Photo by Carrie Musgrave.
After a brief hiatus due to NxNE and Bonnaroo, Live Baby Live is back! You’re excited, aren’t you? Don’t deny it.
As always, lots of recently announced shows. Interestingly, you’ll notice that all of the horse bands will be through town over the next few months. We wonder what animal trend will be next? Not only that, but The Black Lips and Bloc Party must really love Toronto, since both will be hitting the city again this September. Too bad they’re not playing together, because that would make a hella good show.
If you’re looking to see only one show this entire week, make it Mavis Staples on Sunday. The soul legend is in town as part of the Toronto Jazz Festival and after seeing her at Bonnaroo earlier this month, we can say without a doubt that she is not to be missed. She will take you there! However, if you’re lacking funds and would rather spend your Canada Day at a free show, Do Make Say Think and Final Fantasy are pairing up at the Harbourfront Centre, which should be a guaranteed good time. Or you can stay home listening to the sweet sounds of the kids next door popping off some fireworks and hope they don’t burn your house down. Whatev.
Listings after the jump.
July 21: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? w/ Shapes & Sizes @ Sneaky Dee’s
July 26: Pony Up @ Horseshoe, $8
July 29: Cary Brothers w/ Stars of Track & Field @ El Mocambo, $12.50
July 31: Handsome Furs @ Lee’s Palace, $10
August 7: The Fratellis @ Mod Club, $20
August 11: Band of Horses @ Lee’s Palace, $16.50
August 11: The Wombats @ Mod Club, $TBA
August 12: Velvet Revolver w/ Alice in Chains @ Molson Amphitheatre, $69.50-89.50
September 12: Girl Talk @ Phoenix, $15
September 21: Devendra Banhart @ Danforth Music Hall, $32.50
September 21: Okkervil River @ Lee’s Palace, $13.50
September 23: The Black Lips @ Horseshoe Tavern, $TBA
September 27: The Cure @ ACC, $TBA
September 28: Bloc Party @ Ricoh Coliseum, $29.50-34.50
October 2: Beirut @ Danforth Music Hall, $TBA
October 20: New Pornographers @ Phoenix, $TBA
Tuesday, June 26
Moist Towelettes w/ The Bicycles @ Lee’s Palace, $8
Tim McGraw w/ Faith Hill @ ACC, $69.50-119.50
Herbie Hancock @ Four Seasons Centre, $45-145
Wednesday, June 27
Bebel Gilberto @ Mod Club, $30
Thursday, June 28
Bishop Allen @ Lee’s Palace, $10
Boys Night Out w/ St. Alvia Cartel @ Reverb, $13.50
Friday, June 29
Jon Rae & The River w/ Andre Ethier @ Horseshoe, $13
Kid Koala w/ Abdominal @ Mod Club, $20
We’re Marching On @ Tiger Bar, $5
Saturday, June 30
Calvin Johnson w/ Julie Doiron @ Music Gallery, $15
New Edition, SWV, more @ Molson Amphitheatre, $65-99.50
Pride Tiger w/ Die Mannequin @ Lee’s Palace, $8
Rock Plaza Central, Laura Barrett, more @ Tranzac, $10
Wilco w/ Low @ Massey Hall, $39.50-44.50
Sunday, July 1
High Life Fest w/ Femi Kuti, Wassabi Collective, more @ The Docks, $35
Do Make Say Think w/ Final Fantasy @ Harbourfront Centre, free
Mavis Staples @ Jazz Festival NPS Main Stage, $35
Sean Lennon @ Phoenix, $27.50
Rock The Park @ Downsview Park, free
Did we miss a show? Have a tip? E-mail [email protected] and let us know!