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Jason Collett brings the sun 

But hopefully not Toronto's heat

Collett, just hang in'
  • Collett, just hang in'

Though he's best known as a member of Broken Social Scene, Jason Collett has been making solo records for a decade. He's got eight of them now, most available on Toronto major indie Arts & Crafts, and he's one of those guys with a lot of songs you don't realize you know until he's there in front of you singing them. (Last year at a North by Northeast panel it was revealed he is A&C's most licensed artist, no small feat considering the label's venerable roster includes Feist.) They're thoughtful and witty and sometimes flat-out great pop explosions. Years ago he and I were both panelists on The National Playlist, Jian Ghomeshi's pre-Q show, and I pitched Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" and he said I should be deported. But I'm over it, as long as he sings "I'll Bring the Sun" ("I'll bring the sun/I'll bring the sun/I'll bring the sun to you when I come").

Thu June 28, The Carleton, 1685 Argyle Street, 422-6335,, $25, 9pm

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