T.O. Shows To Go To – Toronto October 2011 concert listings

October 1, 2011
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Death From Above 1979 Toronto - illustration by Natascha Malta, Music Vice

Death From Above 1979 play the Sound Academy on 27 and 28 October – sexy illustration by Natascha Malta

It’s sweater season! Yippee! The summer festival season has past but Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud and the good news is that the regular concert calendar is now back in full swing! Back by popular demand, the Music Vice Shows To Go To concert listings is our revamped guide to music events on our home turf here in Toronto. Below are our A-Z picks of October’s best gigs in Canada’s music capital – so much good music coming this month. Top picks include Death From Above 1979, Volcano Playground and UK band Portishead and Sweden’s Little Dragon.

Tickets available via Ticketmaster, LiveNation and Ticketweb, depending on the show.

The Besnard Lakes @ Lee’s Palace Thu. 13 Oct $20
Bruce Peninsula @ Lee’s Palace Thu. 27 Oct $10
(or see them free at Soundscapes Records on College St. 4 Oct.)
Canadian Festival Of Spoken Word @ Royal Cinema Fri. 14 Oct  $15
& @ Metropolitan United Church Sat. 15 Oct $20
Death From Above 1979 @ Sound Academy Thu. 27 Oct & Fri. 28 Oct $36
Dum Dum Girls + Crocodiles @ Lee’s Palace Sun. 16 Oct $17.50
Fucked Up with special guests @ Mod Club, Tues. 11 Oct $17.00
Hollerado and Wildlife @ Opera House Sat. 15 Oct  $15.00
Jacuzzi Boys + Teenanger @ Parts & Labour Sun. 16 Oct $9.00
Ladytron @ Phoenix Wed. 5 Oct $20.00
Little Dragon @ The Hoxton Wed. 12 Oct $18.50
Library Voices @ The Horseshoe Fri. 28 Oct $12.00
Portishead @ Sound Academy Sun. 9 Oct  & Mon. 10 Oct $59.50
Sheezer @ Lee’s Palace Fri. 28 Oct  $10.00
Shout Out Out Out @ Great Hall Thu. 27 Oct $12.50
Suuns @ The Garrison Sun. 2 Oct $12.50
Volcano Playground @ Garrison on 13 October
Zola Jesus @ Mod Club Fri. 14 Oct $14.00

…plenty of great stuff to choose from, or for the price of 4 or 5 of the above shows you can also see:
Kings Of Leon with Rolling Stone cover stars Sheepdogs @ Air Canada Centre, Tues 11 Oct $65-85

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