Monday, June 17, 2013

This week in Toronto concerts: Alabama Shakes, The Heavy, Willie Nelson, Jazz Fest

Even though we're in the traditional post-NXNE lull, there are a ton of notable shows going on.  UK neo-The Heavy, the much-buzzed about Alabama Shakes, and the legendary Willie Nelson are all worth checking out.  The Jazz Fest kicks off on the weekend as well, with Mavis Staples and Sharon Jones among the notables.
soul outfit

Some folks (not me) will also be excited about a couple of shows from Rufus Wainwright.

...also this week:

  • Man Or Astro-Man?, Jun 17
  • Christopher Paul Stelling, Jun 18
  • Instronaut, Jun 18
  • Rufus Wainwright, Jun 18 & 19
  • Superhumanoids, Jun 18
  • The Matinee, Jun 19
  • The Heavy, Jun 19
  • Redman, Jun 19
  • Alabama Shakes, Jun 20
  • Willie Nelson, Jun 20
  • A Tribe Called Red, Jun 21
  • Big Gigantic, Jun 21
  • Tortured Soul, Jun 21
  • Ivan & Alyosha, Jun 22
  • Atlas Genius, Jun 23

1 comment:

myangel0709 said...

Would have loved to see the concert. Has we bought tickets the day they opened. Ground floor seats. But when we got there, some young stuck up girl wouldn't let my husband in. Said he was intoxicated. She took our tickets and would not give them back. He had 2 beers at the pub and 2 more at dinner. This was 7:30. She said maybe she might let him in at 9:00 pm. So we waited out side, didn't drink for a 1 1/2 hours. She then stated that she was still not going to let him in. At this time I witnessed so many more intoxicated people coming out for a break before Willie came on. When we asked for out tickets back she refused to give them to us, and would not refund our money, which at this time really pissed my husband off. We paid for those tickets and went to the box office so we would have real ticket stubs and it was my husbands birthday. We got to see Willie in London England at the Apollo theatre and loved it. I have written to the Massey hall but no reply! BEWARE!!!