What not to miss this summer


This spring and summer brings many highly-anticipated releases in music.

Toronto’s Broken Social Scene returns with its first album since 2005 with Forgiveness Rock Record on May 4. There are three songs posted on their website that are available for download.

The long-awaited third album from Arcade Fire is expected before the end of the summer as well.

Though it has already been leaked on the Internet, MGMT’s Congratulations and Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys should both have a new album available at the end of April.

LCD Soundsystem’s still-untitled release is set to come out May 17.

Jimmy Fallon’s house band The Roots’ new album is also scheduled for a summer release, as are new Flo Rida and Lil’ Jon albums.

As frontman Julian Casablancas tours in support of his solo album and other members of The Strokes continue with their solo work (Albert Hammond Jr., Little Joy), a new album is expected from the New York-based band.

–Mike Lakusiak

Concerts in KW

April 27

Xavier Rudd
May 19
Centre in the Square

Hillside Festival
July 23-25
Guelph Lake Conservation Area

Kitchener Blues Festival
August 5-8
–Sarah Murphy

Art in KW

March 28 – June 6
Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

Waterloo Arts Festival
June 12 and 13
Waterloo Park

Grand River Chronicles #8
June 16 – Sept. 5
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

Product of Eden
June 18 – Oct. 5
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery

A Nervous Decade
June 16 – Sept. 5
Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery
–Katie Flood

Film – must see

April 16

The Losers
April 23

Iron Man 2
May 7

Robin Hood
May 14

Toy Story 3
June 18

Knight and Day
June 25

July 16

Morning Glory
July 30

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
Aug. 13

The Expendables
Aug. 13

Film – might see

A Nightmare on Elm Street
April 30

I Love You Phillip Morris
April 30

May 21

Jonah Hex
June 18

The Last Airbender
July 2

July 9

Despicable Me
July 9

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
July 16

Eat, Pray, Love
Aug. 13

Piranha 3-D
Aug. 27
–Wade Thompson