Shows To Go To – December 2010

December 3, 2010

Electric Six zodiac group shotElectric Six play shows in the UK and Ontario this December

Brrrrr, the winter slowdown is officially here! While the UK turns a Siberian shade of white, and the cold starts hitting North America, spare a thought for all our poor dear readers in Australia who will be getting suntans for Christmas. Building sandmen on the beach instead of snowmen? Oh those poor Aussies… Anywhoo, without further ado, here is our gig guide for December 2010, compiled with love by Music Vice writers. Spotlighting shows in our covered territories of Australia, Canada/USA and the UK. These are the concerts we think you should check out – some of which you might find us at too!!


Line-up includes Megadeth, NOFX and Descendents.
Full deets at:

No Sleep Til Perth
Sunday 12 December, Arena Jondalup

No Sleep Til Adelaide
Wednesday 15 December, Adelaide Entertainment Centre

No Sleep Til Melbourne
Friday 17 December, Melbourne Showgrounds

No Sleep Til Sydney
Saturday 18 December, The Entertainment Quarter

No Sleep Til Brisbane
Sunday 19 December, RNA Showgrounds


2 Dec The Tivoli, Brisbane
3 Dec UNSW – Roundhouse, Sydney
4 Dec Billboard, Melbourne
5 Dec HQ, Adelaide
7 Dec Capitol, Perth


4 December – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
8 December – Rosemount Hotel, Perth
9 December – Fowler’s Live, Adelaide
10 December – The Metro, Sydney
11 December – The Zoo, Brisbane


10 December Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith Festival, Meredith
11 December Metro Theatre, Sydney
12 December The Hi-Fi Bar, Brisbane
15 December Rosemount Hotel, Perth
17 December Billboard, Melbourne

Urgent Blood is “AUSTRALIAN/SCOTTISH POSUE’R HARDCORE INSTIGATED BY A MUDDY MIXER FOUND IN A SUBURBAN CARPARK”. Boom! Check their Myspace and listen to “AL71” for some goodness reminiscent of The Bronx (probably the greatest band around, TM). They’re playing shows all month at Blue Tile lounge in Melbourne, Victoria.

Urgent Blood – December Residency at Blue Tile Lounge, Melbourne, VIC
2/12 – Blue Tile Lounge w/ Chaos Kids
9/12 – Blue Tile Lounge w/ Seasaw
16/12 – Blue Tile Lounge w/ Rapid Transit
23/12 – Blue Tile Lounge w/ TBA
30/12 – Blue Tile Lounge w/ TBA


Killing Joke
Killing Joke are on Tour and we have tickets to give away for their Toronto show, thanks to Live Nation. Full details here.
Dec. 02 – Black Cat – Washington,WA
Dec. 03 – Irving Plaza – New York City, NY
Dec. 04 – Paradise Lounge – Boston, MA
Dec. 06 – Cabaret Du Musee – Montreal, QC
Dec. 07 – Phoenix Concert Theatre – Toronto, ON
Dec. 09 – Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
Dec. 10 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Dec. 11 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL
Dec. 14 – The Venue – Vancouver, BC
Dec. 15 – Showbox – Seattle, WA
Dec. 16 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Dec. 17 – Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
Dec. 18 – Wiltern – Los Angeles, CA
Alexisonfire are on tour with La Dispute and Norma Jean – nice line-up!

Dec 03 – Saskatoon, SK – The Odeon Events Centre
Dec 04 – Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
Dec 06 – Thunder Bay, ON – Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
Dec 08 – North Bay, ON – The Wall
Dec 10 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Dec 12 – Kingston, ON – Stages
Dec 14 – London, ON – London Music Hall
Dec 16 – Toronto, ON – The Sound Academy

The Box Tiger, (just discovered here on Music Vice), play a free show at The Supermarket in Kensington, Toronto on 30 December. The show will mark the Nice Friends Year End Party posterToronto debut of Box Tiger’s Nice Friends label mates In the Audience.

The Rural Alberta Advantage play their last show of 2010 at The Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on 16 Decemeber. It’s sold-out.

Broken Social Scene
December 8th, 2010 London, ON London Music Hall
December 9th, 2010  Toronto, ONSound Academy
December 10th, 2010 Toronto, ONSound Academy
December 16th, 2010 Ottawa, ON Bronson Centre
December 17th, 2010 Ottawa, ONBronson Centre
December 18th 2010Montreal, QC Metropolis
December 19th, 2010Quebec City, QC Imperial Theatre

Zeus play shows in Ontario this December.

Friday 3 December 2010 Toronto, ON at The Horseshoe Tavern
Saturday 4 December 2010 London, ON at Call The Office
Tuesday 14 December  2010 Hamilton, ON at The Casbah
Wednesday 15 December 2010 Waterloo, ON at Starlight Room
Thursday 16 December 2010 Guelph, ON at Ebar
Saturday 18 December, 2010  ttawa, ON at Zaphod Beeblebrox


Electric Six
“Now tell me do ya, a do ya have any money?…” If so, go see Electric Six on tour this December. Certain to be fun. After the UK, they also hit Ontario in Canada and Detroit, US for shows from 27-30 December, including a stop at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto on 29 December before finishing their tour in their hometown of Detroit on 30 December.

Friday 3 December: O2 ABC, Glasgow
Monday 6 December: O2 Academy2 Liverpool
Tuesday 7 December: O2 Academy2 Birmingham
Wednesday 8 December: The Duchess, York
Thursday 9 December: Academy, Manchester
Friday 10 December: O2 Academy Newcastle
Saturday 11 December: O2 Academy2 Sheffield
Monday 13 December: Millennium Music Hall, Cardiff
Tuesday 14 December: Concorde2, Brighton
Wednesday 15 December: O2 Academy Bristol
Thursday 16 December: O2 Academy Islington
Friday 17 December: O2 Academy Bournemouth
Saturday 18 December: O2 Academy Oxford

© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice

*** Updated – 5 December 2010 ***

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