There is no shortage of great concerts to catch as we say goodbye to summer this September. From indie icons Pavement on a reunion run, to the orchestral arrangements of Father John Misty, we’ve got you covered for must-see shows this month.
Let’s take a look at eight concerts you need on your radar for September 2022.
All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.
September 14 | Massey Hall | Tickets
Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett brings new material to Massey Hall this week. Expect to hear much of the 2021 record Things Take Time, which Barnett has described as songs written “unabashedly with love, renewal, healing and self-discovery,” according to a press release. Barnett has partnered with PLUS1 so that a portion of proceeds goes to supporting Indigenous-led organizations working for equity, justice, and community development. www.plus1.org
September 18 | Danforth Music Hall | Tickets
Spiritualized expanded their tour earlier this year to include a pair of new Canadian dates, including this month’s show at Danforth Music Hall. The English collective’s ninth studio album Everything Was Beautiful dropped in April via Fat Possum. Don’t pass on an opportunity to check out J. Spaceman and Co. live.
September 24 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Local alt-country mainstays Elliott Brood hit the stage at Lee’s Palace on Saturday, September 24th.
September 26 | History | Tickets
Get ready for an amazing show from Japanese Breakfast at History on July 19th. She’ll be playing hits from her third studio album, Jubilee. From prioritizing happiness amidst a toxic relationship with her father on “Tactics” to the the melancholic closer “Posing For Cars,” Jubilee sees Japanese Breakfast exploring new sounds and themes, finding optimism even in the darkest of times. “Kokomo, IN” is truly a standout, with retro instrumentals and dreamy, sway-able melodies as Japanese Breakfast sings of longing, delivering lines like, “If ever you come back/ Wherever you find your way to/ Ans though it may not last/ Just know that I’ll be here always.”
September 26 and 27 | Massey Hall | Tickets
Indie icons Pavement haul their reunion tour into Toronto’s Massey Hall for a pari of dates this month. Pavement’s 2010 reunion saw them play four sold out benefit shows in Central Park and top the bills of worldwide festivals including Coachella, Reading & Leeds, Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Festival.
September 27 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
September 27th offers a little bit of something for everyone, including MUNA’s high-energy indie-pop invading the Phoenix Concert Theatre. MUNA has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting Fugees Family and their work empowering refugees to integrate successfully into their new country by providing them the support and structure they need to realize their vast potential.
Father John Misty
September 27 | Roy Thomson Hall | Tickets
Have yourself an evening with Father John Misty as he is set to hit the stage at Roy Thomson Hall with his renowned live set up.
Ten Kills The Pack
September 29 | The Great Hall | Tickets
Local indie-folk artist Ten Kills The Pack will release a new EP, Thank You For Trying: ACT I, this week. Catch Ten Kills The Pack performing new material, including the vulnerable cut “Curbside Panic Attack,” at The Great Hall at the end of the month.
Jeremie Albino & The Rosehall Band
September 30 | The Axis Club | Tickets
The Axis Club (formerly The Mod Club) plays host to Jeremie Albino’s bluesy folk-rock on September 30. The singer-songwriter released a new EP, Past Dawn, earlier this year.