Sing Your Heart Out at these Concerts This Week

If you’re a frequent concert-goer like this author, you were frustrated and disappointed when the whole world shut down for what seemed like decades (it was only a year and a half, but time flies when you’re having fun). Now that concerts are back in full swing with some of the biggest artists in the world coming to Toronto, festivals attracting attendees from all over the country, and emerging local artists showcasing their talents, it’s time to go see some live music again; here are our picks for the best concerts this week!

Tuesday, October 11th:


Iron Maiden at the Scotiabank Arena

One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, Iron Maiden brings their “Legacy of the Beast” world tour to the Scotiabank Arena! Sing along to some of the classics including Number of the Beast, Run to the Hills, and The Trooper while Iron Maiden deliver their trademark high-energy performance! 

Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St., Toronto, ON, M5J 2X2.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $$$.

Visit their website for tickets and more information!


Nova Twins at the Hard Luck Bar

Self-described as “Urban Punk”, Amy Love and bassist Georgia South make up the Nova Twins, and they bring their unique blend of rock, rap, punk, and metal to the Hard Luck Bar tonight! Go hop in the pit and dance to songs from an album that was shortlisted for the 2022 Mercury Prize!

Where: Hard Luck Bar, 1v1, 772A Dundas St W, Toronto, ON, M6J 1V1.

When: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for tickets and more information!


Luh Kel at The Opera House

Check out one of the fastest rising rappers in the game right now as Luh Kel makes his way to The Opera House! His contagious hooks and charismatic vocals are undeniable and he’ll be leading the charge as The Opera House gets turned up!

Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4M 1H1.

When: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their instagram for tickets and more information!

Wednesday, October 12th:


Michael Bublé at the Scotiabank Arena

Christmas is almost here, so you know what that means: it is time for Michael Bublé to emerge from his cave and serenade audiences with his hits! He’ll be doing it at Scotiabank Arena on what is looking to be a beautiful day (and he can’t stop himself from smiling)!

Where: Scotiabank Arena, 40 Bay St., Toronto, ON, M5J 2X2.

When: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$$.

Visit their website for tickets and more information!

L7 at The Opera House

One of the most influential acts in the grunge and Riot Grrrl scenes, L7 return to Toronto at The Opera House! Catch the classic lineup that recorded landmark albums including Smell The Magic and Bricks Are Heavy!

Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4M 1H1.

When: 7:30 p.m.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!


Miyavi at the Axis Club

When he’s not starring in blockbuster, Oscar-nominated films or walking the runway at international fashion festivals, Miyavi is known as the Samurai Guitarist and is bringing his unique style of finger-slapping to the Axis Club this week!

Where: The Axis Club Theatre, 722 College St, Toronto, ON, M6G 1C4.

When: 8:00 p.m.
Price:
$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Thursday, October 13th:

The Sheepdogs at Massey Hall

Emerging as one of the more popular rock acts of the Canadian music scene in the past decade, the Sheepdogs bring their brand of feel-good rock to the Massey Hall on their Live & Outta Sight tour, named after their new album!

Where: Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St, Toronto, ON, M5B 1T7.

When: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$$.

Visit their website for more information!

Robb Martin at Lee’s Palace


A fresh, new voice in an established genre, Robb Martin brings his modern take on blues to Lee’s Palace! The author didn’t know much about this guy when he saw this concert listing, but after one listen to Pounding Pavement Blues, I get it. He’s got it. 

Where: Lee's Palace, 529 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y5.

When: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $.

Visit their instagram for more information!


Housewife at the Horseshoe Tavern

Formerly known as Moscow Apartment (changing their name this year for obvious reasons), Housewife is coming home and playing at the Horseshoe Tavern to celebrate the release of their new EP You’re Not The Worst!

Where: Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2A2.

When: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!

Friday, October 14th:

Death From Above 1979 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

We talked earlier about how The Sheepdogs guided Canadian rock last decade; the decade before that, Death From Above 1979 was that band and never even got to reach their peak before imploding in on themselves. Now, they bring their eclectic, exciting mix of metal, hardcore, electronica, and piano balladry back to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre!

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON, M6K 3C3.

When: 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

Visit their website for more information!


Oso Oso at the Velvet Underground

Oso Oso will be playing the Velvet Underground on Friday night, promoting their new album Sore Thumb. One of emo’s most critically acclaimed new acts, their new album was named “Best New Music” by Pitchfork, and serves as a tribute to the band’s late guitarist, Tavish Maloney. 

Where: Velvet Underground, 508 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B3.

When: 7:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

Visit their website for more information!


Venus Fest

Taking place in one of Toronto’s newest concert venues (where the old SVP qt Queen and Spadina used to be), Venus Fest is a festival celebrating feminism in music! This event features emerging voices in music that address historical challenges in the industry while looking forward to the future!

Where: 468 Queen St W, Toronto, ON, M5V 2B2.

When: October 14th to October 16th.

Price: $-$$.

Visit their website for tickets and more information!

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