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

December 4, 2011
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Fucked Up at Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto, NXNE 2011 - photo by Brian Banks, Music ViceFucked Up will play David Comes To Life in it’s entirety at a benefit concert five days before Christmas

Ho-ho-hold on to your toques, Toronto, December is here! December means the start of the Winter hibernation time for most cold-fearing musicians (we can’t all afford fancy Canada Goose jackets), but as ever in Toronto there is still live music to be found every night of the year. The pickings for December are slim but there are still some great shows to look forward to. Highlights this month include a double-header of benefit concerts at The Great Hall headlined by Fucked Up and Sloan on 20 and 21 December respectively in support of COUNTERfit Harm Reduction Program and the Barriere Lake Legal Defense Fund. And we’re not generally fans of stadium shows, but if you can get a ticket then The National at ACC should be good. And wait, following Dub Trio last month more decent dubstep hits Toronto, as local boys Zeds Dead play Kool Haus. Below is our A-Z of recommended shows this December:

Austra + Tasseomancy @ The Phoenix, Thurs 1 December
Fucked Up (w/ PS I Love You, Quest For Fire, more) @ The Great Hall, Tues 20 December 20.00 (no service charge, benefit concert)
Headstones @  Sound Academy, Fri 23 December,    $31.50
Hooded Fang (w/ Army Girls + L-Con) @ The Horseshoe Tavern, Friday 2 December    $7.00
Jason Collett’s Basement Revue* @ Dakota Tavern, Tues   27 December $25.00 (Happening each Tuesday this month at the Dakota. Went to this 2 years ago and it was a great time. Lots of guest performances.)
Sloan (w/ Ohbijou, Bonjay, more)  @ The Great Hall, Wed. 21 December $20.00 (no service charge, benefit concert)
St. Vincent @ The Phoenix, Thurs 15 December    $21.00
The National + Neko Case (Section 103) @ Air Canada Centre, Thurs 8 December  $67.00
The National + Neko Case (Sections 302, 303, 304)@ Air Canada Centre, Thurs 8 December $51.00
The Sadies @ The Horseshoe Tavern, Saturday 31 December $25.00
Zeds Dead @ Kool Haus, 17 December, Saturday 17 December $21.50

Tickets available via Ticketmaster, LiveNation and Ticketweb, depending on the show. Hard tickets at the usual Toronto record stores (RT/SS). All shows are +19 unless noted.

Happy concert going and Merry Christmas!

© Natascha Malta, Music Vice

 

 

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