If you’re looking forward to concerts coming back to the city, you’re in luck. We’ve put together a list of 8 concerts that need to be on your radar in March.
From Hippo Campus to Mitski to Parquet Courts, there’s something for everyone. Get ready to return to live music with these amazing shows!
All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.
March 9 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Get ready to catch Hippo Campus at the Danforth Music Hall on March 9th in support of their new album, LP3. That record features recently released standout track, “Bang Bang.” “I was in a long-distance relationship for a long time and I knew that it wasn’t working,” Hippo Campus’ Jake Luppen explains of “Bang Bang.” “But instead of us talking about it, we ignored it. It was a situation where our attraction to each other caused us to neglect all the very logical issues that were at hand.”
March 15 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Manchester Orchestra’s The Million Masks of God Tour stops at the Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 15th. Their most recent album, The Million Masks of God, will bring some amazing energy to the stage. “If Black Mile was this idea of ‘from birth to death,’ this album would really be more about ‘from birth to beyond, focusing on the highs and lows of life and exploring what could possibly come next’.”
March 17 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Tickets
Parquet Courts will be playing the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 17th with support from Mdou Moctar. The band will be bringing their recent album, Sympathy For Life, to the stage. The indie-punks critique late capitalism on the jam-heavy album. “Wide Awake! was a record you could put on at a party,” co-frontman Austin Brown explains. “Sympathy For Life is influenced by the party itself. Historically, some amazing rock records have been made from mingling in dance music culture – from Talking Heads to Screamadelica. Our goal was to bring that into our own music. Each of us, in our personal lives, has been going to more dance parties. Or rather, we were pre-pandemic, which is when this record was made.”
March 18 | Massey Hall | Tickets
Big news, Mitski fans! She’ll be playing Massey Hall on March 18th in support of her new album, Laurel Hell. Mitski channels more of an upbeat sound on the new record, so put on your dancing shoes. “I needed to create something that was also a pep talk… Like, it’s time, we’re going to dance through this,” Mitski explains of the album. Laurel Hell features previously released singles “Love Me More,” “Working For The Knife,” “The Only Heartbreaker,” and “Heat Lightning.”
St. Paul and the Broken Bones
March 18 | Queen Elizabeth Theatre | Tickets
St. Paul & The Broken Bones are hitting the stage at Queen Elizabeth Theatre on March 18th. They’ll be playing tons of tunes from their new album, The Alien Coast. The record marks the first time the band ever recorded in their hometown of Birmingham. It boasts a dreamy balance of rock & roll, R&B, psychedelia, and funk.
March 22 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Aaron Maine is bringing his most recent Porches album, All Day Gentle Hold !, to Lee’s Palace on March 22nd. The playful, frantic record is sure to be amazing live. All Day Gentle Hold ! is all about celebration. It sees Porches channeling a harder, louder, shorter sound. Maine says that the album’s chaotic sound boasts “the most energetic, off-the-cuff moments, collaged together into the most captivating songs I could make.” “I recorded this album in my room between October 2019 and April 2021,” Porches explains. “The world was flipped and I wanted to make something injected with as much love, urgency, and lust for humanity as I possibly could.”
Car Seat Headrest
March 22 and 23 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Car Seat Headrest are headed to the Danforth Music Hall on March 22nd and 23rd. The four-piece are bringing their 2020 album, Making A Door Less Open, to the stage. The record marked Car Seat Headrest’s first new music in four years, so this show’s sure to be a big one! “Each track is the result of an intense battle to bring out its natural colors and transform it into a complete work,” frontman Will Toledo explains of the track. “The songs contain elements of EDM, hip hop, futurism, doo-wop, soul, and of course rock and roll.”
March 31 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Soccer Mommy is set to hit the Phoenix Concert Theatre on March 31st. The highly anticipated show will see Sophie Allison finally playing her beloved 2020 album, Color Theory, live in Toronto. The magnetic collection boasts 10 tracks that call upon the music of her childhood. “I wanted the experience of listening to color theory to feel like finding a dusty old cassette tape that has become messed up over time, because that’s what this album is: an expression of all the things that have slowly degraded me personally,” Allison explains in a statement. “The production warps, the guitar solos occasionally glitch, the melodies can be poppy and deceptively cheerful. To me, it sounds like the music of my childhood distressed and, in some instances, decaying.”