Shows To Go To – September 2010: featuring Slash, The xx and M.I.A.

September 1, 2010

M.I.A. at Underage Festival, Victoria Park, London, 1 August 2010 - photo by Lauren Towner, Music ViceM.I.A. two Canadian dates are among are top picks in September’s Shows To Go To

Summer is coming to an end but the concert calendar is still chockablock with some wicked shows. Here’s Music Vice gig guide for September 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!!


Unknown Pleasures: A Joy Division Celebration Peter Hook and Friends

24 Sep Palais Theatre VIC
25 Sep Enmore Theatre NSW
27 Sep The Tivoli QLD
28 Sep Her Majesty’s Theatre (Adelaide Festival Centre) SA
30 Sep The Astor Theatre WA

Poison City Weekender
The annual shindig from Poison City Records in Melbourne. The 2010 Weekender is being headlined by Leatherface, who are on tour in Australia for the first time in five years.  This year’s line-up is as follows:

September 17th – The Arthouse

Break Even
Paper Arms
The Hawaiian Islands
The Gun Runners
September 18th – East Brunswick Club

Leatherface (UK)
A Death In The Family
The Currency
Kill Whitey
September 19th – The Arthouse

Like… Alaska
Grand Fatal
Grim Fandango
Fires of Waco

The Bedroom Philosopher
As interviewed last month – clicky.
1 Sep 2010  Karova Lounge, Ballarat, Victoria
2 Sep 2010 The National Hotel, Geelong, Victoria
3 Sep 2010  The Palais,  Hepburn Springs, Victoria
4 Sep 2010  Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, Victoria
11 Sep 2010 Old Colonial, Melbourne, Victoria 

7 September – Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne, Victoria

9 Sep 2010 The Esplanade Hotel St. Kilda, Victoria (with Mandek Penha!)
17 Sep 2010 Casey’s Nightclub, Hawthorn, Vic
30 Sep 2010 Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood, VIC, AUSTRALIA

The Jacknives national tour:

3 September – The Old Bar, Melbourne
10 September – The Rocket Room, Perth
11 September – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle
17 September – The Grand, Woollongong
18 September – The Excelsior, Sydney

And finally, Grim Fandango album launch mini-tour
Friday 10th September – Prince Of Wales, Bunbury
Saturday 11th September – Rosemount Hotel, Perth,
Sunday 12th September – Mojo’s Bar, Freo

Canada and US

M.I.A. drops into the Great White North for two Canadian dates. Tickets available via Live Nation.
21 September – Métropolis, Montreal, QC
22 September – Sound Academy, Toronto, ON

Efterklang’s North America tour kicks off 7 September in Montreal and wraps up on 2 October in New York. Lots of dates already sold-out, but catch them if you can.
07.09 – Montreal, CA / La Sala Rossa / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
08.09 – Toronto, CA / Lee’s Palace / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
09.09 – Cleveland, US / Beachland Tavern / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
10.09 – Chicago, US / Empty Bottle / w. Buke And Gass + more / Tickets
11.09 – Minneapolis, US / Walker Arts / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
12.09 – Kansas City, US / Crosstown Station / supp: Buke And Gass
13.09 – Denver, US / Hi Dive / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
14.09 – Salt Lake City, US / Urban Lounge / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
16.09 – Vancouver, CAMedia Club / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
17.09 – Seattle, US / Chop Suey / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
18.09 – Portland, US / Doug Fir / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
20.09 – San Francisco, US / Bottom of The Hill / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
21.09 – Los Angeles, US / Troubadour / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
24.09 – Austin, US / Mohawk / w. Bowerbirds & Buke And Gass / Tickets
25.09 – Frisco, TX / Oysterfest / Tickets
26.09 – Memphis, US / Hi Tone / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
27.09 – Atlanta, US / Earl / w: Field Music & Buke And Gass / Tickets
29.09 – Washington, DC, US / DC9 / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
30.09 – Philadelphia, US / Johnny Brenda’s / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets October
01.10 – New York, Manhattan, US / Santos / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets
02.10 – New York, Brooklyn, US / Glasslands / supp: Buke And Gass / Tickets

The Most Serene Republic
The band with one of the most divine name’s in Canada release their new album Fantasick Impossibliss on Saturday 11 at the ‘Shoe, Toronto.
Thursday 9 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
Saturday 11 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe Tavern

The Charlatans
Onetime Britpop underdogs still going strong after 21 years. (I still remember purchasing their 1999 album Us And US Only after reading raves reviews in The Guardian and The Times – I didn’t like it, and I was only about 14 at the time, but it was the first album I’d ever bought on the basis of a review. – Brian)

07 USA Atlanta, GA Criminal Records
07 USA Atlanta, GA The Loft
08 USA Carrborro, NC Cat’s Cradle
09 USA Washington, DC Black Cat
10 USA Boston, MA Newbury Comics, Newbury St
10 USA Boston, MA Royale
11 USA Hoboken, NJ Maxwell’s
13 USA New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
14 USA New York, NY Best Buy, Union Square
14 USA Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
15 USA Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
16 Canada Montreal, QC Cabaret Musee Juste Pour Rire
17 Canada Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
18 USA Chicago, IL Double Door
20 USA San Francisco, CA Bimbo’s 365 Club
21 USA Costa Mesa, CA The Detroit Bar
22 USA Los Angeles CA El Rey Theatre
27 UK London Oxjam Launch gig *secret venue*
28 UK London Q The Music Club

The XX
One of the best British bands around…and, ergo, one of the best new bands in the world.

Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles Wed 22nd Sep 2010
Fox Theatre Oakland Thu 23rd Sep 2010
Paramount Theatre Seattle Sat 25th Sep 2010
Chicago Theatre Chicago Tue 28th Sep 2010
Massey Hall Toronto Wed 29th Sep 2010
Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts Montreal Fri 1st Oct 2010
United Palace New York Sat 2nd Oct 2010
Orpheum Theatre Boston Sun 3rd Oct 2010
Merriam Theatre Philadelphia Mon 4th Oct 2010
9:30 Club Washington Tue 5th Oct 2010
Taberbacle Atlanta Wed 6th Oct 2010
Granada Theatre Dallas Fri 8th Oct 2010

Holy Fuck
Holy Fuck are out on their Latin tour and will be playing Toronto the same night as The XX. Who do you see?
– 29 September, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto
Full US and Canadian dates here.

Serj Tankian
Adding to the who-to-see conundrum for Toronto concert-goers is Serj, who will also be in town on 29 September, playing the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.Anti-Flag Canada USA 2010 tour flier


The Canada/US 2010 east coast tour. For full dates, check out the flier on the right. Notable dates include London, ON on the 17th at Call The Office and Toronto on the 19th at Mod Club. Tickets at or your local record store.

The new Melvins record The Bride Screamed Murder is magnificent.

Sep. 1, 2010 Toronto, ON Opera House
Sep. 3, 2010 Montreal, QC Club Soda
Sep. 4, 2010 Rouyn-Noranda, QC Le Petit Theatre
Sep. 15, 2010 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Sep. 16, 2010 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
Sep. 17, 2010 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew (Slo Brewing Company)
Sep. 18, 2010 San Jose, CA The Blank Club
Sep. 19, 2010 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Sep. 21, 2010 Reno, NV The Underground
Sep. 22, 2010 Orangevale, CA The Boardwalk
Sep. 24, 2010 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Sep. 25, 2010 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Sep. 27, 2010 Tacoma, WA Hell’s Kitchen
Sep. 28, 2010 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House of Music
Sep. 29, 2010 Olympia, WA Capitol Theater
Sep. 30, 2010 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House

Slash is playing select dates throughout North America this September, including Toronto. For other dates and tickets, visit Live Nation.
10 September – Kool Haus, Toronto

Dirty Projectors
Playing several US dates as well as a couple in Canada with stops in Montreal and Toronto – get tickets here.
09-07 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
09-08 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
09-11 New York, NY – Terminal 5
09-13 Boston, MA – Wilbur
09-14 Montreal, Quebec – Le National
09-15 Toronto, Ontario – Opera House
09-19 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
09-23 Pomona, CA – Glass House
09-24 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
09-25 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
09-26 San Francisco, CA – Fillmore
09-28 Portland, OR – Aladdin
09-29 Portland, OR – Aladdin
09-30 Seattle, WA – Showbox

United Kingdom

What a line-up… The Prodigy, The XX, Mumford and Sons, Hot Chip and LCD Soundsystem are among the bands bringing a musical storm to the Isle of Wight from 9 to 12 September. Full deets at the Bestival website.

The New Pornographers

September 07, 2010  Oran Mor, Glasgow, UK  tickets
September 08, 2010 Ruby Lounge Manchester, UK tickets
September 09Concorde 2, Brighton, UK tickets
September 10-12 End Of The Road Festival @ Larmer Tree Gardens, Wiltshire, UK tickets

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