Musicologist is Torontoist’s weekly concert listings. Check back in every Monday for more.
This week, we suggest Land Of Talk and Thunderheist. Land Of Talk has put out some of the most addictive songs of the past year on their EP, Applause Cheer Boo Hiss. The stripped-down, guitar-driven pop of “All My Friends” and “Speak To Me Bones” will stick in your head and not come out, even after you’ve purchased the album and listened to each song five times in a row. The live show might just do the trick.
Thunderheist is equally infectious. Featuring DJ Grahm and rapper Isis, their sexy, sweaty sound will force you to shake it on the dancefloor. There’s no escaping it. They absolutely set the Drake Underground on fire during NXNE, while a massive line snaked up the stairs. Get there early to make sure you grab yourself a spot inside.
[And, of course, there’s V-Fest; check back on Torontoist for our preview posts on Tuesday and Wednesday!––Ed.]
See this week’s complete listings after the fold.
Monday, September 3
Sass Jordan @ Jeff Healey’s Roadhouse, $10
Tuesday, September 4
Land Of Talk w/ Cloud Cult @ El Mocambo, $10
Elizabeth Shepherd @ Opal Jazz Lounge (first of five nights) Tuesday and Wednesday no cover, Thursday–Saturday $10
Wednesday, September 5
Jimmy Buffett @ Molson Amphitheatre, $41–121
Jeremy Fisher @ Rivoli, $12
Snailhouse, Tusks and Bruce Peninsula @ Tranzac, $7
Thursday, September 6
Mike Relm @ Revival, $16
We Are Scientists @ Lee’s Palace, $16
Oh Susanna, Big Rude Jake and more @ Cadillac Lounge, $10
Friday, September 7
Genesis @ BMO Field, $57–227
Thunderheist @ Drake Underground, $5 before midnight and $10 after
Soul Jazz Orchestra @ Yonge-Dundas Square, free
Saturday, September 8
Brad Paisley w/ Taylor Swift @ Molson Amphitheatre, $35.50–65.50
Hilary Duff @ Air Canada Centre, $46–60
Animal Collective @ Phoenix, $15
Virgin Festival feat. Bjork, Interpol, M.I.A., Arctic Monkeys, k-os, Dragonette, The Reason, The Most Serene Republic and more @ Island Park, $82 [Check back into Torontoist on Tuesday for our Day 1 preview post for V-Fest––Ed.]
Sunday, September 9
Wyclef Jean and Shakira (ONExONE fundraiser) @ Four Seasons Centre, $50–150
Virgin Festival @ Island Park feat. DD/MM/YYYY, Blonde Redhead, Stars, Editors, Tokyo Police Club, Metric, The Killers, The Smashing Pumpkins and more, $82 [Check back into Torontoist on Wednesday for our Day 2 preview post for V-Fest––Ed.]
September 28 – Bat For Lashes @ El Mocambo, $10
October 1 – Against Me! @ Guvernment, $21.25
October 3 – The Donnas @ Mod Club, $17.50
October 27 – Alphaville (the guys who sang “Forever Young”) @ Powerade Centre (Brampton), $45–60
October 29 – Coheed and Cambria @ Kool Haus, $33.75
November 9 – Ohbijou @ Lee’s Palace, $12
Photo of Thunderheist by ShoutGravy.