CMW Daily Best Bets: Friday, May 10

Catch Toronto indie giants Tokyo Police Club, The Dirty Nil, Zaki Ibrahim, and more tonight!

Happy Friday, Toronto! The end of this week is going to be epic, as it marks some killer shows that are part of Canadian Music Week.

There’s bound to be at least one show you’ll want to hit up tonight, as there are so many rad performances across the city. Today’s outstanding lineup features shows from some of the city’s best indie artists like Tokyo Police Club, the Dirty Nil, Zaki Ibrahim, and more.

Check out our top picks for tonight’s shows below.
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Tokyo Police Club

The Phoenix | Event Info

Toronto indie rockers Tokyo Police Club are headlining The Phoenix with their hooky, energetic tunes and upbeat live show. After rediscovering the love for their band and making their return after four years with TPC, the band will be performing dynamic hits from the album tonight, such as “Hercules,” “Pigs,” and “Daisy Chain.”


The Dirty Nil

The Phoenix | Event Info

Yet another reason to hit up The Phoenix tonight! Rowdy punk rockers The Dirty Nil will be taking to the stage before Tokyo Police Club to perform some of their raucous Master Volume tracks. You’ll be sure to hear some of their gritty, distorted hits like “That’s What Heaven Feels Like” and “Pain of Infinity.” Plus, The Dirty Nil are renowned for their wild, unruly live shows, so this is sure to be a must-see tonight.

Zaki Ibrahim

Longboat Hall | Event Info

Zaki Ibrahim is set to hit the Longboat Hall as part of the Blue Crane Agency and Afrofest showcase, where there will also be performances from rad artists like Asuquomo, Violent Ground, Flara K, Shay Lia. South African-Canadian singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim will be bringing her renowned, distinguished tunes to the stage, and you won’t want to miss the performance from this hip hop and soul icon.


Goodnight, Sunrise

Horseshoe Tavern | Event Info

Goodnight, Sunrise will be taking to the stage at the Horseshoe Tavern tonight alongside a stacked set of artists like Laurent Bourque, A Fellow Ship, Fade Awaays, Nick Waterhouse, and Paper Shakers. They’ll be bringing their feel good indie pop tunes to the stage, making for an upbeat, bop-worthy performance that’s sure to leave you in the best of moods.