The award-winning composer behind this era’s most influential film soundtracks, from Gladiator to The Dark Knight to, uh, The Boss Baby, has transitioned to concert frontman. After wowing Coachella crowds, he brings the band to the ACC.
Props to this hometown quartet for marking a full decade of grinding through Toronto’s indie-punk underbelly. This album release party at the ‘Shoe promises tons of bouncy riffage with friends Hooded Fang and New Fries.
Hackman has shirked pretty, pastoral folk for more biting Britpop on her solid second LP I’m Not Your Man. The Big Moon, the London band that provides instrumentation on the record, backs her up in live form on this tour.
Katie Crutchfield’s longstanding project gets continually better (and louder) with each new release, and this year’s offering, Out in the Storm, is her at her most 90s-esque and cathartically brilliant yet.
Let’s just barrel right past that gross Chainsmokers collab and remember that two-plus decades on, Coldplay has consistently stayed at the forefront of emotive, crowd-pleasing anthems and continues to put on one heck of a show.
Aren't we lucky: the rarely seen Julie Christmas lent her earth-shattering vocals on Swedish post-metal outfit Cult of Luna’s LP last year to tremendous effect, and Toronto gets to be one of a select few cities to experience this pairing live.
The oft fedora-clad pop genius finally brings his nostalgia-funk back to T.O. Look forward to two nights of the 24K Magic World Tour, which - no surprise - has garnered unabashed critical praise in nearly every city it has stopped in so far.
Little Rock’s heavy heroes released their third doom epic this past spring, solidifying their rep as one of metal's best offerings today. They’re joined by avant-garde Brooklynites Kayo Dot on this stretch of their North American jaunt.