What a huge month for concerts in Toronto!
There are tons of unbelievable performances happening throughout the city this month, from Blanco White at Lee’s Palace on September 8th to Tirzah at the Longboat Hall on September 24th. With unbelievable acts like Lucy Dacus, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, and Joseph, you’re in for a big music month! Check out nine concerts that need to be on your radar this month below.
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September 8 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Head to Lee’s Palace on September 8th to check out American vocalist and guitar played Blanco White, who brings together elements of Andalusian and Latin American music with silky indie sounds. Blanco White is sure to be playing hits like “Olalla” and “Colder Heavens” alongside newer singles like “Papillon” and “On the Other Side.”
September 13 | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets
Fontaines D.C. will be bringing their rowdy alt rock tracks to the Phoenix Concert Theatre on September 13th, where they’ll be playing hits from their recently released album, Dogrel. When speaking of the making of their music, frontman Grian Chatten explains that “we were encouraging each other to be who we believed ourselves to be all the time.”
September 17 | Lee’s Palace | Tickets
Lucy Dacus will be bringing her dreamy, sad anthems to Lee’s Palace on September 17th, where she’ll be playing hits from her renowned album, Historian. This indie icon, who is also a member of Boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, really knows how to write a heartbreak power ballad, especially on her hit track, “Night Shift,” which builds exponentially until Dacus wails lines like, “You got a nine to five, so I’ll take the night shift/ And I’ll never see you again if I can help it.”
September 18 | Monarch Tavern | Tickets
Catch sibling trio Bailen’s elaborate harmony-driven tunes at the Monarch Tavern on September 18th! They’ll be bringing their extravagant, other worldly tunes to the stage, performing tracks like “Something Tells Me” and “I Was Wrong” from their recently released record, Thrilled TO Be Here.
Band of Skulls
September 21 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets
Head to Band Of Skulls’ show with Demob Happy at the Mod Club Theatre on September 21st, where they’ll be playing tons of gritty, stomp-worthy indie rock tunes. Band Of Skulls are sure to play a balance of new tunes from their recently released album, Love Is All You Love, in addition to hits like “I Know What I Am” and “Black Magic.”
September 22 | Rebel | Tickets
Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard is bringing her solo work to Rebel on Sunday, September 22nd. Howard is currently gearing up for the release of her forthcoming record Jaime, which drops on September 20th. The album is named after her late sister, who died of cancer when they were still teens. Jaime taught Howard to play piano and write poetry, and Howard states that “she definitely did shape me as a human being, but the record it not about her. It’s about me. I’m pretty candid about myself and who I am and what I believe.”
September 23 | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets
Head to The Horseshoe Tavern on September 23rd to check out Bleached with The Paranoyds and Pony. Bleached are out on tour supporting their recently released record Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough, which sees band members Jessie and Jennifer Clavin facing addiction and letting go of the past through a punk and garage rock lens.
September 24 | Mod Club Theatre | Tickets
Oregon sister trio Joseph are gearing up for the release of their comeback album Good Luck, Kid, and their set to bring their new tunes to the Mod Club Theatre on September 24th. “The through-line of the album is this idea of moving into the driver’s seat of your own life – recognizing that you’re an adult now, and everything’s up to you from this moment on,” frontwoman Natalie explains. “You’re not completely sure of how to get where you need to go, and you don’t have any kind of a map to help you.”
September 24 | Longboat Hall | Tickets
Head to The Longboat Hall at The Great Hall to catch UK singer-songwriter Tirzah with Kaade. Tirzah will definitely be playing some killer tunes from her recently released record Devotion, which is an intimate, melancholic collection of downtempo R&B love songs.