10 Toronto Shows That Need To Be On Your Radar This Month

Collective concerts you need to check out this spring

May has arrived and with it so has spring, meaning a new month full of new music and concerts! The combination of gorgeous weather and awesome music has put us in the mood to get out there and jam. Think about it – no more bundling up in snow suits, no more shivering in line waiting to enter venues – just jeans, a T-shirt, a comfortable breeze and sweet tunes!

If you’re as pumped as we are for the month of May and the concerts to come, then make sure to check out our list of concerts to see this month! Before you know it, you’ll have experienced a ton of awesome shows and summer will be closer than ever!

All shows have been selected by Indie88 staff for this sponsored feature.

Brian Jonestown Massacre

May 9th | The Danforth Music Hall | Tickets

Brian Jonestown Massacre will put on a show you definitely don’t want to miss! With tunes reminiscent of psychedelic rock in its prime, you’ll be taken on a trip with the bands epic sound.

Charly Bliss

May 19th | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets

Charly Bliss is the power pop, indie rock band you just can’t help but adore. With quirky tunes, a raging guitar and fun lyrics, this band is one to see! Check them out at the Horseshoe Tavern.

King Tuff

May 23rd | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets

Get lost in the sweet combination of rock, pop, and psychedelic noise that is King Tuff! A guaranteed great show at the Horseshoe tavern.

Dirty Projectors

May 25th | The Great Hall | Tickets

This band is indie to a T, featuring zany jams and kooky music videos – we definitely suggest you attend, as the performance is sure to be nothing short of awesome.


Post Animal

May 25th | Hard Luck Bar | Tickets

These mellow, psychedelic tunes will have you questioning whether MGMT and Tame Impala had a love child resulting in Post Animal – the answer? We’re not sure… but this band is groovy, man.


Little Junior

May 25th | The Garrison | Tickets

Little junior describe themselves as too punk for pop, too pop for punk – we think they’re the perfect combination.



May 26th | The Drake Hotel | Tickets

Paul Murphy of Wintersleep’s solo project Postdata will not fail to impress you with deep, alternative rock (and a plausible dash of folk) tunes!


Parquet Courts

May 27th | Phoenix Concert Theatre | Tickets

Are you ready to dance? We are! Get down to Parquet Courts on May 27th, at the Phoenix Concert Theatre – you’re destined for good tunes and a good time with these guys!



May 26th | The Horseshoe Tavern | Tickets

Make your 90s dreams come true, catch Rusty at The Horseshoe Tavern on May 26th and reminisce on your the best grunge tracks!


The Decemberists

May 30th | Sony Centre for the Performing Arts | Tickets

This music video is pretty wild, but you know what’s going to be even wilder? The Decemberists live performance at the Sony Centre! Vibe to their alternative jams on May 30th.

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