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Must-see concerts in Toronto this November contain many Canadian darlings, American icons and even the dude who made Halloween (yer a little late, buddy!) all hoping you’re still willing to venture out despite the cold deciding to show up after all.
The month gets off to a cheery start with an onslaught of soul-crushing doom from Primitive Man, Bell Witch, Vile Creature and Intensive Care. At least half these bands just put out punishing, hour-plus recordings, so don’t expect a short night.
Though the other half of Nipplegate is inexplicably being welcomed back to the Superbowl, don’t worry about Janet - despite a couple postponements, her well-received State of the World tour is back on track and will at last make its way to Toronto.
If your love of these indie superstars somehow survived #InfiniteContent madness, congrats! Your reward is two glitzy ACC shows (which probably won’t have a dress code after all, but who really knows).
The Quin sisters are celebrating the tenth anniversary of The Con, their much-extolled fifth album, by revamping it. After tapping fellow musicians to interpret each song for a covers version, they’ll perform a revised acoustic arrangement here.
Not sure where this trend of film composers moonlighting as rock stars came from, but let’s enjoy until Michael Bay inevitably ruins it. This horror master is the latest to perform compositions in the flesh in honour of his new anthology.
The 4:44 Tour (code name: the Bey Apology Tour?) is off and running across North America with Vic Mensa opening. Unsurprisingly, there's enough demand in the 6ix for the addition of a second show at the ACC.
The Horseshoe’s anniversary bash rolls on with a Can-con giant settling in for a four-night residency. Depending on the date, you could find openers like singer-songwriter Nefe or the recently reunited Joydrop.
Nearly two decades of lovestruck pop now on the books for this Montreal quintet, and they show no signs of slowing down. Check out tracks from their latest effort, produced by indie-rock connoisseur Peter Katis, over two nights.
Sonic and visual weirdness awaits with this exciting pairing. Montreal punks Duchess Says have stayed consistent since last year’s Science Nouvelles, but this’ll be the first big showing for the revamped YT//ST lineup.