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After half a decade spent mostly in clubs and festival dance tents with his DJ alter ego Daphni, Dan Snaith has returned to his main project Caribou.
Home, the first Caribou song in five years, is that warm, soulful and fuzzily nostalgic take on electronic music we’ve come to miss. It’s built around a prominent sample of Gloria Barnes’s 1971 song Home, sped up and elevated with front-and-centre drums that burst out of the speaker. Somewhere between the Avalanches and a vinyl-digging Motown dance night – it’s a song that, like the best of Snaith’s work, wears out the replay button.
Caribou will return to Snaith’s one-time home of Toronto, bringing him to Danforth Music Hall for two nights – the second one added after the first sold out in a blink. Get there before this one does, too.
March 17 and 18 at Danforth Music Hall (147 Danforth), doors 7 pm. $25-$30. ticketmaster.ca.
Call of Duty Toronto launch party: NAV, Zach Zoya at Rebel 7 pm, all ages. $40. ticketweb.ca. October 24.
BJ The Chicago Kid, Rayana Jay, KAMAUU at Velvet Underground doors 7:30 pm. $20, meet & greet $50. ticketmaster.ca. October 24.
Gulfer, Spirit Was, Sean Henry, Group Therapy at The Baby G doors 7:30 pm. $12. showclix.com. November 4.
Chromeo (DJ Set) at CODA 10 pm. $35-$45. codatoronto.electrostub.com. November 8.
Hanorah at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. eventbrite.ca. November 9.
Weeping Icon, Slutcode at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. showclix.com. November 10.
N0V3L, Kommissars, ExSpectre at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $12. showclix.com. November 20.
Monowhales at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $12.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, eventbrite.ca, horseshoetavern.com. November 22.
So Young, Cold Beaches, Emily Blue, Champion Ski at The Baby G Benefit for Planned Parenthood. Doors 8 pm. $10. eventbrite.ca. November 24.
Jaden & Willow at Rebel doors 8 pm, all ages. $35-$55. ticketweb.ca. December 3.
Hervana, Green Girl, Weak Hands at The Garrison Hervana farewell show. Doors 8 pm. $10. December 13.
Organ Mood, Syzygy at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $12. showclix.com. December 14.
Cartel Madras at Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $10. On sale October 17. ticketweb.ca. December 14.
The Levin Brothers at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $28.75. eventbrite.ca. January 12.
Hot Water Music, Cancer Bats at Phoenix Concert Theatre 25th anniversary concert, playing No Division album in full. Doors 8 pm. $32.50, $42.50. ticketweb.ca. January 31-February 1.
Matoma & Two Friends at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm. $20-$50. On sale October 18. ticketmaster.ca. February 7.
Citizen Cope at Horseshoe doors 9 pm. $34.50. rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com, eventbrite.ca. February 7.
The Heavy at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm. $25-$45. On sale October 18. ticketmaster.ca. February 8.
Echosmith at Mod Club doors 7 pm, all ages. $26.50. On sale October 18. ticketmaster.ca. February 17.
Hayley Kiyoko at Rebel doors 7 pm, all ages. $30-$40. On sale October 18. ticketmaster.ca. February 24.
Dave Hause & The Mermaid at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $16.50. eventbrite.ca, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. March 7.
Caribou at Danforth Music Hall Second show added. Doors 7 pm. $25-$30. ticketmaster.ca. March 17-18.
Tones And I at Velvet Underground doors 7 pm, all ages. $20. On sale October 18. ticketmaster.ca. April 18.
Stephen Day at Drake Hotel doors 7 pm. $15. On sale October 18. ticketmaster.ca. April 18.
Coeur de pirate at Danforth Music Hall Unplugged. Doors 7 pm. $35-$50. On sale October 18. ticketmaster.ca. May 17.
Lebanon Hanover at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $20. showclix.com. September 16.