Charming Toronto hardcore punk superstars Fucked Up are curating a four-part series of monthly all-ages multimedia art/music/literature events, and the second instalment looks as weirdly wonderful as the November kickoff. This time around they've invited musicians Absolutely Free, Dusted, Laura Barrett and many others to play alongside them. There'll also be art, readings and much more.
Friday (December 14) at the Great Hall (1087 Queen West), 8 pm. All ages. Pwyc. torontolongwinter.com
JOEL PLASKETT EMERGENCY
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Thursday to Sunday (December 13 to 16). Rock 'n' roll residency.
SLIM TWIG, YOUNG MOTHER, U.S. GIRLS, FIVER, DJ CRISSY
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), tonight (Thursday, December 13)
Dakota (249 Ossington), tonight (Thursday, December 13)
Surprise guests and collaborations.
Lee's Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday and Saturday (December 14 and 15)
SIMIAN MOBILE DISCO, JDH, DAVE P
The Hoxton (69 Bathurst), Friday (December 14)
THE KILLERS, TEGAN AND SARA
Air Canada Centre
(40 Bay), Saturday (December 15). Arena indie rock.
MAC DeMARCO, ACTUAL WATER, CUT FLOWERS, UNFINISHED BUSINESS, DUTCH TOKO
Silver Dollar (486 Spadina), Saturday (December 15)
TOKYO POLICE CLUB, HOLLERADO
Sound Academy (11 Polson), Saturday (December 15). Local indie pop holiday charity show.
TIM SWEENEY, MEMBERSONLY, FAMOUS PLAYERS
The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Saturday (December 15). Cosmic disco and left-field house.
ROBERT HOOD, KEVEN McPHEE
Moskito (423 College), Saturday (December 15). Minimal techno pioneer.
IVY MAIRI, KITH & KIN
Music Gallery (197 John), Sunday (December 16). Holiday folk music.
Cameron House (408 Queen West), Tuesday (December 18). Toronto alt-country.
LOWEST OF THE LOW, GRAYDON JAMES & THE YOUNG YOUNG NOVELISTS
Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (December 19). Reformed 90s roots rockers.