Here are our picks for the hottest concerts in Toronto this December.
December 8 at the Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave.)
Canadian singer Milosh and Danish instrumentalist Robin Hannibal make up mysterious R&B duo Rhye. Their music is sultry and smooth, making it the perfect soundtrack a dark December night.
$26.50 tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketmaster
December 10 at Adelaide Hall (250 Adelaide St. W.)
I had never heard of Bear Mountain before this summer’s WayHome Music Festival, but I left their set completely hooked (and very sweaty). The Vancouver band released their debut album XO in May 2013 and have been making the festival rounds since as well as providing support for bands like Hot Chip, Bloc Party, and Cut Copy.
$15 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketfly
December 10 at the Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth Ave.)
Toronto five-piece Alvvays have enjoyed a lot of success since releasing their debut album last year, being short-listed for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize and playing legendary music festival Glastonbury. Now, they’re returning to Canada for a string of shows in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia.
$40 advance tickets available through StubHub
December 17, 18, 19 at the Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne St.)
This month marks the 10th anniversary of Stars’ breakthrough album, Set Yourself On Fire. To celebrate the milestone, the Canadian indie rockers will be playing the album in its entirety during a three-night stay at the Phoenix. “Think of it as a really depressing but awesome Christmas present,” the band says.
$30-75 advance tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and Ticketmaster