Shows To Go TO June 2012 – Music Vice’s local monthly concert guide for our home city of “TO”, Toronto
Writing a concert guide for June is as easy as counting to five. Here’s all you need to know this month, Toronto…
At Downview Park, Satuday 16 June. You, me and tens of thousands of others for the biggest outdoor concert Toronto will see this year. I’ve been waiting forever to see Radiohead live…. how long have you been waiting?
North By North East 2012 – a whole week of hijinks from Monday 11 June to Sunday the 17th. Toronto’s biggest and best annual music festival. I wait the whole year for June to come around and now it’s oh so close! This year’s NXNE line-up is gold. The Flaming Lips are the headline band as they play a free show Saturday night at Yonge-Dundas Square (everyone not with a Radiohead ticket should be here). From Wednesday night there will be 649 other bands playing at venues across the city and one NXNE wristband gets you into pretty much everything. The interactive and film sides of the festival start from Monday, with one major highlight being a screening of Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy on Thursday night, with the author in attendance. Watch this space for a full Music Vice preview of NXNE going live tomorrow. In the meantime, find the NXNE festival schedulizer here!
I would also like to plug the 6th Annual NXNE charity footie (soccer) match taking place on the Sunday – I’m playing in the media/music biz team ‘The Rollers’, taking on some of your favourite musicians ‘The Rockers’ in the name of charity, with all proceeds to children’s sports charity Right To Play. You can sponsor me here. Spectators are welcome at the game from 1.30pm Sunday 17 June, Lamport Stadium… come cheer/taunt musicians and music biz people.
3. The Hives
At the Sound Academy, Tuesday 26 June.
Monday 18 June at The Phoenix.
Saturday 23 June at Lee’s Palace.
All right, that’s your lot! Toronto in June is a fantastic time for concerts… don’t sit at home, go out and live it live!
© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice
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