The completely essential and ultra-convenient Music Vice ultimate gig guide for November 2010, compiled with love by Music Vice writers. Spotlighting shows (and festivals) 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!!
Our intrepid reporters Down Under report that November is going to be “quiet”. Don’t worry Australia – you’ll be having all the fun during the next few months while us poor saps in the Northern hemisphere freeze our bits off. December will be crazy busy.
The Break – (The new Midnight Oil/Violent Femmes based surf rock instrumental band from Sydney. They’re pretty awesome…)
2010-11-12 Fly By Night, Fremantle WA
2010-11-13 Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown WA
2010-11-14 Blues at Bridgetown Festival, Bridgetown WA
2010-11-24 Manly Fishos, Sydney NSW (with HOODOO GURUS)
2010-11-26 Revesby Workers Club, Revesby NSW (with HOODOO GURUS)
2010-11-27 The Forum, Fox Studios, Sydney NSW (with HOODOO GURUS)
2010-11-28 Cronulla Leagues, Cronulla, Sydney NSW (with HOODOO GURUS)
Canada (and US)
November concerts to check out. There’s a lot happening this month, so to prevent this becoming the worlds-longest-web-page, in most cases we’ve just highlighted the Toronto, Montreal or Vancouver date. For further dates visit the band’s website. Tickets for most shows can be found from either LiveNation, Evenko (Quebec) and Collective Concerts (Toronto), depending on the promoter/location, as well as your local record store.
Afro-Cubism (Malian musicians Toumani Diabaté, Eliades Ochoa, Bassekou Kouyaté, Baba Sissoko) will only be playing three N American dates in November before heading off to Europe: Montreal (Nov 5), Boston (Nov 7) and New York (Nov 9). http://www.myspace.com/afrocubism
Autoerotique Who are they and why should you see them? Well, just go to their Myspace and marvel at their trippy animated picture! Go see them: you might see a velociraptor. Mod Club Toronto Fri. Nov 12 $12.00
Mumford and Sons
M&S are back to take North America by storm. Dates include Montreal on 12 November and Toronto on 13 November at Sound Academy, before the band finish up in New York with a double-header at Terminal 5 on the 15th and 16th. All dates are now SOLD OUT.
MAdM – Melissa Auf der Maur ill be springboarding off of eastern Canada towards Europe for a tour this winter – last show in Canada will be in her hometown of Montreal, QC on Nov 6. Her latest album is STUNNING.
Clinic – Touring throughout N America this November before heading off to Italy in December; stopping by Toronto, Montreal (Nov 9) and Vancouver.
Michael Franti – On tour through N America through January; only Canadian dates are Montreal & Toronto Nov 10 & 12, respectively.
The Order of Good Cheer are holding a Double EP Release Gala for Tanto Manta ~ Manta Tanto at El Mocambo in Toronto on 20 November. With special guests including:
10pm DAN GRIFFIN (of Arkells)
11pm ROYAL CANOE (ex-Waking Eyes)
12am THE ORDER OF GOOD CHEER
$6 cover or $10 cover with “Tanto Manta ~ Manta Tonto” Double EP – deal!!
Alexisonfire – Putzing about the UK until the end of November, with an extensive tour through Canada, starting in Victoria on the 26th.
Grinderman – Touring through N America in November with only three Canadian dates – Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver on the 11th, 12th & 26th respectively. Grinderman is Nick Cave with Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos.
The legendary Roky Erickson – he of 13th Floor Elevators fame – Touring the US (no Canadian dates) and Europe.
The lovely Land of Talk on tour throughout the US, stopping in their hometown of Montreal on the 18th @ Cabaret du Mile End.
Robyn – The Swedish popstar of the moment: the biggest since The Hives or The Cardigans… or ABBA. Ahem.
Go see her europop throwdown in Toronto on 12 November at Sound Academy. Tickets $25.
Sarah Harmer – Playing dates across the Canada and the US. Plays Massey Hall, Toronto on 20 November.
Thunderball – The Washington, DC-based trio (Rob Myers, Steve Raskin and Sid Barcelona) return to Toronto on Friday, 5 November at the Phoenix.The globally renowned purveyors of sophisticated, stereophonic-thrillers, and cinematic dub are in town to support their forthcoming release 12 Mile High.
Manitoba Music is making a trip to Toronto for a special showcase on November 25th at Sneaky Dee’s.
Thursday, 25 November – Sneaky Dee’s – Doors at 8:00pm, $6
Showcase featuring: Imaginary Cities, Royal Canoe, The Lytics, and Del Barber
What, you still want more? Well, here’s the best of the rest, with Toronto dates and info included:
Jason Collett Church Of The Redeemer Thu. Nov 11 $20.00
Gord Downie Queen Elizabeth Theatre Fri. Nov 5 $39.50
Kate Nash Phoenix Sat. Nov 13 $21.50
Wolf Parade Sound Academy Fri. Nov 26 $28.00
Woodhands Lee’s Palace Fri. Nov 19 $13.50
Goo Goo Dolls – Something for the Rest of Us tour
|7||O2 Academy Glasgow||Glasgow, UK|
|8||O2 Academy Newcastle||Newcastle, UK|
|9||O2 Academy Leeds||Leeds, UK|
|11||O2 Academy Birmingham||Birmingham, UK|
|12||Manchester Academy||Manchester, UK|
|13||O2 Academy Brixton||London, UK|
|16||O2 Academy Bristol||Bristol, UK|
|17||O2 Academy Leicester||Leicester, UK|
|20||O2 Academy Liverpool||Liverpool, UK|
|21||HMV Forum||London, UK|
Paramore – with B.o.B.
Nottingham Trent FM Arena – 8 November
Liverpool Echo Arena – 10
Sheffield Arena – 11
London O2 Arena – 13
London O2 Arena – 15
Birmingham LG Arena – 16
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – 18
Manchester Arena – 19
And that’s your lot! To keep up to date with other gig news between now and next month, follow MusicVice on Twitter.
Happy concert going!
© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice