Get ready, Toronto, we’re in for a big music month.
The weather is getting warmer and concert season is on the horizon, but there are still tons of exciting shows for you to check out across the city this month. Concert-goers can gear up for some rad performances from outstanding indie artists like Local Natives, Pedro the Lion, Skeggs, and more. Check out six concerts you won’t want to miss this month below.
All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.
Pedro the Lion
May 13 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Pedro the Lion will be bringing their indie rock tunes to the stage on May 13th at Lee’s Palace. They’ll be playing tracks off of Phoenix, their first new album in 15 years, which explore themes of looking to your past to figure out who you are in the present. This show is one you won’t want to miss, packed with intoxicatingly dark, yet hopeful introspection backed by a sort of delicate rock and roll.
May 21 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets
Australian garage rock trio Skeggs will be hitting up The Horseshoe Tavern on May 21st, where they’ll be playing tons of tunes from their debut album, My Own Mess. The fun-loving surf rockers will be putting on an exciting show that will come packed with their catchy, signature comical punk tracks
Lee Fields & The Expressions
May 23 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Lee Fields & The Expressions play dynamic blues tunes that are on the forefront of the current soul revival. Head to the Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 23rd to take a listen to Fields’ emotive, pained vocal lines as he sings of suffering, vulnerability, and people’s innate ability to love and be loved.
May 23 | The Garrison | Tickets
July Talk’s Danny Miles is hitting the stage at The Garrison on May 23rd with his side project, Tongue Helmet. Miles and Timbuktu join forces to create these mysterious, psychedelic, and orchestral tunes and the show is sure to be driven by a feverish, fun-loving performance.
May 24 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Acclaimed British trio Bear’s Den will be at the Phoenix on May 24th, where they’ll be bringing their latest album So that you might hear me to the stage. The folk rock band’s performance is one you won’t want to miss, as they show of the musical maturity that shines through their refreshing third album, allowing themselves to create music without being constrained by any given genre.
May 27 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Local Natives are set to hit the stage at the Phoenix on May 27th, where they’ll be playing the tracks off of their dynamic, textured new album, Violet Street. You won’t want to miss this performance that will see their SoCal indie taking the forefront, revolving around airy harmonies, jumpy instrumentals, and a delicate balance of tender ballads and frantic rock bangers.