Jason Collett’s Basement Revue moves to a new venue

The 13th annual music and literary variety show sets up shop at the Paradise Theatre. Plus: more just announced Toronto concerts


Broken Social Scene member Jason Collett’s annual year-end music/literary variety show Basement Revue is moving to the newly renovated Paradise Theatre.

After closing 13 years ago, the heritage-designated art deco and art moderne cinema is making a grand return on December 5 as a multi-purpose events space that will host film screenings, comedy and live music.

The 13th edition of the weekly Basement Revue, which has previously taken place at the Dakota Tavern and Longboat Hall, will launch on the same night.

The lineups remain a surprise until show night and feature a mix of live performances and readings. Past participants have included Feist, Michael Ondaatje, Gord Downie, Tanya Tagaq, Jennifer Castle, Claudia Dey and recent Governor General Literary Award-winning poet and author Gwen Benaway. Tickets are on sale now.

Read more about the Paradise’s programming slate here.

December 5, 12, 19 and 26 at Paradise Theatre (1006 Bloor West), 8 pm. $30. ­eventbrite.ca.


More Just Announced Toronto Concerts

Akira with Live Score by Yamantaka // Sonic Titan at Royal Cinema 8 pm. $15-$17. universe.com. November 29.

Shay Lia at Drake Underground doors 8 pm. $16.50. ticketweb.ca. December 2.

Ducks Unlimited, Quaker Parents, PAX at The Baby G 9 pm. $10-$13. showclix.com. December 5.

Jason Collett’s Basement Revue at Paradise Theatre 8 pm. $30. eventbrite.ca. December 5, 12, 19 & 26.

Born Ruffians at Danforth Music Hall 7 pm. $20. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketmaster.ca. December 14.

Taylor McFerrin at Velvet Underground doors 9 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. January 17.

Ider at Drake Underground doors 7:30 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. January 18.

Magic City Hippies at Horseshoe 8:30 pm. $25. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, eventbrite.ca. January 21.

Damien Jurado, Nick Thune at Longboat Hall doors 8 pm. $30. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. January 25.

Jeremy Olander at Coda doors 10 pm. $25-$35. codatoronto.com. January 31.

Jason Ross at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $15-$30. ticketmaster.ca. February 14.

Slow Hollows at The Garrison doors 7 pm. $15. eventbrite.ca. February 19.

Anna Of The North at Mod Club doors 8 pm, all ages. $TBA. On sale Friday (November 1). ticketweb.ca. February 22.

Easy Life at Drake Underground doors 8 pm. $18. ticketweb.ca. February 27.

The Beaches at Danforth Music Hall Third show added. $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. February 28-March 1.

Iyla at Drake Underground 7 pm. $18-$65. eventbrite.ca. March 5.

Sudan Archives at Longboat Hall doors 8 pm. $16.50. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 6.

Tall Heights at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $20.50. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 14.

Colony House at Mod Club 7 pm, all ages. $18. eventbrite.ca. March 17.

Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers at Coca-Cola Coliseum 7 pm. $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. March 18.

R.LUM.R at The Garrison doors 7 pm. $20. On sale Friday (November 1). ticketmaster.ca. March 21.

Leslie Odom Jr. at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $29.50-$35. ticketmaster.ca. March 22.

Jenny Hval at Longboat Hall doors 8 pm. $35. On sale Friday (November 1). eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. April 4.

Algiers at The Baby G 8 pm. $15-$20. On sale Friday (November 1). showclix.com. April 6.

Anamanaguchi at Lee’s Palace doors 7 pm. $25. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. April 8.

Squirrel Flower at Drake Underground doors 8 pm. $15. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. April 10.

Tops at Adelaide Hall doors 7 pm. $18. eventbrite.ca. April 22.

Andy Shauf, Faye Webster at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $33.50-$43.50. ticketmaster.ca. April 24.

Dan Deacon at Lee’s Palace doors 8:30 pm. $18. On sale Friday (November 1). eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. April 24.

Little Dragon at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $20-$35. ticketmaster.ca. April 25.

Highly Suspect at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $29.50-$45. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, ticketmaster.ca. May 1.

Mura Masa at Rebel Doors 8 pm. $32-$40. On sale Friday (November 1). ticketmaster.ca. May 1.

Anti-Flag, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Grumpster at Velvet Underground 7 pm. $23.50. ticketmaster.ca. May 5.

Louis Tomlinson at Rebel 7 pm. $TBA. ticketmaster.ca. June 12.

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