Shows To Go TO – Toronto concert listings May 2012

May 3, 2012

Gogol Bordello at Sound Academy, Toronto, 20 April 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music ViceGogol Bordello are set to return to the Sound Academy again this May

Shows To Go TO May 2012 – Music Vice’s local monthly concert guide for our home city of “TO”, Toronto

Paul Weller reinvented his sound for 2012 with Sonik Kicks – the price of seeing the latest incarnation of Paul Weller live in Toronto on one of just three North American gigs? $59.50 advance or $79.50 at the door for his show at the Sound Academy on 21 May. That’s a mighty steep price for the average concert going punter in Toronto but skipping groceries for a week may possibly be justified if you’re a big enough fan. And if you’re not? Choose wisely and you could enjoy five or six of the concerts below for the same price. You know what makes sense. Happy concert going, Toronto. – Brian

Eleanor Friedberger w/ Hospitaliy @ The Garrison, 4 May , $15 ADV $18 door
Spiritualized @ The Phoenix, 5 May SOLD OUT
M83 @ Sound Academy, 6 May $25 advance tickets, $30 door SOLD OUT
Neon Indian @ The Phoenix, 8 May, $20 advance, $25 door
Rise Against (w/ A Day To Remember) @ The Air Canada Centre, 10 May, $35-$65
Wildlife @ The Horseshoe, 11 May, $10 advance, $12.50 door
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros @ Kool Haus, 13 May, $40.25
Father John Misty @ Horseshoe Tavern, 14 May, $10.50 advance, $13 door  (The solo project of J. Tillman, ex Fleet Foxes)
Mark Lanegan BAND @ The Mod Club, 15 May, $20 – A ‘bullshit-free’ safe bet – read our 2010 review from Melbourne, Australia
Mesguggah @ Sound Academy, 17 May – EXTREME Swedish metal… do not take your little nephew to this for his first concert
Joel Plaskett Emergency w/ Frank Turner @ the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 18/19 May, $29.50 advance, $32.50 door
Paul Weller @ Sound Academy, 21 May, $59.50 advance, $79.50 door
Gogol Bordello w/ Mariachi El Bronx @ Sound Academy, 27 May, $39.25 – Here’s what happened last time
Garbage @ The Phoenix, 28 May, $38.75
Daylight @ Hard Luck, 29 May, $10 (Punk rock from PA)
Patrick Watson @ Danforth Music Hall, 29 May

Tickets available via Ticketmaster, LiveNation and Ticketweb, depending on the show. Hard tickets at the usual Toronto record stores (RT/SS). All shows are +19 unless noted.

© Brian Banks, Editor, Music Vice

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