8 Toronto Shows That Need to be on Your Radar This Month

Collective Concert shows you can't miss

In the cold winter months there’s always the option of staying indoors and pretending the outdoor world doesn’t exist. But if can convince you of one thing, it would be to get your butt off the couch and go out to see a live concert, it’ll make you feel better. But don’t just take our word for it, studies have shown that attending live concerts reduces stress. So do yourself a favour and check out any of these promising bands coming January that will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.

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Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer

January 13th | The Great Hall | Tickets

Shawn Hall (the Harpoonist) and Matthew Rogers (the Axe Murderer) bonded over their love of blues music after meeting while working on radio jingles together. Soon after the pair joined forces to craft their raw and primal sound. Don’t miss them at The Great Hall with Cécile Doo-Kingué.


January 14th | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

Veteran rap duo Blackalicious, made up of Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel, will bring their wordplay to Lee’s Palace on January 14. 2015 release Imani Vol. 1 was the first in a promised three-volume series, so expect to hear some new material on this night.



January 17th | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets

Throwback alert! Denver, Colorado Alternative hip-hop band Flobots’ are headed to Toronto to play new tunes from their highly anticipated fourth album, NOENEMIES.


January 18th | The Mod Club | Tickets

Husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley who make up the Denver-based group Tennis continue their extensive North American tour in celebration of their fourth full-length album, Yours Conditionally. The band are fresh off a spring/summer tour supporting acts like Spoon, The Shins and Father John Misty,


January 22nd | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

One of Vancouver’s most unique artists, Destroyer is set to visit town for one night only, January 22nd at the Phoenix Concert Theater. Singer-songwriter Dan Bejar who pens the Destroyer moniker will be performing tracks off his 12th studio album ken that emerged late last year.



January 23rd | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

Oregon-based indie rockers Typhoon dropped their fourth full-length album, Offerings, on January 12 via Roll Call Records. It’s an expansive concept record that checks in at nearly 70 minutes. They are set to fill the stage at Lee’s Palace on the 23rd.

San Fermin

January 27th | Lee’s Palace | Tickets

It’s a big band with an even larger sound. Baroque-rockers San Fermin make will be filling the stage at Lee’s Palace while on the second leg of their tour supporting their new album Belong.

Diet Cig

January 30th | The Garrison | Tickets

New York two piece Diet Cig just put out their debut record Swear I’m Good at This earlier this year to critical acclaim. Check them out at The Garrison and let them defend their inadequacies to you.