This week’s must-see Toronto shows: Dilly Dally, Canadian Folk Awards, MSTRKRFT and more


AGO FIRST THURSDAYS: ZEBRA KATZ Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas West), Thursday (December 1) Brooklyn rapper plays art party.

JASON COLLETT’S BASEMENT REVUE Dakota Tavern (249 Ossington), Thursday (December 1) Annual holiday residency kicks off.

NEW FRIES, PRIVATE JOY, CARL DIDUR, FOUNTAIN The Garrison (1197 Dundas West), Thursday (December 1) See preview.

DILLY DALLY Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor West), Friday (December 2) Rising grunge-pop stars (see cover story from our archives here).

LONG WINTER Blonde Elvis, Chastity, Cupcake Ductape, Zoe Sky Jordan, Twist, Mazola Polish Combatants Hall (206 Beverley), Friday (December 2) Winter music series in a new venue.

DIMITRI FROM PARIS, FELIX & GANI, MANOLO Nest/The Den (423 College), Friday (December 2) French disco maestro.

ORPHX, SISTEM, MICHAEL KROCHAK Soybomb (156 Bathurst), Friday (December 2) Pitch Black Mirror LP release.

RIVER TIBER, CHARLOTTE DAY WILSON The Great Hall (1087 Queen West), Saturday (December 3) Breakout soul stars unite.

CANADIAN FOLK AWARDS Bruce Cockburn, Colin Linden, Ennis Sisters, Sultans of String, Red Moon Road, the Small Glories and more Showcases at Hugh’s Room (2261 Dundas West), Friday and Saturday (December 2 & 3) and awards gala Isabel Bader Theatre (93 Charles West), Saturday (December 3) See preview.

MSTRKRFT The Hoxton (69 Bathurst), Saturday (December 3) Club-pop daddies.

ULTIMATE PAINTING, EZTV Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Sunday (December 4) British alt-rock duo.

TORY LANEZ, JACQUEES, KRANIUM, VEECEES Rebel (11 Polson), Monday (December 5) Go-for-broke Toronto-bred rap star.

EAR CANDY: ELECTRIC MESSIAH Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West), Monday to Wednesday (December 5-7) Handel’s classic, electro-improv style.

LIZZO, DIZZY FAE Velvet Underground (508 Queen West), Tuesday (December 6) Hair-tossin’ Good As Hell MC.

FRIGS, HSY, SCATTERED CLOUDS, PROM NITE Horseshoe (370 Queen West), Wednesday (December 7) Emo-grunge from the 6ix.

HANNAH GEORGAS, UNI IKA AI Mod Club (722 College), Wednesday (December 7) See preview.

ANDY KIM’S CHRISTMAS CONCERT Nelly Furtado, Sloan, Ron Sexsmith, Roch Voisine, Finger Eleven, Bahamas, Tomi Swick and others Queen Elizabeth Theatre (190 Princes’ Blvd), Wednesday (December 7) Christmas with Canadian A-listers.

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