Events in Toronto

Events in Toronto

Here’s our little page of concert and art show listings for the Toronto area. If you want only show music or art related events, filter using the categories at the top of the calendar. Dark grey is music and green is art.

If you want your live show, DJ, art show, book release, or film launch listed on Gig It, send us an email. Reminder: We only list Toronto based shows.

Cosmonauts with The Molochs, Sunshine and The Blue Moon + Laura Lynn Petrick DJ set @ The Silver Dollar
Apr 1 @ 21:00
The Acorn @ Drake Undeground
Apr 8 @ 20:00

19+ show

‘Glory Hope Mountain ‘ 10th Anniversary

Canada became a hotbed for indie rock in the early 2000s, with multiple bands finding their footing in cities like Montreal and Ottawa before spreading their music to other areas. The Acorn differentiated itself from the pack by using acoustic instruments and conceptual themes, creating a sound that owed as much to experimental folk as rock & roll. Although formed by songwriter Rolf Klausener as a one-man recording project, the Acorn had grown into a full band by the time Glory Hope Mountain appeared in 2007. Based on the life of Klausener’s Honduran-born mother, Gloria Esperanza Montoya, the album helped position the Acorn as another popular Canadian export, and the group followed its release with No Ghost in 2010

With the group’s founding band members scattered across Canada, the project took an unofficial hiatus in 2011. Between 2011-2013, Rolf emerged to play a handful of shows in Canada and the UK, but spent most of his energy on new personal projects.

In 2014, Rolf unearthed 3 years worth of writing, taking on a slew of forms from dark electro soul, to minimalist dirge folk. The recordings will find their way on an new album titled VIEUX LOUP in 2015.

The Toronto Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ The Opera House
Apr 8 @ 20:00 – Apr 9 @ 02:00

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The Pancakes & Booze Art Show – Toronto
Toronto’s LARGEST pop-up UNDERGROUND art show is back!
-100+ Artists Showcasing
-Live Audio & Visual Performances
-Live Body Painting
-AGES 19+

Paintings, mixed media, photography, sculptures, drawings, graffiti!

Live performances by:

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The Bronx with Dave Hause + The Mermaid @ Lee's Palace
Apr 12 @ 20:00
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer with Ryan McNally @ Lee's Palace
Apr 13 @ 20:00
Duchess Says with Hoan + Bike Thiefs @ The Baby G
Apr 21 @ 20:00
The Beaches with Dead Love, Shy Kids + The Brains @ The Horseshoe Tavern
Apr 21 @ 20:00

19+ show

The Beaches
Hailing from the East side of Toronto, The Beaches are an all female indie rock band whose members are still in high school. Taking their cues from such artists as Patti Smith, Elastica and The White Stripes, The Beaches write and perform with an authentic, biting and hooky sound. Their debut single and Maxxis directed video for “Loner” was recently added into the heaviest rotation on MuchMusic in Canada. Their forthcoming EP will be released this spring.
The Brains
More Brrraaaaaiiinnnsss!!!
Canada’s most insanest, undeadest and bestest psychobilly horror-punks are back with with their latest, greatest album to date.

The Brains has never been a band to follow the rules…in fact they’ve made it a point to utterly and completely destroy every single one of them with each album they release and every show they play. These hardworking road-warriors have brought their eye-popping live show to the four corners of the world; playing packed houses throughout Europe, Canada and the US alongside acts like Mad Sin, The Offspring, The Reverend Horton Heat, The Real McKenzies, The Creepshow and many more. A relentless tour schedule is in the works for 2013 that includes stops at CMW, PouzzaFest and The Pineda Psychobilly Meeting in Spain.

The Monster Within is an unholy collection of 14 mind-bendingly brain-melting tracks that will explode in your earholes like a hell-born volcano. The impossibly fast and unbelievably tight rhythm section of Pat Kadaver (skins) and Colin The Dead (stand up bass) threaten to push the limits of sanity and safety to the very edge… Rene D La Muerte’s (vox/gretsch) haunting croon sends shivers up the spines of even the most jaded listener while his signature guitar stylings fuse the rockabilly sounds of the 50’s with the intensity of an industrial chainsaw. The Brains continue to blur the lines between rockabilly, psycho, surf, punk and rock n’ roll; kicking down genre barriers and demanding undying loyalty at every show they play. Incorporating elements from whatever the hell they feel like, The Brains concoct an irresistable brew of Motorhead-esque ferocity and sexed up latin swagger while adding a pinch of rockabilly revival and a whole lot of booze-fueled punk rock mayhem.

Greys with NOBRO, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs, THIS IS A FAKE PROFILE + Solids @ The Garrison
Apr 21 @ 20:30