12 Concerts That Need To Be On Your Radar This Month (December)

Collective Concerts shows you need to see this December

The weather is getting chillier, but you’re not going to want to stay inside with all of the rad shows coming to Toronto this December.

From Alvvays to Hollerado, this concert lineup is sure to keep you busy all month long considering there will be tons of rad shows from music icons, as well as up and coming indie artists. Check out December’s must-see Collective Concert events below.

All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.

Parquet Courts

December 5 | The Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Parquet Courts will be hitting the stage tonight at The Horseshoe Tavern, where they’ll be playing tons of new tracks from their fifth and most groundbreaking record, Wide Awake!. The songs are a refreshing combination of individuality and collectivity, which is a solid representation of the band’s restless and upbeat live performance.

Dilly Dally

December 6 | Lee’s Palace | Sold Out

Dilly Dally is set to bring their lively, raucous music to Lee’s Palace on December 6th with their fierce, fiery, and distortion-soaked tunes. Frontwoman Katie Monks writes songs as coping mechanisms, hoping that their music can be a survival kit for hard times.


December 6 | Mod Club Theatre | Sold Out

Catch Phosphorescent’s distinctive artistic voice at The Mod Club on December 6th for a show full of haunting, Willie Nelson style tracks. With tracks that are equal parts intimate and grand, dreamed and real, and lyrical and experimental, you’re sure to be in for a rad show.


December 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Indulge in the dreamy surf rock tunes of Alvvays at the Danforth Music Hall from December 6th to December 10th, with their perfectly complimentary opener, Snail Mail. Alvvays’ latest album Antisocialites is packed with colourful noise pop and relatable, honest lyrics.

Japanese House

December 8 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

Amber Bain’s groovy electronic project Japanese House is coming to Lee’s Palace on December 8th, where she’ll be playing synthy tracks that will be sure to get you swaying. Her upcoming album, Good At Falling, is set to be her most personal and direct yet, and Bain is bound to play a couple of new tunes off of the record.

Wild Child

December 9 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

Austin-based ensemble Wild Child is bringing their blend of indie pop and infectious melodies to Lee’s Palace on December 9th. Their sweet, bouncy tracks do a great job of getting the crowd dancing with their ukulele infused melodies and heartwarming lyrics.

Justus Proffit And Jay Som

December 11 | The Garrison | Tickets

Justus Proffit and Jay Som are a blend of garage rock, country twang, and art pop, and they’ll be bringing their infused tunes to The Garrison on December 11th. The duo’s collaboration makes for a hybrid between lo-fi sonic twangs and heavier, layered melodies, making for a complimentary, genre-breaking combination of artists.

Busty And The Bass

December 13, 14, 15 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets

Montreal’s nine-piece outfit Busty and the Bass is a tight electro-funk band with wood, brass, and bone instrumentals. The full sounding band is set to perform at The Mod Club from December 13th to December 15th, where they’re sure to get the crowd tapping their feet and swinging their hips with their powerful tracks.


December 15, 16 | The Opera House | Tickets

Post-hardcore band Silverstein are hitting the stage at The Opera House on December 15th and 16th, where they’ll bring a sweet dynamic of mellow clean tones and screaming, heavily distorted riffs. From full-throated rock tunes to thrilling, heavy tracks, their live performance will be wild and raucous.

The OC: Chrismukkah Edition

December 20 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets

This exciting Chrismukkah show will feature performances from iconic artists like Andrew Hyatt, Damian Abraham of Fucked Up, Ellevator, The Elwins, Jane’s Party, Kandle, and more. The show will be hosted by Indie88’s own Lana Gay, who will be helping you celebrate the seminal soundtrack, Seth, Ryan, Marissa, Summer, and the holiday that has twice the resistance, Chrismukkah!


December 30 & 31 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

Canadian indie rock mainstays Hollerado will be playing at Toronto’s Lee’s Palace on December 30th and 31st, where they’ll be uniting their community of music loving fans. This concert will definitely be worth your while with the sheer energy and musical creativity constantly flowing out of Hollerado’s rocking tunes.

The Sadies

December 31 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets

What better way to spend New Year’s Eve than with The Sadies at The Horseshoe Tavern? The alt-country band prides themselves on constantly pushing their sound into new, unmapped territory with every new track, so the show will be full of unique and resounding songs that are perfect for ringing in the New Year.