Canadian Music Week is once again upon us, with literally hundreds of musicians descending upon Toronto for a week of shows at venues across the city. theBUZZ has compiled a list of some of the not to be missed shows worth checking out.

Toronto’s own synthpop, disco, house dance king headlines this show at Baby G.

Moon King

May 11, 20189:00 pm

Baby G

$ 12.50 + Service Fees

9:00 pm

Absolutely Free (DJ Set)

9:00 pm

Helena Deland

10:00 pm


11:00 pm

Moon King

Iskwe presents their soulful sounds of bliss. Juno nominated for Indigenous album of the year.

Iskwé with DATU and more

May 11, 20187:30 pm

Longboat Hall

$ 15.00 + Service Fees

7:30 pm

Elliot Maginot

8:30 pm

Ora Cogan

9:30 pm


10:30 pm


11:30 pm


Who doesn’t love a show clouded in secrecy, especially one that takes place in an unused subway station?

Lower Bay Subway Show

May 11, 201812:00 am


$15 ADV

12:00 am


12:00 am


Doors: 8:30 PM / 19+.

The potty-mouthed spoken word, performance artist Lydia Lunch returns to Toronto. Not for the faint of heart.

Lydia Lunch

May 10, 20188:00 pm

Hard Luck Bar

$ 15.00 + Service Fees

9:00 pm

Brigitte Bardon’t

10:00 pm

Lydia Lunch

Alice Glass returns solo after her complicated split from her previous band, Crystal Castles. Her voice is worth the price of admission alone.

Alice Glass – SnowBlood Tour

May 11, 20188:00 pm

Mod Club

$ 30.00 + Service Fees

7:00 pm

Alice Glass

7:00 pm


Keys N Krates are ripping up the dance party circuit, so if your feet are itching to groove, make your way over to the Danforth Music Hall for this one.

Keys N Krates: Cura Tour

May 11, 20189:00 pm

Danforth Music Hall

$15.00 – $25.00

7:00 pm

Keys N Krates

For nostalgic fans of Oasis and The Verve, this ones for you!

Liam Gallagher and Richard Ashcroft

May 13, 20188:00 pm

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

$ 70.00 – $300.00 + Service Fees

7:00 pm

Liam Gallagher

7:00 pm

Richard Ashcroft

Even if you can’t afford to attend these other shows, here’s a night a free music at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Drake 150 also has free music each night of the festival. Free Fun!


May 8, 20188:00 pm

Horseshoe Tavern


8:00 pm


10:00 pm


11:10 pm


11:50 pm

Wolves At Midnight


About the Author

Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.