Shows To Go To October 2010: Alexsinonfire Australian Tour, Gorillaz and The Vaselines

October 3, 2010

Paul WellerThe Modfather Paul Weller hits Australian shores this October

October already? Time flies. As the leaves start falling or the flowers start budding (depending on your side of the globe), there are plenty of great shows to distract you this month while you think about what you’re going to be for Halloween. Here’s Music Vice gig guide for October 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!


Alexisonfire Australian Tour
The Canadian group are playing 5 shows across Australia this October. Tickets available at and from select local stores.

7 October The Tivol, QLD
8 Oct UNSW – Roundhouse, NSW
10 Oct The Palace Theatre. VIC
11 Oct HQ, SA
13 Oct Metropolis Fremantle, WA

Paul Weller
Tickets at
Thursday, 14 October – Metropolis Fremantle, Perth
Friday, 15 October – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth
Sunday, 17 October – Ent. Centre Theatre, Adelaide
Tuesday, 19 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Wednesday, 20 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Friday, 22 October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, 23 October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sunday, 24 October – The Metro, Sydney
Tuesday, 26 October – Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Wednesday, 27 October – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Airbourne at Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, 4 August 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music ViceAirbourne
Back home and playing some shows, kicking off at Metro in Sydney on 22 October.
22 Oct Metro Theatre, NSW
23 Oct The Hi-Fi, QLD
29 Oct Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, SA
31 Oct The Hi-Fi, VIC
1 Nov The Hi-Fi, VIC

Laneous and the Family Yah ‘Found Things’ album launch tour

Recently featured on MV.
7 Oct Northcote Social Club, VIC
13 Oct Harp Hotel, NSW
14 Oct Old Manly Boatshed. NSW
15 Oct Gaelic Theatre, NSW
16 Oct Baroque, NSW
17 Oct Queens Wharf Brewery Hotel, NSW

Canada and the US

Indie Week
150 bands playing venues across downtown Toronto from 13-17 October. We’ll be there to bring you reviews, photos and interviews. Come party. Full line-up details and passes available at and stay tuned to MV for coverage.

GorillazEscape To The Plastic Beach World Tour with N.E.R.D.
It’s Dare! OK, well actually It’s There, or rather, here… the Gorillaz hit North America this October as part of their world tour in support of their latest record Plastic Beach. They play the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Friday, 14 October. Support from N.E.R.D. on all dates. Tickets from LiveNation.

October 3: Montreal Bell Centre
October 5: Wallingford (CT) Oakdale Theatre
– Cancelled
October 6: Boston Agganis Arena
October 8: New York Madison Square Garden
October 10: Camden (NJ) Susquehanna Bank Center
October 11: Washington DC Patriot Center
October 13: Detroit Fox Theatre
October 14: Toronto Air Canada Centre
October 16: Chicago UIC Pavilion
October 17: Minneapolis Target Center
October 19: Houston Toyota Center
October 20: Dallas Verizon Theatre
October 22: Austin Frank Erwin Center
October 24: Denver Wells Fargo Theatre
October 26: Phoenix Dodge Theatre
October 27: Los Angeles Gibson Amphitheatre
October 28: San Diego Viejas Arena
October 30: Oakland Oracle Arena
November 2: Seattle Key Arena
November 3: Vancouver Rogers Arena

The first name to mention when talking about punk in Canada… touring this October.
4 Oct 2010    The Loop    Windsor, ON, Canada
5 Oct 2010    Call The Office    London, ON, Canada
6 Oct 2010    The Chainsaw    Waterloo, ON, Canada
7 Oct 2010    Casbah    Hamilton, ON, Canada
8 Oct 2010    The Horseshoe    Toronto, ON, Canada
9 Oct 2010    Maverick’s    Ottawa, ON, Canada
10 Oct 2010    Cafe Chaos    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
11 Oct 2010    The Mansion    Kingston, ON, Canada
13 Oct 2010    Amigo’s    Saskatoon, SK, Canada
14 Oct 2010    The Distrikt    Regina, SK, Canada
15 Oct 2010    The Zoo    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
16 Oct 2010    The Zoo    Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Band Of Horses
10/01 Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
10/04 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
10/05 Columbus, OH @ LC Amphitheater
10/06 Louisville, KY @ Brown Theater
10/10 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/12 Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
10/13 St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
10/14 Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
10/17 Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
10/21 Toronto, ON @ Koolhaus
10/22 Detroit, MI @ Fillmore
10/30 Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theater

The Vaselines with Dum Dum Girls
Eugene and Frances are touring North America (and a few dates in Mexico) this October. Their new record Sex With A X came out this summer. Tickets available from and your friendly local record store.  – Yes! I cannot wait! One of our (Scotland’s) finest exports. Stoked. – Brian.

2 – Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
3 – Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church Basement
5 – Boston, MA, Paradise Rock Club
6 – New York, NY, Webster Hall
7 – Mexico City, MX, Vive Cuervo Salon
8 – Mexico City, MX, Vive Cuervo Salon
9 – Guadalajara, MX, Teatro Estudio Cavaret
11 – Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
12 – Atlanta, GA, The Earl
13 – New Orleans, LA, One-Eyed Jacks
14 – Houston, TX, Warehouse Live Studio
15 – Dallas, TX, The LOFT at the Palladium
16 – Austin, TX, Emo’s Outside
19 – Los Angeles, CA, The Music Box at Fonda
20 – San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall
23 – Vancouver, BC, Biltmore Cabaret
24 – Portland, OR, Wonder Ballroom
27 – Minneapolis, MN, Varsity Theater
28 – Chicago, IL, Lincoln Hall
29 – Detroit, MI, Magic Stick
30 – Toronto, ON, Horseshoe Tavern
31 – Montreal, QC, La Sala Rossa

Mark Lanegan
US/Canada tour with Isobel Campbell. Here’s our review of Lanegan in Melbourne earlier this year.Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Oct 13 Middle East Cambridge MA
Oct 14 Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia PA
Oct 15 Rock and Roll Hotel Washington DC
Oct 16 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
Oct 17 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Oct 19 Cabaret Montreal QC
Oct 20 Lee’s Toronto ON
Oct 21 Wexner Center Columbus OH
Oct 22 Lincoln Hall Chicago IL
Oct 23 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis MN
Oct 26 Neumo’s Seattle WA
Oct 27 Doug Fir Portland OR
Oct 28 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Oct 29 The El Rey Los Angeles CA

Belle and Sebastian
Another great band from Glasgow who are touring North America this October. Also with a Mexico date. Cool.
3 October Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
7 Guadalajara, Mexico – Teatro Estudio Cavaret
9 Mexico City, Mexico – TBA
11 Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
12 Toronto, Ontario – Massey Hall
14 Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
15 Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
17  San Francisco, CA – TBC

Touring in support of new record Halcyon Digest.
09 October Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro
10 Canal Club Downstairs, Richmond
12 9:30 Club, Washington DC
13 Starlight Ballroom, Philadelphia
15 Webster Hall, New York
16 Royale Boston, Boston
17 La Tulipe, Montreal
19 Toronto Opera House, Toronto
20 Magic Stick, Detroit
21 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland
22 Metro, Chicago, Chicago
23 Fine Line Music Cafe, Minneapolis
26 Commodore, Vancouver
27 Showbox Sodo, Seattle
28 Wonder Ballroom, Portland
29 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
30 Slim’s San Fransisco, San Fransisco

United Kingdom

HEALTH at Sneaky Dee's, Toronto, NXNE 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music ViceCrystal Castles with HEALTH
Toronto’s electro-punks Crystal Castles are one of the sharpest bands around and cut above the thousands upon thousands of other electro rock bands around. HEALTH are pretty damn good too. Miss this one and you’ll kick yourself. Hard. Right in the bawbag.

08/10 – Mandela Hall – Belfast
09/10 – Dublin Academy – Dublin
11/10 – Wulfrun Hall – Wolverhampton
12/10 – O2 Academy – Bournemouth
15/10 – Roundhouse – London
17/10 – Anson Rooms – Bristol
18/10 – O2 Academy – Liverpool
19/10 – ABC – Glasgow
21/10 – Rock City – Nottingham
22/10 – Academy – Manchester
23/10 – Metropolitan University – Leeds
24/10 – UEA – Norwich

With tour support from Georgia, USA’s Norma Jean who are a ‘Christian metal’ band that are actually worth seeing. London and Newcastle are sold out. Other venues still have tickets available, call the box office.

01.10.10 Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (0844 477 2000)
02.10.10 Manchester Club Academy (0161 832 1111)
03.10.10 Glasgow Garage (0844 4999 990)
04.10.10 Newcastle O2 Academy 2 (0844 477 2000)
06.10.10 Nottingham Rescue Rooms (0871 310 0000)
07.10.10 Norwich Waterfront (01603 508 050)
08.10.10 London Koko (0844 847 2258)
09.10.10 Bristol Anson Rooms (0870 444 4400)

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