By Lisa Lagace
Toronto’s music scene can be pretty hectic.
In fact, often the only thing busier than the venues in this city is you. And since we know that a young professional (YP) lifestyle needs a good beat to back it up, we’re going to round up the best shows happening over the next seven days.
Every. Single. Week.
You don’t have to waste any more of your time searching for the next best concert – ‘cause every Monday you’ll find it right here.
KATY PERRY / AIR CANADA CENTRE / MONDAY 7PM
The pop princess finishes the three-day run of her Prismatic Tour in Toronto tonight.
JAMES TAYLOR / MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE / THURSDAY 8PM
This Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy-winning folk icon brings his classic tunes to the city Thursday night. We’re looking forward to hearing Fire and Rain live (and definitely not shedding a tear).
MAYHEM FESTIVAL / MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE / FRIDAY 1PM
This touring festival brings the heavy sounds of Avenge Sevenfold, Korn, Cannibal Corpse, Body Count featuring Ice T, Suicide Silence, and more to the Amphitheatre. Be prepared for a lot of screaming – if you’ve had a rough week and need to get some aggression out, this is the place to be.
PHARRELL WILLIAMS / AIR CANADA CENTRE / SATURDAY 7PM
While he’s billed under Bruno Mars, we all know the real reason to go to this show is to see the legendary hit-making producer finally get his time on the stage.
AMOS THE TRANSPARENT / TATTOO / SATURDAY 9PM
This talented young band manages to capture the energy of Arcade Fire’s early days, with a songwriting style that can be compared to Hey Rosetta. Show up early to catch Hue and stay late for headliners California Wives.
NINE INCH NAILS + SOUNDGARDEN / MOLSON AMPHITHEATRE / SUNDAY 6PM
What better way to end your week than with a little early 90s alt-rock? If you’re anything like us, you can’t wait to see Trent Reznor whisper out the words to Hurt.
MATTHEW GOOD / FESTIVAL OF BEER / SUNDAY 6:15PM
Closing off the Bandshell Stage at the Festival of Beer on Sunday is another 90s name (well, if you’re Canadian, that is) worth dealing with a deluge of drunk dudes to see perform.