Although summer has once again flown by us all too quickly, September brings yet another slew of exciting live music acts to Toronto for music lovers of all genres. Here’s a selection of the bands you won’t want to miss in the coming weeks.
Joe Jonas and Jay Sean
Saturday, September 10th
$57.00 at Ticketmaster
For fans of pop idols, this double bill is sure to set heartbeats racing and screams reverberating. Formerly the lead singer of the successful teen heartthrob band The Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas brings his new solo material to Toronto audiences to promote his upcoming album, Fast Life. Meanwhile, Jay Sean is the British pop/R&B singer who dominated radio waves a few years ago with “Down.” Fans will definitely get to enjoy the suave vocalist perform the hit single live as well as hear new songs from his next album, Freeze Time.
Sunday, September 11th
$52.25 at Ticketmaster
Every month, a classic band rolls into Toronto to play its repertoire of fan favourites to a dedicated, hardcore fan base. This month, Erasure brings its electro-pop tunes and theatrical frontman, Andy Bell, to the Sound Academy. The show will please fans and even newcomers with songs from as far back as the 80s to brand new material from their forthcoming album, entitled Tomorrow’s World.
Toro y Moi
Sunday, September 18th
The Opera House
$25.00 at Ticketmaster
For indie music fans, one of the most talked about acts of 2011 is Toro y Moi, whose music mixes sunny 80s pop with psychedelic effects that evoke a kind of lo-fi nostalgia. Catch the strange-but-delightful tunes with fellow hipsters at The Opera House this month.
Monday, September 26th and Tuesday, September 27th
$52.50 at Ticketmaster
Another fast rising rapper, Wiz Khalifa’s infectious hit single, “Black and Yellow,” became a smash hit and sold over two million copies in the US alone. On tour to promote his current album, Rolling Papers, his two shows at the Sound Academy are guaranteed to be packed with hip-hop fans and fun-loving concert-goers.