Two Canadian bands bring unique sound to Queen’s stage

A different kind of wildlife will be roaming across the country this fall.

A different kind of wildlife will be roaming across the country this fall.

Fresh off its Canadian and U.S. tours, followed by Ontario dates supporting Young The Giant, Toronto-based band Wildlife joins Hollerado for a show at the Queen’s next week.

A fixture in the Toronto concert scene Wildlife’s debut album Strike Hard, Young Diamond was released late last year.

Hollerado gained international recognition through tours of China and South America and has played with musical elites including Jack White’s The Dead Weather, The Black Lips, Girl Talk, Andrew W.K. and Titus Andronicus.

Hollerado’s songs combine the melody and energy of ’90s Weezer and Supergrass with the irreverent wit of Stephen Malkmus and their shows that have been described as elementary school recess with beer and piñatas and acid at a house party. The band was nominated for Best New Group at the 2011 Juno Awards.

The two Canadian bands share the bill at the Queen’s next Thursday, which is also the seven-year anniversary of promoter Got Pop Concerts.

Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10/advance from Lucid, Harbour City Music, Tranceformations and the Queen’s; $15/door.