November is sure to be jam-packed with exciting concerts from music icons that will make you want to venture into the chilly weather to listen to some live tunes.
From the Sam Roberts Band to Slothrust, this concert lineup will have you clearing your calendars for live music all month long. Check out November’s must-see Collective Concert events below.
All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.
Richard Reed Parry’s Quiet River
November 5 | Long Boat Hall at The Great Hall | Tickets
Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry will be bringing his solo project to the Long Boat Hall on November 5th with the band’s gently psychedelic tunes. Parry draws inspiration from Japanese death poems and folk music of the British Isles, and he considers his songs to be meditative immersive experiences.
November 8 | Monarch Tavern | Tickets
Alberta singer songwriter, Calvin Love, will be headed to the Monarch Tavern on November 8th, where he’ll be playing dark, cinematic pop tracks. Love is a pop stylist who has an ear for melody, but you can hear dreamy psychedelic rock influences in his groovy songs.
Sam Roberts Band
November 10 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Tickets
The Sam Roberts Band will be at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on November 10th, playing legendary indie rock tracks like “Golden Hour” and “Brother Down.” Roberts draws from a wide variety of influences like the Clash, Underworld, and Gordon Lightfoot, blending them together to make unique alternative tracks. Additionally, the show is part of Community Rocks, which will bring together more than 1,200 business leaders, supporters, family members, staff, and people supported by Community Living Toronto.
boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus)
November 10 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Following the release of their self-titled EP, indie supergroup boygenius (Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus) will be coming to the Danforth Music Hall on November 10th. Each tune from the female-fronted power band merges the musicians’ styles in completely different ways, but boygenius still feels perfectly cohesive.
November 11 | The Opera House | Tickets
Seven piece indie pop band, Los Campesinos!, are bringing their 10th anniversary North American tour to The Opera House on November 11th. The Wales band released their first two albums back in 2008, and in honour of those iconic tracks, they’re playing them once again as they bring their hit songs to Canada this November.
November 11 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets
Ocean Alley is rooted in memorable blends of psychedelic surf-rock, with sun-soaked tracks and dreamy hooks. They’ve received praise around the world for their impressive live performances, and you can catch one of their seamless live sets at The Horseshoe Tavern on November 11th.
Wild Nothing with Men I Trust
November 12 | The Opera House | Tickets
Jack Tatum, better known under the pseudonym Wild Nothing, is all about embracing both expanding technologies and the power of humanity in his music. His latest tracks have been carved out through themes from previous releases, and he’s really embraced and channeled his creativity on his latest songs. Catch Wild Nothing at The Opera House on November 10th.
November 13 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets
Slothrust aims to create a sort of ethereal cosmos through their music by using unique melodies that are distinctly their own. Exploring themes like nature, metaphors about floating and drowning, and personal stories, frontwoman Leah Wellbaum makes familiar ideas feel new again. The garage rock band will be bringing their awe-inspiring tracks to The Horseshoe Tavern on November 13th.
Lucinda Williams & Her Band Buick 6
November 14 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
You can catch Lucinda Williams at The Phoenix on November 14th, where she’ll be bringing her proud Southern string-based tracks to the stage. From rock to folk and blues, Williams merges a variety of genres into one unique set of songs as she plays with ideas like disappointments, lost friends, and celebrations of life’s subtleties.
November 16, 17 | Trinity St Pauls | Sold Out
Andy Shauf will be bringing his intimate lyrics and heartbreaking melodies to Trinity St Pauls on November 16th and 17th, where he’ll sing about regret, isolation, and loneliness. The prairie musician from Regina will be playing his warm album full of piano, drums, guitars, and clarinet.
November 17 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
The Menzingers will be at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on November 17th with their quintessential jukebox style tracks. This show will be one you won’t want to miss with their bar-room sing along style tracks and nuanced storytelling. The garage punk band will shake the stage with their larger than life melodies and nostalgic, wistful lyrics.
Budweiser presents Yukon Blonde & The Zolas
November 22 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Yukon Blonde has spent years on the road since they started back in 2009, and now they’ll be bringing their rocking show to the Danforth Music Hall on November 22nd. With dynamic, visceral tracks and dense, exciting melodies, you’re sure to be wowed by this indie rock band.
Vancouver alt rock band The Zolas will be accompanying Yukon Blonde with their punchy, experimental tracks inspired by 90’s synth-pop. Their music explores friendship and love as we move more and more toward digital based communication.
Preoccupations with Protomartyr
November 23 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Preoccupations’ texturized tracks explore themes of creation, destruction, and futility through gritty punk melodies. The Canadian post-punk band will be accompanied by the American rock band, Protomartyr, when they hit the stage on November 23rd at Lee’s Palace for a show you won’t want to miss. Protomartyr’s conceptual tracks are a perfect match to Preoccupations’ dark tunes, as they offer crackly guitars, eerie vocals, and sharp rhythms.
November 23 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets
Following the release of their most recent single, “Mexico,” the Fast Romantics will be hitting The Horseshoe on November 23rd, where they’ll play their silky vocals, synth-filled melodies, and elaborate drum beats. Their anthemic live shows suit their catchy pop hooks and emotive lyrics perfectly.
November 27 | The Opera House | Tickets
Cloud Nothings are out touring their intense, lyrically-elaborate fifth album, Last Building Burning, and they’ll be bringing the show to The Opera House on November 27th. The new tunes are visceral and vulnerable, and the gut-wrenching lyrics and striking melodies will leave you thinking about the album and their live performance for weeks.