Shows To Go TO – Toronto Concert Guide February 2013

February 1, 2013

The Vaccines at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells, 21 February 2011 - photo by Lauren Towner, Music Vice

The Vaccines visit Toronto this February… along with a million other cool bands

Shows To Go TO February 2013: Music Vice magazine’s local monthly concert guide for our home city of “TO”, Toronto…

Winter blues? No chance! Quit moaning about snow. We live in the music capital of the world, so get out there and party!

Here is the best gig action happening in our fine city this month. An “all buff, no fluff” concert list, painstakingly put together, ordered by dated, and bolded, by us for you with love:

Launch Party: the Ontario Independent Music Archive @ The Garrison, Friday Feb 1st (tonight!)
Hannah Georgas and Aidan Knight @ The Mod Club, Feb 1
Diplo @ Union, Feb 1
Yacht Club 12″ single release party @ Cinecycle (129 Spadina Ave), Feb 1
Or… Blue Rodeo @ Massey Hall, Feb 1 and 2nd
Feast In The East 22 ft Das Rad + Bruised Knees + John Milner + John Smith and food @Polyhaus, Friday February 1
The Vaccines @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre, February 4th
Ty Segall @ The Phoenix, Wed. Feb 6
Bindini Band plus The Billie Hollies @ the Royal Conservatory, Feb 6
Indoor Voices @ The Drake, Feb 6
The Wake Up 2013 Music Showcase  ft. Roddy Colmer, Zolo and 20 Amp Soundchild @ Tattoo Rock Parlour, February 7th @8PM
Music City North: College Street Festival (Indie Showcase) ft Verra City Waves, Hey Brother, Max Phoenix and Vinyl Runners @ Rancho Relaxo, February 8
Fucked Up’s Long Winter Pt. 4  ft. Fucked Up, Holy Fuck, The Sadies, Kids on TV, Maylee Todd, Rituals, Odonis Odonis, Tasseomancy @ The Great Hall, Fri Feb 8
Dead Kennedys @ Lee’s Palace, Fri. Feb 8
The Maccabees @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club, February 11 @ 8PM
Gojira ft.Devin Townsend Project @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre, February 13 @ 7PM
The Tragically Hip ft The Arkells @ Air Canada Centre, February 14 @8PM
Planet Smashers + The Creepshow @ Opera House, Fri. Feb 15
Passion Pit + Matt & Kim @ Kool Haus, Sat. Feb 16
Wavelength Music Festival 13 Night 1 (ft. Lullabye Arkestra, Ell V Gore, Fresh Snow, more) @ Parts & Labour, Thu. Feb 14
Wavelength Music Festival 13 Night 2 (ft. Doldrums, Cadence Weapon, Blue Hawaii, more) @ Black Box Theatre (Great Hall), Fri. Feb 15
Wavelength Music Festival 13 Night 3 (ft. Do Make Say Think, Evening Hymns, Sarah Neufeld, more) @ Great Hall, Sat. Feb 16
Wavelength Music Festival 13 Night 4 (ft. Cookie Duster, The Magic, Henri Faberge, more @ The Garrison, Sun. Feb 17
Trust with Erass @ Lee’s Palace, February 22 @ 9PM
Major Lazer @ Danforth Music Hall, Thu. Feb 28


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

Expect to find Music Vice writers at a bunch of these: look for the girl in the pit with sketchpad, the tall guy with the Scottish accent at the bar, and the classy Swiss girl with the fabulous scarves, among others!

And yes, there are a few big clashes… like at least five tonight, Feb 1st, and also a bunch on Feb 8th… get your teleportation machines (bicycles) at the ready…

© Rab Mutt, Music Vice

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