Katie’s Toronto Concert Update – May & June

Hi all!

I get requests from my friends all the time to recommend upcoming concerts, so just wanted to share what I’ll be going to in the next two months. Keep in mind that this is only a small fraction of the cool events happening in Toronto. You can also keep updated on Now Magazine, The Grid, and any other liberal-slanted news publication directed at 25-35 living south of St. Clair, west of the DVP, and east of Roncesvalles.

May is going to be an insane month for concerts. As usual, I get my tickets at Rotate This or Soundscapes because I like to support them and the tickets are cheaper. The links below go to Facebook event details, for your RSVPleasure.

Obviously, NXNE is happening June 13th – 22nd, but that needs its own post.

lots of love,

Katie

MAY

Feast In The East Anniversary: Petra Glynt, Mmm Mmm, Wolf Cow, New Fries @ The Jam Factory, All Ages (9pm) Fri May 2, 2014 – $8.00 adv

July Talk, Michael Rault @ Lee’s Palace, 19+ (9pm) Fri May 2, 2014 – (SOLD OUT)

Chromeo @ Danforth Music Hall, 19+ (10pm) Fri May 2, 2014 – (SOLD OUT)

Bombay Bicycle Club @ Danforth Music Hall, All Ages (7pm) Sat May 3, 2014 – $26.50 (SOLD OUT)

Baths @ Horseshoe, 19+ (9pm) Sat May 3, 2014 – $15.00

Connan Mockasin @ Lee’s Palace, 19+ (9pm) Mon May 5, 2014 – $15.00

Angel Olsen @ Lee’s Palace, 19+ (8:30) Wed May 7, 2014 – $13.50

Weird Canada National Drone Day @ Tranzac (6pm) Sat May 10, 2014

Owen Pallett @ Danforth Music Hall, All Ages (7pm) Sat May 10, 2014 – $24.00

Foals, Cage The Elephant @ Kool Haus, 19+ (6:30) Tues May 13, 2014 – $26.50

Cross, Each Other, Gay @ Smiling Buddha (9pm) Thurs May 15, 2014 – $7.00

HAIM @ Kool Haus, All Ages (7:30) Thurs May 15, 2014 – $26.50 (SOLD OUT)

Metronomy @ Phoenix, 19+ (8pm) Mon May 19, 2014 – $21.50

Panda Bear @ Opera House, All Ages (8pm) Tues May 20, 2014 – $22.50

Chad VanGaalen @ Lee’s Palace, 19+ (9pm) Tues May 20, 2014 – $15.00

JUNE

Walrus, The Everywheres @ somebody’s house lol (???pm) Wed June 4th 2014

First Aid Kit @ Danforth Music Hall, All Ages (8:30pm) Fri June 6th, 2014 – $26.50 (SOLD OUT)

The Preatures @ Garrison, 19+ (8:30pm) Sat June 7th, 2014 – $12.00

Cults @ Lee’s, 19+ (8pm) Sun June 8th, 2014 – $21.50

Toronto Concert Update: October, November, December

The fall harvest of amazing concerts in Toronto continues! As usual, listings highlighted in orange are my favourites. Pro-tip: hard copy tickets can be found at Rotate This or Soundscapes for super-cheap (no annoying service fees). Don’t let a sold-out concert stop you! (right, Sasha & Erin?)


OCTOBER

Blitzen Trapper @ Lee’s, 19+
Sat Oct 5, 2013 – $18.50

Gold Panda @ Lee’s, 19+
Tues Oct 8, 2013 – $15.00

Surfer Blood @ Lee’s, 19+
Wed Oct 9, 2013 – $17.50

Basia Bulat @ Polish Combatants, All Ages
Thurs Oct 10, 2013 – $20.00

Islands @ Garrison, 19+
Thurs Oct 10, 2013 – $12.50

Alpine @ Drake Hotel, 19+
Fri Oct 11, 2013 – $13.50

BOY @ Mod Club, 19+
Fri Oct 11, 2013 – $18.50

Basia Bulat @ Polish Combatants, All Ages
Fri Oct 11, 2013 – $20.00

Two Door Cinema Club @ Danforth Music Hall, 19+ (SOLD OUT)
Tues Oct 15, 2013 – $31.50

Cocorosie @ Phoenix, 19+ (SOLD OUT)
Tues Oct 15, 2013 – $25.50

Father John Misty @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre , 19+
Tues Oct 15, 2013 – $32.00

Noah and the Whale @ Phoenix, All Ages
Sat Oct 19, 2013 – $26.00

Janelle Monae @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Sat Oct 19, 2013 – $26.50

Au Revoir Simone @ Drake Hotel, 19+
Sun Oct 20, 2013 – $12.50

Sir Sly @ Horseshoe, 19+
Mon Oct 21, 2013 – $10.00

Jacco Gardner @ Garrison, 19+
Tues Oct 22, 2013 – $8.50

Franz Ferdinand @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Thurs Oct 24, 2013 – $40.00

Toro Y Moi @ Phoenix, 19+
Sun Oct 27, 2013 – $21.00

Sheezer @ Lee’s, 19+
Thurs Oct 31, 2013 – $12.50


NOVEMBER

BRAIDS @ Great Hall, 19+
Fri Nov 1, 2013 – $13.50

Hannah Georgas @ Great Hall, 19+
Sat Nov 2, 2013 – $17.50

Kate Nash @ Phoenix, 19+
Tues Nov 5, 2013 – $24.50

My Bloody Valentine @ Kool Haus, 19+
Tues Nov 5, 2013 – $46.50

Holy Ghost @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed Nov 6, 2013 – $16.00

Dr. Dog @ Opera House, 19+
Fri Nov 8, 2013 – $23.00

Destroyer @ Great Hall, 19+
Sat Nov 9, 2013 – $15.50

Sleigh Bells @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed Nov 13, 2013 – $25.00

Lady @ Horseshoe, 19+
Thurs Nov 14, 2013 – $15.00

Cut Copy @ Danforth Music Hall, 19+
Fri Nov 15, 2013 – $36.50

Mazzy Star @ Danforth Music Hall, 19+
Sat Nov 16, 2013 – $36.50

Born Ruffians @ Danforth Music Hall, All Ages
Fri Nov 22, 2013 – $21.50

Young Galaxy @ Hoxton, 19+
Fri Nov 22, 2013 – $18.00

Cults @ Lee’s, 19+
Mon Nov 25, 2013 – $20.00


DECEMBER

Cass McCombs @ Great Hall, 19+
Wed Dec 4, 2013 – $15.50

MGMT @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Sat Dec 7, 2013 – $36.50

Toronto Concert Update: March, April, May, June, July, Aug

MARCH

Cloud Nothings @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Mar 23, 2012 – $15.00

Dragonette @ Hoxton, 19+
Fri March 23, 2012 – $22.50

Passion Pit (The Indies) @ Fairmont Royal York, All Ages
Sat March 24, 2012 – $39.50

Fanfarlo @ Mod Club, 19+
Sat March 24, 2012 – $16.00

Sleigh Bells @ Phoenix, All Ages
Mon March 24, 2012 – $25.00

APRIL

Metronomy @ Hoxton, 19+
Mon April 2, 2012 – $16.00

The Naked And Famous w/ Vacationer @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs April 5, 2012 – $24.00

Milagres @ Drake Hotel, 19+
Sat April 7, 2012 – $10.50

Yukon Blonde @ Lee’s, 19+
Thurs April 12, 2012 – $15.00

Said The Whale @ Great Hall, All Ages
Fri April 13, 2012 – $16.50

White Denim @ Horseshoe, 19+
Mon April 16, 2012 – $12.50

Nick Lowe @ Phoenix, 19+
Mon April 23, 2012 – $35.00

Chiddy Bang @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $25.00

Cults @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed April 25, 2012 – $18.00

The Drums @ Phoenix, 19+
Fri April 27, 2012 – $17.50

MAY

Miike Snow @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Tues May 1, 2012 – $28.00

School of Seven Bells @ Hoxton, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $15.00

Yann Tiersen @ Horseshoe Tavern, 19+
Wed May 2, 2012 – $23.50

Future Islands @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs May 3, 2012 – $11.50

Bear In Heaven @ Garrison, 19+
Sat May 5, 2012 – $11.50

Neon Indian @ Phoenix, 19+
Tues May 8, 2012 – $21.00

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Sun May 13, 2012 – $31.00

Patrick Watson @ Music Hall, 19+
Tues May 29, 2012 – $31.00

JUNE

Zeus @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat June 9, 2012 – $16.00

Radiohead w/Caribou @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Sat June 16, 2012 – $66.50

Foster The People @ Downsview Park, All Ages
Tues June 29, 2012 – $39.50

JULY

Beirut @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs July 19, 2012 – $36.50

Best Coast @ Phoenix, 19+
Sat July 21, 2012 – $19.50

AUGUST

tUnE-yArDs @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed Aug 1, 2012 – $21.00

Justice & M83 @ Fort York, All Ages
Sat Aug 4, 2012 – $49.00

Toronto Concert Update: September, October, November

I’ve been anticipating a bumper crop of concerts in Toronto this fall, and what a harvest it’s going to be! Tune-yards, Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn and John, Ra Ra Riot… my wallet’s going to be as empty and cold as my ex-boyfriend’s parents. And so, Music Between Friends presents our fall edition of the Toronto Concert Update.

SEPTEMBER

Peter Bjorn & John @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Sept 2, 2011 and Sat Sept 3, 2011 – $20.00

Harlan Pepper @ Rivoli, 19+
Thurs Sept 8, 2011 – $10.00

Said The Whale @ Mod Club, All Ages
Thurs Sept 8, 2011 – $16.00

Empire of the Sun @ Echo Beach, All Ages
Tues Sept 13, 2011 – $41.00

Kid CuDi @ Molson Amphitheatre, All Ages
Thurs Sept 15, 2011 – $29.50-55.00

Olivia Tremor Control @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Sept 16, 2011 – $18.50

Vivian Girls @ The Shop, 19+
Fri Sept 16, 2011 – $15.00

Mother Mother @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Sat Sept 17, 2011 – $26.50

Two Door Cinema Club @ Kool Haus, All Ages
Sat Sept 17, 2011 – $21.00

Toro Y Moi @ Opera House, 19+
Sun Sept 18, 2011 – $20.00

Starfucker @ Lee’s, 19+
Tues Sept 20, 2011 – $13.50

The Shins @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs Sept 22, 2011 – $31.00

Tahiti 80 @ Horseshoe, 19+
Thurs Sept 22, 2011 – $13.50

Kid Sister @ Wrongbar, 19+
Sat Sept 24, 2011 – $15.00

Tune-Yards @ Lee’s, 19+
Mon Sept 26, 2011 – $16.50

Girls @ Mod Club, 19+
Tues Sept 27, 2011 – $16.50

Mates of State @ Phoenix, 19+
Wed Sept 28, 2011 – $16.00

Ohbijou @ Trinity St. Paul’s, All Ages
Fri Sept 30, 2011 – $20.00

OCTOBER

Foster The People @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Sat Oct 1, 2011 – SOLD OUT

Naked and Famous @ Phoenix, 19+
Thurs Oct 6, 2011 – $21.00

Ra Ra Riot @ Lee’s, 19+
Thurs Oct 6, 2011 – $17.50

Portishead @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Mon Oct 10, 2011 – $59.50

Drums @ Mod Club, 19+
Tues Oct 11, 2011 – $16.00

Braids @ Horseshoe, 19+
Fri Oct 14, 2011 – $12.00

Yukon Blonde @ Lee’s, 19+
Fri Oct 14, 2011 – $11.50

Iron & Wine @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Sat Oct 15, 2011 – $28.50

Dum Dum Girls w/ Crocodiles and Colleen Green @ Lee’s, 19+
Sun Oct 16, 2011 – $17.50

Neon Indian @ Lee’s, 19+
Tues Oct 18, 2011 – $15.00

GIVERS w/ Lord Huron @ Wrongbar, 19+
Wed Oct 26, 2011 – $13.00

Friendly Fires @ Phoenix, 19+
Sun Oct 23, 2011 – $21.00

Metronomy @ Mod Club, 19+
Wed Oct 26, 2011 – $16.00

Death From Above 1979 @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Thurs Oct 27, 2011 and Fri October 28, 2011 – $36.00

Chad Vangaalen @ Mod Club, 19+
Fri Oct 28, 2011 – $20.00

Blitzen Trapper w/ Dawes @ Opera House, 19+
Thurs Oct 30, 2011 – $18.50

NOVEMBER

Holy Ghost @ Hoxton, 19+
Tues Nov 1, 2011 – $17.00

Chromeo @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Wed Nov 2, 2011 – $31.50

Lykke Li @ Sound Academy, All Ages
Tues Nov 15, 2011 – $31.50

Radio Dept @ Mod Club, 19+
Thurs Nov 17, 2011 – $15.00

Elliott Brood @ Phoenix, 19+
Fri Nov 18, 2011 – $20.00

The Kooks @ Sound Academy, All Ages/19+ Area
Wed Nov 23, 2011 – $25.00-35.00

Timber Timbre @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre, All Ages
Sat Nov 26, 2011 – $27.50

Jay-Z & Kanye West @ Air Canada Centre, All Ages
Wed Nov 23, 2011 and Thurs Nov 24, 2011 – $59.50-250.00

That’s it for now, friends. Enjoy the concerts and make sure to grab a band tee for me.

Toronto Concert Update – April, May, June, July, Aug 2011

All this talk about concerts has whet my appetite for another round of Toronto Concert Update! Put on your pumped up kicks, come down from the mountain, and stick up for yourself son, because there’s a great concert season ahead of us.

Conversely, if you’d like to read one concert-goer’s rant about the inflating price of concert tickets, read Your Favourite Band Has a New Price Tag by Shot From Guns.

PS: Born Ruffians are playing tonight, so check them out first.

PPS: The starry owl poster is from TV On The Radio’s 2009 tour with Dirty Projectors. Isn’t it rad?

APRIL

    Born Ruffians @ Opera House, All Ages
    Sat April 16, 2011
    $15.00
    TV On The Radio @ Sound Academy, All Ages
    Mon April 18, 2011
    $28.00
    Jamaica @ The Drake Hotel, 19+
    Tues April 19, 2011
    $13.25
    Beach Fossils @ The Shop, 19+
    Wed April 20, 2011
    $12.00
    The Acorn @ Horseshoe, 19+
    Thurs April 28, 2011
    $10.00

MAY

    Tame Impala @ Phoenix, 19+
    Sun May 1, 2011
    $20.00
    Low @ Mod Club, 19+
    Mon May 2, 2011
    $16.50
    Yacht @ Lee’s, 19+
    Mon May 2, 2011
    $16.00
    Of Montreal @ Phoenix, 19+
    Tues May 3, 2011
    $28.00
    Surfer Blood @ Lee’s, 19+
    Tues May 3, 2011
    $26.50
    Yelle @ Opera House, 19+
    Wed May 4, 2011
    $21.50
    Peter Bjorn & John @ Lee’s, 19+
    Fri May 6, 2011
    $20.00
    Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings @ Sound Academy, All Ages
    Thurs May 12, 2011
    $26.50
    Sleigh Bells @ Sound Academy, 19+
    Tues May 17, 2011
    $21.50
    Arctic Monkeys @ Kool Haus, All Ages
    Sat May 21, 2011
    SOLD OUT
    Lykke Li @ Phoenix, All Ages
    Sun May 22, 2011
    SOLD OUT
    Lissie @ Phoenix, All Ages
    Sat May 28, 2011
    $24.00
    Friendly Fires @ Phoenix, 19+
    Mon May 30, 2011
    $26.00

JUNE

    Aloe Blacc @ Wrongbar, 19+
    Sun June 5, 2011
    $20.00
    Thao & Mirah @ Lee’s, 19+
    Sun June 5, 2011
    $16.00
    Yeasayer @ Phoenix, 19+
    Tues June 7, 2011
    SOLD OUT
    Junior Boys w/Caribou (DJ Set) @ Phoenix, 19+
    Thurs June 9, 2011
    $18.50
    Chiddy Bang @ Sound Academy, All Ages
    Fri June 10, 2011
    $20.00
    Okkervil River @ Phoenix, 19+
    Fri June 10, 2011
    $24.38
    Architecture in Helsinki @ Mod Club, 19+
    Sat June 11, 2011
    $20.00
    Antlers @ Mod Club, 19+
    Tues June 14, 2011
    $17.50
    Foster the People @ Mod Club, 19+
    Sat June 18, 2011
    SOLD OUT

JULY

    Broken Social Scene w/ Weezer, Hey Rosetta!, Tragically Hip @ Downsview Park, All Ages
    Fri July 1, 2011
    $71.15
    The Black Keys @ Molson Amphitheater, All Ages
    Thurs July 7, 2011
    $42.25-64.75
    Girl Talk @ Sound Academy, All Ages
    Sat July 9, 2011
    $31.50
    Fleet Foxes @ Massey Hall,
    Thurs July 14, 2011
    $48.39-58.39
    Deerhoof & The Dodos @ The Phoenix, 19+
    Sat July 16, 2011
    $20.00
    Death Cab For Cutie @ The Molson Amphitheater, All Ages
    Fri July 29, 2011
    $53.50

AUGUST

    Owen Pallett w/ Beirut @ The Phoenix, 19+
    Tues Aug 2, 2011
    SOLD OUT
    Owen Pallett w/ Beirut @ The Phoenix, 19+
    Thurs Aug 4, 2011
    $40.00
    The Pains of Being Pure At Heart @ Opera House, 19+
    Tues Aug 2, 2011
    $20.63
    Bon Iver @ Sound Academy, All Ages
    Mon Aug 8, 2011
    SOLD OUT
    Naked and Famous @ Lee’s, 19+
    Tues Aug 9, 2011
    $15.00
    Jeff Mangum @ Trinity St. Paul’s, All Ages
    Sat Aug 13, 2011
    SOLD OUT