Dream Serenade: November 2 at Roy Thomson Hall: We went long last year to catch the unique spirit of providing and kindness at Hayden Desser and Christie Greyerbiehl’s annual advantage for children with exceptionalities and their caretakers. This year, the warm and fuzzy gala features The National’s Matt Berninger, U.S. Girls, Shad, July Talk, Barenaked Ladies, Donovan Woods and Hayden himself. Anticipate some surprises, too, and a big group singalong at the end. See listing.Sleater-Kinney: November 3 at Rebel: Regardless of the departure of drummer Janet Weiss, this experienced power trio(duo?)of Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker are a must-see whenever they come through town. And their brand-new album is a total stunner. See listing. Owen Pallett with Carmen Elle: November 8-9 at Longboat
Hall: It’s been a minute since the Toronto violinist/composer put out an album (his last solo LP was 2014’s In Conflict)so these 2 programs– with DIANA singer Carmen Elle on opening tasks– might be a chance to hear some new material. See listing.(Sandy)Alex G: November 12 at Opera Home: Respected indie singer/songwriter(Sandy )Alex G is back in town
on the heels of his most current album, House Of Sugar. Anticipate a genre-melding show: sweet, intimate acoustic guitar combined with loud experimental interludes and the odd heavy metal breakdown. It makes sense, trust us. Tomberlin and Indigo De Souza open. Eisbaer Festival: November 15 & 16 at the Fort: Though the latest age of big summertime music celebrations seems to have passed in Toronto
, fascinating niche fests continue to multiply. Local industrial rock trio Odonis are launching this brand-new one, which showcases all things dark and synthy. Expect all flavours of goth and post-punk sounds from Adult., Black Marble, Automatic, Dreamcrusher and locals Lee Paradise and among our 2019 bands to view, Black Dresses. See website. Angel Olsen with Vagabon: November 16 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre: Last month, Angel Olsen launched her 5th album, All Mirrors, her most cinematic and fulsome take on the haunting folk-meets-riotous-rock
-‘n’- roll that she’s constructed her profession on. All Mirrors was tape-recorded with an extensive band, including an 11-piece string section, so anticipate a big production– she’s promising a”brand name brand-new live show.”See listing. FKA Twigs: November 17 at Rebel: The British singer/songwriter and dancer with a love for theatrical, Kate Bushian world-building and elaborate electronic beats returns to Toronto after 5 years in assistance of her Magdalene album, which is out November 8.If she brings along the shoes and the pole from her Cellophane video, this will quickly be the most acrobatic pop show of the year. See listing. Danny Brown: November 20 at Phoenix Performance Theatre: The Detroit rap artist continues to throw curveballs with his brand-new Q-Tip-executive produced 5th album, uknowhatimsayin ¿. It’s an easygoing effort that highlights self-reflective storytelling and wordplay over the high-intensity bangers Brown normally counts on to
carry his live shows. The concern is, will he change up the ambiance on this tour? See listing. The Sorority & Snotty Nose Rez Children: November 24 at Opera House: Two of Canada’s most amazing hip-hop groups bring their co-headlining trip to town. It will also be the final show from hometown trio the Sorority– Keysha Freshh, Lex Leosis and freshly-minted Polaris Prize-winner Haviah Mighty have actually decided to break up and concentrate on their solo professions.Catch them while you can. See listing. Kim Petras: November 25 at Phoenix Show Theatre: The last time we caught the German pop star she was performing her arena-strength pop anthems as Troye Sivan’s opening act. This time she’s the headliner, so we’re expecting the sparkle(and attire modification ratio )to be upped accordingly, specifically offered she released 2 albums this year: the horror movie-themed Turn Off The Light
and non-concept pop album Clarity. See listing. Partner : November 28 at The Fort: Josée Caron and Lucy Niles bring their classic rock guitar solos, crispy alt-rock hooks and goofy sense of humour to the Fort. On stage, the duo are dizzyingly energetic and captivating and they like to shred, so it’s a terrific method to fight off the early signs of SAD. See listing. Ice Cream: November 29 at Cecil Neighborhood Centre: Toronto duo Carlyn Bezic and Amanda Crist will release their much-anticipated sophomore album FED UP on November 15 and after that commemorate with an album release program later on this month in Chinatown. The album melts experimental electronic, R&B, classic rock and glitzy pop into an interesting and enigmatic sonic universe that’s totally their own. Slash Need and DJ Max Mohenu will also play the Venus Fest-presented show. See listing. Akira with live score by Yamantaka// Sonic Titan: November 29 at Royal Cinema: Forget the forthcoming(and unneeded)live-action remake and see one of the most cherished anime motion pictures of all time with a live rating by proggy Toronto band Yamantaka // Sonic Titan. It’s a proper pairing given drummer/group leader Alaska B explained their last album, Dirt, as the equivalent of a straight-to-VHS sci-fi anime film. See listing. Brockhampton, Slowthai, 100 gecs: November 29 at Coca-Cola Coliseum: Hip-hop young boy band Brockhampton alwaysput on a fun and chaotic live show, and this time around they’re bringing along a pair of opening acts with the exact same”I got ta see what this is all about”buzz they when had. We’re particularly curious about 100 gecs, a Chicago duo that sounds like the late-90s/ early-2000s internet blew up into a SoundCloud stream. See listing. Cher with Nile Rodgers & Chic: November 29 at Scotiabank Arena: The Queen of Farewell trips brings her Here We Go Once again reveal to Toronto … again. If you need some Las Vegas-level phenomenon in your life but an airplane ticket isn’t in the cards … you know what to do. The wig space is totally stocked and the setlist is career-spanning. Nile Rodgers, no complete stranger to hit records, is also returning the opening act. See listing.
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