You probably need to balance out all that family time with some good old rock shows and maybe some dance music around the holidays. Here are four coming up that you should check out:
WOODEN SKY HOLIDAY REVUE
When: December 16, 2014
Where: 918 Bathurst Street
Who: The Wooden Sky, The Smoke Show, Jon Hynes
Scoop: The 5th Annual Holiday Revue is in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank again, featuring good tunes and a holiday market of local works from local artists.
JASON COLLETT’S BASEMENT REVUE
When: December 18, 2014
Where: The Opera House
Who: Joseph Boyden, A Tribe Called Red, Jennifer Castle, Lee Maracle, Naomi Klein, Learine Simpson, Tara Williamson, Shary Boyle, Emily Van Duke, Chris Derksen + special guests
Scoop: In its 7th year, The Basement Revue brings together the Canadian arts community for some Holiday cheer and to raise support for missing aboriginal women.
BLOWUP 20th ANNIVERSARY + ANNUAL HOLIDAY BASH
When: December 20, 2014
Where: The Great Hall
Who: Tess Parks, The Holiday Crowd + surprise guests
Scoop: Chef/promoter/DJ Davey Love celebrates the 20th anniversary of this Toronto Brit pop mainstay.
INDIE88 PRESENTS COVER ME IMPRESSED
When: December 27, 2014
Where: Lee’s Palace
Who: Members of July Talk, Steven Stanley, Spencer Burton, Brendan Canning, Catl, Taylor Knox, Ferraro, Whitney Rose + more
Scoop: Hosted by Sam Cash and the Romantic Dogs, Cover Me Impressed is a night of classic covers from some of Toronto’s favourite musicians in support of SKETCH Working Arts and the Daily Bread Food Bank. That’s not all! Get there early enough and enjoy some free beer samples courtesy of Collective Arts Brewing. They’ll be doing a tasting from 7 – 8 PM. Cheers !