Turn It Up at These Concerts This Week

If you’re like the author, you’re an avid concert goer; whether it be an internationally known superstar at an arena, an up and coming emcee at a concert hall, or a punk show in a dingy basement somewhere, there’s something about live music that just hits different. Maybe it’s the intimacy between the audience and the performer, maybe it’s the authenticity of the live performance, or the cathartic energy released in a crowd of people? Nonetheless, here are some concerts to check out this week!

DRAIN at the Velvet Underground

One of the fastest rising acts in the hardcore punk scene, DRAIN bring their brand of Santa Cruz hardcore north of the border! They’ll be bringing along some friends in Koyo, Life’s Question, and Ontario’s own Wild Side! This author will see you in the pit!

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

When: Monday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp at Meridian Hall


This legendary guitarist and actor duo invite you to come dancing as Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp will be performing at Meridian Hall! Fresh off the release of their joint album 18, these two will deliver an unforgettable performance (this time, it will be off of the big screen).

Where: Meridian Hall, 1 Front St E, Toronto, ON, M5E 1B2.

When: Monday, October 17th at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$$.

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Algernon Cadwallader at Lee’s Palace

These “heroes of the emo revival” have reunited, as Algernon Cadwallader bring their reunion tour to Lee’s Palace! They play a mixture of emo and math-rock with odd time signatures, and boast a lineup with two percussionists that guarantee a wild show!

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

When: Tuesday, October 18th at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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black midi at the Phoenix Concert Theatre

Black Midi are bringing their riotous live show to the Phoenix Concert Theatre! This progressive jazz-rock band lit the world ablaze in 2019, and having just released their third album Hellfire to critical acclaim, they are looking to maintain that momentum on their upcoming string of North American tour dates!

Where: Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne St, Toronto, ON, M5X 1K2.

When: Tuesday, October 18th at 8:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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Faouzia at The Opera House

Faouzia brings her CITIZENS tour to The Opera House! The Moroccan-Canadian singer-songwriter has played to massive audiences and collaboralted with legends (check out her song Minefields with John Legend!), so enjoy an intimate concert with her, followed by a meet and greet!

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

When: Wednesday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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Bad Suns at the Axis Club

Having released their fourth album, Apocalypse Whenever, earlier this year, Bad Suns are on their way to Toronto! This creative indie band has paried with PVRIS in the past and put on an energetic concert that the walls of the Axis Club may not be able to contain!

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

When: Wednesday, October 19th at 6:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

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Yung Bae at the Danforth Music Hall

Yung Bae, the emerging producer specializing in the “future funk” genre, is bringing the Groove Continental tour to the Danforth Music Hall! Dance the night away with Yung Bae, who has performed at major international festivals including Coachella!

Where: 147 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON, M4K 1N2.

When: Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

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CKay at the Opera House

Chukwuka Ekweani, better known as CKay, is one of Nigeria’s finest musical exports and will be lighting up the Opera House this Thursday! He’s the mastermind behind Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ahh), which was the first song to top the Billboard Afrobeats chart and the first Nigerian song to pass 1 billion streams on Spotify!
Where: The Opera House, 735 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4M 1H1.

When: Thursday, October 20th at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $$-$$$.

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Cleopatrick at the Velvet Underground

Cleopatrick are dropping their new E.P. Doom this Friday, and are inviting you to their release party at the Velvet Underground! The Cobourg, Ontario based drummer and guitarist duo are one of the hottest acts in Canadian rock right now, and are sure to tear the house down!

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

When: Friday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m.

Price: $$.

https://cleopatrick.com/

GIVĒON at HISTORY

After collaborating with Drake on Chicago Freestyle, GIVĒON rose to prominence and is now headlining a three-night residency at HISTORY! Catch the Grammy nominated singer-songwriter at Toronto’s newest major venue; it’s only a matter of time until he starts selling out stadiums!

Where: HISTORY, 1663 Queen St E, Toronto, ON, M4L 1G5.

When: Wednesday, October 19th to Friday, October 21st.

Price: $$$.

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