor acknowledging that one of Skinny Puppy’s songs inspired Nine Inch Nails’ first commercial hit. Despite never having reached the same level of fame as their one-time openers, Skinny Puppy has had a long and influential career and are ‘widely considered to be one of the founders of the electro-industrial genre’. We don’t actually know what that means, but it sure sounds cool.

Where: 382 Yonge St
When: 11:00am-1:00am

This Italian Kitchen & Bar’s Mississauga location has been blowing the tastebuds off of the 905 for the better part of a year now, and today its brand new, 6,500-square foot space at Yonge and Gerrard is opening its doors. So if you like your house-made pasta alongside large, street-side windows and exposed brick, we think this could be your new meatball heaven. Seriously, chefs prepare two unique signature meatballs every day. 

*Of course, no one would blame you for staying in all night to contemplate whether or not you’ll ever use Craigslist again. (Spoiler alert: you will.)

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