Shows To Go To – May 2010

May 1, 2010

Music Vice’s gig guide for May 2010 is a comprehensive rundown of concert listings chosen by Music Vice writers, featuring 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!!

Simone Fornow of Toronto alt-country band $100 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice


Dillinger Escape Plan
We warned you in March about this – don’t think twice, just go.

SUNDAY 16 MAY              PERTH, THE CAPITOL – 18+
FRIDAY 21 MAY                               SYDNEY, METRO THEATRE – Lic A/A
SUNDAY 23 MAY              BRISBANE, THE HI-FI – 18+
Related links: Dillinger Escape Plan interview (April 2010), Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis album review

Joey Cape (Lagwagon) & Tony Sly (No Use for a Name) Australian Tour
19 May Amplifier Bar WA
20 May Fowler’s Live SA
21 May Brisbane Hotel TAS
22 May The Corner Hotel VIC
23 May Wollongong UniBar NSW
26 May Annandale Hotel NSW
27 May Cambridge Hotel NSW
28 May Kings Beach Tavern QLD
29 May The Zoo QLD

Grim Fandango in Adelaide
1 May The Jade Monkey, Adelaide SA Australia


Massive Attack – North American tour
7 Toronto, ONT – Sound Academy
9 Toronto, ONT – Sound Academy
11 New York, NY – Terminal 5
12 New York, NY – Terminal 5
18 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
19 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern Theatre
25 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
27 San Franciscos, CA – Warfield Theater30 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival

$100/One Hundred Dollars
Alt-country is one tag for it but what really makes $100 alternative is the fact that they truly are nothing like the stuff you’ll hear on country radio or see on CMT – they are infinitely better than all that cookie-cutter pop country. Live in Toronto and yet to see $100? Go discover on 14 May.

14 May Lee’s Palace, Toronto

Taylor Hawkins & The Coattail Riders
Taylor Hawkins is playing dates in support of his new record Red Light Fever which dropped on 20 April.

May 2nd – Boston / Great Scott
May 3rd – Toronto / Horseshoe Tavern
May 4th – Baltimore / Sonar Small Room
May 6th – New York / Gramercy Theatre
May 7th – Philadelphia / The Note

Porcupine Tree
A homeless person converted our good man Danny Crombie into a Porcupine Tree fan – lesson learned; always trust a hobo.

May 01 2010  CINCINNATI, USA: Bogart’s
May 02 2010  DETROIT: The Fillmore
May 04 2010  BUFFALO, USA:  Town Ballroom
May 06 2010  QUEBEC CITY, Canada:  Capitole Du Quebec
May 07 2010  MONTREAL, Canada:  Place De Arts
May 08 2010  TORONTO, Canada:  Sound Academy
May 10 2010  PITTSBURGH: Mr. Smalls
May 11 2010  RICHMOND: The National Theater
Related links: Album Review: Porcupine Tree

LCD Soundsystem

20 May – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
21 May – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
24 May– Montreal, Quebec @ Metropolis
25 May– Toronto, Ontario @ Koolhaus
26 May – Chicago, IL @ Metro
29 May – Portland, OR – Roseland
30 May – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

The Beauties
How will they perform outside the Dakota Tavern?

21 May – The Keel to Bala, Bala, Ontario
29 May – The Horseshoe, Toronto, Ontario

United Kingdom

NME Radar Tour
, Everything Everything and Darwin Deez wrap-up the Radar Tour in May. Expect to hear the new single “Schoolin'” from Everything Everything which is out 14 June on Geffen Records.

May 2                Middlesborough
May 4                Oxford Academy 2
May 5                Bristol Thekla
May 6                Wrexham, Central Station
May 8                York, Duchess
May 9                Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
May 10              London, KOKO
May 11              Norwich, Waterfront
May 12             Northampton, Roadmender

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