Summer is here, and that means your concert-going schedule is about to get pretty swamped!
There are so many amazing shows coming to the city this month, it’s going to be tough for you to choose which ones to attend. From Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs to August Burns Red, there’s something for every music lover in Toronto this June. Check out eight concerts that need to be on your radar this month below.
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Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs
June 6 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets
Head to The Horseshoe Tavern on Thursday, June 6th to catch Sam Coffey and The Iron Lungs with openers Nyssa and Dboy. Sam and the boys are sure to bring some killer tunes to the stage from their most recent self-titled album, such as “Judy,” “Talk 2 Her,” and “Tough.” If you check this show out, you’ll see why this raucous group gained the title as one of Toronto’s best live bands.
June 8 | The Opera House | Tickets
U.S. Girls will be bringing The Opera House down with their killer rock bangers alongside openers Badge Epoque. Meg Remy’s unbelievably rowdy outfit are sure to play some tunes from last year’s In A Poem Unlimited, which she explains “features dark meditations reflecting charged atmospheres that directly precede and follow acts of violence. Many of the songs are character studies of women grappling with power; how to gain and exert it spiritually, as well as desperate strategies to mitigate its infliction.”
June 15 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets
After releasing “Ecstatic Baby” in May, Yeasayer are set to hit the Mod Club Theatre on Saturday, June 15th, where they’ll be performing their experimental rock tracks. The New York-based band are set to release their new album Erotic Reruns on Friday, so you’re sure to hear a huge lineup of unbelievable new tunes. “The seeds for this album were planted while the band was touring in 2016 during the final moments of the election, and the result is a vehement reaction to what followed,” according to a press release.
June 16 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets
Australian four-piece indie-pop outfit San Cisco will be bringing their breakout hit “Awkward,” in addition to loads of other new tunes to the stage at the Mod Club Theatre on Sunday, June 16th alongside Carla Geneve. San Cisco is renowned for their exploration of displacement, heartache, homesickness, and the cruelty of love through the lens of disco, funk, and indie instrumental lines.
Death Cab For Cutie
June 20 | RBC Echo Beach | Tickets
Death Cab For Cutie fans, you’re in luck. The indie giants are set to hit the stage at RBC Echo Beach on Thursday, June 20th alongside outstanding opener, Jenny Lewis. Death Cab is set to perform a balance of old fan favourites and newer Thank You for Today hits. Their 2018 record illustrates the ever-changing climate, showing that, even while you’re grieving over heartbreak, time keeps on moving, and the life you once knew will become something entirely different.
June 22 | Pier 8 | Tickets
What a killer lineup! Head to Hamilton, Ontario’s Pier 8 on Saturday June 22nd to catch The National alongside openers Alvvays, Hayden, Jennifer Castle, and Hannah Georgas. The National are currently out touring their recently released album, I Am Easy To Find, which sees the band continuing to pursue their search for meaning in today’s peculiar political landscape. As the album progresses, it sinks further and further into that quintessential melancholy the indie giants so frequently offer up, so you’re sure to be in for a stellar, highly emotional show.
June 23 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Touché Amoré are headed to Lee’s Palace on Sunday, June 23rd with openers P.O.S. and True Love. They’ll be playing tunes off of 2016’s Stage Four, which serves as a memory of both the band living its dream to the fullest and having to push through immense loss. The California-based group will be bringing its distressed, yet melodic sound and passionate vocals to this Toronto stage, and you won’t want to miss these punk rockers’ vulnerable, impactful performance.
August Burns Red
June 25 | Rebel | Tickets
August Burns Red are returning to Toronto on June 25th, where they’ll be performing at Rebel with Silverstein and Silent Planet. The metalcore band is sure to perform some new tunes in addition to hits from 2017’s Phantom Anthem, which touches on themes like planet preservation, pro-activism anthems, and the horrors of living in Trump’s version of America. “The level of musicianship is at an all-time high for us,” guitarist JB Brubaker told the Alt Press, which means you’re bound to be in for the performance of a lifetime.