Club Scene: Peter, Wolves ‘swing, shimmy and shake’ Richmond Tavern

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School’s back in session and, as always, it comes with a slew of live shows to welcome everyone back to town.

If you’re up for a little rockabilly fun, you can find Calgary’s Peter and the Wolves at the Richmond Tavern Thursday. The three-piece band consists of singer-songwriter Pete Cormier (who also plays guitar and piano), Pedro Lowe on the upright bass and Dillon Pates on drums.

They’re travelling from out west and another time period, taking you back to 1955 to play both original rock ’n’ roll and classic favourites (from Elvis to Eddie Cochran).

Their goal is to make you “swing, shimmy and shake,” and kick off this new season with some ­swagger.

The show starts at 8 p.m.

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Sometimes, you just need a night to indulge in your old-school favourite songs.

That’s where River City Ransom comes in. The local favourite is known for its high-energy sets, playing everything from Tiffany and The Village People to Weezer and Smashmouth.

If it’s considered a guilty pleasure, this four-piece band has likely played it.

They’re at Norma Jean’s Friday. Cover is $4.

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If you want to feel like you’re in another world, don’t miss a night from Black Tiger Sex Machine. The trio from Montreal will be taking their part-DJ, part-live set to the London Music Hall Saturday.

BTSM mixes tracks, loops, drums, samples and synths to deliver a hypnotic show, drawing in everything from 90s boom to old-school techno. And they do it all while wearing trademark tiger helmets.

Since kick-starting their sound in 2012, BTSM has released three EPs and countless remixes, taking their sound across Canada, Italy, France and Germany.

To add to its packed schedule, the electronic music trio started an independent label (Kannibalen Records) and also have been named one of the Top 10 masked DJ acts by Ultra Records.

Black Tiger Sex Machine plays the London Music Club Saturday. This 19-and-older event starts at 10 p.m. and tickets are $15.

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And if you like to close off your weekends with a nice and easy sound, mark your calendar for Sunday. That’s when ’60s pop instrumental group The Young Ones will play an afternoon set.

The Young Ones is made up of three seasoned musicians (who are all young at heart) known for playing pop and contemporary sounds. You can expect to hear music from the Beach Boys, the Beatles and the Wrecking Crew, to name a few.

Head over to the Guy Lombardo Pavilion at 285 Wonderland Rd. S. from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. This accessible event is part of the Springbank garden concert series and will go rain or shine.

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