Viral rapper Doja Cat is coming to Velvet Underground: Just announced

Strangely, the Mooo! rapper is not playing Bovine Sex Club. Other concerts coming to Toronto: J Mascis, Aminé, Keys N Krates, Lou Phelps, and more


With all due respect to Keke and Drake’s feelings, Doja Cat may have locked up the song of the summer with four ridiculous words: “Bitch, I’m a cow.”

In case you thought hip-hop was getting too serious, or too self-serious, Mooo!, the 22-year-old Los Angeles rapper’s viral ode to givers of milk, is exactly what the season needed. It’s a brazen and unabashedly silly attempt at creating a meme, which often can be an obnoxious move. But the casual charisma of Doja Cat sells the whole thing – it helps that it’s a legit hooky, smooth and laid-back little rap tune that could burn up playlists whether or not it was inspired by a top that looked like a cow costume. 

It helps, too, that she didn’t come totally out of nowhere. If you’re one of the millions who watched Mooo!, or the terrible PETA parody, or the verified Genius breakdown, there’s plenty of just-as-fun Doja Cat music for you to get lost in, from Candy to Nintendhoe

If you want a good time hip-hop show this September, her show at Velvet Underground is sure to put a smile on your face. But, hey, was the Bovine Sex Club already booked?

October 10 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen West), doors 7 pm, all ages. $26.05-$92.84. ticketweb.ca.

More Just Announced Toronto Concerts

Let’s Eat Grandma, Boniface, Odetta Hartman at The Garrison Moved from the Drake. Doors 7 pm. $15. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. September 7.

JP Saxe, Anthony Ramos at Rivoli doors 8 pm, all ages. $15. ticketmaster.ca. September 7.

Zula, Rapport, Loji, Zoe Alexis-Abrams at The Baby G doors 9 pm. $10. ticketfly.com. September 14. 

Sad Baxter, Lush Buffalo, Nice Going at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. September 16. 

1788-L at Velvet Underground doors 10:30 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. September 28.

Doja Cat at Velvet Underground doors 7 pm. $20. ticketweb.ca. October 10.

Always Never at Mod Club doors 8 pm, all ages. $22.10. ticketweb.ca. October 10.

Swingin’ Utters, Gallows Bound at Hard Luck Bar doors 8 pm. $17.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 11.

The Bottle Rockets, Sarah BorgesS featuring Eric Ambel at Lee’s Palace doors 8 pm. $17.50. On sale August 30. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 14.

Gulfer at The Baby G doors 8:30 pm. $11. October 20. 

Roo Panes at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $16.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 23.

Prof, Mac Irv, Dwynell Roland, Willie Wonka at The Garrison doors 7 pm. $17. ticketmaster.ca. October 25. 

Living Hour at Monarch Tavern doors 8 pm. $11.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 26.

Ghostmane, Wavy Jones at Velvet Underground doors 7:30 pm. $26. ticketweb.ca. October 26.

Kweku Collins, Joseph Chilliams at Adelaide Hall doors 6:30 pm. $17.50. On sale August 30. ticketmaster.ca. October 27.

Mirah at Monarch Tavern doors 8 pm. $15. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. October 29.

Lemuria, Bethlehem Steel at The Rec Room doors 7 pm, all ages. $15-$20. therecroom.com. November 4.

The Schizophonics at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $13.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 5.

Antarctigo Vespucci, Katie Ellen at Hard Luck Bar doors 7 pm, all ages. $17. ticketfly.com. November 6.

Booka Shade, Simon Jain, Tharen, Rafi at CODA FLOH 7-Year Anniversary. 10 pm. $30-$35. codatoronto.electrostub.com. November 9.

Boygenius: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus at Danforth Music Hall doors 6:30 pm. $25-$35. ticketmaster.ca. November 10. 

Weakened Friends, Nervous Dater at Monarch Tavern doors 9 pm. $11.50. ticketfly.com. November 10.

Lou Phelps at Drake Hotel doors 7:30 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. November 10.  

ECM+ at Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst doors 7:30 pm. $10-$35. musicgallery.org. November 11. 

Broncho at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $12.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 12. 

Brett Dennen, Nick Mulvey at The Great Hall doors 8 pm. $30. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 12.

Stray From The Path, Silent Planet, Kublai Khan, Greyhaven at Velvet Underground doors 5:30 pm, all ages. $25.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 16. 

Dastgah: Go: Organic Orchestra at Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst doors 7:30 pm. $15-$25. musicgallery.org. November 17. 

Jessica Mitchell at The Great Hall doors 7 pm, all ages. $20. On sale August 30. ticketmaster.ca. November 22.

The Marias, Triathalon at Mod Club doors 8 pm, all ages. $20. On sale August 30. ticketmaster.ca. November 22.

Dreadnoughts, Crash Ton Rock at Horseshoe doors 8:30 pm. $15. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 22. 

The Academic at The Garrison doors 8 pm. $15. ticketweb.ca. November 23. 

Snails, Cookie Monsta, Svdden Death, Hekler at Danforth Music Hall doors 7 pm. $20. ticketmaster.ca. November 24. 

Aminé at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $25-$45. ticketmaster.ca. November 25. 

Maxwell, Marsha Ambrosius at Sony Centre Marsha Ambrosius added. Doors 8 pm. $74.50-$175. ticketmaster.ca. November 26. 

Bayside (acoustic), Golds at Hard Luck Bar doors 7:30 pm, all ages. $25. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 28.

The Contortionist, Intervals at Phoenix Concert Theatre doors 7 pm, all ages. $30.50-$45.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. November 29.

Speculation with Laurie Brown & Pondercast at Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst doors 7:30 pm. $15-$25. musicgallery.org. November 30 & December 1. 

J Mascis, Luluc at The Great Hall doors 7 pm. $27.50. ticketfly.com, rotate.com, soundscapesmusic.com. December 1. 

Emergents I: Grace Scheele + Xuan Ye at Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst doors 7:30 pm. $8-$12. musicgallery.org. December 2. 

Elizabeth Shepherd: MONtréal at Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst doors 7:30 pm. $20-$30. musicgallery.org. December 7. 

Keys N Krates at Velvet Underground doors 10 pm. $20-$25. ticketweb.ca. December 8. 

Rejuvenated Frequencies: VHVL + Korea Town Acid + YourHomieNaomi, curated by Obuxum at Music Gallery at 918 Bathurst doors 7:30 pm. $10-$15. musicgallery.org. December 14. 

The Burning Hell, David Newberry at The Baby G doors 8 pm. $10. ticketfly.com, rotate.com. December 19.

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