Chvrches (Sept 5, Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St.) – Fronted by former law student/freelance journalist Lauren Mayberry, Chvrches is on tour for their debut album The Bones of What You Believe. The Scottish electronic pop band came fifth on the BBC’s Sound of 2013 list of the most promising new music talent. Tickets: $20 at ticketmaster.ca.
The Eagles (Sept 6 & 7, Rogers Arena, 800 Griffiths Way) – In July, pop culture website the AV Club posted a very informative list of “Eagles songs that don’t suck” (actual title: “14 non-hits that show the Eagles are better than you think”). The list made a strong case for the California band’s “deep cuts” – those album tracks that don’t appear on Their Greatest Hits, still the second best-selling album in history. Alas, audiences probably won’t be treated to rarities like “Earlybird” or “Train Leaves Here This Morning” during this History of The Eagles Tour at Rogers Arena. Tickets at ticketmaster.ca.
The Tragically Hip (Sept 9, 10 & 12, Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St) – Ontario chart-toppers the Tragically Hip have burned themselves into the hearts and minds of Canadians with numerous records and often stunning live performances. If you have no knowledge of the Hip but you like literate rock with soul and a spirit of adventure, this is well worth checking out. Of course, true believers already have their tickets. Tickets: $59.50, $89.50, $125 at ticketmaster.ca.
Girl In a Coma with Hunter Valentine (Sept 20, The Cellar, 1006 Granville St) – And the award to the Weirdest Show of September 2013 goes to this all-female lineup at Granville Street party hub The Cellar. San Antonio’s Girl In a Coma is signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records and have toured with Tegan & Sara and Amanda Palmer, among others. And Hunter Valentine, originally from Toronto, now makes its home in Brooklyn – which is probably where they discovered opener Krissy Krissy, a 23-year-old singer/songwriter, also from Brooklyn. Tickets at ticketweb.ca and the door.
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