Get ready for a list of concerts that need to be on your radar this month.
If you’re on the hunt for some of the best shows in the city, we’ve got you covered. For the rest of May you can look forward to shows from Destroyer, Nilüfer Yanya, Kikagaku Moyo, and more.
Check out 7 concerts that need to be on your radar this month below.
All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.
May 6th | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Tickets
You don’t want to miss Honne at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on May 6th! The English electronic music duo are sure to bring some amazing tunes to the stage. They’re sure to break out some music from their new album LET’S JUST SAY THE WORLD ENDED A WEEK FROM NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? The album serves as the pop production duo’s third record to date. “In the past, we’ve limited ourselves,” Honne say. “We might get to a section of a song and things are getting really exciting, but we then pull ourselves back and say, ‘Can we really do that?’. Now, we’ve sidestepped the rules and done whatever we wanted to do.”
May 10th | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Dan Bejar is bringing his new Destroyer album, LABYRINTHITIS, to the Phoenix Concert Theatre on May 10th. The record sees Bejar exploring some uncharted sonic territory. The mystic, intoxicating album opens up with the question, “Do you remember the mythic beast?” on “Tintoretto, It’s For You.” From then on, Bejar weaves peculiar images and perplexing allusions throughout LABYRINTHITIS. It’s sure to make for a pretty epic, surreal live show, so check out Destroyer this month!
May 10th | The Axis Club | Tickets
Nilüfer Yanya is bringing her new sophomore album, PAINLESS, to The Axis Club on May 10th. The genre-bending record sees Yanya at her most vulnerable. Where her debut Miss Universe was more of a concept album, this follow-up sees Yanya opening up about her feelings more directly. Balancing a delicate mix of genres, Yanya channels soulful sounds atop art rock and pop sensibilities. Lyrically, PAINLESS sees Yanya confronting her feelings head-on.
May 11th | Lee’s Palace | Sold Out
Japanese psych-rockers Kikagaku Moyo are on their farewell tour, which is stopping at Lee’s Palace on May 11th. This week, they’re sharing their final album, Kumoyo Island, via Guruguru Brain. After the release of Kumoyo Island, Kikagaku Moyo will go on an indefinite hiatus. For the album, Kikagaku Moyo reconvened at Asakusabashi, Tokyo’s Tsubame Studios, which is where they recorded their earliest releases.
May 17th | The Baby G | Tickets
Tomberlin will be playing The Baby G on May 17th. She’s sure to play music from her new album, i don’t know who needs to hear this… The record serves as the follow-up to 2018’s At Wedding. “The theme of the record is to examine, hold space, make an altar for the feelings,” Tomberlin explains. The show is sure to be pretty moving, so grab a tissue and head to The Baby G this month.
May 18th | The Opera House | Tickets
Holly Laessig and Jess Wolfe are back with their sophomore album as Lucius, Second Nature. They’ll be playing songs from the album at The Opera House on May 18th. Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile produced the new 10-track album. Lucius’ Wolfe and Holly Laessig wrote the album, chronicling their life shifts. Together, they explore motherhood, divorce, career pauses, and more.
May 27th | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Check out Canadian supergroup Anyway Gang’s show at Lee’s Palace on May 27th! They’ll be bringing songs from their new album Still Anyways to the stage. “Well it’s now 2022, and the band is back with some new tunes,” a press release explains. “This time they even added a 4th chord to some of the songs, and worked in a real studio.”