Shows To Go To – January 2011

January 4, 2011

Chromeo - Delorean promo picture

A guide to this January’s best concerts, selected 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… and we’ll be honest, the pickings are a bit slim this month but there are still gigs to be found – and what better time to go check out a random local show to support your local indie scene? Happy adventuring.


Montreal’s electrofunk brothers Chromeo groove across Australia…

January 1: Symmadayze Festival, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, Australia
January 1: Field Day Festival, The Domain, Sydney, Australia
January 2: Summadayze Festival, Doug Jennings Park, Gold Coast, Australia
January 6: Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, Australia (w/N*E*R*D)
January 7: Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, Australia (w/N*E*R*D)
January 8: Summadayze Festival, Supreme Court Gardens & The Esplanade, Perth

Canada and the US

Chromeo then return to Canada, equipped with analogue synths and flux capacitor as they try to make you believe its 1981 not 2011. Tickets available from Evenko (QC) and Live Nation.

20 January: RISKY BUSINESS TOUR: Imperial, Quebec City, QC
21 January: RISKY BUSINESS TOUR: Metropolis, Montreal, QC
22 January: RISKY BUSINESS TOUR: Opera House, Toronto, ON

Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social
The former D Generation frontman continues a busy schedule as a solo artist, with his latest tour coming off the back of last year’s record Love it to Life (Side One Dummy). For a blast from the past, check out this interview with Jesse Malin by Music Vice editor Brian Banks in Toronto, 2007.

14 Jan 2011 – Hamden, CT – The Space
15 Jan – Asbury Park, NJ – Paramount Theatre
16 Jan – Raleigh, NC – King’s Barcade
17 Jan – Atlanta, GA – Smith’s Olde Bar
18 Jan- Newport, KY – The Historic Southgate House
19 Jan – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
20 Jan – Hamtramck, MI – Small’s
21 Jan – London, ON – Call The Office
22 Jan – Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
25 Jan – Albany, NY – Jillian’s
26 Jan  – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place
27 Jan – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern

Robyn’s last US/Canadian tour was cancelled due to illness but now she’s back and this time with Toronto local Diamond Rings for support. Original tickets for winter 2010 dates should be valid – anyone who kept their ticket for Robyn’s cancelled show at Sound Academy, 12 November will be able to attend the new date in Toronto this month on Wednesday, January 26th.

Two Door Cinema Club

Ireland’s biggest band of the moment (ignoring U2, obviously) hit the road with Tokyo Police Club. Opening for the 15 Jan show in Toronto at Kool Haus will be Kingston, ON’s PS I Love You.

January 13: Capital Music Hall — Ottawa
January 14: E.P Taylor’s — Oshawa
January 15: Kool Haus — Toronto
January 16: Club Soda — Montreal
January 17: The Met — Pawtucket
January 19: Paradise Rock Club — Boston
January 20: 9:30 Club — Washington
January 21: Terminal 5 — New York
January 22: The Trocadero Theatre — Philadelphia
January 23: Newport Music Hall — Columbus, Ohio
January 25: The Masquerade — Atlanta
January 26: Crowbar — Tampa
January 27: The Social — Orlando

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