November Music & Concerts Tip Sheet

Hello November! The year may be winding down but there’s still lots on the concert schedule to keep your nights busy. Load up those pockets with leftover Halloween candy and see you at some of Toronto’s upcoming shows.

The Weeknd @ Air Canada Centre

Tuesday, November 3 / Thursday, November 5

$39.50 – $199.00 | All Ages

If you’re anything like me, you spent all summer with The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” constantly playing in your head. It was basically inescapable. Now, the hometown star bring the song (plus the rest of Beauty Behind The Madness’ offerings) to two nights at the Air Canada Centre. Madness, indeed.

The Orwells @ Opera House

Wednesday, November 4

Free | 19+

As part of Converse Rubber Tracks Live, The Orwells head out on a mini-tour of shows that includes a stop at Toronto’s Opera House. It’ll be fun but more importantly it’ll be free – so you really don’t have an excuse not to go.

Raury @ Adelaide Hall

Saturday, November 7

$15.00 | 19+

Touring in support of October 2015’s All We Need, the American hip hop meets soul singer turned heads on Colbert earlier but first caught my attention in his 2014 via his Wonder Where We Land collaborations with SBTRKT. He’ll be playing bigger stages soon enough, so see him at Adelaide Hall while you still can.

Shakey Graves @ Danforth Music Hall

Sunday, November 8

Sold Out | 19+

We’ve seen Texas’ Alejandro Rose-Garcia steadily play bigger stages in this city and – as more and more people have come to appreciate his talent – it’s brought him to one of the nicest venues in the city for a sold out show. Given the level of his talent, it’s definitely well deserved.

Casey Veggies @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

Monday, November 9

??? | 19+

Good luck finding ticket information on this one. This Phoenix Concert Theatre date is listed on the American rapper’s website but the link leads to a dead end. Hopefully people figure it out and show up: he was definitely a rap highlight at NXNE earlier this summer.

Kate Boy @ Drake Hotel

Tuesday, November 10
$15.00 | 19+

Everything from Stockholm is instantly cooler and this electro-pop group is no exception to the rule. They’ll be starting their tour in Toronto, playing a show at the Drake Hotel just a few days after releasing debut album One.

BØRNS @ Phoenix Concert Theatre

Wednesday, November 11

Sold Out | All Ages 

You’re probably doing something right if you’re getting love from the likes of Urban Outfitters and Nylon. With single “Electric Love” sounding every bit the glimmery indie pop your headphones need, expect this sold out show to be packed full of excitable teens. (I’m not sure that’s a good thing, but I’m confidant it’ll be a great show.)

EL VY @ Opera House

Tuesday, November 17

Sold Out | 19+ 

The National and Menomena walk into a bar… I can’t wait until I come up with a punch line to finish off that sentence. Until that day comes, Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf have teamed up for EL VY. In support of debut Return to the Moon, they’ll continue to capture all of our collective indie rock loving hearts. 

DNCE @ Adelaide Hall

Wednesday, November 18

$16.00 | 19+

Did you know Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers has a dance rock project named DNCE? Find out where that missing A went when you see his new band play Adelaide Hall!

Fuzz @ The Hoxton

Wednesday, November 18

$16.50 | 19+

The side projects keep on coming. Formed in 2011, Fuzz features Ty Segall on drums and vocals and Charles Moothart on sure-to-be riff-heavy guitar. In support of aptly-titled second album II, they’ll be stopping by Toronto for a show at The Hoxton. 

Shamir @ Mod Club

Friday, November 20

$21.00 | 19+

This (soon-to-be) 21-year-old Las Vegas artist put out one of the best singles last year (“On the Regular”). While I’m still heartbroken that I missed him at Bestival earlier this summer, I’m happy he’ll be back for a proper headlining show at the Mod Club.

Grimes @ Danforth Music Hall

Sunday, November 22 

Sold Out | All Ages

I kept saying Grimes was going to have a big year and, with the release of new video “Flesh without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream” and the announcement of November 6 album Art Angels, I guess that statement wasn’t completely off-the-rails. PHEW.

HEALTH @ Horseshoe Tavern

Thursday, November 26

$15.00 | 19+

I already saw HEALTH play the Horseshoe once this year and it was hypnotic and intense. It was also, of course, worth seeing again. Prepare for the hair flips and tinnitus. 

Dilly Dally @ Horseshoe Tavern

Friday, November 27

$10.00 | 19+

One of Toronto’s best bands play one of the city’s best rooms. If that’s not a reason to go, I’m not sure what’ll convince you…

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That’s it for your November tip sheet. Bundle up and see you out there Toronto!

About author

Former Music Editor & Concert Photographer at Live in Limbo. Sarah was born in Toronto. She's worked at some places that you've heard of (like NXNE) and some that you haven't. She is an Academy Delegate at the JUNOs (CARAS). You can usually find Sarah at a concert, on Twitter @beets, or on Instagram @sarahrix. She also likes dogs and cheeseburgers.