Shows To Go TO September 2012 – Music Vice’s local monthly concert guide for our home city of “TO”, Toronto…
New in town? Back to school? Or, no longer escaping the city to go to that mythical place called “The Cottage” every weekend? Well, there’s good news. You live in Toronto, the music capital of the universe, where you can go out and see a new band on any night of the week. Here’s September’s shortlist of tips.
Alberta Cross @ El Mocambo – Thursday, 6 September, $15
Riot Fest @ Fort York, Garrison Common – Sunday 9 September from 1pm. Descendents, NOFX, Fucked Up, Andrew WK, Less Than Jake, and more. A stellar line-up of punk and hardcore. (** I still have about 70 special Milo goes to Canada Music Vice zines left over from NXNE 2011, sitting on top of of the fridge. Want one? Trade a zine or send $3 by paypal.) $49.25. www.RiotFest.org
Bloc Party @ Danforth Music Hall – 9/10 September; Sunday show sold-out, Monday $46.50
Mono @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, Wednesday 12 September. $15 adv, $18 door.
Julie Doiron & The Wrong Guys @ The Garrison, Thursday 13 September. $10.50 adv, $12 door.
My Name Is Kay @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club, Sunday 16 September. $22.25
Ed Sheeran @ Echo Beach, Monday 17 September. Sold out.
Wild Nothing, DIIV, Yacht Club @ The Great Hall, Tuesday 18 September. $15.50 adv, $18 door.
Alt-J @ Wrongbar, Wednesday 19 September. Advance tickets sold-out.
Steve Vai @ Sony Centre, Thursday 20 September.
Missy Higgins @ The Opera House, Thursday 20 September. $35.75
Grimes @ Lee’s Palace, Fri/Sat 21/22 September. Friday sold out, Saturday $22.50/$25 door.
Pretty Pretty & The Wa Boat Cruise 2012 @ The River Gambler, Sunday 23 September. A BOAT CRUISE WITH MUSIC + DJS. $12! MINT. More deets.
Dinosaur Jr @ Lees Palace. Three day residency from 24-26 September. $35 adv, $40 door, per night.
Grizzly Bear @ Massey Hall, Wednesday 26 September. $40.89/$53.39
Anthrax and Testament @ Danforth Music Hall, Saturday 29 September. $45.25/$55.50
Django Django @ Wrongbar, Saturday 29 September. $14.50 – One of my favourite new bands from home – I included them back in January as one of Five New Scottish Bands You Need To Hear. At under $15, it’s also the best priced gig of the month!
© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice
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