Hot Summer Music: Tegan & Sara – July 29

Tegan & Sara’s megahit album Heartthrob and their ascent to superstardom were a long, long time coming. The identical twins from Calgary have been in the rock and roll game since 1995. If anyone can remember that far back, they first came onto the national radar with a YTV Young Achievement Award. Since then, the sisters have churned out seven LPs, building up a cult fanbase and gracing the soundtrack of many a Grey’s Anatomy episode with their earnest, angst-ridden popcraft. But with the release of Heartthrob, a heavy-hitting synthpop masterpiece that’s a rare combination of critically acclaimed and commercially approved, Tegan and Sara have become global household names, further ensuring Canadian dominance of the pop charts. They’re coming to town for what’s certain to be one of the hottest shows of the summer. Tegan and Sara play Mile One July 29th. Tickets are $35