Happy New Year, dear readers! New year, new music… and just three years left to wait until we all get hoverboards.
While so many bands hide away in their parent’s basements during the bleak winter months to write forlorn songs and get back in touch with themselves, a few dedicated musicians are out playing shows. Some slim pickings for this month, but everything you see in Shows To Go To is a safe bet. Below is the Music Vice A-Z of the best concerts in Toronto this January…
Anamanaguchi @ Wrongbar, 21 January. $10. “Anamanaguchi are a four-piece group from New York City that combines guitars with the thick, electronic tones of a Nintendo Entertainment System.” Let’s hope they’re Super.
The Box Tiger with Elos Arma and Inlet Sound @ Supermarket, 12 January. $5. Fun fact: The Box Tiger were the very first guests on our podcast Radio Wunderbar. Go see them if you haven’t already.
Caveman with Hospitality and Volcano Playground @ The Horseshoe Tavern, 11 January. $10.
The Creepshow with The Dreadnoughts @ The Opera House, Saturday 7 January. $15 advance, $18 door. A hometown show from our local faves with the ghoulish vibes.
Dada Life @ The Hoxton, 19 January. $20. Move over dubstep, house is in the house to be the new fad for 2012.
Lamb of God @ The Phoenix, 27 January. $31.75. Well, if you like that sort of thing.
Los Campesinos! @ Lee’s Palace, 21 & 22 January. $20 – My favourite band at the moment from my home (UK), playing in Toronto on my birthday?! Lucky me! Los Campesinos are touring in support of new album Hello Sadness. Don’t miss this one… the sticky sweat & beer stained floors at Lee’s await you! – Brian, Ed.
Pissed Jeans @ Sneaky Dee’s, 20 January. $19.75. Promises to be intense… here’s a preview of what you can expect…
Stark Naked and the Fleshtones @ Bovine Sex Club, 14 January. $10
Tool @ Air Canada Centre, 25 January. Sold out.
© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice
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