April is sort of like a buffer month – it’s not winter yet it’s not quite spring, so you just kind of sit there waiting for the weather to make up its mind. Thankfully, Toronto is bustling with some amazing concerts that’ll fill up your schedule in no time. Head to the shows with some friends, your S/O, or yourself and have a downright good time. Here are some Toronto shows you’re going to want to snag tickets for:
All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.
Join Born Ruffians for one of five nights at Lee’s Palace. The band has been on the road for almost a month promoting their newest album, Uncle, Duke & The Chief, and Toronto holds the record for the most sold out shows on the tour. They have an array of opening acts setting the stage for them including Brave Shores and karaoke hosted by Nirvanna the Band the Show. You’re going to want to try and get some tickets to this sold out event – keep a look out for last minute sales!
April 7 | The Garrison | Tickets
Join this Toronto band as they finish off their Spring 2018 tour in their home city! Their album, Basic Behaviour, has impressed thousands and continues to wow even after two months; being compared to Sonic Youth in their early days. Go see what everyones raving about this Saturday!
April 8 | REBEL | Tickets
Scottish band Franz Ferdinand is kicking off their North American tour in our favourite city! The group is promoting their newest album, Always Ascending, so don’t be a “Lazy Boy” and check out the show for a “Glimpse at Love”. P.s. When you buy your ticket, you’re gifted with a digital copy of the album free of charge!
Cigarettes After Sex
April 9 | The Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Cigs After Sex is touring their first, full-length album at the Danforth Music Hall and it’s something you’ve got to experience. Their ambient-pop, sound is like something you’d hear in a dream and will have you floating on a cloud the whole night.
April 11 | Hard Luck Bar | Tickets
See Vundabar perform their amazing record Smell Smoke at Hard Luck Bar next week! Vundabar has taken classic rock and put a modern twist on it, calling their album “the wheat grass shot of music listening.” They’re joined by Ratboys, Lester Brown, and Sure for an epic night.
The Canadian post-punk band is opening their North American & European tour with two stops in Toronto! Their album is full of amazing crooning vocals, epic harmonies, and intricate instrumentation you’ll be mezmorized by! Although their Horseshoe Tavern show is sold out, you can still get some tix for the event at The Garrison.
April 18 | The Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
This country-music star is on the rise and a must-see show at the Danforth Music Hall. See the genre’s most celebrated new artist perform tracks off her new album, All American Made, along with Blackfoot Gypsies for an amazing night.
April 19 | Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets
Try and get tix for this sold out show by U.S. Girls and James Baley. U.S Girls’ newest album In A Poem Unlimited is a crafty one – Meghan Remy went to multiple studios and worked with over 20 collaborators to make this album as epic as possible. The hard work paid off!
Built To Spill & The Afghan Whigs
April 19 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Take a trip back to the early days of indie rock with this excellent double feature at the Danforth Music Hall. With nearly sixty years of experience between then two, Afghan Whigs and Built To Spill will surely put on a heck of a show!
April 28 | Longboat Hall at The Great Hall | Tickets
Soccer Mommy is taking over North America with a tour after releasing their debut album Clean earlier this month. Join them and Longbeard for a celebration for their first proper, studio album!
April 29 | REBEL | Tickets
See this epic singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer and musician at REBEL to jam out to songs off his latest album OOZ. The talented artist’s songs have a blend of punk jazz, hip-hop, and darkwave – making this a truly unique record. See it for yourself!
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