The following bars are the best at helping inexperienced bands get their foot in the door. While the venues (and spotlights) aren't huge, they're usually popular, wallet-friendly hangouts that draw audiences regardless of who's on the bill. It's a good setup for artists that haven't built a fanbase yet, and patrons who love new music but don't want to risk spending a lot to see someone who, uh, might need a few more guitar lessons before hitting the big time.
Placebo warbling on the stereo, black cloak all around me, haven't brushed my hair since last winter, lace cuffs dirty with ground espresso, judging you for adding cream. Clink clink. I know you're goth 5ever, Toronto, but I also know you need cuddles, so here are the month's Toronto music Craigslist missed connections before we press on to the top concerts.