The Coathangers, Cher, Sasami & More: Hot Concert Picks for April

Here are our picks for the hottest concerts in Toronto this April.

Earl Sweatshirt

April 5 at REBEL (11 Polson St.)

Earl Sweatshirt got his start as a member of the hip-hop collective Odd Future, releasing his debut mixtape when he was just sixteen years old and his first studio album, Doris, three years later, both of which received widespread acclaim. His latest album, Some Rap Songs, has a heavy jazz influence and is one of his most ambitious projects yet.

$40.06 tickets available through Ticketweb

Broods

April 12 at Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.)

New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods–composed of Georgia Josiena Nott on lead vocals and Caleb Allan Joseph Nott on production and backing vocals–branched out on their own last year, with Georgia releasing The Venus Project: Vol 1 and Caleb dropping the single “Make Me Feel” under the moniker Fizzy Milk. They’ve since reunited for Broods’ third album, Don’t Feed the Pop Monster, and will be touring across North America this spring, with stops in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal.

$27.05 tickets available through Ticketweb

The Coathangers

April 13 at The Horseshoe Tavern (370 Queen St. W.)

Punk/garage rock group The Coathangers–singer/guitarist Julia Kugel-Montoya, bassist Meredith Franco, and singer/drummer Stephanie Luke–made their debut in 2006, performing at a house party in Atlanta. They went on to open for fellow Atlanta natives The Black Lips and now, thirteen years later, have six albums and three EPs under their belt. They’ll be in Toronto this month to promote their latest album, The Devil You Know.

$15.50 tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketfly

Jai Wolf

April 19 at The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.)

Sajeeb Saha, a.k.a. Jai Wolf, is a New York-based electronic music producer known for creating soft, dreamy soundscapes. He’s released several hit singles under the moniker over the past few years, and is now set to drop his long-awaited debut album, The Cure to Loneliness, on April 5. The album will be accompanied by a twenty-eight-city North American tour, which kicks off April 10 in Washington, D.C. and wraps up June 1 in Los Angeles.

$27.05 tickets available through Ticketweb

Cher

April 22 at Scotiabank Arena (40 Bay St.)

With a career spanning six decades, Cher has most definitely earned her status as a living legend (can you believe she’s turning seventy-three next month?!). She’ll make her first of two stops in Toronto this month (she’ll be back in November) as part of her “Here We Go Again Tour” in support of her 2018 ABBA tribute album, Dancing Queen. Nile Rodgers and Chic will serve as the openers, so expect a long night of dancing.

$112.95+ tickets available through Ticketmaster

Sasami

April 25 at The Baby G (1608 Dundas St. W.)

Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sasami Ashworth, known simply as Sasami, worked as a music teacher in Los Angeles before joining the rock group Cherry Glazerr and, eventually, pursuing a solo career. Her self-titled debut, released last month, was written while she was touring with Cherry Glazerr and is described by Sasami as “a mix of a diary and a collection of letters, written but never sent, to people I’ve been intimately involved with in one way or another.”

$16.50 tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Eventbrite

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