Bands to see LIVE Aug 14-20

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 16 – Surfer Blood – Hard Luck Bar
From Florida, you don’t wanna miss their waves of guitar (we promise no actual blood or surfers will be hurt).

August 17 & 18 –Portugal. The Man – Danforth Music Hall
One of the biggest names in indie rock, Portugal. the Man is playing two shows at the Danforth this week. Also playing both of these shows is See Rock Live’s favorite Partner. Get there EARLY. The show starts at 7 pm.

August 19 – Austra – Harbourfront Centre
FREE show at Harbourfront Centre. Can’t stress that enough, F-R-E-E. When Austra had its record release at the Mod Club in January, it was sold out a month in advance. Don’t miss your chance to see these homegrown heroes for FREE.

August 19 – Fashionism – Bovine Sex Club
Coming all the way from Vancouver, if you are into British punk and new wave and wanna see some West Coast Canadians doing just that, this is the show for you!

August 20 – Deerhoof – The Great Hall
This coming weekend is Camp Wavelength and this year the Wavelength crew are trying out a different version of their camp, “day camp in the city”. There will be shows in parks and different venues around town. We definitely recommend seeing Deerhoof who is the festival closer on Sunday night at the Great Hall as the festival closer.

Related Articles

The Day the Music Burned

It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.
Chuck Berry, 1958.CreditCreditPhoto Illustration by Sean Freeman & Eve Steben for The New York Times. Source Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.

Music Is Facing a Mental Health Crisis

Money is tight while they work long and weird hours, travel incessantly, are isolated from their friends and family at home, and have ample access to drinks and drugs. They write, record, release, and promote, and then repeat the cycle over and over again. And now, more than ever, the industry demands constant content, lest they are forgotten in the ocean of songs hitting Spotify every Friday. But then they get in the van and, especially in Canada, drive absurd distances between low-paying gigs for a tour they likely had to book themselves.


Your email address will not be published.