Huh, I could have sworn I did one of these this year but it turns out there have been no Tip Sheets in 2018. To be fair, I was pretty busy with my Contra Zoom podcast and well just lazy. It must have been the cold weather. Thankfully the ice has finally thawed and I have come out of hibernation. There are a ton of cheap club shows this month that I had a really hard time narrowing it down to just 10! I could have done a whole second sheet with 10 other hot tickets, maybe another time as I still have sleep in my eyes.
S. Carey @ The Drake Underground
April 2nd, 2018
$20.00 | 19 +
Sean Carey is most well known for being the drummer and backing vocalist for Bon Iver, but he has a pretty prolific solo career himself having put out three albums and a couple EP’s. His latest release Hundred Acres is a beautiful record, and anyone that is a fan of Justin Vernon’s early work should check S. Carey out.
Majid Jordan @ Rebel
April 4-5th, 2018
$34.50 | All Ages
Toronto based due and OVO signee Majid Jordan put out their second album, The Space Between, late last year. Being a hometown show you never know who will come on stage. Will Drake make an appearance during the middle of a Raptors playoff run? What about label mate’s dvsn, PARTYNEXTDOOR or Roy Woods? You just have to buy a ticket and see!
FRIGS @ The Garrison
April 7th, 2018
$13.50 | 19 +
Another Toronto based act that put out debut full-length record on Arts & Crafts are making a lot of noise both literally and figuratively. They look to be the next loud band to come roaring out of the cities burgeoning hard rock scene.
Anderson East @ The Horseshoe Tavern
April 10th, 2018
$20.00 | 19 +
While East is mostly known for being Miranda Lambert’s boyfriend he is proving that he is a country powerhouse himself. East got to work with Ed Sheeran on his latest album, Encore, putting a more radio friendly spin on his work. He looks to join the current crop of great alt-country acts like Sturgill Simpson, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell in becoming a household name.
Baths @ The Horseshoe Tavern
April 13th, 2018
$16.00 | 19 +
Will Wiesenfeld, who records under the name Baths is a hard artist to pin down. He makes electronic music that is a bit hard to dance to but also isn’t quite ambient in nature. The producer put out his 4th album in November after a four year hiatus so this will be a hotly anticipated gig.
Margo Price @ The Danforth Music Hall
April 18th, 2018
$20.00 | 19 +
Having seen Margo open for Chris Stapleton is was evident it wouldn’t be long before she would headline her own shows as she was a show stealer. The Third Man Record’s artist put out her second album in as many years and she looks to continue her so far productive output as she conquers the world.
U.S. Girls @ The Horseshoe Tavern
April 19th, 2018
$15.00 | 19 +
American-Canadian artist Meg Remy was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize in 2016 for Half Free, in February she released her follow up In a Poem Unlimited, which might be the best Canadian album this year making her an odd-son favourite to be nominated again.
Camila Cabello @ Sony Centre
April 27th, 2018
$70.00-$175.00 | All Ages
Former Fifth Harmony member Cabello put out her debut solo album Camila in January. After having the monster hit Havana that has successfully been lodged in your brain so looks to continue her ascent headlining her own tour. Also on doing prep work for this I remembered that Sean Chin actually interviewed Camila and the other Fifth Harmony girls for the Capsule podcast back in 2015!
Sofi Tukker @ The Danforth Music Hall
April 28th, 2018
Sold Out | 19 +
Along with acts like Sylvan Esso, Marian Hill and AlunaGeorge, Sofi Tukker is not one person, but instead an amalgamation of it’s two members Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. The danced up duo put out an EP two years ago and will be putting out their debut album Treehouse later this month. Expect to hear new songs and their currently hit single Best Friend.
King Krule @ Rebel
April 29th, 2018
$35.00 | All Ages
Archy Marshall put out Live in Limbo’s number 1 album last year with The OOZ after year’s of flying under the radar. His trip-hop meets jazz meets punk is unlike anyone else and is quickly becoming a superstar despite not making radio friendly music in the slightest. Expect to see him topping festival bills in the next 12 months.