What’s playing and where in Toronto this month.
1. THE WEATHER STATION
Sat., Dec. 4, 7 pm / $20
Danforth Music Hall
Talented Canadian folk group The Weather Station, fronted by Tamara Lindeman, released their beautiful record Ignorance in February of this year. After earning a spot on the 2021 Polaris Prize shortlist, they recently released a deluxe version of the album, which includes live renditions of a few tracks. From a recording to the stage, the group will finally share these songs with an audience at Greektown’s beloved Danforth Music Hall.
Tues., Dec. 7, 7 pm / $22
Beloved by Idris Elba, our June cover star Emanuel plays his smooth R&B beats and emotional lyrics for Little Italy.
3. SKYE WALLACE
Tues., Dec. 7, 8 pm / $20
Talented singer-songwriter joins solid lineup that also includes: Moscow Apartment, Bif Naked and Nefe.
4. BORN RUFFIANS
Thurs., Dec. 9 – Sat.,
Dec. 11, 9 pm / $25
For three nights in a row, indie rockers Born Ruffians host the fourth instalment of Shondi Festoon, their self-headlining extravaganza.
5. DANKO JONES
Sat., Dec. 11, 8 pm / $30
Phoenix Concert Theatre
In August, this Toronto-based hard rock group celebrated 25 years with their album Power Trio, and now, they finally bring it to life.
Sat., Dec. 11, 8 pm / $5
Breeze channels the best of Britain with his blend of ’70s post-punk guitars and ’80s synth-pop, all for The Garrison’s Alive concert series.
Fri., Dec. 17 & Sat.,
Dec. 18, 8:30 pm / $17.50
Leave your troubles at the door and throw yourself into the mosh pit to the frantic sounds of Toronto punk band METZ.
8. DUMB STUPID LIARS
Sat., Dec. 18, 8 pm / $11.50
At this holiday party, ’80s synth-pop meets early 2000s aesthetics with Toronto queer pop trio Dumb Stupid Liars.
9. UNLEASH THE ARCHERS
Mon., Dec. 20, 7 pm
This Juno Award-winning metal band brings their powerful chants and wailing guitars from the country’s west coast.
Wed., Dec. 29 & Thurs.,
Dec. 30, 7 pm / $100
Dance the night away to this Grammy-winning DJ’s hypnotic electronic beats at the city’s shiny new venue.