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12 Shows That Need To Be On Your Radar This Month (September)

Summer is all but officially behind us, but the fun doesn’t stop as we head into fall. Toronto’s September concert lineup is jam-packed with reasons to venture out for a serving of live music.

From indie icons Dinosaur Jr to Neko Case, Collective Concerts has you covered for calendar-clearing events this month. Check out September’s must-see Collective Concerts events.

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

Car Seat Headrest

September 11 | The Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Car Seat Headrest’s re-worked Twin Fantasy album is sure to land on ‘best of 2018’ lists across the continent come December. Check out the indie rock outfit at The Danforth on September 11.


September 12 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

Get loud with California punk rockers FIDLAR at the Phoenix. They’ve released a pair of new tunes but have yet to formally announce a new record, so this could be your first chance to hear more new material from one of the most raucous bands going. They’re also joined by Dilly Dally and NOBRO, so it’s sure to be a fine evening of ear-splitting rock.

The Hold Steady

September 12-15 | Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets

The reigning kings of literate indie rock invade the Legendary Hoseshoe Tavern for four nights in mid-September. They’ve been sharing new music at a steady clip for nearly a year now, so expect to hear more of what their yet-to-be-announced next album may feature.


September 13 | Rebel | Tickets

Interpol returned this summer with their sixth studio album, Marauder. They’re set to takeover Rebel for an evening of indie rock that’s both brooding and anxious as hell.

Dinosaur Jr

September 16 | Opera House | Tickets

The tide of tears was effectively stemmed after it was announced Dinosaur Jr would make-up their postponed dates with Mastodon by playing Toronto’s Opera House on September 16. Consider it a bonus, but don’t forget your earplugs!


September 17 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

Idles’ second full-length record Joy as an Act Of Resistance has effectively provided more assurance that punk rock is alive and well. Find out why the Bristol, England-born outfit is garnering so much praise for their latest effort.

Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls

September 18-20 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

Frank Turner’s seventh studio album, Be More Kind, is an album that stands as a statement on the times we currently live in, with Turner flexing his storytelling ability over the course of 13 songs. He hits the stage at the Phoenix for three nights in September, and he’ll have local boys Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs in-tow, so c’mon out for a night of no-frills rock and roll.

Remo Drive

September 18 | Hard Luck Bar | Tickets

Bloomington, Minnesota-based rockers Remo Drive wear their influences on their collective sleeves. They’ll bring their brand of indie-rock/power-pop/pop-punk to Hard Luck Bar on September 18.

Graham Coxon

September 19 | The Mod Club | Tickets

Blur founding member Graham Coxon will bring his acoustic tour to Toronto’s Mod Club later this month. It’s a rare opportunity to catch Coxon in not only a stripped-back setting, but in North America in general. Not. To. Be. Missed.


September 19 | The Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Join Wayne Kramer for MC50, celebrating 50 years of MC5’s Kick Out The Jams.

Neko Case

September 24-25 | The Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Singer-songwriter Neko Case returned earlier this year with her seventh solo studio album, Hell-On. It’s one of the year’s best-reviewed records, which should only be further cemented by witnessing her live while she tour’s the 12-song masterpiece of Americana.

Brian Fallon

September 30 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

Brian Fallon has been extra kind to Torontonians over the past year, bringing both his solo act and Gaslight Anthem tours to the 6ix. He returns on September 30 with a date set for the Phoenix.

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