We’ve scoured the listings and picked 5 bands we think you should see LIVE this week. It may be summer and most people are at cottages or lazying in the park but if you are itching to see some high energy live music we’ve got your fix right here.
August 09 – Pins & Needles – Rivoli
Pins & Needles formed during Girls Rock Camp 2012. 5 years later, Deanna, Nastasia, Sabrina and Rebecca, are still rocking, though some of the members live in Montreal now. They headline the Fried Records all-ages show at the Rivoli this Wednesday along with Cool Hands and Torero.
August 10 – Molly Nilsson – Baby G
Molly Nilsson, the Berlin-based – Swedish-born musician, plays Toronto every summer, like clockwork she tours through our city, usually in July. Her annual visit is this Thursday at the Baby G. If you haven’t seen her before, it’s minimal dark synth-pop done very well and she is DIY until she dies. The show is almost sold out. Get your hands on a ticket now.
August 11 – Teenanger – Horseshoe Tavern
Teenanger are also in our Mar On Music’s top 5 tracks of the week for “Just Drop It”. Toronto’s Teenanger often confused for the word “Teenager” have just released their fifth album and titled it, Teenager, just to confuse you more. Far from being teenagers, the band has been bopping and rocking in Toronto’s punk scene since 2007. They’re celebrating their record release this Friday, August 11 at the Horseshoe.
Aug 13 – Kaleidoscope Horse – Handlebar
Toronto’s Kaleidoscope Horse is a 5 piece theatrical dream psych band that will equally make you dance and cry. I have yet to cry at a show but I have definitely danced and swayed to their music. They headline the Handlebar on Sunday night along with Granddad all the way from Alaska!!! And Bald Britney who is hilarious and punk af.
August 13 – The Big Moon – The Drake
One of the best things we saw at SXSW 2017. This will be the Big Moon’s second appearance in Toronto (they previously opened for the Japanese House last November). They are with their buddy Marika Hackman this time. Everyone is from London and they are all such great pals that the Big Moon backed Marika Hackman on her record and are also her backing band, so that’s a double duty for the Big Moon ladies on Sunday night at the Drake.